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Posted: 01/20/22 06:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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It will definitely raise your heart rate , especially when you are on the brakes , and you start sliding sideways , so you let off , and then repeat , I came off a couple a bit faster then wanted . Or climbing and spin out , I got to when I’d lose momentum I’d let off throw it in reverse, and pop the clutch to catch me going backwards , that also raised the heart rate . Or spin out kill the engine , both feet on the brake , and sliding backwards, that was exciting .[emoticon]


Been there done that in my other truck. Never had an issue with the t-case. Sometimes you just end up in one of those situations and you do the best you can. [emoticon]


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Posted: 01/20/22 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I just took it across the scales this afternoon.

Myself, a full tank of gas and two spare tires in the bed weigh roughly 400 pounds making the truck about 5000 lbs dry.
The truck also has an aftermarket auxiliary gas tank but it is empty so it might not even weigh 5000 lbs from the factory.

So with a 7700 lb GVW rating it is capable of carrying around 2300 lbs.

Its kind of a light weight for a 3/4 ton truck. [emoticon]

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I just took it across the scales this afternoon.

Myself, a full tank of gas and two spare tires in the bed weigh roughly 400 pounds making the truck about 5000 lbs dry.
The truck also has an aftermarket auxiliary gas tank but it is empty so it might not even weigh 5000 lbs from the factory.

So with a 7700 lb GVW rating it is capable of carrying around 2300 lbs.

Its kind of a light weight for a 3/4 ton truck. [emoticon]


Those older trucks are definitely light compared to today. I used to have a '72 F100 2WD with a GVWR of just 5000 lbs, not much more than an empty, stripped down F150 today. Empty and from the factory it had to weigh under 4000.

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Those older trucks are definitely light compared to today. I used to have a '72 F100 2WD with a GVWR of just 5000 lbs, not much more than an empty, stripped down F150 today. Empty and from the factory it had to weigh under 4000.


Right? All the fancy chit, crew cabs, etc really add up.
What gets me is the old trucks are so much lighter, yet the sheet metal is so much thicker.
Cripes, the hood on our 2016 Ram looks like it's made of cellophane, when driving down the highway. I'd gladly add a few hundred lbs in sheetmetal and real bumpers, compared to today's trucks.

But credit where credit is due, a good portion of weight in the newer trucks comes from much stiffer chassis, bigger better axles, bigger brakes, etc, compared to the old iron.


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Amsoil makes great products period.

Z-rod is a bit pricey for me, nearly 3 times what I paid for the Valvoline.
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Posted: 01/21/22 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Those older trucks are definitely light compared to today. I used to have a '72 F100 2WD with a GVWR of just 5000 lbs, not much more than an empty, stripped down F150 today. Empty and from the factory it had to weigh under 4000.



They were a lot lighter than today's trucks for sure. But then there wasn't much to them.

My 2011 Chevy 2500HD regular cab 6.0 gasser 4-wd weighs 6580 lbs empty.

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Posted: 01/22/22 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've just driven my truck around the canyon here where I live.
When I took it to the scale to weigh I took the old highway and took the freeway home.
I kept it at 65 mph on the freeway. I'm sure its the first time in a LONG time its seen a freeway.
In 70 miles it spit out 2-3 qts of oil out through the front intake manifold gasket.
Gaskets and valve stem seals on their way.
My place is starting to look like a parts store.

I can't wait until its not a Fix Or Repair Daily truck. [emoticon]

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My 1981 and 2000 reg cab C2500's were around 4800 dry, with 8600 factory gvw the had just shy of 2 tons of payload.
My 1500 dual cab 4x I'd 5300-5400 empty per GM.
I'm generally 5700-5800 including my phat arse coming out of the dump. I have a factory gvw of 7200.

A few lighter trucks around.

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Posted: 01/23/22 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This truck and my other truck are the only two I've had on the scales.
And my newer one is a lot heavier.

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