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by TankerZak
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 124
Views: 11695

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

What size drill bit and tap do I need for the cradle install? That depends on what size bolt you use :D What ever came about of the idea of mounting the cradle to the bottom of the bag instead of the axle? Isn't there a threaded insert at the base of the bag that could be utilized for mounting the ...
by TankerZak
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 124
Views: 11695

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

Understandable and I agree that their listed weight ratings are likely empty weights without fluids and batteries. The shell version is devoid of water/sinks/built-ins for those items as well so there are some serious weight savings. The air bags are cheap enough that I can justify installing them ...
by TankerZak
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 124
Views: 11695

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

The weight ratings as I understand do not include anything whatsoever in the camper. Add a full water tank, any grey water, any camping gear, mountain bikes, lots and pans, food, it is EASY to hit 1500. I have a friend that had a Grandby, it weighed 2300lbs with water. Yours is smaller of course, j...
by TankerZak
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 124
Views: 11695

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

Your going to want airbags for sure. Your also going to want to add 1 inch Traxada spacers in the rear to get some of your rake back. How often will the camper be on the truck? If it is of any duration i'd also think about onboard air for the bags.

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by TankerZak
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow
Replies: 62
Views: 1589

Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Did you detect any turbo lag?

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by TankerZak
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Bouncing Problemos
Replies: 37
Views: 989

Re: Bouncing Problemos

I think it's most likely a combination of things but I think your feeling the rear track bar. And your weight and CoG is amplifying it. That thing should be changed at the factory before it ever left.

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by TankerZak
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Bouncing Problemos
Replies: 37
Views: 989

Re: Bouncing Problemos

Was the oscillation a type of bouncing, or a side to side? And was it the front or the rear of the truck? Aka did the truck try and squat and waggle on you around corners?

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by TankerZak
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper

Can you get a side shot? The #1 thing i didn't like about this bumper was the underbite effect. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk That hasn't changed. Like I said, I think it adds about an inch in front off your stock bumper. Bleh. I don't like the underbite. But if they put a pushbar mounted on...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper

olyelr wrote:
TankerZak wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:49 pm
Can you get a side shot? The #1 thing i didn't like about this bumper was the underbite effect.

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I bet that has not changed much at all.
It looks like it has... Marcus said Ian said it was a different center piece...

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by TankerZak
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Thuren Power Wagon Bumper

Can you get a side shot? The #1 thing i didn't like about this bumper was the underbite effect.

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by TankerZak
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow
Replies: 62
Views: 1589

Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

One thing to be aware of with the ZR2 is they have an issue with the side airbags accidentally deploying when off road on side leaning roads/hills I been following a few of the online forums and there are several posts about it. Quite a few were not covered under warranty to the tune of $5000+ for ...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow
Replies: 62
Views: 1589

Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

The ONLY time I miss a diesel is when I'm pulling a hill and the engine is whining at 4600rpm. And it's not because I'm not doing 75 or as fast as I want or should go. It's simple engine noise and where the power band is in gas compared to diesel, which can'tbe avoided. So far that's really my only ...
by TankerZak
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow
Replies: 62
Views: 1589

Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

I was looking at buying a commuter car. But found an express bus instead. 85 dollar bus pass solved most of my woes. 65 mile round trip to work sucked. But 13 min walk and 8 min drive to a bus stop is doable.

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by TankerZak
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 80
Views: 3934

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

I often think to myself how fun the truck would be with 4.88s or even 5.13s but then my practical side says "it tows 8000lbs fine with 37s and OEM 4.10s and gets decent mileage". Plus, the cost of re gearing can go along way to improving the suspension. Agreed. I often think the exact same things. ...
by TankerZak
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow
Replies: 62
Views: 1589

Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Honestly 30mpg is appealing. I could get over the loss of sunroof. I could get over the loss of solid axle. I could get over the loss of manual t-case. I could get over the loss of bedsize. Maybe a towable utility trailer... But it just doesn't have that magic 10k tow rating. My trailer is 8500lbs u...
by TankerZak
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 80
Views: 3934

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

BoldAdventure wrote:Alright pulled the trigger. Will let you know how these bad boys stop.
Are you switching wheels for it to fit?

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by TankerZak
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newish wagon
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Newish wagon

I like the black cap on that actually. I'm not a fan of them usually for looks but white with black decals and the black cap is really nice.

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by TankerZak
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 66
Views: 2620

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Oem fog lights aren't great and are too big. Just do a nice baja or rigid square fog replacement in the correct color tone to match your headlights. Also replace your headlights...

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by TankerZak
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Weight Distribution Hitch Offroad
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: Weight Distribution Hitch Offroad

I have a buddy at work that has a ZR2. It's nice. Not enough towing capacity, and no sun roof kills it for me. Neat little truck though, bed is also too small. So much coming in the midsize market. New Jeep Truck, new Ram midsize truck, new Ford Ranger, new Ford Bronco. Sent from my SM-G955U using T...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: air bags
Replies: 25
Views: 804

Re: air bags

Agreed when I can afford it in the list of priorities. It's not quite annoying enough yet... and I'm not sure it will be for a dozen times a year or less.

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by TankerZak
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2017 Laramie PW
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: 2017 Laramie PW

Thanks for the warm welcome. Sounds like a bad case of the echo chamber here. You should have just said “you aren’t welcome here, the koolaid we drink Is different than the koolaid you drink” By the way, who moderates you?’ I'm sorry my opinion hurt your feelings. Recently a member on another PW gr...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: air bags
Replies: 25
Views: 804

Re: air bags

That has been my hangup as well... wanting to do it all at once. Thats why I have come to the conclusion that I might as well just do the wireless one system in itself, just for the bags. Its pretty straight forward. Then, when I have gumption to tackle onboard air, I will. Plus, I adjust my bags w...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Kill-switch for electronic nannies
Replies: 328
Views: 18445

Re: Kill-switch for electronic nannies

I would totally buy both of these, btw.

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by TankerZak
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: air bags
Replies: 25
Views: 804

Re: air bags

Im done dicking with using a compressor and hose to fill the bags (well, soon anyway lol). It just makes this really nice setup kinda halfass. I too only use them a dozen times a year give or take. But im done. Im gonna splurge on that wireless one setup I think. Push a few buttons on a remote and ...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: air bags
Replies: 25
Views: 804

Re: air bags

Im done dicking with using a compressor and hose to fill the bags (well, soon anyway lol). It just makes this really nice setup kinda halfass. I too only use them a dozen times a year give or take. But im done. Im gonna splurge on that wireless one setup I think. Push a few buttons on a remote and ...