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The ORD Jimmy.......WEIGHT?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Greg72, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Stephen,

    I know it's kind of an unusual question, but have you measured the overall weight of the Jimmy with all the mods and changes to determine if its lighter or heavier than stock?

    My guess is that stuff like those 42's add a LOT of extra weight....as would the 1-Ton axles......BUT......lots of other trimming and throwing out of factory sound deadening, and carpets might offset that somewhat.

    Anyway, just curious if you have a "ballpark" idea, or even a very specific idea...! [​IMG]


    You could always do a contest for the CK5ers: "Guess the closest to the Jimmy's actual weight" and win a valuable prize!!!! [​IMG]


    -Greg72

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  2. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hmmm, a "How big is Stephen's Jimmy" contest.

    Steve

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  3. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    my guess would be 5600 [​IMG]

    <font color=green>Chaz</font color=green>

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  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    LOL!!!! [​IMG]

    Er, Uh.....well, I guess that IS what I asked.....isn't it?!! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

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  5. BigDiesel

    BigDiesel Registered Member Premium Member

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    I'm going to go with 6200 lbs.

    99 3500 dodge cummins, blah, blah, blah
    soon to have: 90-91 blazer or jimmy with 6.2
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  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'll bid 5601 lbs Bob...

    ;)

    J


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  7. 3car

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    6400lbs.

    eatin'fords and shittin'dodges down in the sunshine state.
     
  8. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    "How big is Stephen's Jimmy"

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    What exactly are you referring to? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]



    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  9. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    ok wes you sicko...get your mind out of the gutter...[​IMG][​IMG].

    btw my guess just changed to 5602 [​IMG]

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  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    My guess is 6000 lbs even.

    Rene

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  11. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    did I say 5601? I meant 5605. =)

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  12. californiak5

    californiak5 1/2 ton status

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    5895 lbs.

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  13. Ryan Melton

    Ryan Melton Registered Member

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    It's 6600 pounds. Here is a post from pirate4x4.com that I had copied into a Word document. I don't think it's on their forum any more becuase they went to a new server? I think it was a post about what spares people carried etc. Yes, I'm a full size information junkie.

    35 spl locking hub
    Driveshaft, fits front or rear (only if I know I can't limp out on 2wd)
    fluids to limp home
    Electical parts and wire
    HEI coil
    Fuel pump
    tire plugs.
    In the 1/2T axle days I carried spare assemblies, a drive gear,caliper bolts, spindle nuts, and an outer wheel bearing. I had dropped the outer bearing in the sand once, so I carried a clean spare.
    The K5 is up to 6600# now, I try to carry as little as I can get away with. Course part of the reason it's so heavy is the 1-ton drivetrain to make sure it doesn't break because it's to heavy?????

    Per SW - por post.


    Not only does the 1 ton running gear, doubler, and big block add weight, he has the frame rails boxed in the front to support the link suspension. Also, he has added a lot in the tube work (full cage, bumpers, rocker guards etc.) I actually looked at it when I dropped by his shop about 2 months ago. To say it is heavily modified would be an understatement. Interestingly enough, I also spotted Project UAV in the Bennigan's parking lot in Denver on my trip to Colorado and got to look at it too.

    Ryan
     
  14. 3car

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    how much does she weigh?

    eatin'fords and shittin'dodges down in the sunshine state.
     
  15. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    In TTC trim it was 6600 without me in it. OINK.
    Now with no soft top, doors tailgate, spare, toolbox or parts, I'm guessing about 6K even. There's not a lot left to lose. I'm looking into chopping the hard top and a redisign on the traction bars will lose a little there, as will taking the 2.5" shackle flip brackets off but beyond that we start getting to expensive weight, like 'glass body parts, alum. heads, alum wheels, etc. I'd like to get an alum. skidplate since a big sheet of 3/16" AR plate is pretty heavy, but I like the way it holds up to rocks, the AR plate doesn't scratch when you hit it. 1/8" chromoloy was my 1st choice but it's a little pricey.
    I could lose a little off the lower front link arms, they're 3/8" wall thickness in the middle, but I don't think it's worth building new arms for it for a couple pounds on the bottom of the truck. Dropping tire size loses some weight, but then I don't have 42's any more and I kind of like them. when you start with a wheel and tire that weigh 135lbs each, you can bet it's going to be a heavy truck overall. The steering arms weigh 9 lbs each! there's probably 25 lbs of lubricants in the thing too between all the gearboxes, axles and motor. And 125 ft (roughly) of 2x.120wall tubing. That adds up quick!
    It's getting really close to as light as it can practically be. I might be able to make 6600 with me and the gear in it, but I'm not hoping for a lot more.
    To be light you need to start with light in mind and I didn't do that so now I have heavy. But it still works pretty good! And considering all that's in it 6600 may not be that bad, I've heard of similar rigs over 7K#'s.

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  16. four_by_ken

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    Thats not bad at all. A friend of mine had has Blazer on 44s, 1 ton and BBC with no spare parts or people in it weigh in at like 7400lbs or so.

    Ken H.


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  17. jekbrown

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    hey stephen, you could always get a fiberglass hood and make yourself up some jeep-like soft doors. That'd save ya a lil weight. =) Speaking of which, anyone know where you can get a fiberglass hood for a K5 for under $500? I barely ever see them and when I do they are way spendy. Seems like a pretty simple thing to make from fiberglass...it must be a low sales quanitity that makes them so costly.

    J


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  18. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The only glass I've ever played with has been race skins and they've never been on my own truck. I'd probably go to Autofab or one of the similar desert shops for lighter front parts. Once again you're talking big bucks to save weight. The hood might be worth it but my fenders are getting pretty light as they are. And race fenders are kind of bulgy and I don't want any more fender width than I have. Plus they're not built for 42's.
    Really I'm going to be happy pulling some weight off the top and that's about all I can do. It's weighed about the same with a couple different drivetrain setups and without starting over it's not going to get much better. It was about 6K# with 1/2T axles under it!


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