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by Tejas
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 PW Front Bumper
Replies: 46
Views: 3980

Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

The AEV front bumper requires you to remove the winch from the stock cradle between the frame rails and relocate it to the bumper itself? If so then I am no longer interested in the bumper, that sucks. I think the Thuren bumper is less than easy on the eyes lol, I find it flat out ugly so that's off...
by Tejas
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

I asked for better pricing on the air bags and cradles and auto anything took off another $20-ish off of the combo. So the air bags and cradles have been ordered, I hope to get them installed next weekend if they arrive by then.
by Tejas
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

And although its not in a kit, George has everything needed in one location, including several different onboard air setup's to choose from if desired... https://8lugtruckgear.com/Air-Bags-c192/ Are there any coupons or discount codes I should be aware of for his site? I've seen better prices elsew...
by Tejas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

The weight ratings as I understand do not include anything whatsoever in the camper. Add a full water tank, any grey water, any camping gear, mountain bikes, lots and pans, food, it is EASY to hit 1500. I have a friend that had a Grandby, it weighed 2300lbs with water. Yours is smaller of course, j...
by Tejas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

Oh gotcha, that’s cool. We had a Coleman stove, 5 gallon water bladder and bottled water, and a laptop to watch movies on in our camper. That did just fine and we really enjoyed the lower weight. I think having less weight and fewer things to go wrong in the camper is likely a rewarding move. I agr...
by Tejas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

The weight ratings as I understand do not include anything whatsoever in the camper. Add a full water tank, any grey water, any camping gear, mountain bikes, lots and pans, food, it is EASY to hit 1500. I have a friend that had a Grandby, it weighed 2300lbs with water. Yours is smaller of course, j...
by Tejas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

Those 4WheelCampers are HEAVY HEAVY. Their posted weight is garbage. You’re likely looking at minimum 1500lbs once you add water and some gear. The true full-size campers easily tip 1800+lbs. You WILL sag with that much weight. Air bags for stability and load capacity will definitely be needed. You...
by Tejas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 420
Views: 113332

Re: Tire Feedback

I've been running the Toyo RT in a 37x13.50x18 ever since the ODO read 2,500 miles. I am now at 11,700 miles and they have only lost 2/32 of tread. They are fairly quiet under 50mph and handle very similarly to the stock DuraCraps, above 60mph you hear them a little but the noise is nothing like a t...
by Tejas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

Your going to want airbags for sure. Your also going to want to add 1 inch Traxada spacers in the rear to get some of your rake back. How often will the camper be on the truck? If it is of any duration i'd also think about onboard air for the bags. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk It will only ...
by Tejas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

olyelr wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:37 pm
As long as your truck isnt leveled, it should be close. Probably a little low out back.
It's closer to level than stock, I have Thuren 1.5" coils up front but there is still a slight rake, maybe 3/4" higher in the rear.
by Tejas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Rausch Creek 2019 June 21,22,23
Replies: 71
Views: 11373

Re: Rausch Creek 2019 June 21,22,23

We have had 4G's go through with little problem. Pinstriping depends on your driving skill. The one year. We had an older ferb crew cab with 8ft follow us for a while. Talk about a flexy frame. :jawdrop: Good to know. I have always wanted to check out that area of the country and try my hand at tho...
by Tejas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

Interesting, I don't recall seeing that paper. I know your traditional slide-in usually has the overhang which leads to more weight to the rear and outboard of the bed and changes the COG of the camper itself. The FWC lacks that area and it's retained within the bed entirely. Being that it is a pop-...
by Tejas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

I am looking to add a Four Wheel Camper Hawk to the bed of my truck for an upcoming trip. It weighs right at 1000lbs. Has anyone run that kind of payload with the factory rear suspension setup and if so how badly did it sag? I am wondering if I should bother with the Airlift bag setup for a payload...
by Tejas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Rausch Creek 2019 June 21,22,23
Replies: 71
Views: 11373

Re: Rausch Creek 2019 June 21,22,23

How well do these trucks fit down the trails there? Can one expect a lot of pin striping and rock rash?
by Tejas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Texas Runs?
Replies: 29
Views: 4930

Re: Texas Runs?

Going to run PINS at the end of the month with a group of guys from Dallas (Toyota's mostly), Friday Nov. 30 through Sunday Dec. 2. Let me know if anyone wants to join us and I can get in touch for details.
by Tejas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have
Replies: 160
Views: 17659

Re: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have

Colibri wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:55 am
Either gulf coast crawl shop/javiers complete auto
Or
Brave motorsports
I forgot about Javier's, he did some work on our LC and he did the entire engine/tranny swap on my father's FJ40. I'll get with him when it's time.
by Tejas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 24094

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

I am looking to add a Four Wheel Camper Hawk to the bed of my truck for an upcoming trip. It weighs right at 1000lbs. Has anyone run that kind of payload with the factory rear suspension setup and if so how badly did it sag? I am wondering if I should bother with the Airlift bag setup for a payload ...
by Tejas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New PW Pup
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: New PW Pup

Congrats on the new Deg! Ours go everywhere we go as well, our male has some serious separation anxiety if we don't bring him along.


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by Tejas
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have
Replies: 160
Views: 17659

Re: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have

Who do you guys recommend for a R&P Gear swap in the Houston area?
by Tejas
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" spare locations
Replies: 18
Views: 3276

Re: 37" spare locations

Simple e-tracks and straps. I'll likely run it standing up on the side (in front of the drivers side wheel well) or staying up flat against the bulkhead on the drivers side now that I am running a shell full-time.


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