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How far over GVW?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zmill799, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Apr 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    zmill799

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    So I am looking to move some concrete around 10 miles in my 2008 TRD Tacoma. With me in the truck I only have about 1000lbs before I hit my GVW. I want to limit my trips so how far can I go over my GVW without damaging my truck. I know the GVW ratings are pretty conservative but I don't know how far I can push it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Ive gone 100#'s over, and lost an axel seal. Your best bet is to keep it within the specs.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    I doubt you'll get anyone here who will tell you how far over GVW you can go. It's a personal judgement call and how you load it. Keep the weight toward the front of the bed, watch how far it squats, make sure you can stop the load and get the stuff moved. Just remember, an extra 10 mile trip vs. an accident because you were overloaded doesn't gain you anything...
     
  4. Apr 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    I ran probably 1500 in my '03 Tundra and it did okay, but it was scary. It was pretty much on the stops and braking and steering were touchy.

    The worst I ever did was my '76 Datsun pickup. Had so much concrete loaded that steering was all over the place.


    10 miles is a fair distance to move that. Sounds like you're going to have to make multiple trips anyways... it's way better to simply split it to 4 loads and be comfortable than to squeeze it into 3 and be worried about fucking up a $30k truck.
    Added benefit... the extra trip will give you added rest time between loading and unloading so you won't be as burned out when you unload the last trip and begin the job.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    zmill799

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    Thanks for the info
     
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