What would happen if I put too much weight in the bed?

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  1. squid

    squid braap

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    I have an 03 Chevy Crapalanche that I use to drag motorcycles to the track and basically nothing else. Both rear tires have slow leaks. I can't imagine I overloaded them, but it's weird the two rear ones have this and the fronts don't so that's the only thing I can think of. The most I've had in there is ~1000lbs and it supposedly can handle ~1350lbs.

    I do drive like a complete fucking madman if that makes a difference.
     
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    fill your tires up /thread

    1,000lbs in the bed wont do anything, except put more stress on your leaf springs and shocks. 1,000lbs is not too much for your truck, and it shouldn't do anything to your tires unless they were underinflated or have a bead leak beforehand.
     
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    Please tell me you didn't sell that rear tire in your avatar as a take off :rofl:
     
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    you're fine. You're not putting too much weight back there. But because there is still a fair amout of weight it is going to require you to fill the rear tires a little more frequently.
     
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    Normally there's only one bike back there, 300lbs maybe

    But every two weeks?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I would say never max it out, and run 80% payload or less 80% of the time and your truck will last forever.

    In short: 300lbs all the time is no problemo.
     
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    I keep tires until I crash on them :noes:

    I'm gonna go see if I can get them patched. Hopefully there's a hole somewhere that can be fixed.

    Maybe that time I drove across the desert with two bikes in the back, in 110F heat, on the top speed governor for like 50 miles has something to do with my current issues :mamoru:
     
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    Just so you know, that slow leak is only going to get worse. You should figure out where it's coming from by sticking the wheel in a kiddie pool -- or by taking it to a tire shop so they can do the same. Since you don't know how much more air will leak when you load up the bed, you really shouldn't take your chances on tires that will last an unknown amount of time before they go flat. And when they do go flat, the next bump will suddenly motivate your 1000lbs of cargo to go everywhere it can, all at once.
     
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    Nails in both :mamoru:

    I KNOW you care
     

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