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2000 lbs In Bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrbadwrench, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Mar 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    mrbadwrench

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    In case anyone wanted to know what 2k lbs looks like, here you go.

    I had to pick up some blast media (slag) and ordered 40 bags on a skid. But miscalculated the weight - assumed they were 25 lbs bags. Got there, found out they were 50 lbs bags after I saw the truck sag when they got loaded. Ooops. Well I had already bought them and I needed them so I figured here goes nothing. Drove back 18 miles on the turnpike.

    Can't say the truck took it "like a champ" because road handling was seriously compromised, but I didn't actually have any problems either. So...everything went better than expected? :cool:

    ALMOST touching bump stops. You could feel it hitting the bump stops on turns, acceleration, and big potholes.

    Don't try this at home.

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  2. Mar 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Poor axle seals
     
  3. Mar 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    mrbadwrench

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    Yes, I'm sure their life has been shortened.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    cjimenRR

    cjimenRR Be Good or Be Good At It

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    So you knew it was unsafe as soon as it was loaded and still decide to drive on public highway?? Not cool man!
     
  5. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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  6. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    mrbadwrench

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    Never said it was unsafe. Just bad for the truck.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    mrbadwrench

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    No kidding!
     
  8. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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    cjimenRR

    cjimenRR Be Good or Be Good At It

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    I'm no expert in car handling characteristics but there's no way you can sit there and type that it wasn't unsafe. In case of emergency braking/maneuvering the handling of truck was compromised which could have been fatal
     
  9. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    Braking wouldnt have been compromised since the brakes are rated to handle an unbraked 3500 lbs trailer.

    Of course maneuvering is less agile but no worse than driving a motorhome or towing a large load. You lower your speed and drive more defensively to compensate.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    The front tires look like they're off the ground- LOL
     
  11. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    cjimenRR Be Good or Be Good At It

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    WOW, so many things wrong with your statement! In any case kiss your lucky charm for not letting anything go wrong and I'm glad I'll never share the road with you since I'm not near your area
     
  12. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    It's cool. You can't post rotten fruit and not expect flies.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    U should have went and picked up a huge load of balloons right away to offset the weight and then sell the balloons for premium and make Ur money back on everything, but hine sight is 20/20
     
  14. Mar 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    Firestone Ride Rite and you'd have looked like your truck thought 2000lbs was 2lbs.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    Poor axle seals
     
  16. Mar 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    I don't think its a morality police thing, just a truthful caution from people giving good advice, but you likely voided warranty in a public forum, ok with me,I wont say. But they can read.

    (remember that guy in the white truck offroad crash thing). I don't the seals are damaged, based on the axle rating on the sticker.

    Simple fact in a crash involving that weight, police and insurance ... lawyers too I bet , they find out real fast you exceeded weight. Suddenly you start assuming blame, just best not to place yourself there.
     
  20. Mar 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    Out of curiosity, what IS the axle's rating?
     
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