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by Hammerballs
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build
Replies: 192
Views: 11750

Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

He is running the stock rear coils because he tows an Airstream.

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by Hammerballs
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 Power Wagon.
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: 2016 Power Wagon.

That's is exactly the problem replacing stock wheels. Also the fact that most aftermarket wheels are cast instead of forged. I really want my wheels to be black though. Have heard mixed opinions on whether or not it is ok to powder coat our stock forged wheels. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Ta...
by Hammerballs
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 Power Wagon.
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: 2016 Power Wagon.

That's is exactly the problem replacing stock wheels. Also the fact that most aftermarket wheels are cast instead of forged. I really want my wheels to be black though. Have heard mixed opinions on whether or not it is ok to powder coat our stock forged wheels. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Ta...
by Hammerballs
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff guards
Replies: 30
Views: 844

Re: Diff guards

Same for me. Carli front guard, with no install issues, and Purple Cranium rear guard on a 16' PW.

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by Hammerballs
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 Power Wagon.
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: 2016 Power Wagon.

How much "better" do you consider the stock wheels being forged compared to a quality cast aftermarket wheel?

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by Hammerballs
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 Power Wagon.
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: 2016 Power Wagon.

That's is exactly the problem replacing stock wheels. Also the fact that most aftermarket wheels are cast instead of forged. I really want my wheels to be black though. Have heard mixed opinions on whether or not it is ok to powder coat our stock forged wheels. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tap...
by Hammerballs
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

Did some research and also learned that only the optional H2 wheels were Alcoa forged. The standard wheels that you see a lot for sale are cast. They do have the nice +18 off-set though. Saw a pic of a set using the Ram center caps too and it looked pretty sharp. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using T...
by Hammerballs
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

Mostly just being OCD and anal. Also, I want to go to black wheels as I add items like your bumpers ;-) ,rock sliders, and bed rack in black. Basically I'm minimizing the amount chrome on my truck so it is just a subtle accent since I don't want to go through the trouble of full delete and deal with...
by Hammerballs
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

Damn it! Such a hard decision. I with the stock wheels were a better off-set for 37s. Not sure I like the looks of H2 wheels. Would prefer forged but the price is crazy! $750ea for those Walker Evans forged beadlocks. Doh!

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by Hammerballs
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

Are most beadlocks like the Hutchinson's typically forged? Security of beadlocks or not and durability of forged/cast seem to be two different things right? Since Centerline is no more, what other companies do 17" forged wheels with proper off-set and lug pattern for our trucks? Sent from my Moto G ...
by Hammerballs
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

So none of these aftermarket wheels that claim to be off-road wheels have this same bead retention? I would like to see what our wheels look like. Has to be pics from guys who have swapped wheels/tires. How big of a lip is it?

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by Hammerballs
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build
Replies: 192
Views: 11750

Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Freaking awesome Mike! I love it! You are building my prototype. I'm definitely buying Marcus's bed rack and pan/tran guard and eagerly awaiting his front and rear bumpers and rock sliders. I also need to figure out how to afford the Thuren goodies and 37s in there also. Doh! Sent from my Moto G (5)...
by Hammerballs
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

Thanks to all for the input. Starting to like the idea of the Hutchinson's again except the $$$. I will pay for quality and function usually though. For aftermarket non-beadlocks, are there others that have the similar inner bead lip thing that supposedly our stock wheels have? When I was surfing th...
by Hammerballs
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

Thanks Colibri. I have read mixed reviews about Balance Beads. Things like excessive heat build up and adding the weight at the outer circumference, especially on oversized tires like 37s, instead of closer to the center. I suppose balance beads would be better at adjusting for tire ware though righ...
by Hammerballs
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

So I know the recommended off-set for running 37s is +18 to +25mm. I know you can use the OEM wheels with minimal rubbing after a little trimming. Problem is I want black wheels when I make the move to 37s but I am very much a function first, looks second person. That being said, I still want my $50...
by Hammerballs
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First PW adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: First PW adventure

New Belgium tour definitely a must. Also must hit up Funkwerks, Equinox, and Odell amongst others. We are big craft beer drinkers. All our vacations to civilized locations tend to revolve around breweries. Lol!

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by Hammerballs
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First PW adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: First PW adventure

Leaving home in Southern AZ and headed to Colorado. Doing a loop around Colorado from Mesa Verde up through Rocky Mountain National Park through Fort Collins for beer tasting to Morrison for a concert at Red Rocks. Then shooting through the mountains west to Moab for a night. Then work our way back ...
by Hammerballs
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First PW adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: First PW adventure

MikeKey wrote:That's a nice looking Power Wagon.
Lol! See why you are my beta tester?

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by Hammerballs
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First PW adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 478

First PW adventure

Embarking tomorrow on a 10 day adventure in the PW for the first time. Renting this Turtleback off-road trailer. Very fitting trailer for behind the PW. Problem is it has bigger tires then my truck. Need 37s! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170802/cf12f8406b0c07fe5ed29e4f8f8e03e5.jpg Sent from my...
by Hammerballs
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.
Replies: 47
Views: 1253

Re: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.

Might have missed it in skimming the posts, does it not matter if the gear oil says w/ or w/o LSD? I'm ordering mine today, just want to make sure I get the right stuff. Never had a truck with fancy electronic gizmos in the diffs, just Detroits and spools, all of which I've ran super heavy SWEPCO 2...
by Hammerballs
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.
Replies: 47
Views: 1253

Re: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.

Very satisfying to do it yourself & save $500 or so. No one will take the care you will, while working on your truck-----except maybe another PW owner ! [emoji38] The pic shows 75/140w gear oil. Do you have a laser point & shoot thermometer ? If you do & think of it, get a reading when you pull ove...
by Hammerballs
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.
Replies: 47
Views: 1253

Re: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.

FilterMag was placed in there. Put Amzoil 75W-90 with a FilterMag in the front with a Carli diff guard and Amzoil 75W-110 with a FilterMag in the rear with a Purple Cranium diff guard. Went with the 75W-110 in the rear because of the heat we see here in AZ and because I climb up into the mountains a...
by Hammerballs
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.
Replies: 47
Views: 1253

Re: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.

I guess I didn't drain them. I didn't lift the axles until I was trying to refill. Damn it! just bugs me when things don't go to spec. It's the OCD. Lol! I only have about 9500 miles on the truck total. The old oil was still pretty clean looking. There wasn't much of anything on the magnets. Definit...
by Hammerballs
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.
Replies: 47
Views: 1253

Re: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.

It's not a big deal, if it's full it's full. Different axle housings and assemblies will take slightly different amounts of gear oil. When I filled my rear axle up after the gear and air locker swap my 11.5 aam took 9 freaking quarts lol. Ever since then it's been a normal amount drained and filled...
by Hammerballs
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.
Replies: 47
Views: 1253

Re: Diff fluid change? Rookie help.

Unscrew it. So another question. Online I found the Ram AAM 11.5 spec to take 8.5 pints of oil. I only got 7 pints in before it started running out the fill port. Does it make sense our locker and the LSD hardware would take up 1.5 pints worth of volume? it's pretty full in the pumpkin? Update: So ...