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AGAIN what does your door sticker say? my 2020 build says 6000 my door sticker says 4750 and I bet yours does too.
 

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AGAIN what does your door sticker say? my 2020 build says 6000 my door sticker says 4750 and I bet yours does too.
The door stickers takes into account the springs. The build sheet takes into account just the physical part. Power wagons have soft springs there for have a lesser rating. A diesel has stiff springs to have a higher rating.

As the truck rolls down the assembly line, what part to they pull off the shelf for the front axle? The build sheet say the power wagon, 3500 and 2500 all get the 6000# axle housing. I work in a factory but I can't be the only one that understands this.
 

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The door stickers takes into account the springs. The build sheet takes into account just the physical part. Power wagons have soft springs there for have a lesser rating. A diesel has stiff springs to have a higher rating.

As the truck rolls down the assembly line, what part to they pull off the shelf for the front axle? The build sheet say the power wagon, 3500 and 2500 all get the 6000# axle housing. I work in a factory but I can't be the only one that understands this.
I totally understand the 6000 housing is the same, if you look at a post I made at the beginning I said they have the same front axle.... post #4, the set up is different however and more than just the springs. I asked the owner of AEV if he would consider making a set of HD coils for a power wagon and he told me no and that the articulink is something that causes the vehicle to list when too much weight is added.
 

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bowerpower should be checking in any moment with photo and measurement of his pw 6000 axle compared to regular 2500 6000 axle :anitoof:
 

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bowerpower should be checking in any moment with photo and measurement of his pw 6000 axle compared to regular 2500 6000 axle :anitoof:
Well, wouldn't luck have it that the ram dealer across the trees from work doesn't have any new heavy duties. I'll gave to look for used ones.

The other problem is that spot you pointed at is not perfectly round. I need to measure the circumference to get a proper measurement of the diameter of the tube. If I tried to measure the across, line of sight changes the measure. When I measure the power wagon, it looks like a 4 inch diameter but you said it's around 3.5 inches. I find it funny you think ram makes 2 compley different #6000 axles. One for a truck that sells less than 2500 units a year.

I do admit that I didn't take into consideration the articulink. Would be something to look into if one was putting a snow plow on front. Would be interesting to see someone test that.
 

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Well, wouldn't luck have it that the ram dealer across the trees from work doesn't have any new heavy duties. I'll gave to look for used ones.

The other problem is that spot you pointed at is not perfectly round. I need to measure the circumference to get a proper measurement of the diameter of the tube. If I tried to measure the across, line of sight changes the measure. When I measure the power wagon, it looks like a 4 inch diameter but you said it's around 3.5 inches. I find it funny you think ram makes 2 compley different #6000 axles. One for a truck that sells less than 2500 units a year.

I do admit that I didn't take into consideration the articulink. Would be something to look into if one was putting a snow plow on front. Would be interesting to see someone test that.
I think a lot of pw run snow plows. I‘m thinking the issue would be from a heavier cab over camper or the like.
 

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I think a lot of pw run snow plows. I‘m thinking the issue would be from a heavier cab over camper or the like.
I didn't think of that. I was think of a over head car hauler but I'm not sure if that's a thing on light duty trucks.
Would those be the only reason to need a stronger front end? I don't know why you'd need to put 6000 pounds on the front axle.
 

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I didn't think of that. I was think of a over head car hauler but I'm not sure if that's a thing on light duty trucks.
Would those be the only reason to need a stronger front end? I don't know why you'd need to put 6000 pounds on the front axle.
I have a go fast camper (these are light under 500lbs) and with just me and my wife so 350lbs between us I am at 4620lbs on the front axle. put a heavier camper and more gear up front I would be heavier. I think until people actually weigh their trucks they have no idea how close they are to maxing out their front axles.

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I have a go fast camper (these are light under 500lbs) and with just me and my wife so 350lbs between us I am at 4620lbs on the front axle. put a heavier camper and more gear up front I would be heavier. I think until people actually weigh their trucks they have no idea how close they are to maxing out their front axles.
Interesting, that makes me think the front axle rating is just barely enough for the truck by it's with anyone in it. Most of the camper weight should be on the rear axle. The front added weight would be mainly the passengers.

On a side note, you're truck has nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution just like a sports car.
 

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Well, wouldn't luck have it that the ram dealer across the trees from work doesn't have any new heavy duties. I'll gave to look for used ones.

The other problem is that spot you pointed at is not perfectly round. I need to measure the circumference to get a proper measurement of the diameter of the tube. If I tried to measure the across, line of sight changes the measure. When I measure the power wagon, it looks like a 4 inch diameter but you said it's around 3.5 inches. I find it funny you think ram makes 2 compley different #6000 axles. One for a truck that sells less than 2500 units a year.

you may be in over your head with this discussion if your suggesting these trucks have oval axle tube:banghead:.
theyre round just like they always have been since the stone age.
once you find a regular 2500 youll see the passenger side of the pumkin has 3.8" diam tube that maintains 3.8" diam into the cad portion of the housing.
pw is 3.5" out of the pumkin passenger side and steps up to 3.8" into the cad section.
 

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