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by Reloaderguy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Why has AEV turned to such shit?
Replies: 152
Views: 4950

Re: Why has AEV turned to such shit?

I kind of want one but kind of don't. Eventually I'll do OBA and then I'll need more switches.
by Reloaderguy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Why has AEV turned to such shit?
Replies: 152
Views: 4950

Re: Why has AEV turned to such shit?

MikeKey wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:18 pm
Man, that AEV bumper doesn't hold up worth a shit when it comes to real wheeling either, look at this thing.smash.jpg
The flares look like they're holding up pretty well though.
by Reloaderguy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Why has AEV turned to such shit?
Replies: 152
Views: 4950

Re: Why has AEV turned to such shit?

Oh you didn't here, that's because they chose to mix Carli parts with AEV parts. (claims random fanboys on FB) --- On a serious note, this lead me to watching more of the series and somehow I ended up back on part 3 and that is not the first time they were having issues with the drive line coming a...
by Reloaderguy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Why has AEV turned to such shit?
Replies: 152
Views: 4950

Re: Why has AEV turned to such shit?

Here is what hard use does to an AEV lifted truck with 42's. There's a reason Thuren and Carli sell truss kits and long arm kits usually include eccentric deletes.

https://youtu.be/C3ZsPa_cyng?t=324
by Reloaderguy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Factor 55- "Winch Hooks"
Replies: 76
Views: 6383

Re: Factor 55- "Winch Hooks"

It is for synthetic. Says so right there on the page. Most everything they do is geared towards that. Would have assumed they'd mentioned it when they stood right in front of my truck and suggested the larger Flatlink E. The Flat Link E is only rated to 3/8 without the load spool too. The small ben...
by Reloaderguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Factor 55- "Winch Hooks"
Replies: 76
Views: 6383

Re: Factor 55- "Winch Hooks"

I have a regular Flat Link and like it for it's size. It fits perfectly in the bumper. The Pro Links don't fit without modification to the opening of the bumper. I'm not sure about the Flat Link E. If you buy a regular flat link, F55 makes a Load Spool that takes the link rating up to 1/2" lines. Th...
by Reloaderguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Factor 55- "Winch Hooks"
Replies: 76
Views: 6383

Re: Factor 55- "Winch Hooks"

The rating is low because of the bend radius of the pin. They make an insert that increases the bend radius and the cable rating to 7/16.
by Reloaderguy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hardwired lockers on 4-4.5 gen
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Hardwired lockers on 4-4.5 gen

I was originally going to hardwire my lockers until I lucked into a bypass kit. If I were doing what you're doing I would make a t-harness with OE plugs and solder in diodes so the OE knob would still work with the added hard wired switches. What I have in my head is a plug and play hard wire kit wi...
by Reloaderguy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren vs. Carli
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Thuren vs. Carli

We do a lot of washboard roads granted, but we also do A LOT of slower stuff out in the desert (Idaho) where we are crawling over fields of small rocks and it's endless little hits. When Reloadeguy has problems with soaking up hits from expansion joints on the freeway, I worry Kings won't help me o...
by Reloaderguy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren vs. Carli
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Thuren vs. Carli

My truck has not been easy to tune because of the modifications I have made. The truck cap, bed system, and spare tire carrier have totally changed the chassis handling characteristics. Had I ordered parts from Carli I would likely just be SOL. Thuren, on the other hand, has gone way beyond reasonab...
by Reloaderguy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tire chains
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Tire chains

olyelr wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:53 pm
I cant imagine driving on roads that require chains. Are chains better than studded tires?
In the sort of conditions that would warrant an MT tire in the summer, chains would be better in the frozen winter. Hard packed ice and snow offroad.
by Reloaderguy
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 17 dual alternator install
Replies: 29
Views: 967

Re: 17 dual alternator install

A higher output aftermarket alternator is less expensive and will have less parasitic power draw on the accessory pulleys.
by Reloaderguy
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Carli Radius Arms
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Carli Radius Arms

I don't think the radius arms are as flat as they look. The have clearance built into them, if you run a string-line from bolt to bolt you can actually see how steep they are. I don't know if Carli drops would improve anything, I'm only saying that the PW does nothing to correct the radius arm angle...
by Reloaderguy
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Carli Radius Arms
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Carli Radius Arms

There is a place called Lewis Built performance that makes some really beefy looking Arms that have a second set of points and have correction for lift, they are in the same price range as Carli...may want to check them out. I know Carli is pretty adimant abount using thier drop brackets with thier...
by Reloaderguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Supercharger
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Supercharger

Whipple is working on one. The Ram 6.4l has a complex EGR the Apache 6.4 does not have.
by Reloaderguy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod
Replies: 26
Views: 560

Re: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod

[Carli] - Different shock tunings for Hemi and Diesel trucks [Thuren] - All shock tuning is based on a Diesel truck Really? Is that true? That's surprising. But, would line up with some of the other things I've heard. And gives me pause. :popcorn: Kind of. Hemi tuned Kings have reduced valving. Sta...
by Reloaderguy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Any Ordering Advice
Replies: 133
Views: 4015

Re: Any Ordering Advice

FordyceCreekTrail wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:05 pm
I can see why they do it. At 13K off they would be breaking even or losing money. If I recall HB was about 2K.
Depends on the starting price but they didn't lose money. There is a lot more in the deal than you think.
by Reloaderguy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Any Ordering Advice
Replies: 133
Views: 4015

Re: Any Ordering Advice

Dennis Dillon gave me $13k off MSRP in mid February Was your truck "on the lot" or did you order it ? Just curious. I ask because, by us, I have never seen anything over 10k discount unless it is on the lot already. With rebates I ended up with $6500 off on my ordered truck & they told me it was th...
by Reloaderguy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Any Ordering Advice
Replies: 133
Views: 4015

Re: Any Ordering Advice

Lets face it, 99% of all dealers are bad. But it seems to increase to 100% in some places like Albuquerque. I always start out with lets clear the air, I don't give a crap about payment amount. Whats the price. And you still got bent over. Perhaps you just don't speak their language? If you don't c...
by Reloaderguy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum rebate (for guys with the 6.4l)
Replies: 29
Views: 565

Re: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum rebate (for guys with the 6.4l)

No no, the science doesn't lie. Your clattering engine is just proof it's working. Trust the results of passenger car lab results from completely different weight oils and plainly contradictory oil-phite forum posts. Hold on, where's that eye-rolling emoji. Found it. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :rol...
by Reloaderguy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Transmission/crossover pipe skidplate
Replies: 58
Views: 1945

Re: Transmission/crossover pipe skidplate

I installed the drain valve at my first oil change. I don't think the valve got in the way during installation of the skid so if you need to change your oil I'd do it before. If you're not due for an oil change I'd probably wait.
by Reloaderguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum rebate (for guys with the 6.4l)
Replies: 29
Views: 565

Re: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum rebate (for guys with the 6.4l)

Nothing wrong with the Pennzoil Ultra, it's a totally decent oil. You can hear an audible difference between PUP and other brands of oil in the Ram 6.4L. Cold start lifter ticks and knocks are common with PUP. Only people I see that say that Pennzoil ultra is garbage are people just arbitrarily mak...