I regularly carried an extra 500 lbs besides myself in my Vibe, for 300,000 miles. Plus another 50,000 miles in this vibe.EagleZebra wrote: ↑Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:40 pmDead-weight limit/recomendation.
(Wasn't sure where to post this/look for related topics...)
I'll be hauling tools and such for work. I'm used to driving SUV's which don't seem to mind the extra dead-weight, but is there a recommended dead-weight limit?
'06, Base, 1.8L, FWD.
I'm more concerned about long-term consequences. Don't want to prematurely wear out bearings, suspension, trans., etc.
Currently tools are in the vehicle. Debating whether a small trailer is better.
Recommendations for preventive maintenance in this case?
I centered the heaviest weight over the rear axle. Not including my very tall, overweight wife in the passenger seat.
vibrologist wrote: ↑Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:50 amThe Vibe seats 5. Let's take an average weight of 200lbs x 5= 1000 lbs - your own weight. Weight distribution could become an issue. i'd put one fairly heavy tool box into the passenger foot well.
You did very well and I had the same feeling about fuel cost when I replaced my Ford Windstar with my Vibe. The Vibe looked as if it tried to pay for itself at the pump.
Bookworm wrote: ↑Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:26 pmI centered the heaviest weight over the rear axle. Not including my very tall, overweight wife in the passenger seat.
I've driven that sucker fully loaded (couldn't see out the back window, and had a car topper) from Detroit, to Mississippi, to Houston, with no real problems, even in the mountains.