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by Chromolykid
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 335936

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Good looking out olyelr, I noticed that when I put the track bar on. Just some sheathing that separated. Thanks for the reminder though, I need to wrap it up.
by Chromolykid
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 335936

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Trying out some of the new Thuren parts. This spot used to get at least 1 tire off the ground... Not any more! :cash: Hot damn! That’s one sexy truck you’ve built. One of the few new trucks that make me think twice about buying a newer truck than my 3rd gen. Did you do the rear diff cover with a st...
by Chromolykid
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 335936

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Trying out some of the new Thuren parts. This spot used to get at least 1 tire off the ground... Not any more! :cash:
by Chromolykid
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Factory front coil spring bow
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Factory front coil spring bow

I unbolted the shocks and used a coil compressor, that’s it.
by Chromolykid
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

Thanks for the tips Marcus, I’ll probably go that route. Can’t believe these are going bad already but they definitely have play and I get some weird resonance feeling from the front axle when going downhill. Not always at the same speed either which I think eliminates the driveshaft. I like the fre...
by Chromolykid
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

Have any of you guys replaced wheel hubs on a 5th Gen 2500? I’ve been chasing an intermittent shimmy in the front end for months and have eliminated all other variables I can think of, both of my wheel bearings have play (only 34k miles) and could be the culprit so I’m looking for any recommendation...
by Chromolykid
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...
Replies: 35
Views: 1716

Re: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...

Do you think updating the PCM will clear out any AEV Procal adjustments?
by Chromolykid
Wed May 30, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: 2.5s versus 3" Kings
Replies: 21
Views: 1018

Re: 2.5s versus 3" Kings

I did a lot of shock testing in off-road racing before getting the car dialed in to win races with the help of a “medicine man” who is trusted by many champions. I found that a bigger shock buys you time (cooling), not comfort. That comes from the valving and addition of bypass tubes. A 3.0 will do ...
by Chromolykid
Wed May 30, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 1423

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

I think Marcus installed mine upside down so the zerks were protected. I assumed that was the “right-side up” way. Well glad to see I’m not the only one that came across the issue, luckily I don’t typically have the truck weighed down so the removed bar is hardly noticeable. Just wanted to put the ...
by Chromolykid
Tue May 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 1423

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

All it's doing is wearing off paint. It seems to just rub. I'm more concerned with the fact that the end links are so long they make contact with the ground every time I climb any obstacle. Isn’t that with a 1” spacer on the coils? So you likely have an additional inch of up travel before it makes ...
by Chromolykid
Tue May 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 1423

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

It wore off a cool sticker I had on my half-spider, now I’m down 5HP. :cry:
by Chromolykid
Mon May 28, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 1423

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

The diesel guys with high volume diff covers have this problem too. It sounds like an armored one piece cover instead of a bolt on guard is a better solution. You'd probably still need a spacer though. The spacer would have to be very thick, at least an inch if not more. To be honest, I was never a...
by Chromolykid
Mon May 28, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 1423

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

Sounds like the center of the sway bar would hit the diff cover, and if the truck needed to compress further it would just load up the sway bar on both sides (then it would be a compression bar?). Maybe damage the powder coat on the spider depending on where it hits? The sway bar is a spring, so I’...
by Chromolykid
Sun May 27, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 1423

Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

Just a friendly notice for anyone who may be doing Thuren rear coils with extended links on a 2014+ Power Wagon: IF you have a rear differential guard, be aware that the extended links can position the sway bar down too low and make contact with the guard during suspension travel. In my case, I have...
by Chromolykid
Sat May 19, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!
Replies: 139
Views: 8359

Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

DamageWagon wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Dude you still have an inch of shaft showing!
Now there’s something I’ve never heard before...
by Chromolykid
Thu May 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 335936

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

It bent like hot butter with a bad line on the Golden Crack this year. I attempted to relocate when I should have stayed put and snapped it. Take a look at this >>> 2018-05-07-08.31.24.jpg We pulled a spare unit to get off the trail. Then modified this, sleeved it and reinstalled it to get back hom...
by Chromolykid
Mon May 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 335936

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Colibri wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 6:13 pm
YES!!! There is none more black
Haha she’s actually Max Steel, beautiful in the sun but I try to leave a layer of dust on to hide the desert pinstriping.
by Chromolykid
Mon May 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 335936

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Okay. :D
by Chromolykid
Sun May 06, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 335936

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Dipped my bumpers today, still deciding on if I should do the grill surround as well. Maybe tomorrow.
by Chromolykid
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 60
Views: 3804

Re: Fender Flares

The only half ton with the short 5.5’ box is the full crew cab model, which can also come with the full size 6.5’ box like our trucks have. The short 4 door and regular cab come with the same size box we have also. Never once have I seen a long bed 1500 with Ramboxes, is it even an option? I see th...
by Chromolykid
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 60
Views: 3804

Re: Fender Flares

Bill2014 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:36 am
I can't believe these issues haven't been addressed yet - they have been making ramboxes for years now...
Same thing with the exhaust manifold bolt issue on the 5.7.
by Chromolykid
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 60
Views: 3804

Re: Fender Flares

The 1500’s have shorter boxes and a different design, the lids won’t swap. They all will end up warping eventually so the body lines don’t line up. I truly believe if they had a latch on either end instead of just one in the center, 95% of the warping and tape issues would go away. A spring pushing ...
by Chromolykid
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 60
Views: 3804

Re: Fender Flares

So fighting the dealership with my rambox covers as well. Did you end up pulling them and sticking them yourself? About to tell them to replace the whole f()*&king bed. You can pull them off yourself, but doing so without damaging the paint by bending the plastic is not easy, which is why the deale...
by Chromolykid
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wagonless
Replies: 18
Views: 921

Re: Wagonless

Ever since I corrected my computer for 35’s mine shows averaging 16mpg for a round trip to work and back which is about 180 miles. About 1/3 of it is close to sea level, which helps, and with no traffic it can creep closer to 18mpg. I set the cruise control at the speed limit, 65, don’t need any tic...