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Cool to see. Admittedly, even with my 3/4 ton...I'd have picked up that load with a utility trailer. I have airbag assist for my rear axles so the load isn't the issue. Mainly because don't want forklifts putting anything other than pallets in the bed. So many things can get messed up by a forklift that is having to slide things in and the utility trailer doesn't care if it is getting hit with a fork, etc. Still cool to see how the CT reacted to having a huge load in the bed. Would like to have commentary from the owner on how it drove with that payload back there.
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It’s a truck. Why wouldn’t you do this? It’s not close to its capacity. I believe videos like this showing people actually using it as a truck will be great.
Due to the weight of the load, and the manner in which the center of gravity of the load sits behind the rear axle, that Cybertruck is loaded significantly past the allowed load of the rear axle.

When the center of gravity of a load is behind the rear axle, it transfers some of the weight off the front axle. That loads the rear axle more than the actual weight of the load. I know it might sound impossible to some, but what is happening is that some of the weight of the truck is being transferred from the front axle to the rear axle. And the rear axle of the Dual Motor is rated to accomodate 1698 lbs. above its unloaded weight. It is indisputable that if that drywall actually weighs 1800 lbs. the Cybertruck is over-loaded far beyond its rated capacity. By my estimation, with one 200 lb. driver, and no other cargo, the rear axle is loaded somewhere around 600-800 lbs. over its rated limit of 5,062 lbs.(Curb Weight of the rear axle is 3,364 lbs.). Basically, it's over-loaded by roughly 12%-16%. It could be more than that depending upon how far the center of gravity is behind the rear axle.

This is always a concern, on any truck, whenever loads have a CoG behind the rear axle. That said, most trucks will not be damaged by loading past their rated limits, assuming speeds are low and roads are smooth. I would probably be more cautious about over-loading the Cybertruck because of its air suspension.

edit: Where did the 1800 lb. estimate for the load come from? Looking at it more closely, I think we're looking at 34 sheets of 5/8" 4x8 sheetrock. If so, the weight is over 2,400 lbs. and the truck is grossly overloaded.

I love seeing the Cybertruck in its element, but if that's 5/8" sheetrock, this is irresponsible (due to the load center being behind the rear axle).
 
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It’s a truck. Why wouldn’t you do this? It’s not close to its capacity. I believe videos like this showing people actually using it as a truck will be great.
Looking good to me!!!!!
I'll wait for Daul Motor version. I turned down the Fondation Series (To much $$ for a vehicle)
 

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I'm waiting for my Daul Motor version
I turned down the Fondation Series.
$100,000 is to much for any truck.
 


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They did look reasonably well inflated. And they may be more than slightly overloaded if that's 5/8" sheetrock (which I'm pretty sure it is). I imagine it was a short local trip on smooth roads!
 

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Tesla tends to keep the tires at maximum by default. Higher pressure, stiffer tire, lower rolling resistance.
 


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What I don’t understand here is that I see a lot of comments about it being overloaded… while that may be true, does this not happen all the time??? People this is not new… impressive maybe, but not new. We’ve all seen worse when it comes to overloading.
But how well does it handle like that is what I want to know.
 

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Wtf is he even talking about saying its not as expensive as a diesel or king ranch. He just paid 110k out the door for that fucking thing if its just the 2 motor, 130k if beast
 

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I think we are missing at least a little bit.
  • The truck did not seemingly go to the bottom of the suspension.
  • The truck seemed to be able to rebalance.
  • The truck didn't seem to pull off the lot with its nose in the air (as I've seen too often!!!)
even when overloaded.
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