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Old 06-09-2013, 10:22 PM
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I went to my job site the other day and packed my bed to the top with 4x4x8 posts. Every square inch of bed was full. After loaded I did pushed down on the back of the truck and it still had suspension left. It was pretty close to the rear wheel wells. I then drove 125 km and unloaded it. It handled really well. And I never hit the bump stops. I have the CC sport 4x4 6 speed with 3.55. I mean from what I hear it sounds Wayyy over loaded. But still drove well and drives well now. Did I do any damage? I took pictures but I'm on my phone so can't upload right now
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whats the Payload cap on your sticker?

If they were Cedar posts they weight about 18lbs each so if your payload cap is even a 1000lbs you can put 44 of them and that's including a drivers weight of 200lbs
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I wouldn't do it often but likely you did not hurt it
I still prefer leaf springs for hauling loads
the coil springs do make for betting ride quality though
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They were pressure treated. So I believe spruce?
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I just did a quick count from my picture and I'm going to say I had at least 60-70
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I just did a quick count from my picture and I'm going to say I had at least 60-70

Yeah if they were pressure treated they be about 30lbs each So Yes that would definitely be above 1500 payload cap. Though like GTyankee said. As long as you do not do it all the time it shouldn't cause issues
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I will update again once I get my pics up. They don't look pressure treated as they are very weathered from being outside. Which also means they aren't soaked from just being treated
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Did you overload it.......probably. But as mentioned that payload has to take into consideration a lot of things. Wouldn't do it often, dang sure wouldn't do it over rough roads. You run the risk of hurting the suspension over the long haul if you keep doing it and if you encounter a nasty bump or road.

I did the same thing with some stone after getting mine w/ the air suspension, smooth road I was ok but wouldn't do it again.
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I think with anything though that they give a huge safety margin. Like in construction. A chain rated for say 2000 pounds. Can actually hold like 10000 pounds but they say 2000 so if overloaded a bit no one dies.
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I think with anything though that they give a huge safety margin. Like in construction. A chain rated for say 2000 pounds. Can actually hold like 10000 pounds but they say 2000 so if overloaded a bit no one dies.
It used to be a rule of thumb that any kind of weight rating was 1/3 of capacity but since construction equipment, farm machinery, etc. started coming from Japan and China, they have had to reduce costs to stay competitive. Just some food for thought.
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