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by Colibri
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear drive shaft replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Rear drive shaft replacement?

Driveshaftspecialist.com

I got their HD aluminum rear shaft and it makes the factory part look like a cheap knockoff toy.
by Colibri
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: 14+ 5.13 Gears, Noisy?

My 5.13’s are quiet running, can’t hear them over other sounds with windows open. They’re nitro brand that I had REM isotropically superfinished and cryo treated and I set to .006-7 on the tight side of spec because one of the benefits gained in processing them in that manner is more stable contact ...
by Colibri
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on light placement
Replies: 15
Views: 2934

Re: Opinions on light placement

Just have to be mindful of glare off the hood when you mount lights up there, it can make it very difficult to see clearly if you’re washing out the hood/foreground. I don’t have personal experience with the light you’re asking about up there as I mostly use Baja designs. Good luck with whatever you...
by Colibri
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Air Coupler Protection
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Air Coupler Protection

McMaster Carr has what you’re looking for
by Colibri
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: fuel sensor
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: fuel sensor

Absolutely move the bed rather than drop the tank
by Colibri
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Hemi Towing coolant and transmission Temperatures?
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: Hemi Towing coolant and transmission Temperatures?

Coolant temp is okay from around 195/205 up to around 230 or sounder heavy load, that’s pretty normal. Also consider that your oil temperatures can be 10-20 degrees higher than coolant especially under load. ATF+4 is pretty decent stuff, it’ll handle high temps better than some fluids, but ideally I...
by Colibri
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

I’ve been enjoying my weigh safe hitch for the last couple years.
by Colibri
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2006 Front Driveshaft Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: 2006 Front Driveshaft Rebuild

These trucks can take a lot of very expensive damage from the front cardan letting go, if it’s making a lot of noise (angry birds) safest bet is to take it off until you can rebuild it
by Colibri
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Sonnax Line Pressure Booster for 545rfe and 66rfe
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: Sonnax Line Pressure Booster for 545rfe and 66rfe

thedriver21 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:38 am
I wonder if the 66 and 68 rfe valvebodys are the same. Can’t really fine custom 66 valve body’s but 68 and 545 ones are all over the place
Rodeoflyer had his transmission rebuilt with one of these, may want to ask him about it

https://www.dnjcomponents.com/products/d-cf2
by Colibri
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Sonnax Line Pressure Booster for 545rfe and 66rfe
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: Sonnax Line Pressure Booster for 545rfe and 66rfe

You can get a billet lower valve body that’s supposed to help with pressure bleeding issues and will tighten up shifts
by Colibri
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: SimonandSimonBeast Build
Replies: 95
Views: 7842

Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Can’t wait! Love to see outside the box thinking
by Colibri
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: SimonandSimonBeast Build
Replies: 95
Views: 7842

Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Sorry you had troubles, but it’s awesome that you’re out there putting the truck through it’s paces and using it as intended. If you have the wherewithal to do so, replacing the leaf springs with either carli or thuren packs will put the axle where it should be to not rub, and you’ll gain some perfo...
by Colibri
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: dual battery installation suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: dual battery installation suggestions?

Not sure on your generation, but on the third gen you could get the diesel battery box for the opposite side of the engine bay of your truck and bolt it in in place of the hemi air box. An intake system like the vararam solved the lack of air box issues nicely
by Colibri
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Jack upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Jack upgrade

Get yourself a surplus humvee scissor jack of eBay. It’s 3 ton and lifts pretty damn high. You’ll need to do a little tinkering to make it work but it’s a great little unit all together. Cheap too. It uses a round peg to key into the lower control arms on the hummer, so you’ll need to add some kind ...
by Colibri
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: SimonandSimonBeast Build
Replies: 95
Views: 7842

Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Loving the truck sir, just wanted to mention something about the adjustable track bar, at least on the third gens the thuren/carli recommendation for length did not center the front axle. It had to sit to one side at ride height so that the axles spring perch wouldn’t crash into the trackbar bracket...
by Colibri
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Acroweld powerwagon build
Replies: 55
Views: 7161

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Nice build you have going sir! I may have missed it, but what are you planning on using the winch for? On my truck and other vehicles I use for working I stay with wire rope because it’s more tolerant of abrasion and heavy use, on vehicles that are more off-road fun oriented I use synthetic because ...
by Colibri
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: bstefanic's Build - 2013 2500 - "Wanna Be Wagon"
Replies: 147
Views: 24374

Re: bstefanic's Build - 2013 2500 - "Wanna Be Wagon"

Shit yes! I absolutely love your truck, when mine grows up it wants to be like yours lol
by Colibri
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 3 Gen Stainless SRT Exhaust Stud/Bolt PNs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: 3 Gen Stainless SRT Exhaust Stud/Bolt PNs?

Check out stage8 locking hardware for the hemi exhaust manifolds. More work to install, but you’ll only have to do it once
by Colibri
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Pinion Seal Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Pinion Seal Replacement

Good enough for government work
by Colibri
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Welding Axle Tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 1336

Re: Welding Axle Tubes

I agree with the above about the front axle, I’d only weld the tubes as part of trussing it. As far as the rear goes though, if you’re sincere about a supercharger and 40’s down the line you may want to weld the tubes back there to keep the pumpkin from pointing skyward should the loose nut behind t...
by Colibri
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2018 Transmission Failure
Replies: 25
Views: 2885

Re: 2018 Transmission Failure

stock gears and 37’s is extremely hard on trans fluid and clutch packs if you drive aggressively, which I think he probably does. Resetting tire size in the pcm doesn’t really change that fact. again, 37s just went on 1k or so miles ago. your going to tell me 37s caused a failure in a month or so o...
by Colibri
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2018 Transmission Failure
Replies: 25
Views: 2885

Re: 2018 Transmission Failure

stock gears and 37’s is extremely hard on trans fluid and clutch packs if you drive aggressively, which I think he probably does. Resetting tire size in the pcm doesn’t really change that fact.
by Colibri
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2018 Transmission Failure
Replies: 25
Views: 2885

Re: 2018 Transmission Failure

There’s no real way for them to even tell you have an upgraded torque converter or billet valvebody without tearing down your transmission, and why would anyone ever do that in the first place if it’s the engine needing warranty work? A built transmission is really a non issue. If you have an afterm...
by Colibri
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: bstefanic's Build - 2013 2500 - "Wanna Be Wagon"
Replies: 147
Views: 24374

Re: bstefanic's Build - 2013 2500 - "Wanna Be Wagon"

My god that thing is starting to look mean!
by Colibri
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I finally did it!
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: I finally did it!

Welcome aboard and congratulations on the new truck!

I used to have an 81 k30 crew cab long bed, if the body didn’t rust away I’d still be driving it lol.