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by Ducky's Dad
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 87
Views: 4181

Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Good to hear that bags are able to solve the issue for the guy looking for a level truck loaded or unloaded. One of the reasons I bagged my truck was that it was riding lower on the right when loaded for a trip. Right side has both house batteries, plus both water tanks, plus a five-foot stainless ...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren vs. Carli
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Thuren vs. Carli

I guess the solution to these questions is to talk to the source though. Yes, tell them what you are trying to accomplish, then listen. My truck is heavy. Two house batteries plus a G31 starter battery, big compressor, shell, roof rack with bag awning and 18 gallons of water tanks and four Maxtrax,...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren vs. Carli
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Thuren vs. Carli

When I did my '05 about three years ago, I spoke with both Thuren and Carli about how my truck was set up and how I used it. I think I got good advice from both shops and wound up with a mix of parts from both. Rear spring packs on mine are Carli Hemis, plus a Carli steering damper (with a current r...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Custom Center Console
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Custom Center Console

If I had that much time and effort in a custom console, I'd get it professionally upholstered. Otherwise very nice.
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Death Wobble post
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: Another Death Wobble post

FWIW, I received a recall notice recently on my Carli steering damper. I think I bought it around August of 2015. Not having any issues, so have not followed up yet but will do that when I get around to installing the Carli track bar and control arms that are sitting in the garage.
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Battery talk.
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Battery talk.

The new Odyssey chargers must be even smarter than your smartest charger, because they don't have any settings whatsoever. Just connect to positive and ground, plug it in and away you go. Everything is automatic, from testing and diagnosis to conditioning and maintenance. Does not work any better th...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Does not Make It
Replies: 17
Views: 774

Re: Power Wagon Does not Make It

Bunch of dorks.
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 4-Wheel Drive Light
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: 4-Wheel Drive Light

New sensor is about $84 from the dealer. My 4WD light stuck on last time I used the lockers, so I have a new sensor riding around with me until I can get around to changing it.
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Occasionally exceeding payload?
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: Occasionally exceeding payload?

Looks like she might have put out an eye running with those things.
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Occasionally exceeding payload?
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: Occasionally exceeding payload?

Not an issue if you are careful. Get Load Range E tires if the stockers are LR-D, and don't do anything stupid. Air bags will help but are not necessary. I regularly carry 4,000 pound loads in my GMC 1/2 ton, but I have upgraded to 1-ton brakes and LR-E tires, and I am careful. The PW brakes are mor...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wiring, roof rack for a cap
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Wiring, roof rack for a cap

Don't know anything about that wire block. My shell is a SnugTop and I mounted Yakima 60" tracks to it, with stainless screws through the shell roof and Yak's plastic wingnuts with stainless inserts on the inside. Sealed the holes and the threads with clear RTV silicone, never a leak on two trucks o...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1389

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

The best bang for the buck on a wheel upgrade is the H2 wheel. You get another 1/2" rim width (8-1/2") and about 1/4" more backspacing. They are forged and have the internal beadlock lips, DOT approved, and you can easily adapt the PW center caps to fit them, so everything looks right. If you trash ...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Death Wobble post
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: Another Death Wobble post

I remember when these forums would be all death wobble, all day. This is like deja vu all over again.
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Death Wobble post
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: Another Death Wobble post

On the early 3G PWs, the DW was tied to the BFG AT/Ko Load Range D tires, and there was a Dodge TSB to that effect. When I bought my '05, KORE told me to switch the tires to LR-E for additional sidewall stiffness, so I went with Toyo 35s and have never had DW on the PW. I put the the BFGs on my old ...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Dodge Ram Power Wagon Global Production Numbers 2005-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2575

Re: Dodge Ram Power Wagon Global Production Numbers 2005-201

I don't know why but I was shopping between 10 different PW in Southern Idaho. Idaho seems to be the place to go for PWs. Word is that you can fly to Idaho, be picked up by the dealer shuttle, and then just drive your PW home. And save a pile of money in the process. When I bought my '05 in August ...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Here's one for ya
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Here's one for ya

Makes me even happier that my '05 has none of that crap.
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Torn Bicep Muscle
Replies: 74
Views: 1783

Re: Torn Bicep Muscle

Progress!
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Torn Bicep Muscle
Replies: 74
Views: 1783

Re: Torn Bicep Muscle

Well, on a lighter note, at least my knee surgery went well.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Torn Bicep Muscle
Replies: 74
Views: 1783

Re: Torn Bicep Muscle

First time to the forum in a while, and I see we old 3G owners are all falling apart.
The early 3Gs seem to be holding up better than a lot of their owners.
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Torn Bicep Muscle
Replies: 74
Views: 1783

Re: Torn Bicep Muscle

Be careful with the feet-up routine. Doc probably wants you to keep the arm somewhat elevated to mitigate swelling in the arm.
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Torn Bicep Muscle
Replies: 74
Views: 1783

Re: Torn Bicep Muscle

Just take it easy, watch some baseball on TV, take a nap. You know the drill for the next few days.
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Torn Bicep Muscle
Replies: 74
Views: 1783

Re: Torn Bicep Muscle

Rusty, good luck tomorrow. Standard advice on the recovery is that when you think the arm is ready to use, DON'T. Give it more time than you think it needs or you can screw it up again. I was talking to the guy at my doc's office who fits ankle braces and such, and he told me that when he had his ac...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Raptor vs. Power Wagon vs. ZR2
Replies: 45
Views: 1929

Re: Raptor vs. Power Wagon vs. ZR2

They've always acted like that.
Probably because their flat billed caps are too tight.
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Raptor vs. Power Wagon vs. ZR2
Replies: 45
Views: 1929

Re: Raptor vs. Power Wagon vs. ZR2

Take the three trucks and put them in different elements and you'd get a completely different outcomes. Yes and no. The Rapturd is a lot of fun on the street and for jumping dunes, but it's not much good as a real truck that needs to haul things. My PW spends most of it offroad time in the desert, ...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Ridgid dual 18v compressor FYI
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Ridgid dual 18v compressor FYI

Found a lightly used Bostich pancake with a couple of brad nailers and hose on Craigslist, so I bought it today. Not as good as what got stolen, but good enough for now.