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what is the differance in the two? curb weight is 3300 LBS and gross is 3968LBS.

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what is the differance in the two? curb weight is 3300 LBS and gross is 3968LBS.
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what is the differance in the two? curb weight is 3300 LBS and gross is 3968LBS.
Gross weight is curb weight plus load capacity. The Z is rated to carry roughly 550 lbs of cargo (including passengers).
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Gross weight is curb weight plus load capacity. The Z is rated to carry roughly 550 lbs of cargo (including passengers).
If his numbers are correct, it's 668lbs of cargo/passengers. 550 seemed like it would be easily exceeded by some fat couples.
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If his numbers are correct, it's 668lbs of cargo/passengers. 550 seemed like it would be easily exceeded by some fat couples.
The true measured weight is considerably higher. Something like 3374 for a Touring Sport, so that gives you just under 600 lbs. Don't know where I pulled the 550 from, probably my a**.
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If his numbers are correct, it's 668lbs of cargo/passengers. 550 seemed like it would be easily exceeded by some fat couples.
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thanks, the only info on the door was gross weight. i had to look up the curb weight. Im setting up my G Tech Pro portable dyno and i needed to know the weight of the car for it.
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thanks, the only info on the door was gross weight. i had to look up the curb weight. Im setting up my G Tech Pro portable dyno and i needed to know the weight of the car for it.
Then look up the "as tested" weight, the curb weight is apparently without any fluids.
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Then look up the "as tested" weight, the curb weight is apparently without any fluids.
Nein. Curb weight is the car in off-the-lot form, and includes all necessary operating fluids and a full tank of gas.

To use these horsepower estimators, you need to do: Curb weight - (expended gallons of gas x 6.0) + occupant weight.
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Either way, Nissan's curb weight is wrong according to anyone with a scale.
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Either way, Nissan's curb weight is wrong according to anyone with a scale.
Weird, you could be right for the numbers Nissan published. Usually actual weight is lower than curb weight, with no cargo or passengers. Their numbers would seem more like "dry weight" numbers then.
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