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Old 07-12-2005, 04:53 PM
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Obese Bronco!

I just weighed my empty 96 Bronco yesterday and couldn't believe how much it was. It's an XLT, 5.0L, tire rack, weight distributing hitch, Rancho 4"-3" lift, 31x10.50s - nothing special or really huge, but it weighed in at 5140 pounds with just under 7/8 of a tank of fuel! With the GVWR of 6050, that means I only have a payload of 910 pounds - that stinks. Is this kind of weight unusual? I was expecting it to be under 4500 pounds. Of course if I think about it, the maximum tow rating of 6600 pounds with a GVWR of 11500 and driver weight of 150 pounds would mean the vehicle stock and empty would be 11500-6600-150=4750 pounds. So mine has 390 pounds of options and equipment. Worst thing is, I'm overloading my Bronco when I pull my trailer.
 
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Old 07-13-2005, 01:17 PM
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something has to be wrong. I don't think a Bronco weighs that much. One time I had my F 350 diesal weighed and that is about what it weighed. 5140 pounds has got to be wrong. does anyone else have a weight on these beast???
 
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Old 07-13-2005, 03:32 PM
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I had my 94 XLT weighed, it tipped the scales at 5100 with a 5.0 and e40d, 32x11.50's
 
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5100 lbs is right.

The '89 F-150 in my sig weighs 5000.
 
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:42 PM
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My friends F250 diesel Supercab weighs 7100 pounds - he has it weighed at least 1x/week because of hauling scrap metal. Seems very odd that a F350 diesel would weigh a ton less, even if it were a regular cab.
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:21 AM
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my 79 weighs in at 7500Lb's, I have some added reinforcments though.
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 07:24 AM
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what fat pigs we are!!
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by BootHill
My friends F250 diesel Supercab weighs 7100 pounds - he has it weighed at least 1x/week because of hauling scrap metal. Seems very odd that a F350 diesel would weigh a ton less, even if it were a regular cab.
Well I guess my memory is failing me. so I retrack my statement. WOW! I didn't know broncos weighed that much. So let get to the point! If Broncos weigh that much What is the payload? If 910 lb's is the limit, it doesn't sound like the beast I thought it was.
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by poffutt
Well I guess my memory is failing me. so I retrack my statement. WOW! I didn't know broncos weighed that much. So let get to the point! If Broncos weigh that much What is the payload? If 910 lb's is the limit, it doesn't sound like the beast I thought it was.
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At least it has more power with it's 5.0L with the 3.55s and now 4.56s than my '88 Suburban 5.7L 4.10s did, of course the Suburban had a 3000# payload though. Maybe I need to look for some 3/4-ton truck donor for some new suspension and axles. Naw, too expensive, so I can't do that.
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:47 PM
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910lb doesn't seem like to much, I put a bunch of concret blocks in the back of mine,(over 1000lbs), and it squated alittle, but I didn't have any trouble.
 
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The Bronco is nothing more than an short F150, The F150 has a capacity of 1,000lbs so I don't think 910lbs. is bad as short as the Bronco is. But we all know they will hold more.
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:55 PM
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I carried 1,200 lbs of concrete in my Bronco the other day. A little squat, but nothing to cause a problem

I was surprised the first time I found out how much my Bronco weighs as well. I recently drove the girlfreind's ranger up a windy dirt road. Talk about a light truck. After the third wide fishtail, she told me to stop driving it like it was my Bronco
 
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I carry, with my '96 (5.8) a full size '79 on the trailer to mud race.........hope the weight cop doesn't stop me
 
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:56 PM
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I love my bronco and have hauled a lot more than I should have on several occassions. I like to brag about it but its guts is not one of the things. The springs and rear axle are a little light for what it weighs, the 5.0 well makes it kind of a pig. But I've pulled trailers around with overloaded trailers filled with concrete, with concrete in the truck and made it over the mulholland pass easy. Slow but easy.

I think the point is just remembering that and driving, loading and trailering accordingly.

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Old 07-16-2005, 12:51 AM
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Here in Venezuela i have seen Broncos carrying 1000kgs. (more than 2000lbs) without much trouble so donīt worry all that much, the main limitant in the case of our trucks is the lose of braking capability.

P.S.: I myself have loaded mine with 800kgs. (more than 1600lbs) on some ocasions, still i donīt reccomend doing this all the time or on a regular basis.
 

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