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by Hammerballs
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recall done
Replies: 31
Views: 1662

Re: Recall done

Yep. My cruise control intermittently won't turn on when I push the button. Several miles down the road I'll give the button another try and sure enough it is back and ready to cruise. :-/

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by Hammerballs
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BUILD THREAD COMMENTS
Replies: 209
Views: 4629

Re: BUILD THREAD COMMENTS

Couldn't the originator/owner of the build thread just keep editing/adding build specific stuff to a couple initial posts instead of adding to the end where it gets mixed into others comments. Then people can look at the end of those initial posts for the build and ask questions get responses from t...
by Hammerballs
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 1052

Re: Recovery calculations, math made simple

So I bit the bullet and bought the good stuff to base my recovery kit on. I have the big ARB snatch block, two 16t WLL Skookum shackles, two Bubba Rope Gator Jaw Pro soft shackles, a 30k lb tow strap (Rhino USA), 8ft 30k lb tree saver, and a couple ARB line damper skirt thingies. I probably should h...
by Hammerballs
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Snatch/yarding block differences?
Replies: 23
Views: 3101

Re: Snatch/yarding block differences?

I ended up buying the big ARB snatch block. I like knowing I have the right gear for the job if a situation arises. Thanks for the help here guys.

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by Hammerballs
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Dethloff Mfg - Rack Owners
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Dethloff Mfg - Rack Owners

Well of course I need to get in on this thread right behind Mike since I consider his truck my beta tester. ;-) I love my Dethloff rack. There were a few changes made from Mike's prototype to my released version. I really like how I ended up mounting my tent also. Now I need Marcus to build me some ...
by Hammerballs
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 1052

Re: Recovery calculations, math made simple

This was awesome. Exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Thank you.

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by Hammerballs
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Snatch/yarding block differences?
Replies: 23
Views: 3101

Re: Snatch/yarding block differences?

I'd like to bring up an oldie here as I'm looking for a snatch block to add to my recovery gear. I'm looking at this guy: Ranger 6" Bail Snatch Block Hoist Rigging Shackle Pulley with Grease Fitting by Ultranger (Max 16 Tons 36,000 LBs) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072JPFG9R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SbmuBbR...
by Hammerballs
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BoldAdventure's Build - 2015 Power Wagon Laramie "ROCKLANDER"
Replies: 216
Views: 30210

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 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 Power Wagon.
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

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 2:45 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 Power Wagon.
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

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 12:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff guards
Replies: 30
Views: 2703

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
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 Power Wagon.
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

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 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 Power Wagon.
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

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
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

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
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

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 11:57 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

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 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

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 3:12 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

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
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BoldAdventure's Build - 2015 Power Wagon Laramie "ROCKLANDER"
Replies: 216
Views: 30210

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 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

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 1:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

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 10:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

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
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First PW adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

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 11:54 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First PW adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

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 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First PW adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

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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