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6100# Suspension 77 2WD RC
« on: May 28, 2020, 05:34:24 pm »
I have a 77 RC 2WD completely original and ordered from the factory with the 6100# package. Does that mean that the front suspension is what RockAuto and LMCTruck consider Heavy Duty? They list the parts as 3/4 ton truck. So if I order parts, do I go with the heavy duty stuff? (Original Owner built it to haul his sailboat)
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    Re: 6100# Suspension 77 2WD RC
    « Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 08:22:31 pm »
    No, it is not the same as the 3/4 ton truck. If anything, it is just a larger bearing in the hub. The 6100 GVW was mainly due to emissions at the time. 6000 was the cutoff point for light duty, and heavy duty emissions. You likely have the 3000 lb front axle, And the 3400 rear axle.
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    Re: 6100# Suspension 77 2WD RC
    « Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 08:26:36 am »
    No, it is not the same as the 3/4 ton truck. If anything, it is just a larger bearing in the hub. The 6100 GVW was mainly due to emissions at the time. 6000 was the cutoff point for light duty, and heavy duty emissions. You likely have the 3000 lb front axle, And the 3400 rear axle.
    OK, thank you for that. I will assume that all the standard ball joints and steering components are just the normal stuff for a 1/2 ton then.
    74 RC SE 4X4
    77 RC HD 2WD
    74 RC rust bucket Parts truck
    78 Trailduster Body
    99 Durango SLT 360
    93 F350 Dually Centurian 460 4X4 Crew