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weight of 4kq

Frank J. Bauer                                                                  
dassault systemes of America     email:fjbauer@dsavm.e-mail.com                 
Subject: weight of 4kq                                                          
>I had my '87 4kcsq on a digital scale a little while back. With all factory    
>equipment, floormats and spare installed, no occupants, and 17 (of 18)         
>gallons of gas it weighs 2810 lbs.                                             
>The Haynes manual claims the wife's '86 4ks weighs 2100 lbs. I haven't had     
>it on a scale, but that seems mighty light.                                    

the haynes is likely referring to the weight of the euro version, which doesn't 
include 5mph bumpers, maybe some other safety-related weight (such as door      
beams), probly doesn't include a/c, etc.                                        

the difference between 4k and 4kq can be explained by an extra cylinder,        
heavier tranny, center and rear diffs, drive shaft, rear axles, heavier         
rear struts, subframe, etc, higher capacity fuel tank (did i miss anything?)    
the 4k and 4kq look nearly the same but feel completely different from the      
driver's seat!