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Tom7227

Bottoming out

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I've been hauling some rock and I was wondering what it takes to bottom out a 2002 F150 2WD. The truck has 104,000 on it and I've never replaced the shocks. It bottomed out on the first load and so I backed off on what I put in it. Didn't seem to do any damage, but my arms are about 2 inches longer. Anyone have any idea how much it would hold?

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1000lbs tops I would think. Tongue weight for a trailer would be about 500lbs so I would double that for your truck load.

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depends on what exact model it is.

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i have a f150 2000 and i can haul easly over 1500 pounds and also it will tow with no problem 6000=lbs i have haul from st.cloud the lake of the woods and could have put more on it

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New shocks won't affect the load capacity, the weight is on the springs. Shocks dampen the bouncing only.

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Thanks Shizzy. My model said 2060 lbs was the max load. So would it be fair to say that you'd have to go beyond that to bottom out? Only real reason I ask is that I hauled 11 loads and I'm curious to know how much rock I've picked up.

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That's fair to say if the vehicle is not moving. You can be under the max load and bottom out on a rough road.

It's better to distribute more of the weight to the front of the truck bed. That will spread the load between front and back springs.

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