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by ScubaSteve
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Howdy

"Research on shock upgrades"

Thuren King 2.5".

Also, welcome!
by ScubaSteve
Wed May 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: 12v Constant on Trailer Plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: 12v Constant on Trailer Plug?

Sweet. Thanks a lot!
by ScubaSteve
Wed May 13, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: 12v Constant on Trailer Plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

12v Constant on Trailer Plug?

Its a long story regarding the grand incompetence of multiple parties, but suffice it to say, I had to replace the main chassis harness in my truck leading from the bulkhead connector in the driver's fender well to the rear of the truck. That being said I found the replacement harness to be defectiv...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 545rfe fill tube grommet question
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: 545rfe fill tube grommet question

Looks like the grommet that would seal the transmission dipstick tube where it goes in to the case above the tranny pan. I would imagine you need to cut a hole in it. If you can use the dipstick tube and push it through on a piece of cardboard that might be best. Put the tube in from the wrong side ...
by ScubaSteve
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from California
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: New from California

Howdy ya all. Finaly pulled the plug on a very low milage (4400) 2017 pw back in December after being a window licker for 5 or so yrs. Absolutely love this truck, coming from a 2004 chevy 2500. My son named her the honey badger after hearing the power wagon dont care. .lol. honey badger dont care. ...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 143
Views: 29897

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

Has anyone thought of connecting the airlines together before the fill port? I really don’t haul uneven loads. And if one bag is leaking for some reason I’d like them to stay the same pressure. My two thoughts The problem with that would come from stability. On a level, static surface that might wo...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Paint

I had the dealer remove all the decals on mine as part of the deal when buying it(new). They said they have a big “oven” room in their body shop, that is able “to heat the truck and then the decals peel off really easily”. I’m sure a hair dryer and patience would work, goo-gone if any adhesive rema...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Paint

I have. It's tedious and time consuming. I stripped the decals off, got tired of using adhesive remover for the lines left around the perimeter of the decals and ended up having a local detailer polish it. Unfortunately they scraped the shit out of the paint using plastic scrapers (I hope they would...
by ScubaSteve
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AlfaOBD Discussion: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc!
Replies: 84
Views: 15460

Re: AlfaOBD Discussion: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc!

So far since I have done my suspension and swapped to 37's, I have successfully changed the tire pressure thresholds, tire size to correct speedo, as well as converted to a premium cluster with the ability to write the VIN to the cluster and match up the hours and odometer. Very handy tool to have....
by ScubaSteve
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AlfaOBD Discussion: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc!
Replies: 84
Views: 15460

Re: AlfaOBD Discussion: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc!

So far since I have done my suspension and swapped to 37's, I have successfully changed the tire pressure thresholds, tire size to correct speedo, as well as converted to a premium cluster with the ability to write the VIN to the cluster and match up the hours and odometer. Very handy tool to have. ...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: PW swaying
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Re: PW swaying

Thuren rear track bar. The rear track bar is a common complaint on these trucks because of crappy stock geometry. I never really paid much attention to mine, but I just installed my Thuren rear track bar this weekend and realized how much more stable it is.
by ScubaSteve
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tranny Guard for ≤'13 Power Wagon
Replies: 30
Views: 2177

Re: Tranny Guard for ≤'13 Power Wagon

Yes, his stuff looks stout. So, what is the deal with the offset crossbar. I was checking that out and noticed he offers offset and not offset. Is that really needed if I'm running stock rear leaf packs, Thuren shackles on 2nd hole and Fox 2.0 w res? Is it really possible to bind the driveshaft on ...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: 2nd Gen Ford Raptor
Replies: 14
Views: 878

Re: 2nd Gen Ford Raptor

I don't know jack about Raptors, but with the right surgeon, big and fakies are tits, pun intended.

/my involvement with this thread
by ScubaSteve
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Smoked a motor
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Smoked a motor

All the stories I have read of MDS failures and cams getting wiped out, I have never been OK with their apparent solution. Any time there is an internal failure in an engine, that is an immediate full teardown and rebuild. It seems they just try to clean up and kick it back out the door replacing wh...
by ScubaSteve
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AlfaOBD Discussion: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc!
Replies: 84
Views: 15460

Re: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc With AlfaOBD!

It will do that and tire sizes. Pretty sure Charles has a video on the tire size. Not sure about the gear part, but I read about that over on Ram Forum. I need to dig a little more into the app myself. Just been a busy week on my end. :cheers: Cool, will keep an eye out for any update if you get a ...
by ScubaSteve
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AlfaOBD Discussion: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc!
Replies: 84
Views: 15460

Re: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc With AlfaOBD!

Is this tool able to accommodate gearing changes as well? Like switching from 4.10 to 4.88 or 5.13, or do you have to calculate for a tire size with the equivalent final drive ratio as the 4.10 and 33's? Sorry if its a dumb question, but I didn't see that touched on in this thread.
by ScubaSteve
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?

Shawn is the only one I know using them. He says they hold up. I've just never seen anyone drop their truck on them. I've seen our trucks take serious hits, including dropping the whole truck on White Knuckle sliders, many, many times. Theories and opinions are nice. Real-world demonstrations matte...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?

Not interested in cutting rockers. If I were doing that I would just boat side the truck with a full cage and be done with it. But that's not the purpose of rock sliders (to protect the rockers and surrounding sheet metal), nor my intent to turn my Wagon into a full blown trail rig. There is somethi...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?

That was my first thought, Bill. But, the whole purpose of my question was to see if anyone knew how they actually performed being body mounted rather than frame mounted (a la Jeep), as I have my doubts as well. :doh: Synergy Manufacturing had their Cummins out at PWIM 2019, and it looked like they ...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?

Has anyone seen these sliders in action or have any idea what level of protection they actually provide? https://www.randyellisdesign.com/store/p40/2500%2F3500_Dodge_Crew_Cab_Rock_Sliders_Body_Armor_%23ROCK3405.html My brother and I were talking about rock sliders on our Wagons the other day and he ...
by ScubaSteve
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450
Replies: 63
Views: 13387

Re: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450

I don't want to clutter up your vendor thread, but I just wanted to mention since I had a chance to install the bypass last night, that it was a cinch. The build quality and forethought involved with the way you produced the wiring harness is incredible for what I consider essentially a home-brew pr...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Noise in 66rfe transmission
Replies: 25
Views: 3101

Re: Noise in 66rfe transmission

I instantly thought about the binding too. As you said, it was seemingly flat ground, but even with a bit of torsion, they won't release. Even getting out and hand rocking the cab will do it. Andre even pushed harder on the button, like THAT would do something. :lol: Ramp looked a little rickety to...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Noise in 66rfe transmission
Replies: 25
Views: 3101

Re: Noise in 66rfe transmission

They've demostrated they don't even know how or when to use those systems. Some of their earlier videos, they're turning on the front and rear lockers on a dirt road for ZERO REASON. I agree with you. I like those guys, but I cringe a lot becuase yeah. They don't know what they're doing. And it's d...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Noise in 66rfe transmission
Replies: 25
Views: 3101

Re: Noise in 66rfe transmission

I assume you watched the "TFL" video I watched the other day. First I must say, I try to avoid watching their videos because they misspeak and give out misinformation on a regular bases...but that's beside the point. Secondly, my first thought when watching that was that they attempted to disconnect...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Flowmaster 50HD
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Flowmaster 50HD

Spintech Pro Street 6000 is a solid choice if you want a chambered sound that actually flows worth a damn. Their 3000 series is a bit milder than that. If you run it full length the 6000 is fine, but due to some repairs I had to make, I have since chopped my duals to dump under the back of the cab/b...