98 Silverado maximum payload question.

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    Gentlemen, I need to pick up a Detroit 4-53 for my K30 project. Can I safely haul this thing with my regular cab short bed? It weighs about 1100 pounds. I'm putting Monroe coil spring shocks in it tomorrow. It's got Goodyear wrangler 235/75R15 tires on it with a 2039 pound maximum load range. Am I nuts ?
     
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    1,100 lbs? That's it? Yeah, you have plenty of payload. I'm guessing about 1,400 lbs +/- for C1500.

    To find out for sure, go weigh your truck and subtract the weight from the GVWR from the door sticker.
     
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    Well that's good news, how about the tires?
     
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    Make sure air pressure is good. But with that much (or lack there of) weight I wouldn't worry about it. It's not that much
     
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    Thanks, I really don't want to haul anything heavier than a bag of grass seed with this truck. That's what the K30 is for.
     
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    2,039 lb rating is per tire, right? We hauled a load of tile on my Dad's 89 Sierra RCSB once. It was like 1,500 lbs. P-series tires ride nice, but put a heavy load on them and they feel somewhat mushy. For sure check tire pressures.

    Good thing you have a K30 for heavy loads!
     
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    Yup, that's the load rating per tire and yeah I got it, why don't I just get the 1100 pound Detroit with the K30 you may ask lol. Well the ol 6.2 is about to pull the pin and it's an 8 hour round trip out to PA and back. It's a brutal beast of a truck that does 55 mph tops. I don't trust that old 6.2 not to scatter the crankshaft half way there. :badidea:
     
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    Anyone want to drive this beast on an 8 hour round trip? Lol

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    My 1500 ECSB when stock was 5400# with me and a full tank, GVWR was 6200#. It was pretty wimpy. I don't think you're nuts, but that truck is going to squat and wallow with that load. The farther forward you get the engine in the bed, the better it'll drive.
     
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    This^^

    The payload of the 1500's with the 3/1 springs is less than 1000 lbs. If the SWB truck in question is one of the V6 fleet style trucks the payload may be even less.
     
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