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by ScubaSteve
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: ARH Long Tube Headers- Dipstick Tube and Tranny Cable
Replies: 2
Views: 272

ARH Long Tube Headers- Dipstick Tube and Tranny Cable

Just out of curiosity, any of you that have gone with long tubes, what have you done with your dipstick tube and transmission shift cable? I had to wrestle and tweak my tube back into place after installing the header, which was easily the biggest PITA of the whole install. The old manifold bolt wit...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Geolandar 35's chalk test: what are you running your pressure at?
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Geolandar 35's chalk test: what are you running your pressure at?

17x8.5" wheels, I'm running 32lbs front and 25 rear with my 37x12.50 Toyo MT's...way less than a lot of other people, but that's what is getting me even tire wear and the best ride. A point that typically goes overlooked is that bigger tires require less pressure to support the same amount of weight...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rough Country Dual Stabilizer Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Rough Country Dual Stabilizer Kit

Dual steering stabilizers have always reminded me of the 80's and 90's when people where putting on as many cheap shocks as humanly possible, making their trucks ride even more like a brick. Not trying to trash talk, but honestly, this setup is a step backwards.
by ScubaSteve
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rough Country Dual Stabilizer Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Rough Country Dual Stabilizer Kit

:D Hey everyone. I just bought this kit and it says you have to have a minimum of 2.5 inches of lift to use it. Aside from the obvious has anyone tried it with the factory lift. it"s a half inch short of required amount. I was thinking of buying a 1.5 inch levelling kit as well if I need it. Just w...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?

sounds like that shop was more specialized in cars, perhaps race cars. i would like to hear their reasoning for gears beyond 4.10 being noisy as it makes zero sense. likely just a forwarning to cover their ass when they dont do the job right while im not a mechanic by trade, my dad was ase master m...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?

Welp, I had spoken with the shop about my concerns, had them order the parts necessary, dropped it off this morning, and while speaking with them, they assured me gear ratios over 4.10 will likely make noise. Now, because of my concern with the noise, one of the primary reasons the truck is back wit...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?

steve it almost sounds like your pointing fingers at the gears when clearly the setup was all wrong from the get go. i can assure you aam gears are top qaulity from usa and /or mexico. i dont know why they include that instruction sheet with the gears, it could confuse a person if theyre not famili...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?

My 5.13s don't make a peep at least I don't hear them over my cooper stt pros or engine noise. Even with back glass open? What brand gears? I'm somewhat familiar with loud gear noises from my 2004 Disco 2. No noises from the 5.13s from AAM (rear) and Yukons (front). With back glass open or all wind...
by ScubaSteve
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?

Thanks for the input, guys. I'm leaning towards backlash being a too tight. I know incorrect pinion depth can cause whine on accel or decel depending on deep or shallow, but I'm thinking with proper pinion depth and too tight of a backlash it'll whine consistently. It's too bad a lot of gear setup s...
by ScubaSteve
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?

EasyDoesIt wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:56 pm
My 5.13s don't make a peep at least I don't hear them over my cooper stt pros or engine noise.
Even with back glass open? What brand gears?
by ScubaSteve
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?

Weekend before last I began the install of my 5.13 gear set in the rear of my Wagon. Was slow-going as it was a bit of a learning process as well as not having the exact tools necessary to make the job more convenient. When completed I noticed there was an audible whine beginning around 35mph and su...
by ScubaSteve
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 09+ steering junk
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: 09+ steering junk

Yes, if you grab a hold of it you can turn it. It should be tight, but not impossible to move. Rod ends and such become a problem when they are sloppy and/or loose. Are you having any issues with the steering or is this something your mechanic pointed out during a general inspection? It's not unhea...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 09+ steering junk
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: 09+ steering junk

Yes, if you grab a hold of it you can turn it. It should be tight, but not impossible to move. Rod ends and such become a problem when they are sloppy and/or loose. Are you having any issues with the steering or is this something your mechanic pointed out during a general inspection? It's not unhear...
by ScubaSteve
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Towing a smaller 5th wheel. Issues to be aware of?
Replies: 3
Views: 2207

Re: Towing a smaller 5th wheel. Issues to be aware of?

Airlifter bags and Daystar cradles are the way to go to retain all of your Power Wagon articulation goodness while increasing your carrying capacity. Also bear in mind your local/state laws because while it is a 2500, and has all the appropriate framework and running gear, the door plate does specif...
by ScubaSteve
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: King 2.5 Shock Body / Frame Contact
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: King 2.5 Shock Body / Frame Contact

I have noticed on my 2.5's, which I painted black, that on the left side there is a slight rub mark on the left side of the shock body about an inch. I'll see if I can't get a photo in a minute, but I have noticed that just from the few times I've articulated the truck (have yet to really wheel it) ...
by ScubaSteve
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2017 Decal on RAMBOX
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: 2017 Decal on RAMBOX

I suspect I can peel it off with a heat gun and a gentle touch. I don't have much experience with body work though. Anyone ever try to remove/reapply decals? Won't work, period. Unfortunately even with a heat gun they will stretch and deform as you remove them, as well as rip, tear, and fall apart....
by ScubaSteve
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 37z and speedometer
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: 37z and speedometer

I don't remember exactly, but its enough that its worth having it recalibrated. Not difficult at all if you get an OBDlink and AlfaOBD. No idea what the dealership would charge.
by ScubaSteve
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Need help. What does my PW have?
Replies: 19
Views: 960

Re: Need help. What does my PW have?

Quick question, is the smart bar supposed to allow disengagement in 2wd? I disconnected the plug to it and looked inside to be sure it wasn't corroded and it wasn't. The rubber seal was in good shape and intact. It gives me the dumb flashing light randomly like it's trying to disengage and the 4x4 ...
by ScubaSteve
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 4
Views: 335

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: 1092

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: 1092

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: 678

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: 1143

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: 34097

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: 607

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...