How to increase load capacity?


Billgrieve

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I have a set of coil overloads that I love, go between axle & frame. Clamp to axle, circle bumpstop. On a 4wd they don’t contact the frame when truck is empty so you have a “stock” ride. On a 2wd they do contact and compress about a inch when empty. I’ve not noticed a harsher ride because of it. I’d stay away from springs that go over the shocks. I’ve had a stock shock mount (top) break off before. I’ll try to find a pic of my spring setup. They are rated at 2500 pounds, paid 50 (I think) at autozone.
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The right answer is get a trailer. Solve the problem, not the symptoms.

At ~650 lbs, the issue isn't really weight, Rangers (B4000s) are rated for 1,250 lbs. 'course that gets reduced by options, passengers, etc before you get to actual payload. But you should still be fine.

Your issue is the quad @ ~8' long has rear wheels on lowered tailgate, so all its center of mass is behind the rear wheels. So, in addition to quad's weight, you are lifting weight off the front wheels which make the perceived squat worse than it really is. And means you don't have weight on front wheels for turning/stopping.

So, adding stronger springs really isn't solving your issue. You need to get quad's center of mass further forward on truck i.e. Ramps in truck bed, to lift quad's from wheels to point where tailgate can be closed, If tailgate can be closed quad's center of mass is directly over rear axle (more/less).

<My solution is 7' bed on my SuperCab, but that is rather drastic fix.>
You are exactly right..I’m going try backing the atv in and see if that helps at all ..
 


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Yeah, the weight of the ATV isn't the issue, it's the distribution of the load. Try the back in method but don't rule out getting a trailer. The benefit of a trailer is they usually sit lower and many have a tailgate made for loading wheeled items making loading and unloading much easier.
 

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In addition to sgtsandman's and don4331's answers, you have full access to your bed.
 


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