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    Default 4312 lbs curb weight?

    Hi i have a 1986 thunderbird élan with the 3.8 engine and i was curious to know how much it weight but the sticker in the door jamb was quite faded aways but i still managed to read it with alot of light and the curb weight is rated at 4312 pounds is this possible? i mean alot of guys with 5.0l engines fox t birds ive seen on cardomain.com claim theirs are about 3600 -3800 pounds any clues?

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    You're probably looking at GVW (or whatever) that shows max load. Your car is probably about half a ton less than that.
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    The sticker on the door jam is NOT the curb weight....
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    probably closer the the LS according to coolcats.net
    http://www.coolcats.net/fox/1986.html
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    I would guess your car weighs around 3300-3400

    Our 460 T-Birds weigh 3350 and 3400.
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    My 84 is down to 2950lbs but I'm planning a rollbar so the weight will go up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 83-88T-Bird Guy View Post
    I would guess your car weighs around 3300-3400

    Our 460 T-Birds weigh 3350 and 3400.
    How much stuff ya got in those cars (ie a/c power seats, ect)? My fully loaded 88 LX (only missing a sunroof otherwise it has every option) is a pig. It weighs 3600 lbs and 3760 with me in it
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    The base curb weight seems to increasingly rise from 83 through 88 also.

    Although i would like to know what the curb weight on a fully loaded '83 Heritage is versus the fully loaded '88 XR7 @ 3485lb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    How much stuff ya got in those cars (ie a/c power seats, ect)? My fully loaded 88 LX (only missing a sunroof otherwise it has every option) is a pig. It weighs 3600 lbs and 3760 with me in it
    manual seats. No a/c. has heaters tho. Full interior and frame connectors.
    I didn't weigh the 83 before i put the 460 in tho.
    That 87 TC weighed around 3350 new. It was the only "zero" option Turbo Coupe I have ever owned.
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    Yeah I'm betting the dual power seats and A/C with ECC add a couple of hundred pounds
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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