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Old 10-19-2011, 11:23 AM
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Default Carrying load

Hey everybody, I think this is the right place to put a question like this. Does any one know the bed carrying load for a 98 xlt extended cab is? and how much more carrying load does add a leaf add? Any help would be helpful thanks.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:18 AM
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Default Re: Carrying load

1/2 a ton, but check the manuel.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:03 AM
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thats a BIG 10-4 good buddy. Thanks
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:58 AM
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Default Re: Carrying load

I usually exceed my GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, on the door jamb sticker) before I reach the max that my rear end can handle. Add-a-leaf by itself doesn't really change the GVWR, since it's more about the complete package (drivetrain, brakes, suspension, etc.) than just the rear end.

To find your available carrying capacity from this perspective, fill your fuel tank, empty your bed, make sure you don't have anything in the cab that you don't normally carry, then find a scale somewhere (we have one at our county recycling center that I can get my empty weight from as I'm leaving) and stay in the vehicle as it is weighed. Subtract that weight from your GVWR, and that's what you can carry. When loading your vehicle up to the GVWR, don't forget to include the weight of any passengers.

Granted, I'm sure you can go over the limits for short trips on rare occasions, but IMHO, add-a-leaf by itself won't change things for regular usage.
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