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Old 23rd February 2009, 10:48   #1
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Is there any other problems caused by car overloading other than suspension & tyre damage ?

What about the chassis ?
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Old 23rd February 2009, 11:28   #2
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Experienced these problems in my 800 due to regularly overloading the car. ( I dont do that now)
1. Handling problems.
2. sagging of suspensions (springs).
3. damage to sidewalls of tyres.
4. Burnt clutch. .
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Old 23rd February 2009, 11:34   #3
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Rickety wheels, commonly found on indiCABS.

Also given the state of our roads and the badly designed speed breakers. The underbody esp the silencer will get hit.
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Old 23rd February 2009, 11:47   #4
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Other than the tyres and suspension getting affected, there is a delay in braking too if the car is fully loaded.

Frequent overloading of the car will only affect the suspension whereas overloading the car once in a while is not an issue.
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Mainly suspension bottoming out. Braking is also a problem.
but most of all, too much noise in the back seat discussing (disgusting) uselsess stuff. i like two seaters!!
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Old 23rd February 2009, 23:36   #6
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4. Burnt clutch.
Can you please explain more about the issue ?
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Old 23rd February 2009, 23:53   #7
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Suspension(bits) will retire quite earlier than normal.
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Can you please explain more about the issue ?
mithun i believe it is the normal clutch issue. engine revving and not enough power delivery at the wheels. change of clutch plates and clutch overhauling.
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Our SS80 body became little wider, due to heavy loading on the roof. we had a roof pack installed. But is happened after 6-7 years of usage. we come to knew about it as the back seat locks become too far from the seat brackets lol.
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Old 24th February 2009, 11:27   #10
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Overloading can be of two kinds:

1. more people than the car can accomodate (or heavier people)
2. dead weight in car's boot/dikky.

I have heard from many people (specially commercial vehicles owners - taxi, Jeep, etc) that they prefer carrying extra people than dead weight. They try to tell that the mechanics of dead weight is such that it damages the suspension more than people sitting in the car (for same given weight). I have not been able to understand this.

Would anyone throw some light on this issue please?
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Old 25th February 2009, 22:46   #11
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^^^ we are talking about Overloading. Loading to its capacity is always good.
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Old 25th February 2009, 23:37   #12
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Well i am not to sure but my guess would be that the dead weight would remain concentrated at a particular spot and passengers would obviously move/change which might make the difference. not sure..

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Overloading can be of two kinds:

1. more people than the car can accomodate (or heavier people)
2. dead weight in car's boot/dikky.

I have heard from many people (specially commercial vehicles owners - taxi, Jeep, etc) that they prefer carrying extra people than dead weight. They try to tell that the mechanics of dead weight is such that it damages the suspension more than people sitting in the car (for same given weight). I have not been able to understand this.

Would anyone throw some light on this issue please?
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Overloading can be of two kinds:

1. more people than the car can accomodate (or heavier people)
2. dead weight in car's boot/dikky.

I have heard from many people (specially commercial vehicles owners - taxi, Jeep, etc) that they prefer carrying extra people than dead weight. They try to tell that the mechanics of dead weight is such that it damages the suspension more than people sitting in the car (for same given weight). I have not been able to understand this.

Would anyone throw some light on this issue please?
Its prob bcoz when you have an equal weight of people sitting inside the vehicle, the load is more centralized and better distributed as compared to having weight in the boot (overhang). The further the weight gets from the suspension, the more load it creates.

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Old 25th February 2009, 23:55   #14
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ya i guess thats another imp point...the overhang can be much more damaging

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Its prob bcoz when you have an equal weight of people sitting inside the vehicle, the load is more centralized and better distributed as compared to having weight in the boot (overhang). The firther the weight gets from the suspension, the more load it creates.

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Is there any other problems caused by car overloading other than suspension & tyre damage ?

What about the chassis ?
Consumption of fuel increases exponentially. I have myself observed that Alto gave mileage of 11 km/lt when loaded with dead weight in boot.
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