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Weight Bias Front/Rear

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by John Rathjen, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. John Rathjen

    John Rathjen SWATDOC Supporting Member

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    I'm trying to find out either the weight bias or the actual curb weights for the front and rear axles.

    I know the overall weight for a SCREW is about 5700lbs, but I need to find out the weight on each axle, as I'm shopping for a car lift for my garage. Im liking the Maxjax, which has a 6K rating, but there is a 3K max per axle, so I'm not sure if it would work.

    Thanks
     
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    You leave yourself with no safety factor.
    The front is way heavier than an empty bed, spare tire.
    I'd give it 60/40 to 65/35 split.
     
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    Even if axle weight distribution is 3000 lbs each front and rear, you are cutting the max capacity of 6000 lbs pretty close. Make sure that Fords definition of curb weight includes all fluids and factor in any other cargo or modifications that might add weight. Consider going to a truck stop and having your Raptor weighed. It would make a terrible noise falling from 5 feet on to your garage floor not to mention safety issues.
     
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    I figured they were probably a little conservative on their rating, but understand what you're saying. Trying to find a lift to fit inside a 9' ceiling garage thats also portable so I can move it out of the way when i need to
     
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    Come to think of it, I believe the weight per axle is on the door jam tag.
     
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    It might be the gross weight rating per axle - I did find those figures online, but not what I need
     
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    you can run it over the truck scales for like $10
     
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    Ok thanks might have to do that
     
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    Or just get the proper lift for the job. It's only your life on the line...
     
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    Totally get what ur saying - not trying to be cheap at all. It’s very difficult trying to find a lift that will fit in a residential garage. Options are very limited

    jabron if u know of a “proper” lift that will fit in my garage and that I can move when not in use please let me know. Other than the Maxjax, the only other one I’ve seen that would work is the 7K model Quickjack, but I would prefer a more traditional 2 post lift
     
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