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by btsbarton
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Air Coupler Protection
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Air Coupler Protection

I installed ARB air couplings with dust caps recently on both front and rear bumpers. Haven’t driven thru a snow storm or mud puddles with them yet, but the cap seems to seal very well. They stayed dry even at the car wash. Side note about the ARB couplings: they are awesome. Much easier to use than...
by btsbarton
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Painted Stock Wheels (2017+)
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Painted Stock Wheels (2017+)

Basically the same in that they are both round, correct. Design is very different though on the pre-17 wheels
by btsbarton
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Painted Stock Wheels (2017+)
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Painted Stock Wheels (2017+)

Has anyone painted the OEM Wheels on a 2017+ PW? Not a huge fan of black wheels in general (though the Power Wagon ones aren’t terrible with the machined faces) I’m curious how the wheels would look in just regular silver.
by btsbarton
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Factor 55 ultra hook
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Re: Factor 55 ultra hook

I have the Flat Splicer (same as Flatlink E, but rope splices onto hook rather than using a thimble). If I were to do it again, I’d get the Flatlink E. Same, but I think it’s easier to splice onto a thimble than the hassle it was to splice onto the Flat Splicer. I don’t see any benefit of the Ultra ...
by btsbarton
Sun May 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 4th Gen Center Floor Console in a 5th Gen (2019+)
Replies: 1
Views: 413

4th Gen Center Floor Console in a 5th Gen (2019+)

They gave us a bit of a short stick in the 2019+ Power Wagons with the pathetic and useless “floor console” that amounts to a pen tray and slightly larger pen tray. Nobody is going to be sitting in the center front seat that has legs anyways with the lack of space between the seat and the center sta...
by btsbarton
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger
Replies: 18
Views: 2201

Re: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger

Just fit 35x12.5r17 Duratracs onto the factory wheels (I think the dealer put the 2020 black wheel on this 19 before I found it). No rub anywhere I've been, but I haven't run it to full flex yet. Daily driving, gravel, tight turns, and slight bad road trail use has been perfect. Also, I bent the he...
by btsbarton
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019 Ram power waggon is it worth to buy one?
Replies: 21
Views: 2237

Re: 2019 Ram power waggon is it worth to buy one?

This is kind of a loaded question. What are your needs and wants in a new truck? What are you comparing to? It’s not the right truck for everyone, but it’s a great truck if it meets your needs and wants.
by btsbarton
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 500

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 remains
by btsbarton
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Buying a 2020 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Buying a 2020 PW

I think the chrome would all fit nothing different above the bumper, but it looks like it’s a fair amount of work to remove the grille and trim. Bumper should swap too I think since the tradesman Power Wagon has a chrome bumper.

Personally, I like the black though.
by btsbarton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450
Replies: 68
Views: 15399

Re: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450

I can’t speak to how well/reliably they work compared to prior generations since this is my first PW. They do seem to lock quickly if they are going to lock, but some times I’ve found I have to move it a bit for it to want to lock. But yes it is nice I can lock the rear in 2wd or 4WD high. I’m assum...
by btsbarton
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450
Replies: 68
Views: 15399

Re: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450

Does this work on the 2019/2020 5th Gen models?
by btsbarton
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

coder wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:39 pm
Looks good it should have come that way from the factory, do those compatibility brackets unbolt and come right off it's hard to tell from the picture?
As far as I can tell they should come right off, two thru bolts on the frame each.
by btsbarton
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Those mounts hanging down are called compatibility brackets. They are part of your NTSB tested collision system. They can be cross purposed for plows and other things, but in actuality, they are designed to keep low profile cars from going too far under you in a head on impact. Good info... maybe I...
by btsbarton
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What did you do to your PW this week?
Replies: 53
Views: 4001

Re: What did you do to your PW this week?

Removed front air dam and installed Factor55 Flat Splicer... which was a major pain in the ass to install. If I were to do it again I’d buy regular flatlink and use a regular thimble. I thought the Splicer would be nice so I could theoretically re-splice it in the field but it was such a pain that n...
by btsbarton
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 903

2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Easy peasy. About 14 nuts and 4 bolts easily removed with a stubby ratchet, 10mm socket, and short extension. License plate bracket will only be held on by two plastic expanding clips after dam removal, so I just bolted the plate straight to the bumper. I might try and do something better about it i...
by btsbarton
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger
Replies: 18
Views: 2201

Re: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger

Bigger tires? Hell yeah! Bigger wheels? Hell no! You won’t get much love for larger diameter wheels here. These things are off-road beasts and larger diameter wheels are more of a detriment off-road. 35x12.5R17 / 315/70R17 on stock wheels fit perfect, I’ve not noticed any rubbing turning or off-road...
by btsbarton
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open
Replies: 29
Views: 3773

Re: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open

Does everyone who goes need a radio? And what do you need in a spill kit? I just got this $30 spill kit on Amazon. It included a huge stack of absorbent pads, two 4ft booms, a pair of nitrile gloves, and trash bags. I split the kit in half so I could fit it behind/under the rear seat. I ordered it ...
by btsbarton
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Chains up front?
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Chains up front?

I don’t know what brand they were...I was helping someone put them on their truck (a Raptor) and they kept getting tangled, It was confusing with all these different color chains and hooks, and we couldn’t get them to tighten up properly. It didn’t help that I wasn’t familiar with them and wasn’t r...
by btsbarton
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Chains up front?
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Chains up front?

I don’t know what brand they were...I was helping someone put them on their truck (a Raptor) and they kept getting tangled, It was confusing with all these different color chains and hooks, and we couldn’t get them to tighten up properly. It didn’t help that I wasn’t familiar with them and wasn’t re...
by btsbarton
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Transfer case shift knob
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

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. DM me your email and I’ll email it to you (it’s not a jpeg so I don’t think I can ...
by btsbarton
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What did you do to your PW this week?
Replies: 53
Views: 4001

Re: What did you do to your PW this week?

Got these heavy bois installed today. They work great as a step as well, just as I hoped. I will need to add some grip tape though so they aren’t slick when wet.
by btsbarton
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sliders and active tune mass module
Replies: 19
Views: 2608

Re: Sliders and active tune mass module

I just installed my WKOR Sliders(0.188” thick tubes, extended width 2x4” main rails, no top plates) on my 2019 PW. I put about 30 miles mixed driving (Highway and some city) and so far I haven’t experienced any of the “crazy vibrations” others in this thread have had. My truck is stock other than 31...
by btsbarton
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What did you do to your PW this week?
Replies: 53
Views: 4001

Re: What did you do to your PW this week?

I’m surprised there wasn’t one of these threads before, I’ve seen them on most other auto forums. Custom stainless transfer case shift knob I ordered came so I put that on. I also got a pair of v-bar traction chains, and test fit them. And last but not least I picked up my WKOR Sliders from the frei...
by btsbarton
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Chains up front?
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Chains up front?

What does the owner's manual say? Mine says no go. Just asking the obvious. Seems contact with something as the front components are pretty close to inboard side of tire. Manual says rear only for 2500, 2500 Power Wagon, and 3500 SRW. Interestingly it says Front or Rear for 3500 DRW. I can’t imagin...
by btsbarton
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Chains up front?
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Chains up front?

What does the owner's manual say? Mine says no go. Just asking the obvious. Seems contact with something as the front components are pretty close to inboard side of tire. Manual says rear only for 2500, 2500 Power Wagon, and 3500 SRW. Interestingly it says Front or Rear for 3500 DRW. I can’t imagin...