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Cargo carrier vs. 10bolt axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by badmix, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. badmix

    badmix 1/2 ton status

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    Im wanting to carry my new bike (Yamaha TW200) on one of these:

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    Ive got '84 K5 with 10bolt rear, ive got upgraded chromoly axles. But im still concerned about the weight. The rack weighs 35lbs and the bike is 265lb. Ive also got my spare tire and 5 gal. gas can along with hi lift jack mounted on bumper. Can the Blazer handle this kinda weight? Short term? Long trips? What should I watch out for etc?

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    Here is my bumper.
     
  2. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    It will handle the weight, the only thing it may cause is the front end to be a little light with 300 lbs hanging off the back
     
  3. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    So, to compensate for the added weight in the rear, why not a nice, winch/HD bumper in the front?:D
     
  4. OffRoad

    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    "Just get a 14-bolt...":D
     
  5. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    a chrommolyd 10 will hold up to mildmannered street driving... but i wouldnt want to wheel it AT ALL with that stuff on the back, not to mention the departure angle lol...

    if it breaks, put a 12bolt or 14bsf in it... but run it... people put those on the back of f150s with 8.8s and s-10s with 7.510bolts...
     
  6. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Burbs weigh significantly more and they handle the weight on 10 bolt axles.
    I have gone out with 3 dirt bikes in the back of my Burb on a couple of occasions with no problems.
    Granted now I wouldn't want to wheel hard with them in there, but getting out to the base camp has never been a problem at all.
     
  7. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Yeah, you should have absolutely no worries with that small amount of weight.
     
  8. AZ79K5Project

    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    Three hundred pounds added to a 5000# truck is not going to make any difference what so ever.

    My neighbor runs the same motorcycle mount on the back of his 2003 or 04 1/2 ton P/U with no problems. Essentially, all you are adding is the weight of a couple of passengers in the truck.
     

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