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Old 06-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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Hey everyone what's the load capacity on a 2002 SE? What can I do to increase the capacity


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check out your driver's side door, there should be a sticker with max weight.
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From a very simplified design and engineering standpoint you'd probably have to (at a minimum) improve the structural rigidity of the car (possibly better materials, more seam welding, chassis bracing, etc), bigger brakes, revised gearing, and add tires with higher load carrying capacity. In other words, not simple or necessarily a cheap solution.
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you can carry roughly 800lbs of stuff including you in the car. That's off the top of my head without looking.
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you can carry roughly 800lbs of stuff including you in the car. That's off the top of my head without looking.
I'm not looking at the moment either but that doesn't sound like much, i mean that's five adults that weigh 160lb each. probably pretty easy weight combination to hit.
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Im almost certain it's not more than 900 lbs. I wAs kinda surprised myself by it, but that's like 1/3ish the weight of the car
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can I add air helper springs? because I currently have 4 86lb batterys 100lbs of wood ,160lbs of subwoofers ,100 lbs of amps and I am on bumpstops right now
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so 700lbs for audio? heavy man... got a picture of your setup?

and im sure someone who knows will chime in about the suspension help, im not sure.
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Max payload according to my door jam is 827 lbs. GVWR is 3715. That will include fuel and everything inside. I do not know what curb weight is. To properly increase payload you would probably have to reinforce the chassis. Heavier springs MAY be available, kinda doubt it. You could get custom ones made most likely. Being heavier you will have to upgrade brakes. Higher weight capacity tires are needed. Look into getting some air shocks for the back if they are available. Pretty much to increase weight capacity you have to properly redesign everything. Having 700lbs in your trunk is also not properly carrying a load, it has to be distributed evenly. Wth you trying to do with all that????

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