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2001 Explorer towing

colintrax

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97 XLT
Huh, never drove one so I don't have a personal opinion on it. But a buddy has a cummins with a stick, he loves it. But then again, he loves Acura as well....

What makes 1st gear useless?
 
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SoNic67

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2001 V8 (Eddie Bauer) AWD
Available diesel torque and higher rear gearing. You can start from stop in second gear (when not towing).
 
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FIND

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99 XLT V8 AWD
Exactly, when you are not towing in a Cummins Ram, you are basically driving a 4 speed with wide ratios between gears since first is a granny start. I hate 5 speeds on diesel pickups. Don't get me wrong though, I'm not against manual transmissions on a diesel, I just prefer to have at least 9 forward gears.
 
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Fordsgalore4

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94 EX, 86 Ranger
Im going to start looking for a F250 Or F350 with a 351 V8 I would not tow the camper all the much for a big 7.3l im not a fan of Chevy at all and I like Cummings but Dodge Auto trans are not so good thank you for your help safe to say the old explorer is not towing anything
 
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