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how much weight can safely fit in my bed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by brg88tx, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Mar 6, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    brg88tx

    brg88tx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have a 03 tacoma prerunner 4 door v6 truck with the 5 foot bed. i need to pick up some dirt for a project. the dirt place said a yard is 3000 lbs. i was thinking about getting a half yard. can you safely put 1,500 lbs of dirt in the bed? thanks.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    Space Wrangler

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    standard payload for the 4 door is 1674 lbs.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Material weight is dependent on moisture percentage & volume. Thier machines bucket is about 1/2 cu yd usually. One bucket should be ok. Too much can affect braking, steering & suspension ability.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    i have put 2200lb in the bed with stock springs. Plus myself and stuff in the cab. I have a access cab so I have slightly less cab weight too. I was just catious while driving. Make sure your tires have their full capactity of air. Or at least 50psi if they're rated for it. If you have P metric tires then you tires will give before your suspension does. Just be carefull when turning, hitting bumps, and give yourslef extra braking time
     
  5. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    Will Prerunner

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    I Had a cubic yard of sand (about 2700lbs) in my 01 dblcab and it wasnt a good experience. The truck felt like it was going to roll on turns and the breaks couldn't stop the truck.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    DO NOT OVERLOAD...

    It would be smarter and safer to make 2 rounds than try to carry a full yard in anything smaller than a 3/4 ton.....neither my old Ranger or any of my Tacomas have seen more than 1/2 yard of anything;mulch,sand or rock.....
    Will Prerunner NAILED IT.....BUT once you get that "Oh $hit" ,no brakes; it can be TOO LATE......

    Sorry for the large YELL BUT I "Play" in the "Dirt" for a living and have seen "deadly" results from "Oh $hit" never mind broken parts;both vehicle and body.....

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  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    brg88tx

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    thanks for the replies. i just went with a half yard (approx 1500 lbs) and that was plenty. ass was saggin.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    What's the weight for an xtra cab v6? just curious
     
  9. Jun 28, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    For a 2002 4X4 XtraCab V6 auto, the spec max payload (people, equipment, cargo combined) is 1560 lbs.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    toycar18

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  11. Jun 28, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    hmmm im surprised the double cab can haul more than the xtd cab, since it's the same engine but the truck is less weight overall.
     
  12. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    It's only a surprise until you realize those figures are for different engines and drivetrains ...

    The circa 1670 lb. payload limit cited earlier applies to a 2002 4-cylinder PreRunner Double Cab.

    The spec max payload for a 2002 V6 4X4 Double Cab is 1395 lbs.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    actually thats kinda more surprising. So the 4 cyl dbl-cab actually has a higher payload rating than the v6 xtd cab? that's interesting. not that it really matters, 1560 is enough for me. still curious though.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    Not really surprising ... A 2002 4WD V6 XtraCab outweighs a 2WD 4-cylinder Double Cab by about 270 lbs.
     
  15. Jun 29, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    i once put six squares of shingles and six squares of roofing paper as well some hardware, although I only carried it for five miles never going over 35 mph. I wouldn't do it again however, the load limits that are set by people much smarter than me and trying to find a way arounfd it could spell problems for my truck . I found that for most of my projects that require heavy loads most suppliers/vendors delivery options are worth the extra costs.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Is it safe to assume this would be the same payload for my 5-speed 1998 TRD Ext cab?

    (sorry to hijack, I was just curious as I have to start hauling mulch soon)
     
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