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Weighed the K5 yesterday

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dyeager535, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Came out to a whopping (?) 5000lbs without me in it.

    Pretty bare bones interior, no carpet, insulation, door panels, dash, few small cosmetic pieces off, no Power side windows.

    Power rear window, 31" spare, 33" tires, stock steel wheels, 10 bolts front/rear, two core radiator, 350 with no aluminum parts, SM465, NP205, 1/2 tank of gas.

    Not sure how accurate the way they weighed it at the quarry was though...had a trailer hitched up, they had me pull only truck on first (without unhitching) weighed, then had me pull forward so the trailer wheels were only on the scale, since I needed seperate trailer weight, and weighed that way. The trailer weight I actually had certified, but even before I told them truck didn't need to be certified weight, they told me how to put the vehicles on the scale, so they must be confident in the method.

    Seems to me that tongue weight would add to the total of my vehicle though, correct? FWIW, the trailer is supposedly 490lbs according to their method, which even if it added to the truck weight, it could only be about 100lbs or so by guesstimate.

    Dorian
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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    If they say the trailer weighed 490 you need about 30lb of tounge weight. Heck grab your bathroom scale and you can figure out the toung weight. Deduct it from the truck and add it to the trailer.

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  3. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    prolly pretty close

    i weighed mine last week on our way back from PA, and it came in at 5800...but
    me-230lbs, 8 mos preg fiancee', 25 lb son, 50 lb tool box, 25 lbs of clothes, hi-lift.

    89 gmc, soft top, p'up tailgate, no spare, 36 12.50 bias hummve tires, 14 ff, d44, KMC winch bumper with xd9000i, full cage. stock 350/700r4/241

    so i guess it weighs about 5300 by itself. your 5000 sounds pretty close if you offset what i do/dont have compared to yours.

    later rob



    350 TBI, 700R-4, NP241, D44-14FF, 4:10's, 38.5 TSL/SX's, full conv., full cage
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  4. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Mine was 4860 full of gas minus my fat ass (215lbs) no spre tire tho.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  5. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    i got bored today and weighed mine today....it was 5720...full tank of gas....1 ton axles and about 60 lbs of tools...and with me out of the truck...i got a fat pig.....time to drop some weight from her...after runnin at carnagie today i prob added a good 200 lbs of mud now haha

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  6. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Where do you guys weigh the trucks, i want to weigh mine but have no idea where to go.

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  7. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    i weighed mine at our shop...we have a scale there for weighing new trailers that we build

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  8. Greg72

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

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    Scooby,

    Depending on how accurate you want to be....you can do what I did and go to a local race shop. The better ones have a 4-corner scale used for setting up suspensions and it is VERY accurate!

    BTW -&gt; Mine came out to 4819 Lbs with 2398 Lbs on the front (49.79%) and 2418 Lbs on the rear (50.21%) I was pretty shocked to see that the truck has nearly PERFECT F/R weight distribution!!!



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  9. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I weighed my '73 before I dissablemed it for the Glass Body resto I'm doing....mine came to 5765 total with 2932 Front and 2833 on back with about 1/2 of my 48Gal Gastank full and me (160lbs) in the driver seat. I too was surprised with the Front to Rear ratio.

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  10. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    A few options:
    If you have any, a local grain/feed store might have a scale
    Local gravel or Concrete supplier
    "Transfer Station" or dump. Bring 20 pounds of junk, weigh truck in, weigh truck out.



    Dorian
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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
  11. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Prior to our 1 ton conversion we weighed the Jimmy, full tank of gas, no spare, 33's w/Eagle 589's - 4975#. After adding the D60/14b 37's w/Eagle 589's, full tank of gas - 5595#.

    Derf00
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  12. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    Weighed it with the k5 body, 44's big block dana 60's- it cam in at 6900

    I still have to weight this one. The interior is stripped and the body is a LOT lighter but I might have gained with the frame. That is one of the first things I am going to do when we get it going this season

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  13. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    My goal is to keep mine under 7000. Ouch.

    Ken H.



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