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by ScubaSteve
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: 2nd Gen Ford Raptor
Replies: 13
Views: 316

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: 5
Views: 307

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: 80
Views: 7880

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: 80
Views: 7880

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: 671

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: 671

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: 671

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: 671

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: 53
Views: 8915

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: 2509

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: 2509

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: 2509

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: 644

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...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

I was looking at them on your site last night. Those are more of an endgame option and too rich for my blood currently with everything else I'm working on. What is your take on Raceline? Right now I just want a wheel that will hold up that looks decent and isn't just fawking black. It's bad enough d...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

Well...I abuse just about everything I've ever owned. I won't be going out and intentionally breaking stuff, but I expect to use it to it's potential from time to time. So that's what I'm most concerned with, hence the reason I'm looking into load ratings. While I know that's not everything, I figur...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

Kevin, if that PDF is accurate, the second one down is the factory 5 spoke Power Wagon wheel with option code WFV/WF5. Looks like 3,200lbs for the load rating. I would be inclined to trust that being as it is from the Ram Trucks website. Thanks for the link! Also, I won't be ignoring the offset, I'm...
by ScubaSteve
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

You talking about 6" of the seam on bottom of the cowl/firewall? If so that's cake. If there is anything more than that, I am currently unaware, and I didn't see anything of note in PWJouster's build thread, either. If I need increase the offset, I'll have to go the next size up to stay with this de...
by ScubaSteve
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 445

OEM Wheel Load Rating?

Good morning folks. Does anyone here happen to know what the load rating is on the OEM 14-16 Wagon wheels? I am about to be in the market for a new set of wheels to go with my 37's and I have been focused mainly on Method's NV line of wheels. I noticed that they have both the standard line, as well ...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Transfer case shift knob
Replies: 17
Views: 867

Re: Transfer case shift knob

That looks fantastic! Hate to ride on the coattails of greatness, but is there any chance you could upload the file you came up with for the engraving? I love the way that came out and would like to order one myself.
by ScubaSteve
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450
Replies: 53
Views: 8915

Re: FS: Abel Components Locker Bypass® - Calif. - $450

Hey, I just wanted to post up in here that I received my locker and nanny bypass on Christmas Eve. So far I have only looked through the contents, but I must say I am thoroughly impressed by the professional quality of the kit. The packaging, labeling, and assembly of the harness is impeccable and b...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: be glad you have a pw
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Re: be glad you have a pw

Everything is different on the front end between the GM 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks, there is no carry over that I know of except for possibly the steering rack if anything. As far as GM's front ends, if all you're doing is towing, using it as a stock height work truck, or otherwise driving it as it was ...
by ScubaSteve
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Front and Rear 5.13 Regear Parts List?
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Front and Rear 5.13 Regear Parts List?

Hello, I'm relatively new to the forums (been lurking for the last year and a half or so), and I have done some searching regarding re-gearing the diffs on these trucks, but haven't had much time to dedicate to actually collecting a list of parts. That said, I'm curious whether those here on the boa...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Just a few pics
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Just a few pics

What are the measurements on the wheels and tires? I am assuming 37" tires, but they do look a bit bigger than that. Truck looks great.
by ScubaSteve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Trucks For Sale
Topic: Should I sell my 2007 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Should I sell my 2007 PW

I thought the new HD's did get a refresh this year? I've seen them in person and they sure look different. They got a facelift, however the cab remains the same as the prior generation. The half tons got an entirely new cab with flat rear floor (no transmission tunnel hump), and I believe the HD's ...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Exhaust

I've changed mine up a few times in the year that I have owned my '16. I started out with a Solo Performance muffler delete, which with the stock resonator sounded great. If I had to do it again, I probably would have gone with the Mufflex piece because I feel as though the Solo Performance delete w...