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Increasing payload

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 223sniper, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    223sniper

    223sniper [OP] Member

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    I have a 2010 4x4 standard cab with a 4-cylinder engine primarily as a work truck. My former workhorse was a 1/2-ton Chevy so I'm missing the payload capacity. Is there a reasonably inexpensive way to increase the current payload? I'm not looking for a lift or anything like that. I just would like to be able to get closer to waht I had with the Chevy.
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Brunes

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    Get a trailer. There isn't a way to increase the capacity of a given truck....You just needed to buy a larger truck.
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    New rear spring paks? AAL (add-a-leaf)? I have the rear spring TSB but if I were hauling heavy loads daily I think the TSB 4-pak would be only marginal.
    Early Chevy trucks (40's and 50's) were rated 1/2 ton, only had a 105HP engine, but one helluva stack of springs in the back.
     
  4. May 6, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    trevthefatty

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    Toytec Coilovers, URD MAF calibrator, remote start, deck plate & grey wire etc.......lots of little mods....
    Hey, I'm not sure if this really increases the payload capacity of the truck or not, but I guess it adds some sort of extra support in the rear end....
    Basically you install a light coil spring ontop of the rear axle and leaf spring, which acts like a "helper spring"..... it's called the Zuk mod....www.gearinstalls.com (bottom left of the page)
    To me, well I wouldn't go and try to tow any big heavy trailer just because I put this Zuk mod on, but I guess if I have a load of wood the truck won't squat as much right....
    I just installed everything on my truck today with some rough country shocks....will post some pics tomorrow
     
  5. May 6, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    jandrews

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    Beefier bump stops (Timbren, etc.), air bags, and leaf springs with a stiffer spring rate will all help your *suspension* cope better with heavier loads.

    This is to say nothing of what said loads will do to your bed, frame, motor, transmission, etc. over time.

    There's a reason all these specs are rated by the manufacturer: Their engineers have thought long and hard, and done a lot of fucking complicated math, to determine what work these vehicles can do on a regular basis without causing undue damage or putting anyone's safety at risk.

    If you needed more, you bought the wrong vehicle. I can personally attest that the Taco does a fantastic job up to and including it's rated maximums, because I've tested pretty much all of them.
     
  6. May 7, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    Airbags?
     
  7. May 7, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    wiscdave

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    Helpers springs from any autoparts store for 25 bucks will help the bottoming out. But overloading way more than max increase chances of something else failing...and your liablity for such actions if someone is injured because of it.

    Trailer is your best bet.
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    223sniper

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    I'll go with the trailer. There's a lot to be said for respecting what work engineers have done in designing the truck. I need to get better at backing trailers anyway. Thanks to all for the replies.
     
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