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Curb Weight - 4250 lbs??? WTF?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by 2xtreme, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Oct 1, 2008 at 11:04 PM
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    2xtreme

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    Hi all,

    I just bought an 06 Tacoma 4x4 V double cab long bed auto TRD Sport with the tow package and only 35K miles on it. I love the truck and one reason I bought it was for the amazing towing capacity.

    I have had the dealer do the spring TSB and the tailgate TSB. I also just bought a 16' PJ car trailer to pull my 05' Subaru STi. So after some test pulls the truck handled the load like a champ. I know the car weighs 3200 lbs and PJ says the trailer weighs 1800 lbs, so i figured i was sitting around 5000 lb load. So I take it through the scales just to check it all out and to my surprise the GCWR was 9420 lbs. So then I was like WTF. Either the trailer is 300 lbs heavier or or the truck is. So I dropped off the trailer and reweighed the truck alone. The truck alone came in at 4250 lbs. Now all the spec in th truck say that it should be 4135 lbs. So can anyone explain where the extra 115 lbs came from.

    Now just to clarify, my @$$ was off the scale and there was 3/4 tank o fuel in the truck. Curb Weight should include a full tank of gas so thats not helping explain this. The only two things I can think of that may add to the weight is the Toyota rubber bed mat and a slight increase in weight from the aftermarket tires the previous owner put on. They are 265/65R17 Big-O Bigfoot tires which should add that much over the stock tires.

    has anyone else reported high curb weight on these trucks? Did the extra leave in the springs add that much? Does the curb weight include the class 4 hitch with the tow package?

    Any ideas?

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  2. Oct 2, 2008 at 5:47 AM
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    ANDYTACOMA

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    first of all welcome to the site!

    a few questions

    1. were in the truck when i was being weighed?
    2.was the truck in a stock configuration( no subs,amp,groceries, anything)?
    3. has the scale been calibrated recently?
     
  3. Oct 2, 2008 at 7:38 AM
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    Janster

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    Are you worried about all the numbers for any paticular reason?

    The 4135lbs sounds about right for an unladen weight for a Double Cab long bed. My Access Cab has an unladen weight of 3870lbs according to the title.

    Curb weight is the same as Unladen weight - and it doesn't include the weight of gas. It's the actual weight of the truck.

    That 4135lbs might be the lowest configuration (in options) weight for that truck. So once your truck is fully loaded with different options ...including transmission differences, interior/exterior options, anything that doesn't come standard... it's gonna weigh more. Plus - the weight of the gas, your modifications, etc.

    http://www99.epinions.com/auto-review-6831-2573C29A-3A390A3D-prod2
     
  4. Nov 25, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    My '07 Double Cab Longbox weighed 4405 lbs with a refrigerator in the back at the recycling center. and yeah curb weight is with no fuel. So I think the extra 115 was your gasoline
     
  5. Nov 25, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I heard curb weight is including full fuel and fluids
    http://hitchingup.com/GVW-VGWR-TW-GTW.htm
    OP 115lbs aint much at all-your hitch may be up to half of that right? Hell throw my 55lb dumbells into your backseat there's 110lbs.
    I hav an '01 that tipped the scale at a landscaping materials yard at 4025lbs with me in it and my shell added-I am 245 and my shell weighs around 200 so you are not much more than that-you're good with power to weight ratio.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Mine weighed in at 5450 pounds yesterday so it could be worse. That's with a 1/4 tank of gas, set of tools (20 pounds worth), small compressor and a recovery strap.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    And all that PLATE STEEL ARMOR you happen to have attached...
     
  8. Nov 25, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Yea well that too :D
     
  9. Nov 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    damn new tacos are heavy, i just got my new title for my t100 and it weighs 3400ish (side note, kinda proud of the title since it just has my name on it, all prev vehicles were co owned with my dad for insurance vehicles even though i paid all the money for those too)

    plan on going to the scales soon to see what actual weight is with me in it and my sub .... also i think i have slightly bigger tires than factory too
     
  10. Nov 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    Yeah, they are. I had a 96 tacoma that was registered as CLASS I here in PA. Class I registration is anything below 5100lbs - and costs $56 to register.

    These new tacomas are rated CLASS II because they're over 5100lbs (not by much) and the registration costs $80!! Same registration as a fullsize truck!!
     
  11. Nov 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    haha, dont complain to people from ca about tags, my old truck was $130 / yr ... not sure what the t100 is cause i just paid a transfer fee and the prev owners tags are good till oct '11

    we have to pay a weight fee on pickups in ca cause they are classified as "commercial".. not sure what full sizes cost, but a 98 gmc sierra xcab 2wd i almost bought was $180 / yr for tags .. not sure how much of that was weight fee
     
  12. Nov 26, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    Wow... An over 2 year old thread!


    Oh and while we're on the topic, my DC LB w/ additional Toyota skid plate, Toyota bed mat, and Toyota nerf bar weighed in at 4465lbs :p
     
  13. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    ...all because I googled curb weight :)
     
  14. Nov 26, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    I'm actually really curious what yours and mine weigh. I think I may win
     
  15. Oct 9, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    Just weighed my '06 TRD-Off Raod, double cab, 4X4, V-6, with tow package, 3" Toytec lift, Heavy duty steel ARB bumper with warn winch and mine bounced the scale between 4400-4460 (it was windy so the scale was all over the place) Also I had practically no gas in it and pulled the spare tire out from under it before I had it weighed. Hope that helps.
     
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