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Old 04-11-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Wheel base and Payload

Quick question - I have the short wheel base (145) on my truck and the same truck with the 157 wheel base has a payload of 200 pounds less.

Why does a shorter wheelbase give you more payload? I did a bit of searching on the web and only found wheelbase and comfort explained with greater wheelbase = smoother ride on cars.

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Longer WB truck probably weighs 200 lb. more.

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Old 04-12-2014, 06:14 AM   #3
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Longer WB truck probably weighs 200 lb. more.
Probably close to the truth. The very highest load capacity trucks are regular cab 2X4. Make it an extended cab or a crew cab (longer wheelbase) and the payload is less. Your adding more metal to the frame and the cab so your payload has to go down. Same thing happens when moving up to a diesel engine or 4X4 drive; more metal, less payload.
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