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Steve Smith



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PostSubject: Roadmaster low-rider   Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:47 pm





This is what my wagon looks like with gas shocks (no more air shocks), and 1150 lbs. of patio blocks in the back. Power wasn't a problem, and stopping wasn't bad, handling, especially steering feel was a bit, um....... unsettling.
What a work horse! I don't need no stinking pick-up truck!
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:59 am

Love the Keystones...
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:02 am

Watch those exhaust tips on speedbumps.   Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:06 am

Just curious, what's the limit set by GM on how much to haul?
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:07 am

I scrape mine coming out of the driveway nearly once a week.
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:16 am

Steve Smith wrote:
Just curious, what's the limit set by GM on how much to haul?

Tow rating is 5000lbs. Not sure what the GVW limit was.

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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:46 pm

Vehicle capacity weight 1199lbs. Of course that's evenly distributed, not just in the cargo area. And that's also assuming with the load leveling factory air shock set up.
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:34 pm

How much weight is in the cargo area of that first picture? The front is up, back in down.,
Looks overloaded for some reason.

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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:38 am

Both pictures were taken after I got back home from Lowe's (like a Home Depot) with 1150 pounds of patio block. It had "enhanced" power steering !
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:46 am

Just be careful, that sounds like you might have overloaded the axle a little. Not that I haven't done the same with our BMW wagon...
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:20 am

Nevermind the wagon being overloaded,those keystone rims are not known for their durability.
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:38 am

Flasheroo wrote:
Nevermind the wagon being overloaded,those keystone rims are not known for their durability.
??????? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:05 am

The chrome on the steel area is a bit sketchy, but the center alum. part of the rims is doing pretty good chrome wise. I just want to order some nice polished stainless steel trim rings to hide the blackened area. Other than that.......
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:24 am

Steve,I meant that I have seen a very light 70 Nova with a built small block break a keystone rim mounted on the rear axle twice.Guess I just never could trust them after that!
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:23 am

Steve Smith wrote:
Vehicle capacity weight 1199lbs.  Of course that's evenly distributed, not just in the cargo area. And that's also assuming with the load leveling factory air shock set up.

That includes the driver and passengers.
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:48 am

"That includes the driver and passengers."[quote]

Correct. Figure on 3 in front, 3 in middle, and 2 rug rats (or dogs) in the very back. I removed the small rear seat to gain some extra storage space. Usually just me in the car, sometimes my wife. Kinda wish I didn't have to use the old girl to haul everything from scrap metal, construction materials, tree limbs, lawn equipment, furniture, etc. She hasn't failed me so far even when towing a '99 Grand Prix on a tow dolly up & down in the mountains of West Virginia. Only had cargo mounted on the roof once (dining room table and a couple chairs), but that was hauling items approx. 1000 miles from Fla. to PA.
I'd still prefer a full size wagon for overall daily use that a full size pick-up truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Roadmaster low-rider   Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:38 pm

I had over 1300 lbs of ceramic tile in one of the L03 wagons. It was bottomed out on the springs and the steering felt REALLY light kind of like driving a boat. I figure the front wheels were barely touching the ground lol.
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