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how come your trucks weight so little, the little sticker in the door jam says 6300 lbs. why is that, is it a lie or are your trucks just different?
 

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Lifeliberty said:
is that gross vehicle weight? might be the total capable weight of the bronco + cargo that you aren't supposed to exceed
yes. think mine is like 6330 which is GVWR....truck weight, weight of passengers and cargo...it's meaningless when discussing actual weight of your vehicle.
 

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oh, cool, than how much do these things weigh coming out of the factory? right now mine is stock and i want to know how about how much it weighs
 

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Crazed said:
I am curious how much mine changed, as i was at like 5650 before the SAS
Probably not much. I weighed a ttb d44 and a 79 d44 and posted it in a thread several months back in a weight "discussion" thread. The biggest change would be with tire choice.

Edit: Weight of a ttb d44 not counting springs & tierod/draglink/rad arms:Rotor to Rotor (open 3.55) 291 pounds. My 79 D44 weighed 393 pouns rotor to rotor including tierod/draglink/track bar/radius arms(no springs). So it looks like the are close to the same.
 

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Crazed said:
My cage arms weigh alot. Id say twice as much as the superlift ones did.
As I recall, when everything was said and done (rear included, and 37's), I picked up about 200lbs, 75 of that being tires.
 

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The GVWR on the sticker is the maximum rated weight, based on the brakes.

This thread is about "curb weight", which is what a vehicle weighs as it drives.

Mine is also on the high end due to the bumpers, but I've upgraded my springs to carry it. I used to roll at 6,000 lbs, but I haven't weighed it since I took out all the tools. I think I've finally found a rear disc axle I can afford, so I may be upgrading the brakes soon.
 

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Steve83 said:
The GVWR on the sticker is the maximum rated weight, based on the brakes.

This thread is about "curb weight", which is what a vehicle weighs as it drives.

Mine is also on the high end due to the bumpers, but I've upgraded my springs to carry it. I used to roll at 6,000 lbs, but I haven't weighed it since I took out all the tools. I think I've finally found a rear disc axle I can afford, so I may be upgrading the brakes soon.
I thought you already had your hands on a 9.75 SF disc? that would be a nice swap for one not really caring about aftermarket locker stuff.
 

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oh, cool, than how much do these things weigh coming out of the factory? right now mine is stock and i want to know how about how much it weighs
they vary widely from the factory, loaded XLT vs XL, manual vs. big ol E4OD, engine size, supercooling, etc. my guess would be that most of them would come with all fluids (no driver), in the ballpark of 5000 lbs. to 5400 lbs.
 

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I had mine weighed at the truck scales at the local municipal dump

The guy assured me it's dead-nuts accurate to within a pound or two and it was only a hair over 4600lbs with an almost full tank.

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Sixlitre said:
I had mine weighed at the truck scales at the local municipal dump

The guy assured me it's dead-nuts accurate to within a pound or two and it was only a hair over 4600lbs with an almost full tank.

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I wouldn't doubt it. Strange...the 78-79 seem to be heavy, they usually weight in upper 5000 (or well into 6k with any size tires/winch). Then you get to the 80-86, and Todd's (TNT) bronco with winch and 37's and usually packed full of stuff comes in on the scales at 5300, substantially less than me with no hardtop or backseat. I would guess that Todds' was in the 4600-4900 range stock.
 

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I have that 9.75 hanging above the '96 8.8, and it's noticeably wider. Since it's missing all the brake parts & I'm not sure it'll work anyway, I'm considering a complete disc 8.8 that one of my favorite junkyards has. The only problem is that it's 3.31 and I'm not fond of regearing. I guess it's a good excuse to buy a dial indicator & in-lb torque wrench, though... :shrug
 

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Sixlitre said:
I had mine weighed at the truck scales at the local municipal dump

The guy assured me it's dead-nuts accurate to within a pound or two and it was only a hair over 4600lbs with an almost full tank.

Sixlitre

Now we know where all your great gas mileage comes from.:thumbup

I'm thinking about gutting some parts of mine, and replacing it with fiberglass. Gotta do something to get the mileage up there for this summer :banghead
 

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Now we know where all your great gas mileage comes from.:thumbup

I'm thinking about gutting some parts of mine, and replacing it with fiberglass. Gotta do something to get the mileage up there for this summer :banghead
Caught at last !

Actually if I've done anything it's been add weight to mine with extra goodies (don't we all).

I can say, having just replaced all the sheet metal all the way round on mine, it weighs a lot less than you'd think. The tailgate was considerably heavier than the hood, which is surprisingly light.

Got a friend who is considering buying a 1978 351M Bronco, with a C-6 next week. He tells me he's gonna be commuting 120 miles a day with this puppy and no overdrive. THAT'S gonna be quite a weekly gas bill:shocked

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