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by Ducky's Dad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

stabilized it with RTV (aviation trick).
It's like duct tape in a tube!
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Interweb says that's about a $1450 rear bumper and you paid $100 extra for the clevis mounts. Did they just stick them to the face of the bumper with nothing behind them? Web says the bumper is all 3/16" and 1/4" steel. Is the shell 3/16" with no gussets or bracing? Looks decent from the outside, bu...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

I have not yet decided (settled) on a rear bumper for the PW because I have to get a new front bumper for the Tundra due to an accident. Hoping I can find a source that will cut a deal on a twofer. Also waiting for the insurance to decide how much they will kick in for the Tundra repairs, because th...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)
Replies: 38
Views: 1208

Re: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)

I like Toyos on heavy trucks. Running AT-IIs on the PW and the Tundra, Nitto Grapplers on the GMC. The Nittos are fine on the GMC, and a lot of guys used to like them on PWs. Unless something better comes along, I'll probably stick with Toyos for as long as I own these trucks. Re mileage and big tir...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Mojave edition.
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: Mojave edition.

I suppose I could live with that color if I couldn't get a white one, but I wish they would quit junking up the appearance with graphics, two-tone paint, gawdawful grills, white letter tires, mallcrawler wheels, badges, etc. Boy oh boy, does that thing make the 3Gs look simple and clean.
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

The Ford actually has one or two shims behind the clutch hub already and you just remove one of the shims to tighten up the clearance. Maybe it's the same on our trucks. It's worth a try! My PW only had one shim behind the hub, and the only replacement we could find in the miscellaneous parts bin i...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Either the A/C problem is getting worse or I'm learning to manipulate temperature by throttle modulation. Got it to heat up in town today on a "normal" drive. Anyway, stopped by the shop to kick ideas around with the mechanic and he slipped a feeler gauge in the compressor clutch just to check it. M...
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

If there was a way to get a camera on the compressor clutch to confirm that it is really turning off under those conditions... It's hard to imagine that it's not, but confirmation would be great! I don't have a GoPro and mechanic thinks the kids lost his, but we planned to do that a couple of weeks...
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Have you ever had this problem occur at night when it's cooler, using the same driving scenarios? A/C works better when it's cooler, but I have had the problem at night when temps are high. Happened two weeks ago in Yuma, early morning, still dark so no radiant heat, ambients high 80s/low 90s, acce...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Pro Cal Disaster 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Pro Cal Disaster 2018

I’m planning to step up to 35s soon and the procal is the only way I know of to correct the speedo. Don't know if there is anything special about the 2018, but most tuners that I have looked at have the ability to adjust tune and shift points for tire size. I use an Edge on my '05, and the Edge dis...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Thanks. Do you run an A/C shop?
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

RetiredBLM, thanks much for that info. I hate just swapping parts, but we are stumped, so that might be a cheap way to eliminate one more variable. I'll get a parts price from the dealer when I get home in a few days. The replacement fan was almost $300 for the part.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Only happens at highway speeds or under heavy engine load (hills, passing, way over the speed limit, etc.). Coast downhill and it's cold. Drive around town at 35-45mph and it seems fine. Hit the freeway onramp and outlet temp goes up until you settle into a moderate cruising speed. Pass another car ...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Did the replacement fan fix it? No. Just got back from Yuma last night and the A/C set a new temp record on the way home. Running up the long (20+ miles), gentle slope on Hwy 78 out of Westmoreland into the Anza Borrego desert at about 80mph, the A/C was set to max cold and highest blower speed. Ha...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

The bolts that the factory uses ain't that big for one thing. The factory mounts bend to easy.
Maybe better to bend the mounts so that they absorb impact? The Trail Ready also bolts to the receiver hitch, so that will stiffen things up a bunch.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

I was looking at the Trail Ready before I started watching a football game. Looks like it might be the ticket, but it's only 80 pounds. How do they do that on a 3/16" steel bumper? Any idea on price?
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Just wonder if it uses the chessy factory mounts?
So far, every bumper I have looked at uses the factory mounts. You could fab something stronger, but why? Do jacking and recovery from the factory hitch receiver, which is a lot stronger than just about any bumper.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Smitty 614800 Fits 2005.jpg Just got off the phone with 4WP re the Smitty bumper, P/N 614800, fits PWs thru 2009. P/N 614802 fits 2010+. Bumper is pretty simple design, no options, black wrinkle finish (pretty dumb on a bumper) powdercoat. Includes two 3"x3" cutouts with cheap LEDs mounted (replace...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Just looked at your Fusion thread. It's now off my list, looks too flimsy. Thanks.

I'm actually going to call 4WP about a ShittyBilt bumper. Sad state of affairs.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Fusion Rear 10245446_702871219751100_5903991446108423975_n.jpg This Fusion? Probably the cleanest looking bumper out there, but the angled lower section and the license recess looks like it will be impossible to mount my current Hella lights. Fitting quality LEDs into the bumper to throw as much li...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Referring to your engine cooling fan? Nope. On my '05 there is a separate electric A/C fan on the left side that is intended to draw ambient air through the little A/C radiator. Has is own motor and shroud, completely separate from the engine cooling fan. It is my understanding that the compressor ...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

but if your fan quit working, it could definitely exceed the limit and shut off the compressor. Thanks. That's what we suspect is happening, but hard to check the fan at 70mph. Fan works great sitting in the shop, so there may be something else going on. Swapping parts might only rule out the fan a...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1955

New Rear Bumper?

After 13 years, I finally bent my rear bumper backing into a post in the desert near dark. Not a big ding but it bothers me, so I'm thinking about an aftermarket bumper. Looked around online and nothing seems like a fit for my preferences. I want something simple and functional, no laser cutouts of ...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels?
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Wheels?

Are they not lug centric? Hub centric. Some guys get away with the router treatment, but that plus big tires and high speeds is probably a dangerous combination, especially on trucks that may tend toward death wobble. It's been a long time since I did mine, but I found a shop with a wheel lathe and...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Strange A/C Problem

I used to use a cheap cooking thermometer but they are not "instant read" as are the infrareds. When I used the infrared on the trip I made sure the laser dot was always around the same spot on the back face of the plastic duct, behind the dash grill. So, I was mostly reading the temp of the plastic...