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Old 01-19-2012, 03:58 PM
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i have a 2008 fx4 crew cab 4x4 F350. jus was wondering is the payload for this truck. thanx.
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look at the sticker on the door jam. will give axle ratings and GVWR
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:23 PM
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haul as much as your truck can stop. Trust me any diesel made in the past 15 years can pull way more than they are rated for, but very few can actually stop when loaded heavy. If youre driving on the highway be careful, if youre in the sticks load it up and putt along.
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right on guys. thanx!


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i have a 2008 fx4 crew cab 4x4 F350. jus was wondering is the payload for this truck. thanx.
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The easiest way to figure it out and stay with the legal aspect of this is:

Weigh the truck as a truck scale full fuel and with you in it. subtract that from the door sticker GVW and that is your available payload for your truck.

Yes from an engineering stand point you can fill er up way past that but how long do you expect it to last and the stress on the components doesn't go up in a linear fashion.

Last bit of food for thought get into an accident oveloaded and you will be in a world of hurt depending on which state you llive in.

And then there are those who will say this is bunk....... been there done that, not going back.
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If I remember right, there is a table in the owner's manual that covers different cab/wheelbase/engine/axle ratio combinations that gives payload ability.

Sorry, I'd look but I don't have my book handy.

Tim
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The easy and correct answer is to start with the Tire and Loading sticker on the door frame, driver's side. That will list the truck's official payload, as shipped from the factory. Subtract from that value any mods that have a significant weight, like a full truck box, large aftermarket bumper, etc. That would be your functional payload. Your functional payload could be more, such as for a 2008-10 F250 with the 10000lb GVWR package... The truck could handle more than that, but that is the official rating. With an F350 though, I would say that your listed payload is right about the limit.
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trucks GVWR is 11500 now subtract the weight of the truck from this. The left over amount is people and chit in the bed. This is the max the truck can carry.

Pulling is another factor all together. All in all though these trucks cannot leagaly weigh and pull more then 26K without a CDL. True most of the time DOT will not mess with you if you have say a 35ft 5th wheel on your truck but the law states what it states, and if the DOT guy wanted to be a jerk he can pull you over do a axle weights and fine you with some serious fines.

If you read the Weight Station signes most say Truck and or anything weighing 20K and this means regular people.

Sure they wont send the DOT Po Po after you for skipping there station but it means if your over weight and get stoped and the Cop orders a weigh in you can be in serious trouble.

Moral is know the weight of your truck, trailer and keep it safe because its not You driving you gotta worry about, its the others out there and what can happen.
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