Originally Posted by JIMNLIN
Sorry, I thought you were one of those type folks that think a Ranger/S10/1500/2500/3500 truck comes under 20000 lb max axle weight laws like one web site forum mod pushes.
Ummm....which "web site forum mod" might you be referring to?
On the off chance that you've picked up on an example I've used in the past, let's see the rest of the story.
It's not unusual on these weight threads to have someone offer the following advice to an individual who finds himself running over his truck's RAWR: "Just upgrade your tires to some with a higher weight rating, and you'll be fine."
In point of fact, upgrading the tires hasn't changed the manufacturer's RAWR shown on the vehicle's door sticker one iota. To illustrate this, I've used the extreme example of taking this advice and applying it to a Ford Ranger by saying: "If
I take this advice and bolt some Rickson 19.5" wheels and appropriate tires on my 4 cylinder/automatic transmission Ford Ranger, then according to what I'm reading, I would be good to tow up to the weight limit of the tires, even if it's a Teton 5th wheel."
Obviously, that's NOT the case, as nothing else in the vehicle's structure, running gear or powertrain has changed, nor have the manufacturer's GVWR or GAWR ratings. Manufacturer's GVWR and GAWR ratings as presented on the driver's door sticker are a function of far more than just the rating of the wheels and tires, which is the point I'm illustrating.
Do you have a specific problem with this example or the point I'm attempting to illustrate?