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by agpilot
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rear bumpers options
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Rear bumpers options

I really like the new Warn bumpers - I might swap my rear for one to get some added reverse lighting. Recovery points would be nice but I think the 2.5" Hitchlink I've already got is a better option anyways. https://www.warn.com/truck/mounting-systems/assets/images/96445-Ram-2500-3500-Ascent-Rear-Bu...
by agpilot
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 Average Running Temp
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: 6.4 Average Running Temp

On many modern vehicles the computer tries to get the temp above 212* for the purpose of evaporating any water that may have made its way into the oil.
by agpilot
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?
Replies: 47
Views: 2592

Re: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?

Hey agpilot would you mind measuring how long the piece that the clevis goes in is. And did they bolt up okay? Thanks 6" - from front to top of mounting plate 6" and 7/16ths overall length front to back 4.75" from the top of the mounting plate to the center of the hole They bolted up fine, haven't ...
by agpilot
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Duratracs have to go, need options.
Replies: 97
Views: 6986

Re: Duratracs have to go, need options.

I have always heard the wheel should be half the diameter of the tire for the best compromise. 35/2 = 17.50 so that makes sense. And 37 would equal and 18 inch wheel. Interesting. :cheers: I thought so too. The sidewall on 37x17 is pretty meaty already. Any bigger it would be pushing the limits of ...
by agpilot
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Duratracs have to go, need options.
Replies: 97
Views: 6986

Re: Duratracs have to go, need options.

Thanks for all the input, everyone! I just ordered 5x 37x12.50r17 Toyo R/Ts. I'll post some pics next week when I get them (and the thuren front level) installed. Can't wait!!`
by agpilot
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Duratracs have to go, need options.
Replies: 97
Views: 6986

Re: Duratracs have to go, need options.

Yeah, I've got my heart set on 37s - I just need to try to figure out which one is right for me!

It's a big purchase and one I'll likely be living with for the next few years as I don't put many miles on in a year. I just want to get it right the first time and be happy.
by agpilot
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Duratracs have to go, need options.
Replies: 97
Views: 6986

Re: Duratracs have to go, need options.

I'll have 2 spares - one in the bed on a extra PW alloy and the 33" factory spare under the bed (that I could throw on a front wheel in an emergency). As far as I know both the R/T and the KO2 are 3 ply sidewall tires. As for the weight the D rated 37" R/T weighs about the same as the 35" E rated ve...
by agpilot
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Duratracs have to go, need options.
Replies: 97
Views: 6986

KO2 vs R/T vs ???

OK so I'm about to pull the trigger on new tires in preparation for big trip out west to go wheeling in CO and UT (Moab). Had 37x12.5R17 Toyo R/Ts all ready to click order. They look awesome and should give me good ground clearance and not *too* much rubbing with stock wheels and Thuren 1.5" overlan...
by agpilot
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?
Replies: 47
Views: 2592

Re: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?

I don't think they are compatible with a PW. They are not a direct bolt up on 2500/3500 trucks. I think you have to clearance a bracket and cut ports in the lower bumper valence. Yeah I had looked at this option as well. On cumminsforum someone tried putting these on a 2500. Will likely require wel...
by agpilot
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?
Replies: 47
Views: 2592

Re: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?

MikeKey wrote:So wait, you're going to mount lights to them next?
Next to them like this but bigger lights.
by agpilot
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?
Replies: 47
Views: 2592

Re: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?

I'm not so big of a fan of how much leverage that shackle has. Maybe it's needed, but that hole would be better more towards the base. The welds are strong but there should be more passes on the main bar coming out of the 3/8". Cutting a hole through the 3/8" and welding the back side would probabl...
by agpilot
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?
Replies: 47
Views: 2592

Re: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?

Well, I received the new "tow hooks" from Ebay today. First impressions? Well as my favorite youtuber says, she's definitely got some gravity to her. Nearly 11# with the shackle hanging from it. It feels incredibly solid. According to the seller, it is fabricated using A36 steel 1x3" bar stock welde...
by agpilot
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2014+ Suspension/Lift Options = NOTHING
Replies: 110
Views: 5472

Re: 2014+ Suspension/Lift Options = NOTHING

MikeKey wrote:I just decided to buy 40's and 5.13's and call it a day. That ends all problems.

wow! :rockon:

Can't wait to see the result!!
by agpilot
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Octane at altitude and MPG on 6.4L
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Octane at altitude and MPG on 6.4L

Thanks, Bill!
by agpilot
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Octane at altitude and MPG on 6.4L
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Octane at altitude and MPG on 6.4L

Octane level depends on altitude. The higher the altitude, the less octane you need to prevent detonation. This was my understanding as well. That's why the gas stations in CO can get away with selling 85. I think I'll probably run 89 for as much of the trip as I can and if it's reasonably priced i...
by agpilot
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Octane at altitude and MPG on 6.4L
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Octane at altitude and MPG on 6.4L

Thanks Mike,

Just to be clear, are you saying that once I get to CO/UT I should be running 89 or 91 even if that is their "premium" fuel? I agree about the performance at sea level. Here in FL I stopped bothering with mid-grade because I couldn't notice the performance difference.
by agpilot
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Octane at altitude and MPG on 6.4L
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Octane at altitude and MPG on 6.4L

Planning a long road trip to CO and Moab from FL this summer. 2 questions: I know gas stations at elevation in CO sell 85 octane as "regular" and 87 as mid grade. I know 89 is preferred for my '16 but it runs fine on 87. For you CO owners what octane do you run above 5000' Second question for those ...
by agpilot
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Deadman Winch Anchor
Replies: 19
Views: 1892

Re: Deadman Winch Anchor

Let me ask a serious question, a Pull Pal while weighing more will work just as equally well in sand correct? But will also work in mud and dirt terrain like encountered in Utah. Kinda seems like it's better to have the more versatile tool. I've used the Pull Pal when mired in sugar sand here in FL...
by agpilot
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: So everyone knows how well a bull bar is fastened.....
Replies: 43
Views: 2673

Re: So everyone knows how well a bull bar is fastened.....

But it's a Z71 OFFROAD! He's going OFF ROAD!

Off the road into a ditch more like...
by agpilot
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Gas Mileage towing 7 tons
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

Re: Gas Mileage towing 7 tons

must be nice being at sea level... :rofl: yeah i get about 9 too.... https://photos.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/20170507/i-p7FDmz8/0/2bdfde17/L/i-p7FDmz8-L.jpg Eisenhower Tunnel in CO? Thats's a huge hill to pull serious weight on. I have seen youtube videos of trucks pulling heavy loads up that grade ...
by agpilot
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Duratracs have to go, need options.
Replies: 97
Views: 6986

Re: Duratracs have to go, need options.

That looks gnarly. I guess I'm back to square one again - I'll probably end up going with the Toyo R/T in 37x12.5R17 because it's 3-ply even though it's D-rated. There isn't an E rated 37 R/T only M/T. The anecdotal evidence the past few posts have made confirm what I've read elsewhere - the KO2 is ...
by agpilot
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers
Replies: 46
Views: 2576

Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

The pricing and fuel mileage on this tuck don't make a whole lot of sense compared to a PW - at least to me. 19/22 epa rating for the diesel? I was excited when I heard about this truck and thought to myself man I wish I could have cross shopped this when I bought my PW but my tradesman PW costs les...
by agpilot
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?
Replies: 47
Views: 2592

Re: Has anyone replaced their front tow hooks?

MikeKey wrote:Those welds look like a blind man did it.

I took the risk and ordered them. I'm *hoping* that it's just because it was stick welded which would be appropriate for the thickness of material. My fear is it's crappy MIG done by a blind man. If so, I can return it for the cost of a USPS flat rate box.
by agpilot
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Duratracs have to go, need options.
Replies: 97
Views: 6986

Re: Duratracs have to go, need options.

I was tossed up between AT tires in a 37 or a more aggressive and durable MT E load range 35. I just mounted a 35'' spare under my truck in the stock location which was nice to have the ability to do. E load range 35's are super heavy. 37's would be crazy heavy in e load range however some d load r...
by agpilot
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Duratracs have to go, need options.
Replies: 97
Views: 6986

Re: Duratracs have to go, need options.

Heads up: Tire Rack has 37x12.50R17 KO2s on sale for $300 a tire. This is at least $50 a tire cheaper than anywhere else I've seen. You could always try ordering from somewhere with free shipping and see if they'll price match Tire Rack if you want to save even more. This is totally messing with my ...