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Old 07-31-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how to calculate the weight of the front wheels of my toad. Saw it somewhere but can not find it know.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
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Well, the manufacturer provides 2 weights on vehicles, the curb (completely empty and dry) weight and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The GVWR is the maximum weight the vehicle can be. Yours will be somewhere in between depending on optional equipment, fluids (oil, fuel, coolant etc) and the passenger/cargo load. The manufacturer will also know what the weight distribution is between the front and rear axles at the curb weight, but the actual axle weights will vary based on how the vehicle is loaded. So you can get a a rough idea of how much is on each axle, but it's best just to load the vehicle how it would normally be loaded and go weight each axle to get the best numbers.

I might be able to help you with those weights if you could tell me what year, make, model and trim level your toad is.
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I'm curious why you want to know the weight of the front wheels.
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Well it is a 2002 maxima. I know what the car weights. I saw some where on this forum how to estimate the front wheel weight.
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For my tow dolly
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2002 Nissan Maxima has 62% of its weight on the front wheels, 38% on the back for the curb weight of 3209 lbs, so roughly 1989 lbs is on the front axle. Will your car be pretty much empty when you're towing it? If so, that weight will be pretty close.
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I took mine to some truck scales that were divided for weighing 4 different sections. Just straddled the first two. GM says the Acadia has a 55/45 front/rear weight ratio. The truck scales shows it to be 55.691%. May not mean anything for your Maxima but I think the best way to know is get it weighed. I talked to the clerk in the truck stop I used and told her what I wanted to do. She was very helpful.
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thanks that is what i was looking for
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