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by DamageWagon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intial Impressions from a Noob
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Intial Impressions from a Noob

Congrats on the new truck man! Very nice rigs, and the newest years are gorgeously styled. So when are you going to install the skid plate that's been sitting in your garage for weeks? :cheers:
by DamageWagon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren vs. Carli
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Thuren vs. Carli

I've dealt with both companies and form an ethical standpoint I'll never buy from Carli again. That said, they're both the top dogs and whoever you buy from you will likely be happy with. The only way you'd know there was anything better was if you rode in a Carli truck and rode in a Thuren truck an...
by DamageWagon
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon
Replies: 196
Views: 7765

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Boy I haven't updated this in a while! This is pretty late here but I started a company, Dethloff Manufacturing (dethloffmfg.com), focusing currently on functional improvements for the Ram platform. So far its been going well, and I've got a few new things rolling out hopefully next month. I owe a b...
by DamageWagon
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Poser Shots in Moab
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: Poser Shots in Moab

Hall's Ferry is a fun ride on its own, it's nice to see the lakeshore. Hwy 276 is probably the most boring road I've ever driven, maybe I was just tired, but but that area off-road would be a super cool area to explore. We almost did a similar trail out of Escalante on the north side but didn't have...
by DamageWagon
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tire chains
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Tire chains

Mule007 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:52 pm
Sorry for the big gap; took the dogs out and thought I had not included the first part so started over,,,dumber than a log sometimes,,,,
You don't still live in Oregon do you?
by DamageWagon
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Government Wagon Auction
Replies: 26
Views: 1992

Re: Another Government Wagon Auction

I paid $13k for my '11
by DamageWagon
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Poser Shots in Moab
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: Poser Shots in Moab

Mike I think we need to plan a Hole N The Rock run for next years gathering. That sounds like bundles of fun.
by DamageWagon
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Poser Shots in Moab
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: Poser Shots in Moab

Funny after the fantastic news about Bears Ears being downsized and threatening less core Utah trails yesterday, I started thinking about some the great losses. Mercifully Utah citizens fight back and they have been less then most places. But it made be think of Escalante area lost trails, Gemini B...
by DamageWagon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Poser Shots in Moab
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: Poser Shots in Moab

Nice dude! You did it right, I wish I had my dirtbike (and that it was plated haha) last time we were there. Want to do it again in May?
by DamageWagon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Dodge Off Road brand reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Dodge Off Road brand reliability

They randomly have poor fitment issues that I do not understand. Part of it is that their parts have a lower quality plasma cut so sometimes you need to drill holes open to make them work. Sometimes parts come backwards or impossible to fit. They earned a very poor reputation regarding how they hand...
by DamageWagon
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Carli Radius Arms
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Carli Radius Arms

A 3/4" drop for radius arms seems like a joke that's not going to do anything for your angle. What is the angle of your arms now, and what would it be if you changed that by moving one end by 3/4"? Sounds like an easy money gimmick. The radius arms on the Power Wagons should be viewed more as a prem...
by DamageWagon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Torn between Method and KMC
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Torn between Method and KMC

If you want an aftermarket wheel, buy an aftermarket wheel. But the Power Wagon wheels are about as good as you can get. Very strong, and a good offset for proper fitment. Going wider won't do jack for stability but if there's a look you're going for or you want forged wheel, those would be an upgra...
by DamageWagon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Torn between Method and KMC
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Torn between Method and KMC

olyelr wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:34 pm
Well who the hell upgrades to Carli suspension and Kings and doesnt run hard lol
Most people.
by DamageWagon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 17 dual alternator install
Replies: 29
Views: 954

Re: 17 dual alternator install

Dual battery setup and a high amp alternator is a bit cheaper and a faster install time. ;) I'm with Mike. A good, serious duty alternator would beat dualsnin my mind. I would rather have a single good component than two okay components, particularly when it comes to batteries. Otherwise when one s...
by DamageWagon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Torn between Method and KMC
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Torn between Method and KMC

If you don't run hard, either should be fine.
by DamageWagon
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod
Replies: 26
Views: 557

Re: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod

- I think the weight is the primary difference, ideally, the shock valving should be designed to work in conjunction with a specific set of springs. Carli uses different Hemi and diesel springs, Thuren uses diesel springs for everything. Whoa, wait, Thuren's website lists Hemi & Diesel springs sepa...
by DamageWagon
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Death Wobble post
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Another Death Wobble post

Dealership said that a dual steering damper will solve the death wobble issue. I am a little skeptical, but optimistic... waiting on price quote. On a side note, dealer also said gear box was leaking oil and i have a couple broken exhaust manifold bolts. They want about 750$ for each of those repai...
by DamageWagon
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 315
Views: 37546

Re: Tire Feedback

It is an expensive device that replicates you moving your toe about 1/2" farther. Just buy a damn tuner that modifies trans behavior and actually helps your engine if you're going to the spend money. Depending on the price you pay it could be expensive, mine wasn’t to bad and at the time I couldn’t...
by DamageWagon
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Any Ordering Advice
Replies: 132
Views: 3752

Re: Any Ordering Advice

Glad everything worked out, Kevin. Sorry for the hassle but I don't handle the admin stuff. Those 2018's are nice trucks! Dennis Dillon sounds like a great excuse for a road trip and break in.
by DamageWagon
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 315
Views: 37546

Re: Tire Feedback

It is an expensive device that replicates you moving your toe about 1/2" farther. Just buy a damn tuner that modifies trans behavior and actually helps your engine if you're going to the spend money.
by DamageWagon
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod
Replies: 26
Views: 557

Re: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod

You can really break shit with properly valved 2.5's. Why would you need more? Now a cantilever setup, that's quite different as you're adding travel but write a blank check. I know I can break my truck with the current 2.5 stage 5's. I haven't attempted it yet but it's really tempting. Once you ri...
by DamageWagon
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod
Replies: 26
Views: 557

Re: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod

Colibri wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:29 pm
Holy shit, are those actual prices???? If so, that’s completely insane.
From what I've heard, yes. Im curious to ask Chris what he paid for his cantilever but I believe that is a Thuren kit and I imagine he got a deal on it lol
by DamageWagon
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod
Replies: 26
Views: 557

Re: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod

Carli has a cantilever system for the rear that uses 3.0’s, could possibly go even bigger. It’s likely pretty spendy though I never understand Carli's special suspension kits. They make zero sense. Why pay $30,000 for a front coilover kit if they're just using 3.0's? Screw that, put some 4.5's in t...
by DamageWagon
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod
Replies: 26
Views: 557

Re: Coil bucket/shock mounts mod

I've kicked around the idea of making a front setup for these trucks. It's going to be a weld-in kit but it's pretty straightforward. The rear should be done with a bed cage, you're not sticking any sizable shock through the frame in the stock location. And a $15,000 cantilever setup for the rear, p...
by DamageWagon
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 315
Views: 37546

Re: Tire Feedback

Damn those look good!