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What's my Curb Weight?

 
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:28 PM
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What's my Curb Weight?

I'm trying to calculate my payload capacity, but having a bit of a hard time calculating my curb Weight. I can't seem to find any one answer that makes sense. The GVWR for my truck 6,250 lbs. The truck is-

1995 F150 XLT
5.0L V8
M5OD-R2
Extended Cab
Long Bed
155" WB
4WD

I dont have a cat scale anywhere around me but if someone can provide me with an estimate +/- a couple hundred pounds that'd be awesome. Thanks!
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:41 PM
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I'd guess about 5k.

I'll add that both of my trucks have been on the scales, F350 - 7800lbs,Lightning - 4150lbs
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:27 PM
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Edmunds says vehicle weight 4300lbs +/- minus the 6250lbs = 1900lbs minus each person in vehicle (avg, wt. 150) assume 6 ppl x 150 = 900 so 1000lb +/- in bed with 6 ppl riding
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:39 PM
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My '96 supercab short box, 5.8L/E4OD/4X4 weighed 5200 lbs when it was stock, that was with no driver and 1/4 tank of fuel in each tank. Minimal "stuff" at the time, 50 lbs tops. Had both sway bars, and AC. Your 5.0 is slightly lighter (not much) and m5od is lighter than an E4OD (? don't know how much there). Long box weighs a little more. My guess is its a wash, and they're about the same weight in the end. That wasn't a certified cat scale, just a municipal scale. But after scaling close to that several times at other scrap or municipal scales I suspect it's reasonably accurate.
 
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:42 AM
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4800-5000lbs is the curb weight.
 
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I recently weighed my 1987 F250 Light Duty on a certified scale. It is a 4x4 standard cab long bed with a 4.9L I6 engine and a 4 speed manual transmission. With the truck empty, me in the drivers seat (200 lbs), the front gas tank full, the rear gas tank empty the total weight was 4840 lbs with 2860 lbs on the front axle and 1980 lbs on the rear axle.



 
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There is a CAT scale at a truck stop about 45 minutes north of me. Maybe sometime in the next couple weeks I'll take a ride and get it weighed.
 
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'90 460 ZF5 4WD standard cab long bed. Stock truck with cross bed box (maybe 100lb with contents) sheet of 3/4 ply in the bed (maybe 40lb) toolbox (maybe 50lb) one tank full, other about half. Lumber rack, I should know the approximate weight of the rack, since I recently re painted and moved it a bunch, but WAG less than 200lb.

3400 front axle, 3000 rear. Me in the drivers seat, maybe a 70lb dog in the rear.

I put about 500,000 miles on a '73 Dodge W100, reg cab long bed with side boxes full of tools and the same lumber rack that's on my '90 F250 now. Never weighed less than 6000lb, with no materials in the bed.

ODOT state scale
 
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Our trucks can be heavy the way we fit them out. The one in my signature with the canopy weighed 7200 lbs. 1992 SC 4X4 long bed, 460, ZF5, one tank of fuel, me (175 lbs) and about 100 to 150 lbs of gear. Front axle 3700 lbs, rear 3500 lbs. My canopy must weigh a LOT.
 
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I have a 94 f150 XL, 4.9L, RWD, 133 inch wheelbase, regular cab with a long box and 2 fuel tanks, no a/c and it has a manual transmission. I also have the same gvwr at 6250 lbs.

At work we have a scale and for fun I drove over last week. With me in it, tool box full about 3/4 full. I had about 3/4 full of fuel on the front and maybe 1/3 in the tank in the rear. I came in at 2060 KG (4140lbs).

You have a bigger engine, and 4X4, you may also have a/c and I don't know how similar our transmissions are. So you will need to adjust your weight

I also don't know how the weight is balanced and I know that can play a role in your final payload numbers.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:16 AM
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my 93 with I6, E4OD both tanks full,reg cab, tool box full and me in it weighs 4400 lbs according to our local dumps scale
 
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Had to renew my tags on the truck, they have the truck listed as 3840 lbs which is about right ,with me at 230 lbs and a couple hundred lbs of tools and chains and whatnot plus 2 tanks of gas = 4400 lbs average running weight
 
 


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