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by TwinStick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC
Replies: 65
Views: 7121

Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Their thought process was probably to get rid of moisture inside the tubes but i think welding them solid & just drilling some tiny weep hole would be better ?
by TwinStick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear Diff Bearings Already
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Rear Diff Bearings Already

So, if oil level was at proper "factory height", & there is no obvious wear in ring gear or pinion, how would this be possible ? Did previous owner do some water crossings ? I think i'd ask about the fluids condition & level, if they inspected it.

Keep us posted please. :popcorn:
by TwinStick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 303

Re: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice

First off, I gotta say, campers are usually made as cheaply as possible. Know that going in. Warranties are nice but if you can fix it yourself, do it & save the aggravation. While i was at the dealer, on my numerous visits, with numerous campers, with numerous issues, i have seen other peoples camp...
by TwinStick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Engine troubles
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Engine troubles

Any updates on this ? :popcorn:
by TwinStick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diff Temp video
Replies: 35
Views: 1414

Re: Diff Temp video

Maybe after this series, he will come out with some video's that say low gearing is just a waste of money too ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrRBbh6-eGU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYWyJoV2o6U
by TwinStick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New PW owner
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: New PW owner

Welcome. Nice looking Wagon. 10 yrs old now but still loving our 08'. :rockon:
by TwinStick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)
Replies: 38
Views: 1206

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

Including my kids...............after they went to college that is !!! They were not before college. They brainwash all the kids these days. They are experts at using/manipulating statistics to sell their bullshit to young impressionable minds. When someone (like me) confronts one of them (like my s...
by TwinStick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Bumming around New England area
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Bumming around New England area

Any Hurricane damage there ?
by TwinStick
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Bumming around New England area
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Bumming around New England area

When leaving Letchworth State Park (the Perry entrance), there is a long steep hill. Everyone rides their brakes on the way down it. But when leaving & going up it, there was a newer F-150 pulling a similar sized camper as ours, right behind us. Not sure what year or engine or trans it had in it, bu...
by TwinStick
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Bumming around New England area
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Bumming around New England area

Just got back from a bunch of camping, with the camper & my semi converted utility trailer. Went to Mass, Conn, Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont using the utility trailer & the 4Runner. Was gone about 2 weeks, came home & 2 days later, took the Power Wagon & camper to Letchworth State Park for a week....
by TwinStick
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tires! BFG KM3 Verus Toyo MT
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Tires! BFG KM3 Verus Toyo MT

Some say that your payload should be decreased by 2% for every 1000' increase in elevation, starting at 1000'. Example: If heading up to 10,000' - that would be a 20% reduction in payload. 5000' would be 10%, & so on & so forth. I am sure turbo chargers would help greatly vs just a stock gas engine....
by TwinStick
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)
Replies: 38
Views: 1206

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

I have said this before, I think the manufacturers tires that are on many new vehicles are either made to a different standard or they are blems that they buy in LARGE quantities to get huge discounts. Vehicles that we bought new that had tire problems of one sort or another & they only last half as...
by TwinStick
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: G56 Neutral Noise Question
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: G56 Neutral Noise Question

My G56 does not make that noise. You can just barely hear hear my throw out bearing, & when you depress the clutch, it goes away. It sounds nothing like that though & you really have to listen hard to hear it all. Yes, I run a 50/50 mix of Mopar ATF+4 & Lucas Lube 140w gear oil. No problems so far. ...
by TwinStick
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diff Temp video
Replies: 35
Views: 1414

Re: Diff Temp video

Based on the videos so far, it seems that the only way to go would be an actual diff oil cooler with hoses & a electric pump. And, doing that, in and of itself, presents another whole host of issues specifically for us Power Wagon owners. 1) If that pump fails, your f***ed, it runs every time the tr...
by TwinStick
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diff Temp video
Replies: 35
Views: 1414

Re: Diff Temp video

First off, I think we all know that soon after, he will offer his solution to this age old issue. Diff temp does seem to be more of an issue these days, because of the electronic lockers (and the plastic parts used in them that are exposed to the hot fluid) that are available these days, not just in...
by TwinStick
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1932

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Happy with my Fab 4 rear bumper......except the powdercoat sucks & is rusting. Seems strong enough so far.......but i have not dragged it on the rocks either. Been rear ended in a parking lot once first week it was on....no damage....but totaled the front of lady's car. Has recovery points, bolts to...
by TwinStick
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 69
Views: 3087

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

3rd Gen here but i used the one click Z-36 package from PowerStop. VERY happy with the increased stopping power while towing the camper. It's like Murphy's Law, when you are towing & at speed, everyone wants to pull right out in front of you at the last second. Yesterday, I even proved it to my wife...
by TwinStick
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: These Ford trucks are on fire!
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: These Ford trucks are on fire!

But those things are for your safety & security..................safety & security.......... :lol:
by TwinStick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diff Temp video
Replies: 35
Views: 1414

Re: Diff Temp video

Oh yeah, I saw that video when it was first posted, lol. :lol:
by TwinStick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: xfer case linkage
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: xfer case linkage

Nice work ! :rockon:

IMHO, reliability trumps comfort EVERY time when Murphy comes knocking at your door. :lol:
by TwinStick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diff Temp video
Replies: 35
Views: 1414

Re: Diff Temp video

IMHO, most people, including me, install these with the hopes of prolonging the life of the rear axle & its internals. I have 3 different temp gauges, so i KNOW that my numbers are not that far off exact. The rear axle in my particular truck may not have been set up to run optimally, as the temp rea...
by TwinStick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: 2012 Off road rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: 2012 Off road rattle

OK, not for nothing, but what am i missing here ? I have had 5 trucks & an old 84 subaru wagon, all with transfer cases. One truck had 325,000 miles on it. Never, ever had a t-case issue or problem. Yes, i maintained them by just changing the oil. My current 08' PW has going on 50k miles. And the ma...
by TwinStick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Battery talk.
Replies: 12
Views: 1610

Re: Battery talk.

After disconnecting the Odyssey Ultimizer charger & leaving batteries unhooked & alone for 2 days, the Gp 24 Exide wet cell dcycle camper battery dropped to 12.75v & the brand new (ok, 1 year old) X-900 Cabela's battery was reading 13.01v. So, once again maintaining 13.6 volts when unhooked from cha...
by TwinStick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37x12.5 on AEV Saltas – metal trimming or liner only (2018)?
Replies: 36
Views: 1958

Re: 37x12.5 on AEV Saltas – metal trimming or liner only (2018)?

Original Cooper STT tread pattern https://www.summitracing.com/parts/coo-76124?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-cooper-tires&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI14vs1qib3QIViYCfCh1i_AOeEAQYAiABEgJl4fD_BwE Toyo Open Country M/T trad pattern https://www.walmart.com/ip/Toyo-Open-Country-M-T-Durable-Mu...
by TwinStick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Lifted floor jack....
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Lifted floor jack....

I have an Uncle, retired GM worker & Vietnam Veteran, who has been screaming at me for 40 years to "BUY AMERICAN". When i bought my Power Wagon, he said "FINALLY, YOU BOUGHT AMERICAN", I said no, you got it all wrong, my Toyota is Made in America & my Dodge is Made in Mexico, lol :lol: . Yet his gar...