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Truck weight through the changes...

I thought this was a little interesting.

today I scaled the truck and got all 4 corners.

Most know the current state of my truck...(5.4L, 4r100, 203/205, D60s, 42s, 17s, Front and back halved, etc) I weighed the 42s and they weigh 190lbs each!

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Left Front 1644
Right Front 1518
Right Rear 949
Left Rear 1026

(5200lbs roughly) now that excludes some items which I figure will put me around 5500-5600 once its complete

These numbers are from 2 years ago when the truck had the following

(Supercharged 4.0L, 5r55e, D44, D60, coil spring front, leaf spring rear, aluminum 17" wheels, 37s, all stock frame and body minus SAS modifications)



Left Front 1498
Right Front 1398
Right Rear 975
Left Rear 950

(4850 roughly)

Amazingly all of that stuff I have cut off must have weighed a ton! I was really surprised. If you think about it the 5.4L engine alone has to weigh 200-300 lbs more than a 4.0. a 4r100 is at least a hundred pounds more than a 5r55e, not to mention I have two transfer cases that each one weighs more than 1 BW1354.

Anyway figured I would share, I am kind of pumped that it only weighs that much, i figured it was well over 6000.

I still need a new trailer as my car hauler is only rated for 7000 total.
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Are you using a CAT vehicle scale at a truck stop?
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No I have access to set of race car scales. Individual scales per wheel

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nice! those rockers sure have some wight!
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Well it's heavy, but a lot less than one would expect.
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That's neat! Wonder how accurate those things are? I haven't ever seen any Rebco branded scales before.
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Badass truck man, that thing is a beast!
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That is some nice grass in the background!!
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I've never seen any old pics of your truck. I like the old pic.. Very cool..

Have you thought about adding an extra axle to your car hauler? Might solve your problem on the cheap??



GB :)
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I really like the old truck.
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would be pretty light if it was on stock wheels and stock height suspension :-P haha
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WOW Zach..I still remember this truck stock haha..that is just craziness!! Awesome awesome work.
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That's neat! Wonder how accurate those things are? I haven't ever seen any Rebco branded scales before.
Fairly accurate. They zero out and it scales properly. Very nice simple setup.

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Well it's heavy, but a lot less than one would expect.

Yeah I'm not trying to hide how heavy it is because it's still a lot more that I'd like.
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Badass truck man, that thing is a beast!
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That is some nice grass in the background!!
Lol. Everyone comments on the grass at least once. Thanks
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I've never seen any old pics of your truck. I like the old pic.. Very cool..

Have you thought about adding an extra axle to your car hauler? Might solve your problem on the cheap??



GB :)
Don't worry I loved it too, just it wasn't fitting my wants. Ha it's not as clean as it used to be. Plus the frame was bent and cracked.

My trailer is too nice to cut up. I would like a gooseneck anyway.

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Maybe the driver is the reason the weight is so high..
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Hey don't make jokes about my weight. :/

I just might drive up to Alaska and sit on your ***
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wow. i read an article once that said it's hard sometimes to get a truck under a certain weight class.

i also like you truck back when it was still IFS. i've got a couple pics from back then (goodyears and silver hood) and must say that is when it looked best.
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Guess its time for some aluminum beadlocks lol
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Maybe get that hood and stock fenders off. Get some prerunner plastic fenders and get a carbon fiber hood or something.

Or you could cut off all that extra metal hanging off the back LOL
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Maybe get that hood and stock fenders off. Get some prerunner plastic fenders and get a carbon fiber hood or something.

Or you could cut off all that extra metal hanging off the back LOL
steel is by far better than carbon fiber or fiberglass fenders.
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with all the tube work and those tires i was expecting much higher numbers
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Maybe get that hood and stock fenders off. Get some prerunner plastic fenders and get a carbon fiber hood or something.

Or you could cut off all that extra metal hanging off the back LOL
Zach likes to rub trees
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That truck could still be lighteneed a little. Remove all glass, replace windshield with plexi.. Remove inner door panels and all interior pretties if you haven't already. Go hoodless at events. Remove mirrors, and door lock parts. Trim insides of the doors of excess steel. Go with all aluminum seats. No sound system at all.

Let's not forget - drill "lightening holes" lol


I'm not real sure what you have or haven't done already..


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yeah I am not that concerned about weight really. I would like to have it a little more balanced than a 68/32 but I am not going to spend that much time making it perfect. Its only an intermediate frame/cage setup.

the only reason it was scaled was to order the correct springs for the rear coil overs.
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Ahhhh, that would be an issue lol
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