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by TommyG
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Another PW lifted with Blocks and Spacers
Replies: 23
Views: 1689

Re: Another PW lifted with Blocks and Spacers

Dean I have a 2012 and am on 37s with no lift or leveling kit. I did do the Thuren control arms to move the front axle ahead as much as possible. I rub a tiny bit at the rear of the fender well with the 37s on the factory wheels. I think you should be fine on 35s. I would echo others and say skip th...
by TommyG
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Frustration...

I keep thinking a 2nd Gen with a P or VE pump is going to be my next one. I can spend a ton of money going through it and building it to suit me before I would hit the price tag on a new one that wouldn't be nearly as reliable.
by TommyG
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Funny Picture Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 36453

Re: Funny Picture Thread

Bill2014 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:47 am
:cheers:
Or better yet - a column shift manual :lol: remember those?
I learned to drive on farm trucks with three on the tree. Fond memories. The old school farmers used to laugh at me because I had trouble with tractors that had hand clutches.
by TommyG
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317234

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

And did they get picked up and thrown in a dumpster after the photo op? I take a lot of air dams and bumper valences off the trails around here. They’re a pain to throw away because I can’t just take them home, have to find a dumpster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk There are a couple of tow co...
by TommyG
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317234

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

A little salt and sand in OBX. OBX1.jpg We were laughing all week at people taking crossovers, little SUVs and cars out on the beach and getting stuck and just trashing them. Somebody took an afternoon and gathered up a small portion of the valence panels and air dams strewn up and down the beach t...
by TommyG
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317234

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

A little salt and sand in OBX. OBX1.jpg We were laughing all week at people taking crossovers, little SUVs and cars out on the beach and getting stuck and just trashing them. Somebody took an afternoon and gathered up a small portion of the valence panels and air dams strewn up and down the beach to...
by TommyG
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 729

Re: Recovery calculations, math made simple

This is the most comprehensive & accurate explanation of recovery calculations I have ever seen posted on this site !!! Kudo's to you sir :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: Farm boys, & military men agree, off-roading will inevitably lead to some wicked stucks. Sometimes, you just gotta be there to believe...
by TommyG
Thu May 17, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2011 PW Tailgate pops open while driving??
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: 2011 PW Tailgate pops open while driving??

Mine will do that if I don't slam it shut (2012). I can tell if it is fully latched or not by pulling on it after I close it. It is in the latch mechanism somewhere. I have not pulled it apart yet since I can still get it to latch. I guess I should before it gets worse.
by TommyG
Thu May 10, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 350
Views: 57501

Re: Tire Feedback

I’ve been really happy with my 35/12.5/17 Toyo RTs. 25k mi so far and they’re between 10/32 and 11/32 (for reference, new is 18/32). I came across a set of 5 brand new 37/12.5/17 RTs in the classifieds near me so I jumped on them. The height/width looks great, and I think they fill out the wheel we...
by TommyG
Thu May 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 100
Views: 3583

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

I was thinking today my dream truck is a rolling chassis without a powertrain or warranty. Imagine if you could buy a brand new Power Wagon with blank integrated computer like a Holley and then fit any engine and transmission combo you wanted. Knock $20k off the price and build your dream truck. No...
by TommyG
Wed May 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 100
Views: 3583

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Sorry to hear that brother. I was just without my manly steed for a week too while flying monkeys and dwarfs played with it. They were not happy yesterday when I drug them into the parking lot in the 90 degree heat in front of the boss to let the 70 PSI of air they put into my 37s down to a pressure...
by TommyG
Wed May 02, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recent Warranty Work
Replies: 18
Views: 1271

Re: Recent Warranty Work

In this episode of I Love My Extended Warranty we replaced upper and lower ball joints on both sides, complete tie rod assembly, front pinion seal and a starter or ignition computer module (turn the key and get 12 to everything but it would not turn the starter over).
by TommyG
Tue May 01, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: MOAB 2018 - It was awesome!
Replies: 172
Views: 11935

Re: MOAB 2018 - CANCELLED

Great pics. Looks like you had a blast.
by TommyG
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Funny Picture Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 36453

Re: Funny Picture Thread

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by TommyG
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Third Brake Light Wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Third Brake Light Wiring

This was the wiring job I received at the Leer Factory when they installed my cap. The work they did behind inside the taillight was even worse. 696.jpg Mine looked like that but was hidden behind the tail light. The first time I drove the truck in the ran I got EVIC codes for the 7 way charge line...
by TommyG
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Third Brake Light Wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Third Brake Light Wiring

This was the wiring job I received at the Leer Factory when they installed my cap. The work they did behind inside the taillight was even worse.
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by TommyG
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Winch rope extension question
Replies: 25
Views: 1467

Re: Winch rope extension question

adeluca73 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Suggest tagging and bookmarking the Army Manual on rigging and winching linked below---I'll spare the pedantic resuscitation of force calcs, but suffice it to say, there's math to be done if you're concerned about breaking strengths.

Army Manual FM 5-125
Thanks for the link.
by TommyG
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Funny Picture Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 36453

Re: Funny Picture Thread

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by TommyG
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Dicks Sporting Goods.................
Replies: 77
Views: 3768

Re: Dicks Sporting Goods.................

My little guy is in 2nd Grade. They had a writing assignment this past week. The topics for these are always touchy feely. The latest one was answer the question: "What makes you feel safe?" I am sure that there were lots of cute little responses. What does he write? "Building rifles with my dad." ...
by TommyG
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Dicks Sporting Goods.................
Replies: 77
Views: 3768

Re: Dicks Sporting Goods.................

My little guy is in 2nd Grade. They had a writing assignment this past week. The topics for these are always touchy feely. The latest one was answer the question: "What makes you feel safe?" I am sure that there were lots of cute little responses. What does he write? "Building rifles with my dad." :...
by TommyG
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 40-Inch Tire Discussion (Or anything bigger than 37's)
Replies: 95
Views: 4620

Re: 40-Inch Tire Discussion (Or anything bigger than 37's)

And WTF is that thing around the windshield?
by TommyG
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 40-Inch Tire Discussion (Or anything bigger than 37's)
Replies: 95
Views: 4620

Re: 40-Inch Tire Discussion

Fiberglass fenders is an expensive, painful, sweet mod versus AEV flares. I've been thinking this would be the way to fly with a control arm suspension since we can't move the axle ahead as much. Not crazy about the way the Fiberwerx fenders look but they would do the trick. Any other vendors you h...
by TommyG
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I put my order in
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: I put my order in

Very nice.
by TommyG
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hawse fairlead conversion (how to)
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Hawse fairlead conversion (how to)

Nice job man. Came out really nice.
by TommyG
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Dicks Sporting Goods.................
Replies: 77
Views: 3768

Re: Dicks Sporting Goods.................

:doh: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/8/armed-guards-protect-senate-democrats-they-demand-/ :doh: So, that works out to about 1 gun for every senator, 2 senators at the most !!! That we are paying for, with our tax dollars. Is there any idiot on this planet, that would have ANY respec...