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by DamageWagon
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

There is so little grease in factory bearings that diluting it so much probably saves any issues. Word from the OG crowd has been consistently - grease through ABS hole, use what tickles your fancy, and this has shown repeatedly longer bearing life by large margins with no negatives as of yet. This ...
by DamageWagon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Factory front coil spring bow
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Factory front coil spring bow

Trackbar, shocks, brake lines and locker wires all must be disconnected
by DamageWagon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

When you install it, and do this to your other hub as well, unscrew the ABS plug and squirt in a good chunk of your favorite wheel bearing rated grease. I got a LOT in mine, I think 120 pumps and 150 pumps per bearing. You do not need this much but I figure there’s still lots of air gap in there. W...
by DamageWagon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

The spicer sealed joints are the way to go but having done mine I don’t think that’s a job I’d want to do without having a bad joint. It’s kind of a bitch. I’ve got 185,000 miles on one hub and 45,000 on the other, and they’ve seen some air time LOL. The first one didn’t even give weird symptoms but...
by DamageWagon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

SKF hubs only, no exceptions. Do not run Timken. SKF is the NAPA house brand for my 2011 and probably is for yours, and NAPA will do a 3 year warranty on the bearings. When you install it, and do this to your other hub as well, unscrew the ABS plug and squirt in a good chunk of your favorite wheel ...
by DamageWagon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

SKF hubs only, no exceptions. Do not run Timken. SKF is the NAPA house brand for my 2011 and probably is for yours, and NAPA will do a 3 year warranty on the bearings. When you install it, and do this to your other hub as well, unscrew the ABS plug and squirt in a good chunk of your favorite wheel b...
by DamageWagon
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 81
Views: 2297

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

What a bunch of shenanigans. Damn dude. “Heme reliability - twice the bolts it needs to run”

When I removed my passenger valve cover I bumped the AC lines and that’s all it took to break the connection at the evap core. Any smell of refrigerant?
by DamageWagon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Coming out of gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Coming out of gear?

Colibri wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:05 am
I’m late to the party, but with the same advice lol.
Showing up to a party with the same kind of beer isn’t unwelcome :chug: :chug:
by DamageWagon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Coming out of gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Coming out of gear?

Just like Rusty said, first thing that comes to my mind is the flat-style filter’s O-ring. If that O-ring is lost during the filter change and not replaced it could be bad news, as you’re getting bypass of air sucked in instead of purely oil.
by DamageWagon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have
Replies: 126
Views: 5163

Re: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have

He's not the only one. I think Lee blew up a set of Nitro 9.25. I believe Lee was towing someone out of mud, in reverse. Operator error. Chris S in Moab knew what he was doing on the original install and the culprit came down to the ring gear hardware supplied by Nitro being too short. The bolts al...
by DamageWagon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Mufflex Magnaflow bolt on and resonator removal
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Mufflex Magnaflow bolt on and resonator removal

PWJouster wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:03 am
DamageWagon wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:21 pm
I think the Y-Pipe delete provides the best sound on these Hemis
y pipe delete to a true duel exit?
Yep, very cheap too. Just cut off the y-pipe and pull all the shit off behind it. Ta-daaaa!

I suppose open headers sound better but the neighborhood doesn’t like them
by DamageWagon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Mufflex Magnaflow bolt on and resonator removal
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Mufflex Magnaflow bolt on and resonator removal

I think the Y-Pipe delete provides the best sound on these Hemis
by DamageWagon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have
Replies: 126
Views: 5163

Re: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have

In the drive (forward moving) side of the ring and pinion gear, the load pushes the teeth into the meat of the gear, everything in compression. Applying torque the other way, coast side, you are kind of peeling the teeth away from the gear, where it is way way weaker. Look at a picture of a ring and...
by DamageWagon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3027
Views: 302063

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

I just picked up a 950 Adventure, the engineering in these things makes my Yamaha MX bike look like a play toy. And that bike gets an oil change every trip. For as complicated as the KTM’s are, it’s a good complication. The troubleshooting is excellent and with 53,000 miles on it this thing piers li...
by DamageWagon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have
Replies: 126
Views: 5163

Re: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have

He's not the only one. I think Lee blew up a set of Nitro 9.25. I believe Lee was towing someone out of mud, in reverse. Operator error. Chris S in Moab knew what he was doing on the original install and the culprit came down to the ring gear hardware supplied by Nitro being too short. The bolts al...
by DamageWagon
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Registry stickers
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Registry stickers

I think having a picture or at least a good layout, and organizing the names/quantity here would be a better move than people leaving this platform to hop on another platform and find a guy and message him and hope that the horrendous FB messenger works. My two cents!
by DamageWagon
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Track Bar
Replies: 33
Views: 994

Re: Thuren Track Bar

The bushings never look as bad as they are. You’ll definitely feel improvement.
by DamageWagon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Chip your car.
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Re: Chip your car.

I don’t think they did, which is part of the whole setup they have. It only works when it’s plugged into the OBD2. I think that’s how they made it work. They’re changing the data the PCM sees, they are not reprogramming anything permanently.
by DamageWagon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Chip your car.
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Re: Chip your car.

Sounds like it would need to be a dialed setup but I’ve heard close numbers before from just tuning. The biggest differences I’ve heard were always down low though, where timing is very retarded
by DamageWagon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Track Bar
Replies: 33
Views: 994

Re: Thuren Track Bar

For big torque specs, the hard part is figuring out where to hold/clamp the object. I then use the simple calculation of my body weight multiplied by the lever length. For a 250lbft torque, have the lever parallel to the ground so you’re pushing straight down. I’m 200lbs so 250/200=1.25 feet from th...
by DamageWagon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Track Bar
Replies: 33
Views: 994

Re: Thuren Track Bar

Do install on the ground. No jacks, no stands. Just unbolt the old one and put the new one in! Use a ratchet strap to pull the truck one way or the other to line up the bolt hole. I’ve never heard of greasing the heim threads, only greasing the bushing through its zerk. That said be SURE to torque t...
by DamageWagon
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Trans to hot message
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Trans to hot message

170 is totally normal or a touch high on a warm/hot day. Shifting a lot and driving lower speeds gets temp up with the torque converter not being locked as much and not as much air flow over the cooler. But 170 is perfectly fine, could run that all day every day. I’ve touched 200F crawling in Moab a...
by DamageWagon
Thu May 31, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Track Bar
Replies: 33
Views: 994

Re: Thuren Track Bar

That is the drag link. What do you mean you can rotate it up and back an inch? Because it has spherical bearing sboth end you should be able to rotate that bar by hand about the joints. But if you have someone steer the truck, engine running, while you watch, if the joints ‘pop’ up and down then the...
by DamageWagon
Thu May 31, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 805

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

Lubing pintop bushings isn’t going to do anything to help them, there is no movement except the compression of the rubber itself. Pintops suck but there’s no getting around that with bolt-in parts.
by DamageWagon
Thu May 31, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 805

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

That time of the month huh? Most guys wouldn’t want to crawl underneath either