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by DamageWagon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Thoughts??? To rebuild or to buy new (Used)?
Replies: 8
Views: 162

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: 8
Views: 162

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: 725

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: 725

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: 725

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: 8
Views: 162

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: 280

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: 280

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: 534

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: 534

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: 247

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: 617

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: 239

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: 617

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: 8
Views: 568

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 ...
by DamageWagon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Reloaderguy's Build Thread - Content Removed
Replies: 318
Views: 45958

Re: Reloaderguy's Build Thread - Content Removed

RamGentry wrote:I would really like to see this truck sitting next to a stock PW to get a full sense of how big that sucker is... :idea:

Looks killer to me
His truck next to my truck on a 3” lift and 37’s isn’t even comparable. It is an animal.
by DamageWagon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Chinese tires
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Chinese tires

I actually don’t %100 know what I am getting into Your tires and your steering are the two most critical components of your vehicle. Intentionally placing yourself in harms way with knowingly bottom-grade components in the most critical application with the highest likelihood of mortality in daily ...
by DamageWagon
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: EMF steering linkage?
Replies: 33
Views: 1958

Re: EMF steering linkage?

gents, I think I'm finally in the market to replace my linkage as well (knuckles to the pitman). Glad I found this before I decided on DOR...sorry Rusty. DamageWagon, do you have the part number(s) for the Mopar kit you recommend or do I have to buy individual parts? Going to replace the original d...
by DamageWagon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: CANCELLED: Brand new White Knuckle sliders
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: FS: Brand new White Knuckle sliders

Pdavey has White Knuckles on his 2019 PW. Plus he's had them for a while. I was just under a few 19’s today and none had those vibration dampers. I don’t know if they are part of a trim package or are standard on Power Wagons. I’m very interested in how much of a difference they make. Maybe washboa...
by DamageWagon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Ford Tremor
Replies: 18
Views: 873

Re: Ford Tremor

guaranty the axles transfercase and drivetrain take a dump when real offroaders go to use it... PW has the best throttle mapping for low speed crawl control. I really like what I see so far, in that this looks like the *lean* version of the power wagon. The PW is cool but this Ford package is doing...
by DamageWagon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Brakes slow to release.
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Brakes slow to release.

The slide pins on all year dodges are horrible for seizing. As soon as the protective boot gets cut that pin seizes. Can cause some funky issues, rapid brake wear, occasional squealing that comes and goes, changes in brake feel. Do what the other guys said first to check the fluid because the slide ...
by DamageWagon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Bought a 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2
Replies: 34
Views: 2055

Re: Bought a 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2

E-Z-Load Bed
*optional accessory
MSRP: $3,000
by DamageWagon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: What PSI for Thuren/King Steering Damper?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: What PSI for Thuren/King Steering Damper?

It's not adjustable. Comes pre charged. The older fox version I have on my 99 is and anything over about 60 or so would cause it to push the wheel too much. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk It is definitely adjustable. If you’ve still got the 2013 you’ll add pressure to account for road crown...
by DamageWagon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: 05 sway bar link recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: 05 sway bar link recommendations

I had one link that looked like that when I bought the truck. It snapped under articulation. Check out that the link joints have enough travel.
by DamageWagon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: 05 sway bar link recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: 05 sway bar link recommendations

They’re expensive for links, either $120 or $220 each when I saw them. Are your joints blown out or are they just old?