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Tundra payload is under rated

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Stumpjumper, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Oct 3, 2018 at 3:18 AM
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    Stumpjumper

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    Based on experience hauling heavy loads I believe that Toyota has built in a significant safety factor. Last Friday I had 31 sacks of corn (1550 lbs), tool box, chainsaw, ice chest, gun, and other misc stuff including myself and everyday gear including floor jack. Probably another 300+ lbs.. Truck was squatting but not significantly.
     
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  2. Oct 9, 2018 at 11:26 AM
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    I haul heavy loads all the time. The 1/2 ton Chevy Z71 I had was a sissy compaired to the last 2 Tundra's that I bought.
    I THINK THE SUSPENSION IS MORE LIKE A 3/4 TON.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    The amount your truck sags isn't an indication of payload capability. You can put some air bags or beefier springs on to prevent sag - but your payload is still whatever it is on your door sticker. The GAWR and GVWR are still the same.

    The Tundra rear axle is fairly beefy - but it isn't a 3/4 ton axle.

    But, carry on. Ignore safety warnings and ratings and continue overloading your vehicles. :facepalm::frusty:
     
  4. Oct 9, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    I'm not advocating for knowingly overloading one's vehicle, but the Tundra has a 10.5" ring gear (equivalent to Dana 70) in the rear. If that doesn't qualify as heavy duty, I'm not sure what does....just my .02.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    There is more to the rear end than the ring gear.

    Tundra 10.5" rear axle weight rating is 4,150 lbs.

    A Dana 70 weight rating is 7,500 lbs (or higher depending on config).

    As I said, the Tundra rear axle is pretty beefy ..... for a 1/2 ton.
     
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  6. Oct 9, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    3/1 lift on 20" OZs with KOs, LED fogs, steps and a handle
    Maybe so... but I think I need some air suspension.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Any idea how much weight that might be?
     
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    There is no reason why the Tundra can't handle those loads. I am actually surprised that the full size trucks are 1/2 tons and 3/4 tons.
    In other parts of the world Toyota Hilux and Ford Rangers are 1 ton trucks. Maybe the leaf springs are beefed up a little but the chassis, axles etc. are not near what any full size truck in the US is.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    3/1 lift on 20" OZs with KOs, LED fogs, steps and a handle
    This is 3 yards of mulch, so I'm thinking ~2000lbs? Pulls fine, just sags a bit. (a lot)

    I got this from this site: http://mulchstoremn.com/faq.html

    "Typically, mulch products weigh between 400-800 lbs. per cubic yard"
     
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    :bikewheelie2: how's it steer?
     
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  11. Oct 9, 2018 at 2:40 PM
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    Learn the diference between a “full floating” and “semi-floating” axle, and it will make sense. ;)

    BTW, one tons ARE light duty - heavy duty would be 46K lb drive axles. :D Or 69K tri-drive. :rofl:
     
  12. Oct 9, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    3/1 lift on 20" OZs with KOs, LED fogs, steps and a handle
    Steering was fine, not even noticeable. Seems air would help level my towing too... so probably next mod.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice long bed
     
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  14. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    GeoJoe 2018 Tundra SR 4x4 5.7L Looooooooong Bed

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    3/1 lift on 20" OZs with KOs, LED fogs, steps and a handle
    Hey thanks! Tough to find, even more rare to see a lifted long bed.
     
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    Get a 1st Gen. They have a higher ‘Payload Rating’.
     
  16. Oct 13, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Air bags are inexpensive and easy to install to help level the truck. As long as you don't go crazy with the load.
    I HAVE AN '08 that I load the bed full of camping gear and then hook up a 26 ft. RV AND drive 620 miles each way
    To Terlingua ranch in south Texas. Been doing it for 9 years with no problems at all. I kept the '08 and just bought
    A 2019. Heading out again in November with the new one. Only thing I'm not sure about is the integrated transmission
    coolers on the new Tundra vs. the cooler bolted to the front of the radiator on my '08.
     
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    Hey, nice S30. Have anymore info, pics, build thread on her?
     

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