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    Default OT: does a compact truck have to have duallys to be a 1 ton...

    version of the same truck? most commonly, this arrangement would be seen on something like a u-haul, which has a whimpy looking tacoma or such as the chassis, but has dual rear wheels (8 bolt or higher). the 98 ranger we have was used as some manner of box truck (they didn't put all 4 bolts back into the bed) and i need to change the diff fluid on it, which is supposedly different for "1 ton rangers" according to the service book in the glove box. i would assume that nobody would dare even trying to haul heavy with the blistering 150hp 3.0 that thing is equipped with, and that most likely, we have a regular ranger that takes regular oil. thanks.
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    well fullsizes don't have to be duallys to be one ton...
    and my grandparents once had a motorhome bassed off a toyota one ton... with the even smaller 2.4L 22r.

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    off hand id say you'd know if it was a 1 ton, there would be just about no travel to the rear suspension when unloaded, 1 ton compacts were kinda uncommon
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    everyone comments on how pretty damn stiff the truck is for having 200k on it, but i'm assuming that if a riding lawnmower makes the bed go down a little, that it isn't 1 ton. thanks.
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    i had no idea they made 1 ton compact trucks, seems like a bit of an oxymoron, no?

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    ever see the Toyota u-hauls? Guess what platform they're built on
    1994 540iT/6 - 316k miles, 4.0L, 6spd, UUC Evo 2, Bilstein HD's, etc.
    1995 540iA M-Sport - 73k miles. 1 of 1 auto AW3 cars.
    2006 330i - 131k miles, wife mobile.

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