Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum - Reply to Topic
Towing, Hauling & Diesel Competition Discussion of Powerstroke Usage EG. Towing & Hauling Habits, Off Roading , Diesel Drags, Sled Pulls, ect...

Thread: Is Increasing payload rating possible? Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
05-08-2018 04:49 AM
MightyMouse75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Left Coast Geek View Post
the truck's GVWR and axle ratings is based on the weakest of the tires, brakes, hubs, axles, springs, frame, and suspension links.

just saw a bit where some guy thought he could beef up his F150 by using the optional heavier duty springs, someone pointed to a ford document showing that depending on the factory load rating, there might be 3 different steel thicknesses in the frame....

they engineer these things to quite tight specification tolerances.
Yup. They dont go at their biggeat money makers with a lacadasial approach to engineering. They make sure they have them spec'd accroding to what thw engineers tell them. This number is probably a good biy lower than what ths truck is capable, but the law is the law. Sorry..
05-07-2018 07:34 PM
Left Coast Geek the truck's GVWR and axle ratings is based on the weakest of the tires, brakes, hubs, axles, springs, frame, and suspension links.

just saw a bit where some guy thought he could beef up his F150 by using the optional heavier duty springs, someone pointed to a ford document showing that depending on the factory load rating, there might be 3 different steel thicknesses in the frame....

they engineer these things to quite tight specification tolerances.
05-07-2018 07:13 PM
MightyMouse75
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMc View Post
By the look of his signature Id say he already solved the problem.
Oh, wow. I had to switch to desktop mode to see the signature. Yeah, id say he's good to go..
05-07-2018 07:11 PM
MightyMouse75 Sorry, I kept putting GVCW when I should have been saying GVWR.
05-07-2018 06:03 PM
DMc By the look of his signature Id say he already solved the problem.
05-07-2018 05:17 PM
RandomForumGuy
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMouse75 View Post
There is no legal way to increase GCWR. The only legal option is to reduce truck weight in order to increase payload. While the payload sticker is static, its the gcwr that you must adhear to. You should either step up to a bigger truck, or get a bunper pull. Sorry..
+1 on legality but by your logic if the trailer itself is within the weight just not the pin weight then he can get bags/ f350 springs.
05-07-2018 02:49 PM
MightyMouse75 There is no legal way to increase GCWR. The only legal option is to reduce truck weight in order to increase payload. While the payload sticker is static, its the gcwr that you must adhear to. You should either step up to a bigger truck, or get a bunper pull. Sorry..
02-11-2018 11:42 AM
s10mike dually rear diff, dually box/bed. We had to do a chevy at work up like that due to my boss ordering the wrong truck from the dealer. it worked good
02-11-2018 10:04 AM
nondem
Is Increasing payload rating possible?

I'm trying to decide on a fifth-wheel toy hauler/camper. I find plenty of options that are well within the current max tow rating(16900lbs) of my truck but in many instances, the pin weight puts it beyond the spec for my truck.

Is there realistically any way to bump the in-bed payload(pin weight capacity) of my F250 legally? ...and feasibly?

I'm aware that the truck would have no problem exceeding some of these limits functionally w/air bags etc... but I don't want to get into hot water with the law if there were some kind of accident.
If it comes to it, I can trade into a F350 or something but I like my current truck.

Here is the door-jam sticker...and the truck does have the 10k GVWR option(and the 6.7 obviously).

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9yqeHlN0d6gfTP5N2

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome