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Old 10-17-2016
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98 1/2 3500 2wd club cab, 5.924v. does any body know the front axle weight of this vehicle?
i bought a vehicle lift rated at 8000#, they said i missused it, after the lifting cable came lose under the runner. the truck only weighs 7300# total
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Old 10-18-2016
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You could drive one end onto a scale. Mike at mopar197man.com says that you should weigh both ends of the truck and adjust tire pressure accordingly. He has the numbers somewhere on his site. A search for "proper tire pressure" may find it or send him a PM.

Your lift was a little light for lifting the whole truck. If new, it seems like the warranty should kick in. What were you doing? What brand/type of lift?
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Ed who's lift is it?
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Old 10-18-2016
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good day, the lift is from BEST BUY AUTO EQUIP, mod fp8k-ds-xlt, it is rated for 8000lbs. truck weighs 7300. it fit on the lift end to end, had 1" between cables & flares. looking at their web site it has ALI certification . looking at ANSI standards there should be a safety factor of 150%. they have offered to send all the replacement parts, providing that i do not lift my dodge any more. I asked the sales rep about the ability to lift the dodge, O YEA no problem. problem is someone miss represented this lift, it failed under the rated cap.
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My guess is that maybe where as these trucks are so front heavy that it came unbalanced. Personally I would of bought one with more capacity.
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Well 8k is a bit light for our trucks. However the cables only serve to keep the lifting arms equal on both side. The rams lift the truck. If the cable came off the pulley it's probably because the snap ring wasn't on all the way. Or the groove is not machined deep enough. When I got my lift they installed the pulleys over powder coat and would not turn.
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