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by DamageWagon
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Pinion Seal Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Pinion Seal Replacement

That’s exactly what I’m planning
by DamageWagon
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Pinion Seal Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Pinion Seal Replacement

After some more inspection I’m just going to do the pinion seal. Everything else should be ok.

I also mis-remembered what was involved in pinion seal replacement. I forgot it was so easy. I was thinking it had to have the pinion physically removed but that is not the case.
by DamageWagon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Pinion Seal Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Pinion Seal Replacement

The shop truck just clocked 200,000 miles and has some front axle work that needed doing. The front tires are wearing badly on the inside with perfect alignment so I’ve been planning to rebuild the EMF ball joints. This weekend on a trip the front pinion seal failed and is throwing gear oil and runn...
by DamageWagon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Overland 1.5 inch Spring w/King OEM 2.5 Shock
Replies: 15
Views: 1543

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

I don’t see any hydro assist in there? It’s like you’re not even trying :)

The thuren links are great. Frankly overkill. Unless yours are worn out the Power Wagon links are just fine. The rear links (and the front links on non-PW’s) are more necessary.
by DamageWagon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: October is expensive truck month, part 2
Replies: 30
Views: 1990

Re: October is expensive truck month, part 2

The title of this thread is making more sense now.
by DamageWagon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Price for Toyo 35" MT's
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Price for Toyo 35" MT's

Check Discount Tire
by DamageWagon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 37
Views: 1412

Re: New rims and tires

I tried sawzall and got tired of killing blades. A 6” grinder did it quick. Believe I had to cut them into 3 pieces
by DamageWagon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 3 Gen Stainless SRT Exhaust Stud/Bolt PNs?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: 3 Gen Stainless SRT Exhaust Stud/Bolt PNs?

Good stainless fasteners are used exactly for applications like that. Some hi temp anti seize on the threads and seizing won’t be nearly as much of an issue. As to which fasteners are ideal for the application I have no idea. I’d venture to say that if you wanted the best setup you might do what Cum...
by DamageWagon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 37
Views: 1412

Re: New rims and tires

Do all the arms. The biggest reason to replace them is to get the wonderful poly bearings in the thuren arms. You’ll like them. I cut my caster bolts off with an angle grinder, cutting through the control arm sleeve like Rusty did. Remember to only cut one arm at a time and replace it unless you wan...
by DamageWagon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My first Wagon!
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: My first Wagon!

Welcome to Power Wagons Anonymous.

Where are you? There’s a couple of us around portland and bend.
by DamageWagon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2018 Transmission Failure
Replies: 25
Views: 1319

Re: 2018 Transmission Failure

Do you have a tuner yet? Being able to adjust the trans is a main perk of tuners. I don’t know if Sheridan makes a valve body for the 66 but that might be an option too. Since you’re paying for the fix it doesn’t sound like much warranty is involved? I can’t fix the trans issue but I can fix the rac...
by DamageWagon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker Issues....
Replies: 51
Views: 4385

Re: Locker Issues....

I run a FilterMag inside the diff case. It works excellent. The sensor magnet has stayed almost spotless for a few years now.
by DamageWagon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 37
Views: 1412

Re: New rims and tires

^^^^ Yes. Rusty’s namesakes make a home in those cam bolts. Expect to need to remove them with violence.
by DamageWagon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 37
Views: 1412

Re: New rims and tires

I was refering to the factory, rear-high attitude. I can't tell from his pic if the truck is level, low in the rear, etc. I can't imagine .5" longer Thuren arms (same as my Carli set) throwing it out of spec unless the rear is really low, tipping the front axle back. That would have to be WAY low!....
by DamageWagon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: New rims and tires
Replies: 37
Views: 1412

Re: New rims and tires

The longer Thuren arms don’t require changing anything else. The tires will clear the wheel wells better now and new joints are probably what will let you get on caster spec. The longer arms don’t require changing... stance? Unless you feel like some 20-wides and some panty dropping offsets.
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sliders and active tune mass module
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Sliders and active tune mass module

It is pretty much impossible to determine what combination of vibrations will enter a chassis, and where and in what order. You can get very close with FE, but never achieve perfection. They were damn close back in 2003. They’re killing off the variables in 2019. I had this discussion with a buddy, ...
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AEV Ram!
Replies: 780
Views: 79143

Re: AEV Ram!

I dig the AEV bumper for a lot of things, and I like the idea of a full bull bar. There isn’t a single ‘best bumper’. The stamped steel construction, high level of protection and overall fitment of the AEV is awesome if it is what you need. I really like the function of the bumper I built for my tru...
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AEV Ram!
Replies: 780
Views: 79143

Re: AEV Ram!

This doesn’t look like a mall crawler to me. You're right, it looks like light offroading. [emoji38] Sorry but anyway you cut it those bumpers have no better clearance than the steel portions of our factory bumpers. They're pretty and I'm sure they are tough but what's the point if you hit the same...
by DamageWagon
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sliders and active tune mass module
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Sliders and active tune mass module

Fiat should have fixed the vibration problem at the source instead of adding electric weights to our heavy pigs. Design the problem away!!! The electronic dampers solve a problem that is impossible to solve with a rigid structure. There is no way to solve it at the ‘source’ because you always have ...
by DamageWagon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: NV271 Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: NV271 Noise

Is it only noisy in 4wd?
by DamageWagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2014+ Front Ends Vs 2013 and Older
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: 2014+ Front Ends Vs 2013 and Older

It is almost impossible to tell the condition of ball joints without being able to feel them individually. You can have totally blown ball joints and never be able to tell by moving the tire. There’s so little deflection there that you don’t know if it’s rubber or your eyes are fooling you. Ball joi...
by DamageWagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: October is expensive truck month, part 2
Replies: 30
Views: 1990

Re: October is expensive truck month, part 2

Specifically Method beadlocks, which are supposed to be higher quality, fail all the time. Not from improper use. I see the spokes crack, the wheel ring itself break, and the beadlock rings shear off. The first two could apply to any Method. They are thin wheels that are cheaply made. They look good...
by DamageWagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2014+ Front Ends Vs 2013 and Older
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: 2014+ Front Ends Vs 2013 and Older

The 2014 axles got better ball joints and CAD disconnect. The ball joints are better than the prior years.

I put EMF joints in my 2011 and have been very happy with them for several years. They’re pretty affordable due to the weak Canadian dollar.
by DamageWagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: 12K up Million Dollar Highway
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: 12K up Million Dollar Highway

Ahhh the days of the 5.7 screaming to hold 35 with no load along flat land with a gentle wind are numbered :)
by DamageWagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: October = Expensive Truck Month
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: October = Expensive Truck Month

Fuel filler is easy to do yourself. Axle joints are FUN to do yourself. How often do you get to fix something with a mini sledge?

Tires I’ve seen people think they can fix themselves with a tire siper LOL