2019 Ranger versus Tacoma frame stiffness demonstration

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What we're seeing here is better frame stiffness on the 2019 Ranger than the Tacoma.

And that's likely due to the Ranger's fully boxed frame, whereas the Tacoma only features a fully boxed frame up front while the passenger area is a double C-channel frame and the bed are is a single C-channel. The Colorado also uses a fully boxed frame by the way.







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I can see why they wanted to brag about their boxed frame and 2-piece axle, the Ranger’s frame is impressively stiffer and it is clean below the frame rails, nothing to that can get hung up on a downed tree or rock (on top of that the FX4 package covers the vital components with skid plates). This pickup is going to become a favorite amongst rock crawlers.
 

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The Tacoma’s frame flex is at least twice that of the Ranger. Ranger appears to have about 3/4 inch of total flex (assuming that piece of tape is 1-1/2 inches wide) and the Tacoma’s flex is at least the full 1-1/2 inch width of the tape.

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The Tacoma’s frame flex is at least twice that of the Ranger. Ranger appears to have about 3/4 inch of total flex (assuming that piece of tape is 1-1/2 inches wide) and the Tacoma’s flex is at least the full 1-1/2 inch width of the tape.

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Nice screenshots! The Ranger frame is definitely more stiff, no one can deny that.
 
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What we're seeing here is better frame stiffness on the 2019 Ranger than the Tacoma.

And that's likely due to the Ranger's fully boxed frame, whereas the Tacoma only features a fully boxed frame up front while the passenger area is a double C-channel frame and the bed are is a single C-channel. The Colorado also uses a fully boxed frame by the way.
Interesting info about the fully boxed frame of the Ranger compared to the Tacoma's semi fully boxed frame! New info to me.
 

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