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by RPS1030
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: PWJouster's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "TrailWhale"
Replies: 35
Views: 3478

Re: PWJouster's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "TrailWhale"

Updated the planned and completed . Thuren PW bumper is ordered. i will get a black Warn Fairlead and Yellow Baja pods for the Winglet Fog holes, and two baja spot pods next to winch, powered by a switch. i would like the yellow fogs on with lowbeams with oem switch and spots activated with highs F...
by RPS1030
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Cooper or Maxxis?
Replies: 41
Views: 1181

Re: Cooper or Maxxis?

I'm curious to see what the limits of this power wagon is, especially with 37s. I'll keeping pushing to find it. I saw a test drive video of a power wagon doing crown king. Wasn't too long of a video,but they did show it do one of the tougher obstacles with ease. I just have always wanted to do it ...
by RPS1030
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Cooper or Maxxis?
Replies: 41
Views: 1181

Re: Cooper or Maxxis?

Thanks! I love the look of this tire. Toyo is of course a great tire and have an awesome sidewall tread, but they are so damn expensive! lol I typically push the limits on wearing down MT's because it sure is painful to buy a new set. I might be doing Crown King next week as long as my jeep buddy c...
by RPS1030
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Cooper or Maxxis?
Replies: 41
Views: 1181

Re: Cooper or Maxxis?

Those look good. Ya know I never run my tires down to the wear bars, but I'm at 12/32nd and pretty sure the Toyo's say 11/32nd is the end of the shelf life on them. I think I'm going to run this set straight into the ground. I really just don't want to buy tires and wear them out over the winter be...
by RPS1030
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper

Crappy rainy IG pic that BajaDesigns led me to the other day.
by RPS1030
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper

Don has a picture of the center up on his IG page. I don't have the hawse fairlead in yet and the truck is all torn apart. I'll try to get some pictures up in the next few days but the truck is going to be in pieces until at least Saturday. I only have the center at this point anyway. Here is the s...
by RPS1030
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow
Replies: 62
Views: 1594

Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

olyelr wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Is it really much cheaper after you factor in the cost of the car/insurance etc?
I’ve been looking for something. Depending on car, it’s close to a wash. But saves miles on the truck to help keep it around. I just can’t stand any semi-reasonable car on the recent market.
by RPS1030
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Spare Fuel
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: Spare Fuel

I've got a steel Jerry Can that can fit in the corner in front of the wheel well. Then the real ticket is a Super Siphon. Stick in in the jerry can and the filler neck. Shake the end a handful of times and it starts siphoning the gas. No more than a few drops might spill when taking the siphon out o...
by RPS1030
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 66
Views: 2620

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Easttnrhino wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:59 am
I am also wanting but not finding a rear bumper that suits me. I wish diesel power products would tell me where they got this one
Most of their project truck bumpers have been one-offs built in house.
by RPS1030
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 80
Views: 3934

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

Honestly this should be a warning. I was backing up on an obstacle in Moab in 4LO in reverse down a hill and the truck... would... not... stop... i had to throw it in neutral to stop it. Maybe we should mention this in PWiM next time because it caught me off guard... Sent from my SM-G955U using Tap...
by RPS1030
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)
Replies: 45
Views: 1839

Re: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)

POk3s wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Also, does anyone have a keep they want new tires for!? Hahahaha
Nope not here, my first set of 37” Toyo RTs have been passed down to the 85 4Runner.
by RPS1030
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3433

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

WhiteKnuckle sliders are your best and only bet. What's wrong with the factory running boards? They aren't rated for that kind of thing? I was actually looking at the Amp Research Powerstep. It looks like it would give me better clearance but I'm concerned that it would take too much damage in the ...
by RPS1030
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3433

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

I would not run 37’s every day in San Fran I have been unwilling to try to take my stock PW into the parking garages at work - they claim a 7' max height. It should fit, with about 3" to spare, but it's really expensive to find out where it doesn't. On 37's you are going to hit something in a norma...
by RPS1030
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3433

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

Wow lots of great input here from lots of people. I'll try to address each of you. My biggest regret was 35s. 37s are in every way better except for what to do with the spare tire... even MPG. I get better MPG on 37s on open highway than I did on 35s. I do get worse in town and in low speed take of...
by RPS1030
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Spam
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Spam

I don’t remember what the topic was, but I got something a few months ago. Reported it via the tool and it went away after a couple days.
by RPS1030
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Third Brake Light Housing
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Third Brake Light Housing

NMO and BD always intrigue me.

Was gonna guess $500, but starting at $670, whew. Neat idea for sure though.
by RPS1030
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3433

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

It feels like MPG numbers on the internet are as believable as Reality TV. I’ve seen diesel numbers anywhere from 12-22. Driving style makes a huge difference. If you are a newbie, why go full bore, get an overpriced rig, which takes you further before you get stuck worse? The stock PW is amazingly ...
by RPS1030
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3433

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

This truck is for sale in AUSTRALIA, mates. They have some wacky rules about what they are and aren't allowed to do to vehicles down there. New Ram 2500's are priced about $150k AUD (just took a quick look online, don't know how flexible prices are down there). So this truck has about $65k AUD in m...
by RPS1030
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 80
Views: 3934

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

The pedal should never get to the floor (by design) unless you have a problem! You said no air... but consider bleeding them Again. :popcorn: I’m not 100% on these. But plenty of ABS systems have a reaction to how quickly the pedal is pressed. If pressed quickly, pedal will drop and the ABS Pump/So...
by RPS1030
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: well... that time has come in my life for another career
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: well... that time has come in my life for another career

Congrats and Thank You for Your Service
by RPS1030
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Evolution of Hammers
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Evolution of Hammers

trk4sale wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:40 am
Maybe we should get them to add a Power Wagon class. Course looks simple enough.
Stock Mod during the EMC. Safety stuff (cage, etc) and 35" DOT Tires. Go for it.
by RPS1030
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Lifted floor jack....
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: Lifted floor jack....

I really like my Pro Eagle big wheel 2-ton. Hasn't struggled with lifting the PW. Extendable Foot is really really useful. Rolls over Everything I need it to, air hoses, 220V cords, rocks, paver steps to the back porch, door sill Stays stable when lifted so far. It is a little slow at jacking, but u...
by RPS1030
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Toyo Tire Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Toyo Tire Sale

We used TireCrawler pricing with that 15% sale to get Discount Tire to pricematch on the last set of tires for the GF's 4Runner.
by RPS1030
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Favorite Bumper Sticker?
Replies: 19
Views: 2526

Re: Favorite Bumper Sticker?

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by RPS1030
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New direction for this forum
Replies: 39
Views: 2784

Re: New direction for this forum

Bill2014 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:50 am
I wonder if this change contributed to me getting three screens worth of "Unread posts" - all threads that were already read...
It sure looked like he grabbed an instance from a few days ago to move threads around on. Same here with a bunch of already read "unread" posts.