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Gvwr ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    My burb's tag inside the door says it has a GVWR of 8400 lbs.
    It says it has front 3700, rear 5560..
    So what exactly is gross vehicle weight?
    Could I get away with boggers with a max load rating of 2350 lbs?
    thanks,
    James :bow:
     
  2. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    You are basically going to derate your Burb to 1/2-ton capacity. You can't haul 5560lbs over the rear axle when the tires will only give you 4700lbs max.

    The sum of the front/rear rating exceeds the total GVWR to allow for some variation in weight distribution.
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    GVWR is the weight of the vehicle plus the payload that it is safely capable of handling. Basically, if your rig weighs 6000 lbs then you can carry 2400 lbs of payload. The front and the rear weight will almost always not match the total weight of the vehicle when added together. Besides, like i said the GVWR is combined weight of the vehicle PLUS the payload.
     
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    Since the tires I want (33x14x15 boggers) only have a 2350 lb capacity, then my rig shouldn't weight more than 4700 at either end, correct? I know my back won't weight that much, and I'm pretty sure that my front doesn't even weight that much. So I guess I will be ok with these tires.. If they didn't have enough capacity for my rig, I would have to get some 33x10.50x15, wich have a 3000 lb capacity.

    I guess, 33x14" boggers it is..

    Does anyone know the max weight load of 33" ground hawgs? I wonder if I could get away with running those?

    Thanks,
    James
     
  5. 89GMCSuburban

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    Look on your title, it should list dry weight for your rig.
     
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    Unladen weight is the weight of the vehicle itself. Sometimes i have seen unladen weight listed on a title but not very often.
     
  7. Pookster

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    the answer is, yes you can get away with it.

    The answer is also, you might have problems if you intend to carry very heavy loads/trailer with it.

    Why do you want to run 14" wide tires?
     
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    errr arent most tires wide?

    my 40" hawgs say 17" but are 14" true... i put mulch in the back of my truck..and my tires arent rated for alot... boy did it ride so much nicer.... but i was cautious.. dont think I went over the rating...

    2 yards of mulch.. settled while driving..
    [​IMG]
     
  9. 89GMCSuburban

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    That provides a basis. He's asking GVW, so technically, take the dry weight and add gasoline and fluids, all non-stock add-ons and himself and he's got GVW.

    At least that's what he needs to look at if he doesn't tow.
     
  10. kram

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    gvw=8900 so if i deduct 3/4 ton=1500 is 7400 close to curb weight?
     
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    There's no formula. Weighing your truck at a scale is really the only way.

    Many years ago '3/4-ton' was an actual weight rating. Now it just means its heavier duty than a '1/2-ton', and lighter duty that a '1-ton'. ;)
     
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    well i know my 86 k5 weighs 4900 even and i have hauled 3 tons of feed on a flatbed on big O 31/12.5/15 so 6000+whatever the trailer weighs= way to much for my truck but it hauled it like a champ
     
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    The total weight of a trailer has very little to do with GVWR. You have the tongue weight of the trailer acting on the truck, but even with a 10,000 lb. trailer you probably only have 1,000-1,500 lbs. of extra weight on the truck itself.

    Regarding 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, etc..... as mentioned those are really old school terms and I doubt you will hear any of the major manufacturers refer to any of there current trucks with those terms. There are "1-ton" trucks on the market today with GVWR's of 12,000 lbs., even if the empty weight of these trucks was a portly 8,000 lbs. they could still technically haul 2 tons (4,000 lbs.) of cargo......so maybe we should call the new dually 3500-series of trucks "2 tons"?
     

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