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Took mine to the scale today, which is maybe 4 minutes from my house. Washington State DOT always leaves the scale house windows unshuttered with the scale display pointing where you can read it.

Mine weighs in at 4380 with ZERO gear in it, back seat removed and no spare tire on the carrier, about 1/4 tank of fuel.

Other details about how it sits when I weighed it:

04 Rubicon: 4 spd auto
3.5" Rubicon Express SF suspension lift
1.25" JKS BL, 1" BMML
BFG KM2 MTs, 33x12.50x15 on steelies (with about 550 miles on them)
sPOD
Jeep Medic TT and eng. skid
Rockhard cage and rear bumper
Mile Marker 9500si winch mounted to a Bestop Highrock4x4 front bumper
Jeeperman Skidz - the model that accommodates a body lift

This gives an example of how quickly you can be over the limit of a 7k weight rating trailer, when some trailers can weigh upwards of 1,500 lbs



Bright sunlight at my back, reflecting off the scale house windows today made the picture of the scale display not turn out so great.

 

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I haven't weighed mine, but I'm guessing my LJ is over 5000 lbs.

I upgraded to a new 10K trailer last September. My previous 7K trailer tires wore funky due to the axles and tires being maxed out.
 

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Steve578 said:
My previous 7K trailer tires wore funky due to the axles and tires being maxed out.
x2,

I replaced mine in August 2010 with a 10k. I had one tire that toasted itself on my Moab in May trip, so I replaced it right before Colorado. By the time I got back from Colorado, the tire I moved to that position was toast.

1st trailer was a 16' 5" C channel with a wood deck (PJ 516)
 

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Hey ROF'ers,



This is an important topic if you are looking for a trailer because many of us do not know or really realize how heavy the Jeep truly is after the suspension mods, skids, winches, bumpers, ect. When you go to pick a trailer, be sure to get a car trailer and not a light weight landscaping trailer. Sure you will be paying more, but in return, you will get a larger rating, dual axle electric brakes and will be legal if ever stopped by the weights and measures.
 

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Last I weighed mine it was 4500 with me in it and 1/2 a tank of gas.

Thinking I gained a hundred pounds or so since the LA upgrade.

Thinking my next task, besides axles, will be a diet.

A 10k trailer is a must, thinking of getting my axles upgraded to 12k.
 

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With full tank of gas, my general recovery gear in jeep, soft doors on jeep,

4153lbs

LF wheel 1077lbs
RF wheel 1086lbs
LR wheel 996 lbs
RR wheel 994

52% of jeep weight front end
48% of jeep weight rear end

TJ hard doors weigh 55lbs each if you didn't know
 

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G-man said:
With full tank of gas, my general recovery gear in jeep, soft doors on jeep,

4153lbs

LF wheel 1077lbs
RF wheel 1086lbs
LR wheel 996 lbs
RR wheel 994

52% of jeep weight front end
48% of jeep weight rear end

TJ hard doors weigh 55lbs each if you didn't know
Where did you weigh that you were able to get the weight at each wheel?
 

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Steve578 said:
G-man said:
With full tank of gas, my general recovery gear in jeep, soft doors on jeep,

4153lbs

LF wheel 1077lbs
RF wheel 1086lbs
LR wheel 996 lbs
RR wheel 994

52% of jeep weight front end
48% of jeep weight rear end

TJ hard doors weigh 55lbs each if you didn't know
Where did you weigh that you were able to get the weight at each wheel?
Any weigh station where you can put one corner (wheel) on the scale at a time.

It could easily be done on the picture of the scale posted by desertfox1.
 

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Ken White said:
Steve578 said:
[quote="G-man":k2hmg5e2]With full tank of gas, my general recovery gear in jeep, soft doors on jeep,

4153lbs

LF wheel 1077lbs
RF wheel 1086lbs
LR wheel 996 lbs
RR wheel 994

52% of jeep weight front end
48% of jeep weight rear end

TJ hard doors weigh 55lbs each if you didn't know
Where did you weigh that you were able to get the weight at each wheel?
Any weigh station where you can put one corner (wheel) on the scale at a time.

It could easily be done on the picture of the scale posted by desertfox1.[/quote:k2hmg5e2]

Got it. Duh!!
 

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We did the weighing with scales that are used on race cars, some speed shops may have them
 

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Over time, modifications in signatures change. These weights will have better lasting value, if we list modifications in the post with the weight. If you posted a weight, please consider editing your post and add your mods.

This is a great idea. I hope to get mine weighed in June 11. I will post my vehicle weight.
 

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MJM said:
Over time, modifications in signatures change. These weights will have better lasting value, if we list modifications in the post with the weight. If you posted a weight, please consider editing your post and add your mods.
good idea.... Mine is DONE

EDIT - I closed my browser and lost my post edit from earlier, so I will re-do my attempts to list my mods in the post
 

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4620 with bike rack and 2 bikes. Winch on front and tow bar attached. Thanks for
the tip about Washington DOT scales.
 

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stock curb weight is 3721#

my LJ is about 4200# w/o me and a mostly full tank of gas.

Poison spyder rockers.
LoD front winch bumper - Tmax EW9500 winch
LoD rear tire carrier bumper
(5) 33x10.5 R 15 KM2 - 15x8 MT Classic Lock wheels
No backseat
RE 4.5 SF SA
33 engineering Tcase skid plate, although I don't remember if i had the plate on it, or just the cross member at the time.


I have since gone on a Savvy diet.
Front bumper
Gas tank - (replaced stock so not much of a diet there)
(future) - Rockers
(future) - Underarmor
(future) - body armor
(future) - 3" Savvy lift

Although I think adding the body armor will negate any weight saving from the other parts, but at least I'm not getting fatter.
 

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4650 w/full tank and 200lb me inside. Tuffy drawer full of tools and 15# CO2 also spare axle shafts & hi-lift. Guess I need to put the hula girl on a diet...
 

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Steve578 said:
I haven't weighed mine, but I'm guessing my LJ is over 5000 lbs.

I upgraded to a new 10K trailer last September. My previous 7K trailer tires wore funky due to the axles and tires being maxed out.
Weighed the Jeep today. 5180 lbs with me and a full tank (about 30 gallons). It's officially a pig!

I was definitely overloading my old trailer.
 

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Weighed mine again yesterday after adding some gear.

Here's what differs from my first post for this weighing:

Full tank of fuel.
Spare mounted on carrier
ARB fridge in the back
Tool box in the back.

I was not in the Jeep when weighed.

4880 lbs, weighed at the same scale house as before





 

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Those numbers are the reason why I don't run heavy bumpers, swing-out carriers and heavy rocker protection.
They are just not needed in my wheeling areas.
My last Jeep (03 Rubicon) weighed about 4,200lbs with me in it and that included 35"s, 3"lift, dual batteries, York OBA, XD9000I winch, recovery gear, , home made belly-up, engine/tranny skid, Engel fridge/freezer, full doors (can't remember which top) and an assortment of other mods and recovery gear.

The current LJ Rubi is at 3,850 lbs with no driver, full fuel, full doors and hardtop. The only mods so far is a 33 Engineering belly-up, budget boost, bodylift/MM lift and puny 31's.
The goal is to have this one no heavier than the last one when completed.
I like to have the bare necessities only.
Vince
 

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Holy cow-your LJ is 3850-Wow!!! Mine was well over 5K before I stripped all the steel armor and swapped with aluminum. Last I weighed it, I was down to 4600 I think with doors, top, back seat, etc. In the middle of a suspension upgrade and have shed a bit of weight with stuff I cut off but with new brackets, will probably be a wash. I'd love to get it down around 4200 if I could, that would be sweet. Once engine is back together and suspension is done, I'll weigh everything-full, sides, corners, front elevated, etc. and get a true COG based off the math used to figure it then know what needs to be done from there to dial it in. We'll see.

Best of Luck,

Mike
 
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