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by kgries
Mon May 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Well...this sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Well...this sucks

Got it fixed along with the drivers side as well https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190514/b1e4ed6f3d2eeeb13cca9cfe852c9bb0.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190514/c913848f4a81ac8aecaedba6bcf81566.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190514/276a86175594c04a84dff3581f1d4f12.jpg Cost me about ...
by kgries
Sun May 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Well...this sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Well...this sucks

Shock mounts are weak BUT if all the geometry is correct should never break because they should never see downward force. The shock should stop before that. The bumpstop stops the downward force before force is applied to the shock mount. In the up swing the shock mount would see some light extendi...
by kgries
Sun May 12, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Well...this sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Well...this sucks

From the looks at the little dirt/oil marks it appears that you’ve fully compressed them a few times. Are you running boogie bump stops? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Oh I for sure have, I’ve definitely used the suspension, just didn’t expect a shock mount to fail on the way to work lol. Yes I...
by kgries
Sun May 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Well...this sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Well...this sucks

Yeah the 4th gen shock mounts are a notably weak spot. I’m stage 5 front and have beat on mine pretty good for about 70k miles now. I probably need to take a close(er) look at them than I do with my regular underbody and suspension checks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sad, I only have 14.5k m...
by kgries
Sun May 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Well...this sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Well...this sucks

Rodeoflyer wrote:It can be welded back on. It’s usually an incorrect shock length or the use of shock extenders as the cause.

What stage are your King’s?


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Annoying lol, just what I wanted to spend money on. Fronts are stage 4


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by kgries
Sun May 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Well...this sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Well...this sucks

Rodeoflyer wrote:Yes it’s happened to others. What shocks are you running (type/length)?


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They are thuren 3” kings.

I hope I can get a new shock mount welded on


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by kgries
Sun May 12, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Well...this sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Well...this sucks

Has this ever happened to anyone?

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Was wondering why my truck seemed a little bouncy...


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by kgries
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Apparently Toyo 37 MT are type 99 tires in bcm
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Apparently Toyo 37 MT are type 99 tires in bcm

What in the world does type 99 even mean lol, did he just change the tire size?


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by kgries
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: 17 dual alternator install
Replies: 41
Views: 4661

Re: 17 dual alternator install

I have dual alternators, but I would have rather had a higher power single and an air compressor in place in the second


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by kgries
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Alternate approach to get truck PIN?
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Alternate approach to get truck PIN?

Lol well they are obviously jerking you around. Each truck has its own pin so they don’t get 6 per day.


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by kgries
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sliders
Replies: 101
Views: 6237

Re: Sliders

Well I’m going to have to wait on the WK’s until I can convince my wife that they are a good investment. In the mean time, I’m going to put some nerf steps on it. Anyone had experience with these? Rough country stuff is usually not very high quality, but I like the look of these way better than any...
by kgries
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Suspension setup to fit 37x12.5s on stock wheels with zero rubbing, esp. on genie lamps?!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

Re: Suspension setup to fit 37x12.5s on stock wheels with zero rubbing, esp. on genie lamps?!!

If I was going to commit suicide I would find a more interesting way to do it than wheel spacers. Like what, slitting your wrist with a piece of bubble gum? You would probably have better luck. A few hundred bucks in wheel spacers vs a few hundred more bucks on proper wheels? I don’t trust wheel sp...
by kgries
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Bed Side Molle style rack
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Bed Side Molle style rack

DamageWagon wrote:Working on something better than Molle panels.
I’m interested..


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by kgries
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Bed Side Molle style rack
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Bed Side Molle style rack

Is there any company that makes something similar to builtright bedside racks but for rams? I think it’s a great idea but I can’t find any info saying if builtright is going to venture into different brands. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190218/ab68378fb30b73207429ab8ee0b9efa3.jpg Sent from my ...
by kgries
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sliders
Replies: 101
Views: 6237

Re: Sliders

Hahah well shit that doesn’t look great


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by kgries
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sliders
Replies: 101
Views: 6237

Re: Sliders

Thinking about taking my wk sliders off and raptor lining them. Let a buddy do some crawling and I walked away with a flat tire, dinged up rims, some body scratches, and some missing powder coat on my sliders, figured I can at-least Fix the sliders up


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by kgries
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Limiting straps
Replies: 19
Views: 1515

Re: Limiting straps

DamageWagon wrote:You can have a local shop build brake lines. I would contact Thuren still regarding that crossmember.
I’m going to send him an email in a few


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by kgries
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Limiting straps
Replies: 19
Views: 1515

Re: Limiting straps

I’m working on a replacement crossmember that has some more room for the driveshaft among other improvements. That doesn’t look like the shaft is touching the crossmember? But yeah that’s close!! It is, I had to do some maneuvering to get the axle to drop lower to get the shock in on one side and h...
by kgries
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Limiting straps
Replies: 19
Views: 1515

Re: Limiting straps

Could you shoot an email to Thuren and let him know? Even the extended travel shocks were shortened a bit and shouldn’t allow the driveshaft to touch the crossmember. The earlier kits with 12” extended travel shocks could touch the crossmember. That’s not a big difference at the point the driveshaf...
by kgries
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Limiting straps
Replies: 19
Views: 1515

Re: Limiting straps

I guess you could consider it the gas tank skid plate support. The Shocks are brand new. Here are some photos for reference https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181027/930aaf68fceffe326b73792d84b99d3d.jpg It’s the furthest back support that the drive shaft hits at full droop https://uploads.tapatalk-c...
by kgries
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Limiting straps
Replies: 19
Views: 1515

Re: Limiting straps

Don is coming out with bolt on right sized limit straps. Some have added custom straps. Most of us bang the skid plate out of the way and clear it. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk I was going to do that but I was concerned more about the brake lines already stretching with the shaft hitting. A...
by kgries
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Limiting straps
Replies: 19
Views: 1515

Re: Limiting straps

Don is coming out with bolt on right sized limit straps. Some have added custom straps. Most of us bang the skid plate out of the way and clear it. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk I was going to do that but I was concerned more about the brake lines already stretching with the shaft hitting. A...
by kgries
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Limiting straps
Replies: 19
Views: 1515

Limiting straps

I got my thuren 3.0/2.5 shocks the other day and installed them. I noticed on the rear at full droop the brake lines are all pulled, and the drive shaft is laying on the skid plate.

Has anyone done limiting straps with their thuren kit?


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by kgries
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren driver side e brake drop bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Thuren driver side e brake drop bracket

Ah so it’s just stoping the cable from getting caught on anything rather then actually holding it. Got it


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by kgries
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren driver side e brake drop bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Thuren driver side e brake drop bracket

The drivers side e-brake bracket replaced the factory bracket. You installed it on the frame, correct? They mount in totally different spots between the two sides. The drivers side has a round cutout in the bracket to fit around the round tube protruding through the frame at the top of the wheel we...