how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap - S-10 Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Age: 34
Posts: 612

User is: quamen is offline
Send a message via AIM to quamen
how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap

Well i got a question about my s10. How much weight can I put in the bed? Im getting a work cap for it that has the doos in the back and what will be held in the back. A water tank and water about 400 lbs, generator 150 lbs, then the other stuff all together i need may weigh another 200 lbs or less. Can the s10 handle that much weight? That would be with cap and all over 1000 lbs. I see some s10 work trucks around all the time and seem to be carry heavy weight, but i dont know if they have modified suspensions or what

quamen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 12:27 AM
Hates 'know-it-alls'
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SOIL
Age: 35
Posts: 26,065

User is: grndscrpr03 is offline
Send a message via AIM to grndscrpr03 Send a message via Yahoo to grndscrpr03
I am pretty sure it can handle it, but it's gonna sag in the rear pretty bad. I would look into getting some air shocks for it.


grndscrpr03 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 11:28 AM
Registered User
 
woodshop98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 11,005

User is: woodshop98 is offline
I'm not sure about all the different years, but my '98 has an 1150 lb payload rating. Grndscrpr03 is right about the rear end sagging badly in the back.

Air shocks are 1 alternative, another is a traditional helper spring in the rear. There is a little known solution that intrigues me called the roadmaster suspension system. It's basically a small coilspring that mounts horizontally between the middle of the leafspring and the rear eyebolt. It's supposed to function as an overload spring, an anit-roll bar, and a traction bar (to prevent axelwrap) all in one. I don't have one, but my local mechanic put one on his suburban and said it really helped stabilize the rear end. They go for 2-250 bucks, if you get one I'd be really interested to see how it works on a loaded down S-10.
woodshop98 is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 04:11 PM
Project: Sabriel
 
MuddyS10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WV
Age: 30
Posts: 12,507

User is: MuddyS10 is offline
Send a message via AIM to MuddyS10
Re: how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap

in my 1994 standard suspension 4x4, i had 1400+ lbs of split wood in the back a few times, itll haul it, but the rear bumper was VERY low, and i was afraid i was going to start breaking stuff. helper springs, or even heavy-duty spring replacement packs would be a good idea.

Corey - 1999 Firebird Formula Trans Am, Blue-Green Chameleon, M6
Mods = Yes
Project: Sabriel
MuddyS10 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 06:44 PM
Registered User
 
eugenen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Age: 43
Posts: 2,306

User is: eugenen is offline
Re: how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap

There should be a sticker on the door listing the weight. I hauled well over 1 ton on my 88, it rode on the blocks all the way home though. You can get stiffer springs, overload springs, air bags, etc. Be careful though I have heard the shock mounts are weak so if you try air shocks you could break the shock mounts off.
eugenen is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 06:59 PM
footbraker
 
Rhansen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Age: 46
Posts: 1,236

User is: Rhansen is offline
Re: how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap

Jacking it up with air shocks is definitely a bad idea. Get air bag or helper spring.

spare parts...
Rhansen is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 08:15 PM
Project: Sabriel
 
MuddyS10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WV
Age: 30
Posts: 12,507

User is: MuddyS10 is offline
Send a message via AIM to MuddyS10
Re: how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap

you also have to worry about the GAWR - how much weight the axle itself can handle. if you put too much in, you risk bending the axle tubes, and thats not good. airbagging the rear isnt a terrible idea, but ive never seen it used on S-10's, only heavy duty trucks.

Corey - 1999 Firebird Formula Trans Am, Blue-Green Chameleon, M6
Mods = Yes
Project: Sabriel
MuddyS10 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 08:33 PM
Hates 'know-it-alls'
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SOIL
Age: 35
Posts: 26,065

User is: grndscrpr03 is offline
Send a message via AIM to grndscrpr03 Send a message via Yahoo to grndscrpr03
Re: how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap

Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddyS10
you also have to worry about the GAWR - how much weight the axle itself can handle. if you put too much in, you risk bending the axle tubes, and thats not good. airbagging the rear isnt a terrible idea, but ive never seen it used on S-10's, only heavy duty trucks.


You've never seen the rear of a S10 bagged before? Boy do you must live sheltered life. J/K, I know what you meant.



Last edited by grndscrpr03; 01-18-2004 at 08:34 PM.
grndscrpr03 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 01-18-2004, 09:01 PM
Blown ex ***
 
Jess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: sw sub shitcago
Posts: 5,354

User is: Jess is offline
Re: how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap

i have helper air bags on my truck. airlift.
for what your doing i would HIGHLY recomend them. and they are not hard to put on.

97, VORTECH V2 SQ / PowerStroke FMIC @14 psi, A4, 3.08
a broken down 13.88 @ 96.65
now with, 2114, 270ahr, ported heads, 1 5/8 L/T's & true duals, TunerCat, LC1 & XD-16, 3:73 Z/T
My Truck...
video = http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...55517765935057
95 x-cab, silver, tint, 4.3cpi, a4, 3/4

EDELBROCK TES & 3 1/2" exhaust for sale. PM me
Jess is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 01-19-2004, 11:16 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: atlanta ga
Posts: 87

User is: S10 Hauler is offline
Re: how much weight can a s10 bed hold with cap

I also have the airlift helper air bags. and they are awsome.
I tow about 4000lbs quite often and they make a big difference.
I also have had a full bed of split wood and had the air bags pump up to about 75% and the truck sat level

97 s10 ext. cab 4.3 auto. 3.73 auburn limited slip, 2000lbs helper air bag springs, flowmaster and k&n . Hope to do cam soon. 7.2" TV w/ dvd player. Alpine head unit, kenwood db 12" sub, kenwood amp(the best amps ever).
82 Toyota Pickup. Play toy. 37" swampers, custom mini bed, cage over bed, Courbeau racing seats, custom 4 link rear springs, 5 point harnesses. soon to come full exo cage.
S10 Hauler is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the S-10 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome