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by Low_Sky
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: When all the parking spots are taken...
Replies: 17
Views: 401

Re: When all the parking spots are taken...

I can only imagine Will was parked in a handicapped spot with no hang tag or license plate. Had to delete the pics to hide the evidence.
by Low_Sky
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tube Bumpers and OEM Winch Positioning
Replies: 25
Views: 376

Re: Tube Bumpers and OEM Winch Positioning

Mikey looks for bros on tinder, hmmmm... not what I expected.
by Low_Sky
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Fender Flares

ChromolyKid, it's too damned hot in California if your truck is melting all the time.
by Low_Sky
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Dakar Wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Dakar Wheels

I noticed the same things; 8" wide, expensive, and you can bet freight from the east coast is going to be high too. It's a good looking wheel (assuming "EVOCorse" and "Fondmetal" are decals you can peel off), but the 8" width is the real killer for me.
by Low_Sky
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: DIY soft shackles
Replies: 3
Views: 142

DIY soft shackles

I made soft shackles this weekend and thought I'd post the particulars for anybody that wants to make their own too. I googled different designs pretty extensively and settled on this one that terminates in what's called a button knot. The other commonly seen knot is called a diamond knot. The diffe...
by Low_Sky
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Kill-switch for electronic nannies
Replies: 267
Views: 9812

Re: Kill-switch for electronic nannies

Pretty sure we've discussed the fuse interrupt before. The preferred way to do it would be to put the switch under the hood, or use a relay to go through the firewall to the cab with lower amps.
by Low_Sky
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Chains -- S8 Series -- Z486 on 315/70R17
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Chains -- S8 Series -- Z486 on 315/70R17

You're probably good to go for all that harsh Arizona winter weather, haha.
by Low_Sky
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Kill-switch for electronic nannies
Replies: 267
Views: 9812

Re: Kill-switch for electronic nannies

Yeah, sounds like it. If you go in and out of 4wd (with everything plugged in and working) with the window rolled down, you can hear the CAD servo/solenoid/? moving. The low grinding you heard was probably that.
by Low_Sky
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Chains -- S8 Series -- Z486 on 315/70R17
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Chains -- S8 Series -- Z486 on 315/70R17

The rounded links don't bite into the ice as well as square link chains, and all the wear occurs at two high spots on the link, so they have a short service life.
by Low_Sky
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Chains -- S8 Series -- Z486 on 315/70R17
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Chains -- S8 Series -- Z486 on 315/70R17

Twist links suck.
by Low_Sky
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rambox organization
Replies: 36
Views: 829

Re: Rambox organization

Mikey, I like the stickers inside the box. Satisfies the urge to put stickers on stuff, without making your stuff look like it's covered in stickers, haha. You can have your cake and eat it too.
by Low_Sky
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Kill-switch for electronic nannies
Replies: 267
Views: 9812

Re: Kill-switch for electronic nannies

But I wanna do donuts on cruise control!
by Low_Sky
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch rope
Replies: 30
Views: 583

Re: Winch rope

:rofl: I am still rockin' my wire rope too. I live in the rust belt, so......every single time i drive my truck in the winter, the synthetic rope would be covered in salt, sand & grit, GREATLY shortening it's lifespan. Wire rope don't care. Only 2 benefits to synthetic rope: weight savings & kineti...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 PW Bumper LineX
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: 2016 PW Bumper LineX

My 2015 came with black sensors in the rear bumper, so they're out there. Plasti-dip or paint sounds like the way cheaper option if it will work. I believe I'd just mask them off really well and have the Line-X sprayed right over them. Cut off the Line-X and masking tape, take them out, Plasti-dip t...
by Low_Sky
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rambox organization
Replies: 36
Views: 829

Re: Rambox organization

My right side pretty much looks the same, but I keep tie down straps and rope in my ammo can :)
by Low_Sky
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tire chains
Replies: 25
Views: 977

Re: Tire chains

35x12.5R17 Toyo C/Ts, 40 psi front, 35 psi rear. I lose 1/4 turn of the wheel, where the fronts rub on the swaybar ends (first) and the radius arm knuckles. I live up a valley in south central Alaska and it can be a while before the sand trucks get up here when it's icy, so these things are well wor...
by Low_Sky
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rambox organization
Replies: 36
Views: 829

Re: Rambox organization

Mine have tools and recovery gear in the passenger side. Tow straps, chain, mini shovel, ratchet straps and rope, tarp, battery pack, etc. The driver side I try to keep open for whatever toys I need easy access to, usually fishing rods, trekking poles, etc. The past couple years I've mostly been liv...
by Low_Sky
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tire chains
Replies: 25
Views: 977

Re: Tire chains

Can't turn to full lock. Haven't looked yet to see if they're rubbing the sway bar or the radius arm (probably the sway bar), every time I put them on or take them off I'm going somewhere and I'm in a hurry. Not that big of a deal, just makes the tight turn into my driveway a three point turn now. T...
by Low_Sky
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tire chains
Replies: 25
Views: 977

Re: Tire chains

I use Pewag 7mm square link chains with cams. The heavy duty ones, front and rears. I wanted a pair of heavy duty square links and a lighter pair of pattern chains, but my dealer didn't have anything light duty that would fit 35" tires. Next time I put them on I'll try to remember to take a pic if i...
by Low_Sky
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recovery gear questions!
Replies: 48
Views: 1122

Re: Recovery gear questions!

Chubbs wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:34 am
The price is too high on this, but I have been imagining something similar for RAMBOX trucks:

http://www.4xinnovations.com/2005-2018- ... _p_41.html
That's where I'd put mine if I had one (in a Rambox bed), but yeah, $70+ is absurd for some bent plate with holes in it.
by Low_Sky
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recovery gear questions!
Replies: 48
Views: 1122

Re: Recovery gear questions!

And sliding on ice in a tank is a very uncomfortable feeling unless you know what you're going to stop against and it isn't something you'll get in trouble for.
by Low_Sky
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recovery gear questions!
Replies: 48
Views: 1122

Re: Recovery gear questions!

I was thinking about mounting the jack. At first i was going to get the 48 and toss it in side ways with the max tracks and gas can between the bed divider and the tailgate with my hard tonneau holding it all down. The 60 won't fit there. I don't have the wheel wells in the bed because of the ram b...
by Low_Sky
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Oil help?!
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Oil help?!

Got tired of not finding FCA's pet Penzoil up here in Alaska and switched over to Amsoil 0w-40 on my last change. When I started the truck I could hear the ticks and noises going away over about 15 seconds. Now it starts up nice and quiet (was -10F yesterday).
by Low_Sky
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tires
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Tires

All types of winter conditions here. Deep powder, hard packed snow, sanded ice. When my neighborhood streets get too icy (very hilly streets, only get sanded occasionally), I have to chain up. Even folks with studs park in a flat spot and walk to the house when it gets that bad.
by Low_Sky
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: MPG calculator versus hand calculations
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: MPG calculator versus hand calculations

My 2015's lie-o-meter is accurate for highway miles. Where it goes off is in city driving, and paints a rosier picture than reality. In city driving, the truck calculates about 0.5 to 1 mpg better than hand calculations. My guess is that the sample rate of whatever sensor is measuring fuel flow is t...