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by verdesardog
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Cable comes off drum
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Cable comes off drum

Well of course! That little connection is just to get the rope started on the drum, when winching you need to keep at least 6 wraps on the drum!
by verdesardog
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: KC Lights intermittent on while switch off
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: KC Lights intermittent on while switch off

could be a bad relay if you are using them for all circuits.
I had an intermittent light also. It was the relay, I opened up the relay and found a way small surface mount relay wired inside???wtf?? Was supposed to be a 30A relay .....
by verdesardog
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

I wonder if all that heat effected the springs? I would have just cut them all off with much less hassle....
by verdesardog
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

of course!!!!!
by verdesardog
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

All done! I only had to cut one front lower bolt, I used a 6" cutoff wheel.
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by verdesardog
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

I am going to cut the lower control arms off and install the lower thuren's to match the uppers already installed.

Rusty, what kind of blade did you use in your sawsall? Aren't those hardened bolts and sleeves? I think i can get 5" wheels for my angle grinder which should make fast work of it.
by verdesardog
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

Well I did the complete front end and didn't die! I will just leave the lowers till they go bad. I'm tired of working on the blue beast.
by verdesardog
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

OK after more research I finding different info some say pos caster is forward leaning some say rear leaning. So confused. More research is needed! I remember now, the arms on this truck were not OEM, the Thurens are just a tad shorter so the axle did rotate back a degree or two. Just got back from ...
by verdesardog
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: WTB - winch mount for my 2006 mega
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: WTB - winch mount for my 2006 mega

That's kind of what I thought after posting the photos. A power wagon winch mount will not work on a CDT, the intercooler takes up all the space necessary for that. I got that specific mount because I did not want to get a massive new bumper just to mount a winch!
by verdesardog
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

Darn, you are correct,I was thinking positive caster was front lean but it is rear leaning of the suspension. I could only get 2* caster with the arms that were on the truck now it's probably close to zero :evil: Funny, I did a reference tilt measurement on the knuckle with one of those little magne...
by verdesardog
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: WTB - winch mount for my 2006 mega
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: WTB - winch mount for my 2006 mega

Here are a couple of photos ofo the mile marker extreme mounted on my CDT:
by verdesardog
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

Actually I left the lowers on, the upper urethane and sleeves looked very serviceable. If they ever do start to degrade then I'll have to cut them off. UPS delivered the last piece of this puzzle, a Borgesen lower steering shaft. I know I could have done the inexpensive fix using plastic tubing but ...
by verdesardog
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: WTB - winch mount for my 2006 mega
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: WTB - winch mount for my 2006 mega

Try Mile Marker, that's what I installed on my 06 CTD. Mile Marker Extreme. I also have the 10.5t hydraulic winch installed in that mount.
by verdesardog
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

how did you get a sawsall behind the cams?
by verdesardog
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

Well how did anyone get the bolts out of the front lower control arms??????
I had to cut the passenger side rear upper to get it out, was rusted to the sleeve.
by verdesardog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

Well, I blasted the front driveline bolts with penetrating oil, may be should hit those arm bolts too. I"m waiting on a long t40 bit for the driveline bolts. Thuren did provide new bolts for the rear of the upper arms.
This is an Arizona truck so hopefully there won't be too much rust.
by verdesardog
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

There is a level kit on the truck now. I think that's what giving me grief so everything should just bolt right up and be the same. Possibly a bit lower in the front than now which would be ok with me.
by verdesardog
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

Let the fun begin! :rockon:
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by verdesardog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

OK, shop tried alignment, could not get within specs. Caster still way to low! Time for all new components. Carli leveling kit (springs, shocks, sway bar links), new Thuren control arms (+1/2" longer) and Synergy steering kit (drag link and tie rod). I had already installed a Carli track bar and Car...
by verdesardog
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: October is expensive truck month, part 2
Replies: 30
Views: 2619

Re: October is expensive truck month, part 2

If you're asking me those AR172 rims are 9" wide, -12mm offset giving them a back space of 4.53" Stock wheels were 8" +43mm offset giving them 6.6 backspace. The tires do stick out a bit farther than stock and do not rub body or suspension on my leveled 06 CTD. BTW they are the only size listed to f...
by verdesardog
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: October is expensive truck month, part 2
Replies: 30
Views: 2619

Re: October is expensive truck month, part 2

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I just put new tires and rims on my CTD, I think the American Racing AR172 are nice and heavy duty.
by verdesardog
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: New rims and tires

They do look good! But my real concern is how well they stand up to the torque of this diesel and my off pavement excursions for search and rescue. As you can see with all the Arizona pinstripes on the side of my truck this is no pavement queen.
Thanks for the comments guys.
by verdesardog
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

New rims and tires

After two warranty replacements and three attempts to balance a set of Continental tires I decide to get new wheels and tires. Cooper AT3 XLT's and a set of American racing AR172, black. So far without adjusting the air perssure they ride nice, will do a chalk test tomorrow to find the ultimate pres...
by verdesardog
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Death wobble to spot on
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Death wobble to spot on

That's good to hear! I'm going to order the SynergyMFG steering kit for my CTD, I hope it works as well as yours did! My truck is all over the road even with a new Carli track bar.
by verdesardog
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tow/Haul Mode in the Back Country
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Tow/Haul Mode in the Back Country

Keeps the trans fluid cooler by keeping the TC locked up more, but it will decrease your fuel mileage because of later shifts to higher gears.