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by TankerZak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Weight Distribution Hitch Offroad
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Weight Distribution Hitch Offroad

Good question. I wouldn't think it would matter. Your essentially just transfering weight on the TV axles anyway. Honestly i can't. I have to have WDH or 50lbs+ in my airbags to keep the PW of squatting terribly.

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by TankerZak
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 2018, stock wheels, stock gears, and 5500-7000ft elevation
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: 2018, stock wheels, stock gears, and 5500-7000ft elevation

I will also add it doesn't feel sluggish at all. It feels truck-like. But it's not a turbo feeling either. If I minded it at all i'd have done gears 8 months ago.

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by TankerZak
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Towing Question
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Towing Question

I tried that. Sucked. Easier to air up and down and you hit them if you leave them on and it's harsh. I gave them away.

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by TankerZak
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Towing Question
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Towing Question

Normally i wouldn't say anything but before you choose look at the Firestone and Airlift upper bracketry. Airlift is a flatter install so you loose less articulation. The firestone is unnecessarily thick and you loose and inch or two. Firestone doesn't support their bags in Daystar cradles anymore. ...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 2018, stock wheels, stock gears, and 5500-7000ft elevation
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: 2018, stock wheels, stock gears, and 5500-7000ft elevation

olyelr wrote:Depends on how picky you are.

Boldadventures tows an airstream all over with that setup.
I do too. I only even think about it towing 8500lbs up hills but I'm still at speed. Not towing I never think about it and the mpg is better.

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by TankerZak
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice

I wouldn't do an onboard gen. They are more difficult and hard wired. At least I wouldn't make it a requirement for the trailer. And most travel trailers don't have them. I've also known a number of people who had to have theirs removed and went portable. With a portable you can buy 2 of the portab...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Limiting straps
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Limiting straps

Don is coming out with bolt on right sized limit straps. Some have added custom straps. Most of us bang the skid plate out of the way and clear it.

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by TankerZak
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Test Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: Thuren Test Drive

BoldAdventure wrote:Yeah, you're not going to see an improvement from axle hop from a better shock. You can safely leave it OE.
Come to think of it... i never see axle hop anymore...

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by TankerZak
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice

I have a 13000 BTU AC unit on a 30ft trailer with 2 slides (1 a super slide). And a 4500w generator. On a really hot day it can keep up if its on before it gets hot and you don't open the door much. But if you drive somewhere towing a sealed box in 100 degree weather and setup in the heat of the day...
by TankerZak
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice

I wouldn't do an onboard gen. They are more difficult and hard wired. At least I wouldn't make it a requirement for the trailer. And most travel trailers don't have them. I've also known a number of people who had to have theirs removed and went portable. With a portable you can buy 2 of the portabl...
by TankerZak
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice

Well... i have lots. You can put a generator on anything. Mine is on a pull out back bumper. Water tank isn't as important as grey tanks. 60 gal plus water tank and a grey water with seperate galley tank is super nice. Toy haulers have wierd configs. If you don't need that don't get one. You can get...
by TankerZak
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Towing Question
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Towing Question

Airlift Ultimate 5000 Airbags with Daystar cradles. There are two different installation writeups if you look for them.

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by TankerZak
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1966

Re: New Rear Bumper?

High clearance 2 and a cleaned up Kinzer would be about perfect. I already have a front camera but was making it removable for offroad only. Just need to mount it. So it's not really a parking solution. Not that i really need front parking sensors. You drive a truck enough and you know where the fro...
by TankerZak
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1966

Re: New Rear Bumper?

I don't mind double fairlead if it's for a reason and not because it's a winch bumper for a standard 2500 and we are just running the winchline through the gap instead... giving the giant fat lip appearance and killing approach angle...

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by TankerZak
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1966

Re: New Rear Bumper?

There is another front bumper option coming soon. I keep hearing that... i know of three in some form of pre-thought through pre-production but no dice so far. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk I know what you mean but the one I'm thinking of is in powder coat and you'll see pictures of it in th...
by TankerZak
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker Bypass
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Locker Bypass

I don't think there is much finesee involved as we think. I think your tires need to be able to slip so the gears can align and I think there is a speed limiter. Like you have to be under 3mph or something. I think people are trying to go too fast, or not moving at all, or on a surface that a tire c...
by TankerZak
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1966

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Right now I'm stuck on 775Fab or Kinzer front bumper and the ADD Stealth Fighter rear bumper. Best options I've found so far. If I was 100% happy i'd have already pulled the trigger. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk There is another front bumper option coming soon. I keep hearing that... i know...
by TankerZak
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1966

Re: New Rear Bumper?

I know Maple Wagon has built something similar for a 3rd gen and is making a production 4th gen. ADD stealthfighter rear is the slimmest and tightest I've found that's production. Other than that the market mostly sucks with winch bumpers and bro bumpers...

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by TankerZak
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 60
Views: 1966

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Right now I'm stuck on 775Fab or Kinzer front bumper and the ADD Stealth Fighter rear bumper. Best options I've found so far. If I was 100% happy i'd have already pulled the trigger.

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by TankerZak
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to me 2016 PW
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: New to me 2016 PW

I somedays really wish I woulda created a build thread. I did all my mods in a nice progression that I think is nice in these kinds of scenarios. If you want armor, doet, no regrets. When you get to suspension buy the Thuren front springs to get your nose up a hair to level it. If being a hair nose ...
by TankerZak
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Towing advice
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Towing advice

If I change it'd be to 4.88s I think... but that is far from certian. Sometimes I'm in 2nd gear at 4600 rpm pulling hills. But I'm doing that at like 75 passing semi trucks. It's kinda what gears are for. If i was doing 35 or 40 in 2nd gear like my gramps old International pulling the boat with a ca...
by TankerZak
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Towing advice
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Towing advice

My 16 Laramie PW is on 37s and I tow 8500lb trailer. It's fine. It's NOT a diesel but it's fine if you know what to expect. Power band on gas is at about 4600 rpms so it grunts more on hills but i can still pass trucks doing 80 etc.

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by TankerZak
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Test Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: Thuren Test Drive

I went to 35/30 which was 33/28 super cold in the morning on washboards and I'd do 40mph and be fine.

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by TankerZak
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Test Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: Thuren Test Drive

Dial the pressure down a bit and go faster... lol. I sometimes think stage 2 would be softer on the small shit than stage 3 but it really evens out when you get the pressure low. At that point your riding on your shocks most of the time and using them for big hits, the springs are mostly used for dr...
by TankerZak
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)
Replies: 38
Views: 1212

Re: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)

My siped RTs were rock stars in solid sheet ice. Rumor is they suck on ice until you sipe them.

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