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weight of a 6.2?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 69K5, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    In my looking for a diesel a guy said there was no way my blazer could hold up a diesel and i would have to reinforce the frame. I think hes full of crap. How much does a 6.2 weigh? i figure it cant be any more than a big block and i was already getting HD front springs due to the winch.

    thanks

    nathan
     
  2. cegusman

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    Can't answer your question, but he is full of sh!t. My k5 came from the factory with a 6.2, there is nothing different between my frame and one that came with a gas engine. No extra bracing or anything. I did go with rough counrty srings up front because of the weight. It rides damn good.
     
  3. 69K5

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    thas what i needed to know

    thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    nathan
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    I read somewhere that thw combined weight of a 6.2 and a 700R4 was 500-700 lbs ( I can't remember the exact number).
     
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    A 6.2 weighs around 700lbs alone, a little more then a BB.
     
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    tybee

    thanks even at that its not excessive

    nathan
     
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    My truck had a 350 and I swapped in a 6.2. The front end is about 1/4"-1/2" lower than before, but my Rancho springs are a bit on the stiff side.

    Don't forget the weight of a second battery and tray.

    Rene
     
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    I put a used 6.2 longblock + exhaust & intake manifolds with NO belt driven accessories in my trailer.

    The same highway scale had it at a 1,000 pound (1050 actually) increase.

    They ain't light.
     
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    1050 is starting to get on the heavy side but if trusty k5 is right in his measureing then it will still be ok. the only part that really worries me is my back and moving that havey thing around. guess ill have to go buy an engine stand and lift after all! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    [ QUOTE ]
    guess ill have to go buy an engine stand and lift after all!

    [/ QUOTE ] Yes you will! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    LOL. Yeah, my days of lifting 1,000# plus are over. There was a time I could readily pick up the back end of a Toyota Corolla wagon and put it where I wanted.

    Ah, age. Or sitting behind a desk all day, one of the two...
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Beth Ostrosky

    [/ QUOTE ] Probably both! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

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