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by DamageWagon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Noticed my 2019 universal joints dont have clips 2019?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Noticed my 2019 universal joints dont have clips 2019?

There are no pins in a u-joint assembly. Rather, what appears to be a pin in there is an injection sprue. When you need to replace them, you melt the plastic and remove the joint, then the new joints use traditional circlips to retain them.
by DamageWagon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: (New) Toyo A/T III
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: (New) Toyo A/T III

I love Toyo but I need to see these be a big improvement over the AT II before I would consider them over my STT Max’s. The AT II is about the most disappointing tire Toyo makes.
by DamageWagon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 40
Views: 2070

Re: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

I have a 2019 PW parked next to a 2019 2500 Cummins. The Cummins has an all new rear axle. The PW has what appears to be the same axle as the previous years. I have not checked the fronts. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200312/8c1257e653ce310d3573aee30f458adf.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com...
by DamageWagon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: PW swaying
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: PW swaying

Probably bad shocks. That will definitely do it. Rear trackbar makes the rear wiggle, it doesn’t make it feel like a boat or loose. The ‘kicker’ shock as it’s being called is an anti-hop shock and has almost zero effect on suspension handling. It exists to damp the roll of the axle under heavy throt...
by DamageWagon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open
Replies: 24
Views: 2596

Re: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open

Not too much issue with topper flex. I think it should be fine. 37’s make Moab a different game. I ran 37’s and no sliders last year on a 3” lift and only scraped the underside of the cab once on an optional line. On 33’s you’ll scrape a lot but shouldn’t cause any harm. 37’s are really where the ma...
by DamageWagon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 29
Views: 2134

Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

SKF is OEM. It is the highest quality unit bearing I know of. I do not consider free spins to be an upgrade. They will never pay for themselves with a negligible fuel savings over the unit bearings on your CAD axle. Maybe 1/4mpg when both sides are unlocked? Sure they last longer, but you can buy 7 ...
by DamageWagon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 29
Views: 2134

Re: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

Who the heck is Premier? SKF is the only brand I can recommend. They are carried as Napa’s house brand. Even Timkens have a lot of issues.
by DamageWagon
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 40
Views: 2070

Re: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

My 19’ 2500 has a different axle than previous years. I don’t know why they would change every trucks axle except the power wagon? Is that the case? The new 11.5 axle is visually different.
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

Twin Stick was the 100% cure for Death Wobble.
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

Reloaderguy wrote:
DamageWagon wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:Who engineered that tie rod mount for the Synergy bar?
It is from PSC
Is that it's intended use? I don't see it surviving Moab on the end of a hydraulic ram.
It is specifically for mounting a hydraulic ram.
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

Reloaderguy wrote:Who engineered that tie rod mount for the Synergy bar?
It is from PSC
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Buying a 2020 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Buying a 2020 PW

See about ordering your build through a dealer for a better price.

Iwould probably trade you my chrome front end for your black front end if it swaps over.
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 40
Views: 2070

Re: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

I understand the 19 won’t take existing rear covers but I haven’t tried them. I don’t know about axle shafts. I’ve tried finding info on gears and bearings but haven’t had any feedback saying heard the same as previous years. There’s a high probability they are, but it isn’t confirmed.
by DamageWagon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: A major wheel vendor would like some input
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: A major wheel vendor would like some input

I’d be happy to share the specs I use. Being that I carry trail ready and spec wheels for 37’s and 40’s. Those two options require a very different approach. Each of them also has a good operating range that varies based on preference.

Marcus Dethloff
by DamageWagon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 40
Views: 2070

Re: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

All 2500/3500 trucks have the changes underneath. Power wagons aren’t special variants. New front axle casting, new rear axle casting, larger rear axle tubes, different diff cover patterns (existing diff guards won’t fit the new trucks), new transfer case, new Rzeppa front driveshaft, new rear driv...
by DamageWagon
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

The most important jobs of a steering stabilizer are to damp the smallest initial movements, and to output a lot of force at a very low shaft speed to resist big jerks to the steering. Emulsion shocks like almost every Rancho, Bilstein, Fox, etc. do poor jobs of these because the mixed nitrogen in t...
by DamageWagon
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

I don’t remember the number, I believe it was about an inch less travel. You usually will have even less than that due to the rapid spring rate increase of bags as you compress them unless you have them fully collapsed at ride height.
by DamageWagon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

If your trailer is really only about 8k, and you aren’t using a weight distributing hitch, I would go with the WD first. I know several guys with power wagons, either stock or with softer thuren rear coils, that use WD exclusively with campers that weight or more, that do not need air bags. I genera...
by DamageWagon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ Possible Fan Clutch failure?
Replies: 19
Views: 953

Re: 14+ Possible Fan Clutch failure?

That’s common in new fans. I’ve had it from OEM and Napa fans. I don’t think my Cummins has done it down to -5F though.
by DamageWagon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

My OEM damper with a bent shaft, puking oil, with two massive dents in it, kept DW away while I drove 60 miles to a buddy to press in new ball joints. Truck had tires coming off the ground going 40 on the road from DW without the damper.
by DamageWagon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

100% cure for death wobble

Death wobble is developed from the axle being unable to correct tire direction, or from over correction. Death wobble comes from an issue with alignment-affecting components. Tie rod, ball joints, axle straightness, wheel bearings, tires, control arm bushings, and alignment angles. The steering damp...
by DamageWagon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tranny Guard for ≤'13 Power Wagon
Replies: 30
Views: 1680

Re: Tranny Guard for ≤'13 Power Wagon

Real early to say how things will go, but based on a current design for the diesels, I might have the hard part of the design tackled before even touching the 03-13 trucks due to one commonality between them. I don’t have an earlier truck here to measure anymore though so...
by DamageWagon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy from Oregon
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: New guy from Oregon

We’ve got a small handful of power wagon guys here within about 20 minutes of you. My shop is in Tigard and I work almost exclusively with the power wagons if you have any questions.