Originally Posted by Monkeyboy
I'm doubt that I'm overestimating, but even at 10% over, I'm still above GVWR.
According to the door sticker, the axles are rated at ~5800 lbs (2755 f, 3110 r). That should work as a target weight to not exceed with an upgraded suspension and tires.
I did a search of the forums, and couldn't find any posts on bearing failures related to weight. That Barlowrs is running so far over gives me hope that I'm being neurotic, but well - you go to school for engineering, and you learn to overthink things.
also the rear axle is only really supporting maybe half of what the trucks weight is, other half( or more since the engine is in the front) the front is supporting the rest/more.
also I would not say 100lbs for suspension. yes you are adding parts, but you are also taking parts off. now bigger(wider and taller and thicker) tires will add a bit. i’d say in just a good 3” suspension.(new leave, UCA, resi shacks front and rear) i’d say you are MAYBE adding 30lbs or so. with just a lift alone. the tires i think is what adds the most when just doing a lift and tires. now bumpers and skids probably add the most.
and imho the extra weight from food/drinks,tools, camping stuff/ if just fine for a week or 2, and then unload. it would be the same as hauling/towing more then you should. now if you had a fully built truck and keep all that gear in the truck every signal day. but for say a 2 week trip or what ever if the camping gear,food and extra parts/tools puts you over GVWR then you should be fin and not see any real problems. same as if you moved acros country and had a full cab/bed and was towing like 6k. you would be over the GVWR.