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Old June 17th, 2016, 12:02 PM
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What does your Defender weight?

I'm curious what other Defenders on the forum weigh in at. Supposedly, a 1997 D90 has a curb weight (unloaded without passengers) of 3913 lbs and a GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of 6001 lbs. My D90 weighs in at 5040 lbs unloaded. That's with a RTT, some underbody armor and 3/4 tank full but an empty tub. What does your 90's and 110's weigh in at?
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Old June 17th, 2016, 12:09 PM
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IIRC, mine is over 5000 pounds as well. It is beyond me how they could ever get below 4000. They must use special scales at the factory.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 12:24 PM
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Thanks John. I'm just trying to get an idea of what's "normal" and if mine is excessively heavy or not.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 12:30 PM
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The rust holes in my chassis and bulkhead have reduced the weight of my 110.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 12:34 PM
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Old June 17th, 2016, 12:36 PM
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Found a note. It was 5003 pounds with weekend camping gear and say 300 pounds of passengers.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 12:36 PM
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My D is so fat, it drove over a rainbow and skittles popped out the side.
My D is so fat, when it drives down the street, people start putting their trash cans on the side of the road.
My D is so fat, when gypsies see it they say "damn, why you need all that stuff?".
My D is so fat, when it's on the highway, escort vehicles keeping pulling in front of it.
My D is so fat, when it went to a trucker's scale to have it weighed, the scale said "damn bitch, get off me I can't breath!"

I think you're fine Carl.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 01:37 PM
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I had to weigh my 110 when I first registered it. Tax is based on weight, so I removed the spare, the jack, the floor mats, and door tops before I hit the scales. And I was very low on fuel also.


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Old June 17th, 2016, 03:10 PM
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WTF? So I'm still 37 lbs heavier unloaded than you are loaded. Is that odd? I have the NAS cage which probably adds a bit of weight too and it's Dynamat throughout. I'm curious how heavy mine will be when I am fully loaded with extra fuel, water, fridge and camping gear.

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Found a note. It was 5003 pounds with weekend camping gear and say 300 pounds of passengers.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 03:10 PM
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Ha! Thanks Mark.

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My D is so fat, it drove over a rainbow and skittles popped out the side. My D is so fat, when it drives down the street, people start putting their trash cans on the side of the road. My D is so fat, when gypsies see it they say "damn, why you need all that stuff?". My D is so fat, when it's on the highway, escort vehicles keeping pulling in front of it. My D is so fat, when it went to a trucker's scale to have it weighed, the scale said "damn bitch, get off me I can't breath!" I think you're fine Carl.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 04:26 PM
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ROW 90 unloaded, 3990
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Ls2 / 6l80 Defender 90 with roll cage warn 8274 and full tilt 1940kg with driver for engineering last weekend
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Old June 17th, 2016, 07:05 PM
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Carl,
Like others your fine. A little on the heavier side but your packin that 300tdi, a couple batteries, RTT, big bumper, winch, heavy tires and wheels, window guards, that stuff adds up. I wouldn't change it one bit. You have a well appointed truck. Just figure out how to take less stuff and get by. Load it right, good springs and go have fun. These trucks can take a beating and are pretty forgiving when it comes to loads.
My truck is 90 SW like yours and weighs out at 2350# front axle, 2100# rear axle, 4450 total. Of course that's if the scales down the road are accurate.
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Old June 18th, 2016, 12:21 AM
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That's 4277 lbs for all you muricans.

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Old June 18th, 2016, 12:23 AM
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You're right Mason. The cast iron block of the 300tdi doesn't help and the ARB is a pig. I also have the 1-ton steel wheels. Those account for a ton, right?

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Carl, Like others your fine. A little on the heavier side but your packin that 300tdi, a couple batteries, RTT, big bumper, winch, heavy tires and wheels, window guards, that stuff adds up. I wouldn't change it one bit. You have a well appointed truck. Just figure out how to take less stuff and get by. Load it right, good springs and go have fun. These trucks can take a beating and are pretty forgiving when it comes to loads. My truck is 90 SW like yours and weighs out at 2350# front axle, 2100# rear axle, 4450 total. Of course that's if the scales down the road are accurate. Mason
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If we all had 2 plus times hp(Ls2) we wouldn't even be having the conversation. No substitute for horsepower
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Had a chance to weigh the 110 last night completely unladen 2,200 kilos (4,850 lbs)
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Old November 13th, 2016, 12:25 PM
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So my 90 is 190 lbs heavier than your 110.

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Had a chance to weigh the 110 last night completely unladen 2,200 kilos (4,850 lbs)
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I was looking for my weight certificate but could not find it, however mine had close to 500 lbs added to the landy by the UK

This was stupid dead weight added so that the landy can meet the commercial weight limit. The floor, sides, rear bulkhead etc. were fitted with 3/8 thick checkered steel plates and purpose bent panels to fit..it was factory fit and a clean job really.

It took myself and two of my guys almost a day to remove them, they had tons of bolts and revets.

I will be adding some weight with my sound system and a carpeted floor, but it wont add up to no way nearing 500 lbs.

I also took out my AC system which I am sure weighed over 100 lbs combined if not more.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 05:58 PM
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Good thread. I recently started uninstalling some of the HD off-road gear. Amazing how much better driving performance is without the front safarigard and winch.
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