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by DamageWagon
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 PW Leak behind Front Axle
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: 2018 PW Leak behind Front Axle

I’ve had axle seals leak and then seal back up with no good explanation. Possibly due to some deep water crossings we did. Been running the same deals for several years since then with no new leaks and several oil changes. I wouldn’t be surprised if it just went away. I’m not the only one that’s had...
by DamageWagon
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 PW Leak behind Front Axle
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: 2018 PW Leak behind Front Axle

I’m glad you like your skid plate, thanks man!

If that smells like gear oil it would be a leaking axle seal inboard if the CAD collar.

The engine oil filter and the oil/coolant heat exchanger are above that area, check those as well.
by DamageWagon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Bed Rack/Solar/AC/Fridge/offGrid
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Bed Rack/Solar/AC/Fridge/offGrid

I used to build command vehicles and a frequent addition was a bigger air conditioning system. In Suburbans and Tahoes it involved swapping out the alternator for two high output alts, going to 2 Odyssey batteries, and adding a $1,500 inverted just for the AC. We took RV rooftop AC’s and disassemble...
by DamageWagon
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Transmission, oil pan, and exhaust protection for 2011 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Transmission, oil pan, and exhaust protection for 2011 PW

I’ll put a thread in the forum when I have something!

^^^Maple does make excellent stuff. He’s been a member of this forum for a looong time as well. His new skid plates are awesome!
by DamageWagon
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Some pics to share!
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Some pics to share!

She’s a looker!! Good job man!
by DamageWagon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Bed Rack/Solar/AC/Fridge/offGrid
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Bed Rack/Solar/AC/Fridge/offGrid

Do you have any constraints figured out that you want to aim for and operate within? In a vehicle application you can usually get away with a surprisingly small amount of solar. If you’re only powering something like a fridge even in Florida heat that’s a fairly straightforward job. Fridges are pick...
by DamageWagon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diff and Transfer Case Oil Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Diff and Transfer Case Oil Recommendations

I went from Chrysler spec to Royal Purple to Amsoil and did oil analysis on the engine along the way, but didn’t analyze the gear sets or cases. Chrysler spec was acceptable. RP was a little better. Amsoil was flat out amazing and in a higher league. I went from 4,000 mile changes on factory oil to ...
by DamageWagon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Transmission, oil pan, and exhaust protection for 2011 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Transmission, oil pan, and exhaust protection for 2011 PW

I’ve been working on a skid plate for the 03-13 trucks. The plan has been to make one skid that works for the diesels and the gas trucks. Between having limited access to a diesel in this year range to work with and the trans cooler lines of the diesel autos I’ve had a hard time getting this through...
by DamageWagon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Dodge off road
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Dodge off road

Quick opinion as a business owner as I’ve seen this same scenario and response several times. I know of DOR’s reputation and I’ve worked with their stuff. I know that this is a common story. However, it would be totally beyond me if the first thing I heard of a customers’ issue was from a credit car...
by DamageWagon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" spare locations
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

Re: 37" spare locations

I strap mine in the bed, with the inner side of the wheel facing up. Place a moving blanket inside it and a full size 2.5 Ton floor jack in the center and then strap the assembly down at the front of the bed. It doesn’t move and it gives me a full size spare and a real jack and a blanket to work und...
by DamageWagon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Thoughts??? To rebuild or to buy new (Used)?
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Thoughts??? To rebuild or to buy new (Used)?

My 2011 is the rolling dumpster fire I love. It’s more fun at this point to just wonder when a piston is going to shoot through the hood. You just can’t buy that kind of value. Gaia on a phone or tablet is a great nav system. Big props to Chrysler on the truck nav the 4th gens got, they have every f...
by DamageWagon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Thoughts??? To rebuild or to buy new (Used)?
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Thoughts??? To rebuild or to buy new (Used)?

A 3rd gen will never be a 4+ gen. I’d leave that truck as it is. It will never spruce up to anything near what the new trucks are. You can throw all the money at it you want and it will still be a 3rd gen.
by DamageWagon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Auxiliary Battery in RAMBOX
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Auxiliary Battery in RAMBOX

KevinABQ wrote:So once upon a time they were good?
Once upon a time.
by DamageWagon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Auxiliary Battery in RAMBOX
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Auxiliary Battery in RAMBOX

I have gone through a lot of Optimas. They die quickly and pretty easily. We had them in emergency vehicles and the rate they would go out was not coincidental. 4 batteries in one vehicle would go out in somewhere between 2 months and a year. Had a few go out on me in different vehicles. Had one bul...
by DamageWagon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Auxiliary Battery in RAMBOX
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Auxiliary Battery in RAMBOX

I tried to think of a nice way to say it. Optimas are never the right choice. Odyssey or Deka. If you’re in Portland there’s a Deka facility in the north side by Danner Boots.
by DamageWagon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Thoughts??? To rebuild or to buy new (Used)?
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Thoughts??? To rebuild or to buy new (Used)?

What year is your wagon and what’s wrong with it? My 2011 has been through the ringer and I’ve replaced almost every single part except the gears, transmission and bottom end of the engine. I have not spent $16k. Even with a dropped valve, all new steering components, full suspension system, etc. it...
by DamageWagon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: '16 Steering Intermediate Shaft advise
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: '16 Steering Intermediate Shaft advise

The PSC gearboxes retain the factory gear sets. The box is a new Mopar casting that is machined for larger main bearings. That is what wears out, the gears themselves tend to not wear unless a bearing or pump fails and you get metal fines in there or if your bearings go out and you adjust the box. N...
by DamageWagon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: '16 Steering Intermediate Shaft advise
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: '16 Steering Intermediate Shaft advise

How much play do you have in your wheel, and is your wheel dead on center when you’re driving straight? The factory gearbox must have play in it. When the steering wheel is dead center it will have the least play. There isn’t anything to really wear out in the intermediate shaft except for the vulca...
by DamageWagon
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Death Wobble 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Death Wobble 2011

Caster is a little high but that’s ok. What is TOTAL Toe?
by DamageWagon
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Death Wobble 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Death Wobble 2011

A steering stabilizer does not cause, nor is it needed to prevent, death wobble. I haven’t run one in three years on my 2011. They do help but will never address the root cause. The first sketchy thing I see is that they replaced the drag link. Your drag link has zero affect on death wobble. The ONL...
by DamageWagon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren boogie bumps help
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Thuren boogie bumps help

They’re amazing and work great on a stock truck. There’s no need to hesitate. The perk of the Boogies is that you basically feel nothing when you hit them.
by DamageWagon
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: antenna mounts for rambox?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

antenna mounts for rambox?

I’d be happy to make a corner plate into an antenna mount. The geometry and mounting is all figured out as it’s part of my racks. One plate with antenna mounting and grounding would be a easy solution and leave your bed rails open for a tonneau.

Marcus
Dethloff Mfg
by DamageWagon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thurens newer fox 2.0’s?
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Thurens newer fox 2.0’s?

That is going to be an improvement but probably not a major one. If you were coming from stock shocks it would be worth it. Coming from Overland’s, I’d suggest going to a bigger shock if you’ve felt what a better shock does to the truck and you want more performance. The new aluminum bodied 2.0 is b...
by DamageWagon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: antenna mounts for rambox?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: antenna mounts for rambox?

You could mount it using an angle plate in the bed accessory rails
by DamageWagon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Overland 1.5 inch Spring w/King OEM 2.5 Shock
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Overland 1.5 inch Spring w/King OEM 2.5 Shock

Whoa, I’m confused. I’m a dealer/installer for thurens parts and I’m happy to give you info to do the work yourself. What is the exact setup you’ve got going on that is different from stock? Did you buy the shocks direct from King? If so, they’re really the wrong shocks. Both the dimensions and the ...