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Old 08-26-2010, 03:38 PM
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curb weight of truck????

just need to know what the curb weight of the 88-90 F-250's is... I'm borrowing a trailer and don't want to over load it... has 351w and a ZF if that makes much of a difference...
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Regular cab ? Super cab? 4x2 or 4x4? These options will add about 600 pounds. The best way to know is weigh the truck on a public scale.

Give the rear axle ratio also and I will look at my 1992 Ford Trailering Catalog and tell you what Ford states for maximum GCVW and maximum trailer weight.
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yeah well I am picking up and extra parts truck so I can't weigh it... just don't know if the tires will hold the load so needed a guess on the total truck weight...

351w, ZF, 4x4, reg cab...
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I think 5500 lbs would be a decent assumption. My '87 2 wheel drive F150 was about 4800 with a toolbox in the bed.
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my 89 f250 reg cab 8 ft bed 351 and zf5 4wd ( according to the title) unladen weight 6,084 hopefully its helpful
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1989 F-250 Super Cab 4x4 351 zf5b 285/75/16 tire's w/ a canopy and Me 6550lbs
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yeah well I am picking up and extra parts truck so I can't weigh it... just don't know if the tires will hold the load so needed a guess on the total truck weight...

351w, ZF, 4x4, reg cab...
I noticed that one of your other trucks is a F250 ,351,4x4 (Thor) also. I dont know which of your trucks that you are going to use as a tow vehicle-but you may find this interesting:

My "1992 Ford Recreation Vehicle and Trailer Towing Guide" states that a 1992 F250 4x4 HD with 5.8, auto transmission ,and 3.55 gears should be able to pull a trailer weighing up to 6400 pounds .

And the maximum GCWR (gross truck and trailer weight) is 11,500 pounds.
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Actually as much as I will get chastized for it I am probably going to do a slow drive home with Thumper as the tow vehicle...

Thor just became the parts doner this last week as I found a 89 F-250 HD, 5.8 351w, 4x4, XLT Lariat, ZF-5spd with very little rust for $300... We'll call her Zeus for now...

Zeus's bed is beat up but I have a spare rust free bed... The 5.8L 351w in Zeus is blown but again I have a rebuilt 5.8 waiting for a new home (5.8 donor motor from thor)...

Anyhow I just need to get Zeus home and the only truck I have running now is Thumper (4.9L zf-5spd)... I plan to use a bumper tow bar (Reese Products 74344 - Reese Class III Tow Bars - Overview - SummitRacing.com) and no trailer and take a easy 45-50mph ride home the 80 miles. Kinda like you see guys hooking their cars to campers on the interstate... I figure I can tow a 5500lb truck 80 miles without too much trouble... LOL

This sort of thing is the reason I want to get Thor or Zeus going so I have a tow vehicle! Phoneman91 what does your book say I can do with truck like Zeus for towing? Basically your 92 with a 5spd ZF instead??? does the manual tranny change anything?
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Just looked on Kelly Blue book... 1990 F250 4x4, 351w, 5spd under specifications...

KBB says curb weight is only 4003lbs which I can hardly believe! Especially since everyone is about 6000lbs or higher??? It also says maximun GVWR is 6600lbs... max towing claims 12500lbs... so I don't think I'll be beliving these number on KBB for specs anymore. After I get Zeus running we'll haul a load to the dump and see what she weighs empty... Thanks for the help guys!
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Phoneman91 what does your book say I can do with truck like Zeus for towing? Basically your 92 with a 5spd ZF instead??? does the manual tranny change anything?
With a manual transmission, a 1992 F250 HD, 4x4,5.8,ZF,3.55-the maximum trailer weight goes up 100 pounds to 6500 pounds.(This is unusual-manual transmission equipped trucks usually have less towing capacity than autos. But then-this is a ZF granny transmission!)

And the GCWR stays the same at 11,500 pounds.
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just need to know what the curb weight of the 88-90 F-250's is... I'm borrowing a trailer and don't want to over load it... has 351w and a ZF if that makes much of a difference...
I weighted mine today at the local scrap yard it weighted 5560 with me in it empty I was surprised it was so low but good i guess lol if it was heavier I would not get any gas milage.
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took a 87 f350 to the scrap yard , no engine or tranny , 10' flatbed and it weighed right at 5500 # !
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I hope the OP got it figured out by now, post is over a year old.
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Curb Weight of Truck? lol

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I hope the OP got it figured out by now, post is over a year old.

I didn't even notice the date on it , I learned alot about my truck just by taking a look at all the data on the vehicle and on this forum
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