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Curb weights?
« on: August 26, 2006, 02:14:13 PM »
Anyone know what the curb weight is for an '83 Ramcharger 4X4 compared to that of an '85 short wheel base 1/2 ton Dodge 4X4?
 I can build eather one. Id prefer the RC but if it's way heavier im going with the PU. keep in mind the interor's will be striped to only what it has to have to run and be driven. David
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 02:23:33 PM »
I raced my '83 RamCharger last night, and ran it over the scales at the track.  I had a full tank of gas too.  The RC weight was 4970 pounds!
I think my '86 W100 truck is closer to 4,000 lbs.

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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006, 04:52:26 AM »
   Weight is an issue that needs to have a use
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2006, 11:47:30 AM »
Weight is an issue that needs to have a use

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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006, 03:15:23 PM »
anyone know the curb weight of a 85 W150? short bed? David
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 03:29:55 PM »
     No idea...hit a scrap yard...as for the 1st answer,  why is the weight difference important to you
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 03:37:37 PM »
 Due to a severe lack of places to Wheel in my area, i have made the painful decision to start Mud Bogging, im going to start off running my mildly built 318, untill i can build a bigblock stroker, considering my lack of HP (compared to the trucks id be up competing with) i need to run as light a rig as i can. my RC is too chopped up run in a class that i could be at all competitave in with my current engine. so i have the choice of putting another body on my RC frame or using a 85 SWB i have laying around. David
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2006, 03:39:49 PM »
   Put the w's cab on the rc's frame,  that's as light as you'll get
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2006, 03:41:27 PM »
from the 86 FSM, of course options make a difference.

W150 short bed  4067
W150 long bed    4180
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2006, 03:42:14 PM »
Thanks for the help folks i found a 2003 NTSA report that has in it the curb weights of vehicles built between 1991 tru 1999, it list in it that a '91 W100 weighs 4150 and the same year RC weighs 4640. it has a long list of vehicles and weight if anyone is intrested here is a link to the PDF file http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/regrev/evaluate/pdf/809662.pdf#search=%22curb%20weight%201985%20dodge%20w150%22
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2006, 03:44:46 PM »
  Use the w's cab on the rc's frame and it'll be lighter than the w without the bed....or cut the rc's body off behind the door and add a alum sheet to the back to keep you from looking like the swamp thing....rather than Sasquach
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 03:46:24 PM »
Put the w's cab on the rc's frame, that's as light as you'll get

That was my origional plan, in fact my RC frame and running gear are sitting bare in my shop now. the problem is the rules require the body be stock for the class i would be running in. David
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2006, 03:49:16 PM »
   So it should be lighter without the glass and roof and everything else behind the seat,  then just add a alum sheet around your seat,  cut the floor out of the back half and wheel wells,  cut the fiberglass door in half and rivet it to the sides with light alum sheetmetal brackets
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2006, 03:08:47 AM »
Marty why dont you just not reply to my post. you are a severe waste of bandwith, filled with useless crap and mostly misinformation. David
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Re: Curb weights?
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2006, 06:04:36 AM »
   Lol and this post is so meaningful as to what.......actually you could have answered your own question and there would be no need for this post,   what is lighter...like you didn't know,   i guess you didn't,   well you got your answer what else should come out of this so technical of questions.     What was the question again...technically speaking of course
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