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Ive always been wondering

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  1. Periculum

    Periculum Senior Member

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    I know I should have found this information long ago, but I have yet to uncover it. I was wanting to know the difference between curb weight and the GVWR that is listed on the sticker in every car. Ive heard lots of 'theories' but no one i know, knows for sure.
     
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    Curb weight = weight of car without load or passengers

    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating = maximum allowed total weight of the car after being fully loaded with fuel, passengers and cargo
     
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    wow it suddenly becomes so clear
     
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    Thats what I thought, but I was never sure until now.....

    Is there an easy way to figure a vehicles curb weight from the GVWR? I figured it might be GVWR-max weight capacity= curb?
     
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    If you know what the cargo rating of a car is, then yeah- you should be able to derive curb weight by subtracting max cargo load from the GVWR.
     
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