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Old 07-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #81
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There are relatively inexpensive wheel pad scale sets an individual can acquire. One vendor has a four pack and then one can add individual units.The least expensive mode was two four packs. Each scale is a complete unit with no central box, so one has to crank up the old pencil to get totals of each end of an axle, all the axles, tongue weight etc.

My "local" CAT scales are 35 miles one way in the opposite direction for most of my trips.

The challenge would be finding a truly level spot to place a nearly 50' rig and get all parts upon the pads.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:57 PM   #82
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I don't end up flying down the freeway or over mountain passes but I'd really rather not buy another Suburban right now or spend the $5000 the dealer said it would cost to change the gearing. A pickup's not an option because of the other ways that I use the vehicle.
I did not read the other answers here but I can say the Strealer added a zero to the cost of changing the rear axle ratio. I had mine change quite some time ago for a couple of hundred.

Find a shop that specializes in rear axles and have then put in a 3.73 the 3.42 is TOO high and the 3.08 is insane.
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I had a 6.0 with 3.73 and it was almost perfect til I got a 8.1 with 4.10!!
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