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by FordyceCreekTrail
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: be glad you have a pw
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Re: be glad you have a pw

you can go to the ford forum and see the joints on them new trucks are failing with less than 30k mi of just highway miles. hell my corrolla was at nearly 200k with perfectly tight original joints and it traveled the same highways 235K on my Nissan Titan and never replaced them. Probably needed the...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Noise in 66rfe transmission
Replies: 25
Views: 2454

Re: Noise in 66rfe transmission

That is an insanely long list of high failure parts. I know folks here don't like it when I say it, but things like terrible transmissions has held them back for decades. Watched a test video yesterday of a brand new PW on an articulation ramp and as usual Sway Bar Disconnect was non-functional (min...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Powerwagon's best model year 2005-2020?
Replies: 40
Views: 2652

Re: Powerwagon's best model year 2005-2020?

longbox wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Without question, 2005 is the best year. Why I haven't had to put more than a new battery in it in 15 years. Might need some tires here soon though...
15 years on a set of tires :jawdrop: Must not be Duratrash!
by FordyceCreekTrail
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Cable comes off drum
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Cable comes off drum

I went with 92' of 15K Smitty Built line. Warn line was crazy ridiculous. Should have ordered it sooner but thought I could sneak by for awhile. The shoe string broke and cable spun on drum again when I went to clear up a hill side pile up the other day. Did you guys that upgraded to synthetic switc...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Engaging Lockers
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Engaging Lockers

Exactly, on most 4x4s there is a big delay when a locker locks normally, and they can be finicky given drive-train stresses and such. Or building up air say. But the Power Wagon lockers are click and go, no fuss no muss. But they have a long time design flaw preventing that operation until you over ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: HF Wireless remote ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1524

Re: HF Wireless remote ?

Just get the Warn remote that works, and be done with it.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Engaging Lockers
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Engaging Lockers

Its typically the front that does not lock. An over ride box is important so its there when you need it.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The "Real Reliability"
Replies: 24
Views: 1804

Re: The "Real Reliability"

Should I have replaced the tires sooner? Sure. But you never expect them to be THAT bad. And I am cheap, I hate replacing the tires on a new vehicle. Remember most of the flats were commuting to and from work, not off-road. Wife drove my truck one day and came home with 2 flats. The final straw was ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2012 vs 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1677

Re: 2012 vs 2019

Not much to it. You turn the knob to lock the diff, in low, sitting still preferably. If it does not lock after 10 miles of going back and forth in and out trying everything under the sun...and every owner, every automotive testers struggles to ever lock the front, to the point owners are installing...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2012 vs 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1677

Re: 2012 vs 2019

I am really curious, the 2019 design is very different. One button locks both for instance. So far I have not heard any complaints. But will be interesting to see if they finally addressed it.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Axle unlock flashing orange
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Axle unlock flashing orange

They said connector was loose under warranty, went back and they said it had mud in it and handed me a 90.00 bill to add grease, next time out did not work. Most everyone on here fights this connector. I have not looked for it yet.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The "Real Reliability"
Replies: 24
Views: 1804

Re: The "Real Reliability"

Of my list I have seen on this forum before, 1. Duh, everyone buys a locker bi-pass, and Ram watched all the embarrassing off road reviews for years 2. Nearly everyone fights this connector, attempting to grease it to keep water and debris out 6. And dealer tells everyone its light bulbs 7. Many peo...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Cable comes off drum
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Cable comes off drum

Seen that Red Wrap before, very cool trick! What length of synthetic line are folks getting away with? 100'?
by FordyceCreekTrail
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The "Real Reliability"
Replies: 24
Views: 1804

Re: The "Real Reliability"

First, I would not drive a Chevy, it would not survive me and that Limited Slip locker is an insult to 4x4 kind, and reliability is the first reason I did not buy a Raptor. And yes, I am sure the 19 is better. I actually sat back and watched disastrous design flaws like front suspension components, ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The "Real Reliability"
Replies: 24
Views: 1804

The "Real Reliability"

Now over 2 years and 58K miles into my first American vehicle. My last, a 2005 Nissan Titan saw only a poorly designed gas cap holder and bad front brake design ( too small a rotor warping) fixed under warranty, and tires not meant for the vehicle. While the Ram is so much more advanced, you expect ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Axle unlock flashing orange
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Axle unlock flashing orange

Well my front sway bar disconnect has actually never worked, I gave up on that. Guess they use a terrible connector that comes loose, gets dirt in it, ect, ect. Never worked, not even when I bought it, dealer fixed under warranty and charged me one time. I don't do a ton of real wheeling and you don...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Cable comes off drum
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Cable comes off drum

Was interesting how the connector got crushed by the cable. Problem is when the connection is broken the cable will sort of spring back sometimes and pop off, even with 6 wraps on the spool. Of course I need synthetic line, that will come. But not my first winch to lose the cable on over the years. ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Cable comes off drum
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Cable comes off drum

This is something that will happen to all winch owners, its only a matter of when. Some winch cables are attached with a little chewed bubble gum, or a cheesy little clip.( the latter takes forever to get put back on) This seemingly absurd connection is unfortunate, but done for a simple reason. The...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Axle unlock flashing orange
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Axle unlock flashing orange

If yours engage regularly, you are way ahead of 2018 and prior owners. Our front ones rarely engaged with out modification. Disengaging issues are simply a matter of removing the tension from the axles. That will be a problem with any manual lockers.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Axle unlock flashing orange
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Axle unlock flashing orange

I believe the 19s may be different as well. I was hoping they re-designed them to work.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Parksense Sensors
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Parksense Sensors

I use mine, mostly getting in the garage. But I do get one on the front that will just go off in the morning and say please wipe, then work later.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Interest in a 4 Corners Recovery Group
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Interest in a 4 Corners Recovery Group

Vehicle Recovery groups are growing in the West and some great ones have been operating for a few years, such as on the Front Range of the Rockies. Both the growth of OHV as a hobby and the proliferation of AWD hatch back cars getting stuck off road in places they don't belong, has created a real de...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2012 vs 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1677

Re: 2012 vs 2019

Buy the new one! And for your info the 50" flat screen is LCD not Plasma!
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Does your sunroof leak?
Replies: 13
Views: 743

Re: Does your sunroof leak?

Mine only leaked once....I left it vented going into a car wash. The clearance lights are apparently a problem. I had mine in for an a free oil change once and they replaced them all under warranty with out telling me, was on invoice....So something to that.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New appreciation for my truck
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: New appreciation for my truck

I would appreciate a little more if it came with 35’s but hey what’s another $1500. We just took a 3000 mile trip to the smoky mountains instead of my wife’s Durango because of the extra space( and hopes to go wheelin’ it cost a little more in fuel but it was worth the confort. Never no when you ha...