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by DamageWagon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2020 Power Wagon - Spied
Replies: 157
Views: 6751

Re: 2020 Power Wagon - Spied

Poor holding power isn’t to due with ABS, more to do with the torque converter wanting to pull you along. I do a lot of my slow downhill driving in neutral. If you REALLY want to have fun, someone else let me know when you find that seldom-activated engine shutdown feature that kicks in when you’re ...
by DamageWagon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Ever get in a shoot out with terrorists and need to launch your rocket pack?
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Ever get in a shoot out with terrorists and need to launch your rocket pack?

Looks like a strong proponent of the New York Reload? Three rifles but only one spare magazine?
by DamageWagon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 PW Front Bumper
Replies: 28
Views: 677

Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

I was thinking the same thing, the center section I made might actually go nicely on that. For general info, it should be understood that no push bar / bull bar added onto a bumper will ever be as stout as a bumper that is designed from the beginning to integrate that geometry. Welding onto a plate ...
by DamageWagon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Ever get in a shoot out with terrorists and need to launch your rocket pack?
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Ever get in a shoot out with terrorists and need to launch your rocket pack?

‘If I ever roll off the road on an iced over closed backroad’.... if you own a Tacoma that’s actually a very plausible and common scenario.
by DamageWagon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Boogie wagon take 2
Replies: 360
Views: 30734

Re: Boogie wagon take 2

I’m speaking with PSC, their preference is for the ram itself to be the stroke limiter in the system, and not the steering stops in the gearbox (which they prefer to leave set at max travel). This makes sense to me and makes it way easier to accurately set. I’m going to figure out the shim set for t...
by DamageWagon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Bouncing Problemos
Replies: 50
Views: 1856

Re: Bouncing Problemos

Correct, the point of the air bags is not so much spring rate but rather just a better spacing of the springs to prevent roll. The AirLift style with Daystar cradles on the axle is a great setup as it allows the axle to droop out from under the bag during articulation, and the AirLift bags with the ...
by DamageWagon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

To confirm, which joint is it? There is a joint under the dash that regularly gets play in the connection between the shaft and the u-joint housing, but not in the u-joint itself. I am not aware of any upgrade shafts for your year, I think Mopar is the best option unless someone has a reference to a...
by DamageWagon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

Should be zero play in the u-joint in the steering input shaft
by DamageWagon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

Make sure your trackbar bolts are TIGHT, both of them. Also check that your trackbar heim has no play and that the bushing play isn’t excessive. That clunk sounds like a loose trackbar bolt more than anything.
by DamageWagon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

Correct. I’ll work with it just fine. It does steer tighter.
by DamageWagon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

However much you can rotate the shaft at the box should be how much it moves at the steering wheel. Are you feeling a clunk when you turn the wheel that much? I have play in my steering wheel of about 5 degrees maybe. I think that is just how much there’s going to be, because I have a new PSC box an...
by DamageWagon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Locker Bypass Rebirth
Replies: 99
Views: 2815

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

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Detroit Locker.
by DamageWagon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Bouncing Problemos
Replies: 50
Views: 1856

Re: Bouncing Problemos

I think regular 2500 springs are a poor compromise. They are stiffer but the geometry is still poor, a wider spring base will have a far greater effect than a small spring rate increase. Air bags are going to do a lot more, even if they are at a low pressure, just by providing a much wider base for ...
by DamageWagon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Bouncing Problemos
Replies: 50
Views: 1856

Bouncing Problemos

Those answers are on track but they don’t sound quite right with your issue. Did you talk with Chris at Thuren? Raising the rear roll center is a big deal in a good way... why the solution wasn’t proposed by any of the vendors is totally beyond me (I imagine Thuren did mention their rear trackbar ki...
by DamageWagon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Alaska Earthquake
Replies: 28
Views: 847

Re: Alaska Earthquake

If you don't have minimum 2 weeks and more like 2-3 months your just at the whim of civilization... Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk I don’t have two months of supplies but now I know you do and I know where you live [emoji16] Have fun getting to me from the other side of the country. :lol: Tha...
by DamageWagon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Alaska Earthquake
Replies: 28
Views: 847

Re: Alaska Earthquake

With bears and other meat eaters. You're on the menu. :shock: With little kids. Think I would move too with that many bears that close. Call me a prepper or what. Natural disasters is why I have about 6 months worth of stuff on hand. If you don't have minimum 2 weeks and more like 2-3 months your j...
by DamageWagon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Boogie wagon take 2
Replies: 360
Views: 30734

Re: Boogie wagon take 2

I think if it’s 1/2 quart that’s doable. The system for sure requires an aftermarket reservoir at that point.
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Boogie wagon take 2
Replies: 360
Views: 30734

Re: Boogie wagon take 2

I figured you were familiar with accumulators, you’ve been in industry and they’re all over. I didn’t even think about overflowing the reservoir. Yeah, would need a bigger reservoir. Doing some kind of shutoff valve/solenoid properly is going to be too involved. A bigger pump is obviously the easy w...
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Alpine Loop - Colorado Camping
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: Alpine Loop - Colorado Camping

FordyceCreekTrail wrote:Silverton, 2 Miles up 550 towards Durango on East side, above the Animas. Dayton Load.
I fawn for that area. I love driving 550. Animas is a sweet spot. If a stranger in a Power Wagon had a few cases of beer would you give him a tour of the prospect?
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Boogie wagon take 2
Replies: 360
Views: 30734

Boogie wagon take 2

The accumulator would dampen any pressure spikes or dips in line pressure. That is ‘technically’ what an accumulator is designed for. Because pressure exists with flow it also dumps volume into the system as pressure drops. Technically it stabilizes both flow and pressure, but does hem in unison. T...
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Boogie wagon take 2
Replies: 360
Views: 30734

Re: Boogie wagon take 2

I don’t have pricing yet. There’s a Parker facility by my tube supplier. I don’t think you would need s check valve because you want the accumulator pressure to follow the pump pressure and I think it will not back feed. It’s always being pushed on one way and any excess is just flowing through the ...
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Boogie wagon take 2
Replies: 360
Views: 30734

Re: Boogie wagon take 2

Tim have you ever seen an accumulator used in power steering, in an application this small? Basically a pressurized tank with oil in it, a dividing bladder and a nitrogen charge to keep it pressurized, made up for lack of pump flow while punches were in use. I think that might be a 100% solution he...
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Smart bar or sway bar
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Smart bar or sway bar

I imagine if you open the case up you can install a new circlip onto the shaft, of the groove is still healthy.
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Perfect world PW
Replies: 28
Views: 902

Re: Perfect world PW

Well here is a small bit of info for all of u. I have looked closely at the test mule we have in our test garage and it will have the same drive train for now. There is a small update to the trans but can't say what. Also the front end will be a little longer it seems. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using...
by DamageWagon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Boogie wagon take 2
Replies: 360
Views: 30734

Re: Boogie wagon take 2

Tim have you ever seen an accumulator used in power steering, in an application this small? Basically a pressurized tank with oil in it, a dividing bladder and a nitrogen charge to keep it pressurized, made up for lack of pump flow while punches were in use. I think that might be a 100% solution her...