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post #1 of 30 Old 12-16-2009, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Just had my Jeep weighed.

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Funny... I was gonna post a thread just like this.

I just weighed mine on CAT Certified Scales... Fully loaded with tools, gear, half a tank of gas it porks out to 5860lbs.

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Dang, I didn't realize that it would pack on the pounds so fast, I guess all the goodies add up quick!

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Does anyone have weight broken down by front and rear?
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My LJ weighs 5400lbs with camping gear, family and fuel tank

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Does anyone have weight broken down by front and rear?
As a matter of fact... (Oh and I was wrong about my weight by 10lbs... its 5860lbs)

2880 front axle
2980 rear axle


Close to 50/50 and I bet if I didn't have gear and tools loaded in the back it would be 50/50.

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My 2010 Unlimited Sport was 4400lbs with a full tank of fuel and as stock as it came from the dealer.
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This is why I have been so concerned how much bumpers and such weigh. The more weight you have to drag around the harder it is to go, stop, turn and climb. Not to mention the extra fuel consumed.

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This is why I have been so concerned how much bumpers and such weigh. The more weight you have to drag around the harder it is to go, stop, turn and climb. Not to mention the extra fuel consumed.
While I agree lighter is better, I really don't think it has hampered my rig at all with the wheeling I do and they dont get much heavier than mine.

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As a matter of fact... (Oh and I was wrong about my weight by 10lbs... its 5860lbs)

2880 front axle
2980 rear axle


Close to 50/50 and I bet if I didn't have gear and tools loaded in the back it would be 50/50.
Given the weight distribution, I wonder if springs rates discussed on
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19948
are too light? I dont know enough between what the rates should be and what the weight of the rig is to make a judgement. Can someone educate me on this?
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This is why I have been so concerned how much bumpers and such weigh. The more weight you have to drag around the harder it is to go, stop, turn and climb. Not to mention the extra fuel consumed.
agree to a point but the bumper you got is only 20lbs lighter that my ARB, I just don't see how that really affects the rig... now I know things add up but the difference between a 5500lb rig and a 5000lb rig can't be much when it comes to performance of a Jeep.... race car? sure

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agree to a point but the bumper you got is only 20lbs lighter that my ARB, I just don't see how that really affects the rig... now I know things add up but the difference between a 5500lb rig and a 5000lb rig can't be much when it comes to performance of a Jeep.... race car? sure
500 pounds is a big difference on a Jeep too. Thats an extra 500 acting on your suspension everytime you go over something and thats an extra 500 the engine has to pull around. Have you ever noticed a difference between driving by yourself or having 2-3 people in the car? The 2-3 people depending on your friends is another 500 in the Jeep.
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500 pounds is a big difference on a Jeep too. Thats an extra 500 acting on your suspension everytime you go over something and thats an extra 500 the engine has to pull around. Have you ever noticed a difference between driving by yourself or having 2-3 people in the car? The 2-3 people depending on your friends is another 500 in the Jeep.
I understand the "drag" affect. Sure I notice a difference but what I was eluding to is it is no harder to wheel a rig by myself or with 2 passengers No doubt it affects the rig but I don't see in a "Jeep" "Wheeling" situation where it would make a difference. MPG, acceleration... no question

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I understand the "drag" affect. Sure I notice a difference but what I was eluding to is it is no harder to wheel a rig by myself or with 2 passengers No doubt it affects the rig but I don't see in a "Jeep" "Wheeling" situation where it would make a difference. MPG, acceleration... no question
It makes a huge difference wheeling. That's why I usually remove the doors and sometimes even the spare. Weight means more than you would think. I've tried to climb stuff with a Jeep full of people and couldn't make it. They hopped out and I went right up.

It does matter.
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It makes a huge difference wheeling. That's why I usually remove the doors and sometimes even the spare. Weight means more than you would think. I've tried to climb stuff with a Jeep full of people and couldn't make it. They hopped out and I went right up.

It does matter.
from your avatar you def wheel in a different environment than I do... I can see your point

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It makes a huge difference wheeling. That's why I usually remove the doors and sometimes even the spare. Weight means more than you would think. I've tried to climb stuff with a Jeep full of people and couldn't make it. They hopped out and I went right up.

It does matter.
You remove your spare?!?!?! That is a sin! I'll bet you'll rely on your friends to help you if you get a flat too!!!!

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You remove your spare?!?!?! That is a sin! I'll bet you'll rely on your friends to help you if you get a flat too!!!!
LOL. No I only remove it when I'm at an offroad park and the spare is 5 minutes away. Plus I don't get flats.

And besides I don't have any friends.
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And besides I don't have any friends.

Me too. Too many Xmas presents to buy when you have friends.

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As a matter of fact... (Oh and I was wrong about my weight by 10lbs... its 5860lbs)

2880 front axle
2980 rear axle


Close to 50/50 and I bet if I didn't have gear and tools loaded in the back it would be 50/50.
When you told me that... i immediatley thought of Porsche's. Sports car try so hard to get that perfect balance and here we are talking about jeeps. Ironic... i swear
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LOL. No I only remove it when I'm at an offroad park and the spare is 5 minutes away. Plus I don't get flats.

And besides I don't have any friends.
lol.


LS1, where did you go to weigh your jeep?

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LS1, where did you go to weigh your jeep?
Not sure about LS1....but you can typically go to a truck stop with a scale. Usually a CAT authorized one.
Better yet....go to your local metal scrap yard. It's like $5 bucks! Just don't get in the commercial line. Bubba will come out and kick yer ass.

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Cost me 9 bucks on a CAT scale at a Pilot Truck Stop.

Mt rig is a pig when it comes to weight compared to some of you.. but it has made it up every climb I have attempted... If need be I am sure I could easily shed 500+ lbs by removing the spare and doors.

I did not build my rig as a competition rock crawler, or dune buggy, mud machine or mall crawler. I built/overbuilt a multi purpose rig that could hold its own and survive in most terrains... the 60's, the 40's, the armor, the bumpers and winch all add up quick, then throw in a 100lb bag of tools, a cooler, gear and fuel. Actually I am quite surprised I only weigh in at 5860 loaded.. I was sure I was gonna be over the 6k mark. So I am quite happy with my weight.

I am quite certain you can build one that weighs less and because so possibly make it up something I can't... but that scenario is so far and few in between it isn't worth it for me to worry about it.

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