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by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: THE BIGGEST TIRE YOU CAN FIT
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: THE BIGGEST TIRE YOU CAN FIT

You could definitely be right, and that’s why this is an experiment. The recipe for 40’s is straightforward at this point, but we both wanted to avoid using AEV flares if possible due to the look and the width. Thurens 38’s had big issues because they were 15.5” wide. There’s no faking 40’s. We inte...
by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: THE BIGGEST TIRE YOU CAN FIT
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: THE BIGGEST TIRE YOU CAN FIT

There’s about a $4-5,000 difference in cost of entry between 39’s and 40’s just in flares and wheels, and a $5,000 difference in vehicle value when you do AEV flares; that would be more but you’re already doing some trimming to fit 39’s so it’s not like it’s going to stay all pretty and new. It’s al...
by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: THE BIGGEST TIRE YOU CAN FIT
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: THE BIGGEST TIRE YOU CAN FIT

RustyPW wrote:I asked about the rear axle, rear tires. Not the front end. :doh:


Plus I'm waiting on the hydro assist video. :popcorn:
Yeah the rear axle moved forward as it compresses. 37’s will just rub the fender flare at full articulation.
by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

Yeah fake bolt rings are trashy looking...

Racelines are pretty comparable to Methods in quality and durability. Different looks and options.
by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

The Methods are probably fine, but I’ve seen too many of them fail to run them myself. The lips crack, the center rims crack, and the spoke-rim connection cracks. If you want a no BS wheel that holds up great, and looks great, I carry Trail Ready’s and I spec them for these trucks. High-pressure cas...
by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

KevinABQ wrote:I though methods made the military humve wheels. Which don’t have a rep for breaking?
Hutchinson makes HMMWV wheels, which are steel.

Method uses low pressure cast aluminum.

Generally aluminum is much better in our applications. There’s high and low quality in everything.
by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

How hard do you plan to use the truck? Methods don’t like being beat on hard, but if you aren’t planning for that they’re probably fine.

Factory wheels haven’t been forged since about 2008
by DamageWagon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: 2018 Death Wobble - Buy Once Cry Once
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: 2018 Death Wobble - Buy Once Cry Once

Straight axle vehicles only get DW if something is worn out or the alignment is off. I’ve had minor DW develop into tires-off-the-ground DW in a power wagon, after only replacing the tie rod and assuming everything else was good. Ball joints were the rest of the fix. DW comes from the inability of t...
by DamageWagon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: confused trans
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: confused trans

You can program tire size with either an AEV ProCal or the AlfaOBD app on an android device.

What sounds are you hearing from your suspension??? Is this all engine and tire noise or is this suspension noise? That system should be silent.
by DamageWagon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: 2018 Death Wobble - Buy Once Cry Once
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: 2018 Death Wobble - Buy Once Cry Once

Dang that’s early to get DW on an 18. Yep, do that test. You’re spot on with the parts affecting the system. Usually ball joints last a lot longer but sometimes they can go out. Usually tie rod ends also last longer than this as well. In my opinion the best way to test ball joints is to lift the fro...
by DamageWagon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: highway robbery
Replies: 34
Views: 1781

highway robbery

Oilbrnr wrote:Are those hydraulic lines resting/rubbing on the tie-rod?
They’re clocked so they usually don’t rub, but yes they can rub the tie rod. It being Eaton Weathershield hose though, it’s not getting a hole...
by DamageWagon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Ford Tremor
Replies: 47
Views: 2325

Re: Ford Tremor

The Tremor will be a great work truck if a base model option is available
by DamageWagon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 134
Views: 22389

Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

One of the OG PWIM guys did a Currie AntiRock swaybar in the rear and said it was a big improvement. That rear bar sits fairly narrowly so it makes sense that adding a wider bar with adjustability is helpful. Don’t know how much that really applies to most guys unless you’re running top heavy or jam...
by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: highway robbery
Replies: 34
Views: 1781

highway robbery

The 2019 link is the way to go if you can get it. There are aftermarket companies making ‘stronger’ units, but once you have a ‘strong enough’ unit why would you need more? I think the point is lost in a lot of this thinking that having the strongest linkage possible is ideal, while also running les...
by DamageWagon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff Protection AAM 10.5/9.25
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Diff Protection AAM 10.5/9.25

- nope no interference issues with that half-height style guard - no pinion guards on the market now. I’ve looked into making them, and I’m slowly working on one for the ‘19 that I might backwards adapt, but otherwise they’re not around. - I always prefer grade 8 over stainless if it’s an applicatio...
by DamageWagon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Transfer case shift knob
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Transfer case shift knob

That looks great. Looks like a Toyota FJ knob.
by DamageWagon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Stainless brake lines
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Stainless brake lines

OffroadTreks wrote:Honestly, I'd rather have drums in the back, more surface area than those tiny things we have back there.
You’re wrong, I’ve unfriended you, and I’ve requested that you be added to the Terror Watch List.
by DamageWagon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Chains up front?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Chains up front?

It might be close. The lower edge of the fender flare would be the contact point. Clearance when parked is different than clearance going 30mph when the chains are centrifuging out.
by DamageWagon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Chains up front?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Chains up front?

What year is your truck? If a 2003-13 do you have factory control arms?
by DamageWagon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

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

Baofengs are no longer able to handle GMRS. The FCC got pissy about their out-of-band programmability and all new Baofengs by law must stick within the official 2M and 70cm bands. Whether or not you can actually still get an out of band one I don’t know. Not like the law stopped ,uh... those other p...
by DamageWagon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on light placement
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Opinions on light placement

Double checking for placement is a good idea. Buying lights and then asking where several different lights should go is a bad idea. That should be known before buying. Having multiple brands of lights on a truck and not knowing where to put them is a red flag. Lights are easy to dismiss as something...
by DamageWagon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on light placement
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Opinions on light placement

Since you aren’t going high speed and you have lights picked out before you have placement figured out, I’d go with what the others suggest. Not to knock you, but buying lights and then asking where to put them is a terrible approach. Lights serve a dedicated purpose. Color, intensity, lenses, place...
by DamageWagon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Powerwagon's best model year 2005-2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 1979

Powerwagon's best model year 2005-2020?

Newer is better. I see all the time guys say their 2005-09 is the best because of some minor things, while the truck is burning to the ground behind them and they’re lying on the ground with a broken back because their grab handle ripped out while they were fixing the arcing door wiring harness that...
by DamageWagon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: highway robbery
Replies: 34
Views: 1781

Re: highway robbery

There’s a member in one of the Facebook groups that I believe is a parts manager. He has been hooking people up with the drag link as part of the recall. Unfortunately I don’t remember his name, but you might contact a dealer and see if they will give you a 19 link for the recall.
by DamageWagon
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The random 4wd shift in progress continues.
Replies: 17
Views: 2399

Re: The random 4wd shift in progress continues.

Diesels and power wagons have always shared front axles. The diesels have the CAD system.

Typically that light is the transfer case position sensor OffroadTreksvis referring to. Sometimes it’s a delayed shift of the CAD collar. This problem is figured out.