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by 13BlkPowerWagon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diff Temp video
Replies: 45
Views: 1952

Re: Diff Temp video

As an ex-test engineer for Dana corporation in Toledo, I am calling BS on this (and yet another reason I think Gale Banks is a better salesman than engineer...). I've personally seen the difference on an M44 rear end, one with a cast aluminum finned cover, and the same axle with a stamped steel cove...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch Contactor
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Winch Contactor

See if this works. https://www.google.com/search?q=superwinch+contactor+wiring+diagram&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS752US752&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=nWiOXqfQ3nZrkM%253A%252CosBDUN6n26TlkM%252C_&usg=__M96BAP20YBTApFW7ZmCNm7UUriY%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjEy7iL8JncAhUJUt8KHWA3DRYQ9QEILTAB#imgrc=YRtZmpCSYH3JbM: Not...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch Contactor
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Winch Contactor

Well, took me about 2.5 hours last night, but got the contactor installed. Had to re-use the factory cables off the winch (my crimper is shot), so it isn't exactly where I'd like it (re-used the hose clamps that hold on the factory box, but now they grab the mount on the contactor directly), but it ...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch Contactor
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Winch Contactor

Haven't looked there, no.

The SuperWinch version is about 1/2 the price, for basically the same parts. I can mount it right back in the WARN box, and you'll never know it's in there. It's on the list of "to-do's"... I'll try to document it when I get around to it.
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch Contactor
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Winch Contactor

Anyone replaced the solenoid pack with a solid state contactor? My solenoids went after this past winters salt... Hate to replace that antiquated technology and have it fail again (covered with fluid film and the salt still ate it up). Will replacing the solenoids with a standard contactor (probably...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Shocks???
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Shocks???

Weird. I'm at 84k and my stock shocks are still good and tight. Was going to replace them this summer or next just because.
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Track Bar
Replies: 33
Views: 1856

Re: Thuren Track Bar

You're fine there. Don't bother replacing it until you can see slop in them.
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Wed May 30, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Axle U-Joints
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Axle U-Joints

Well, did the EMF ball joints and the Spicer U-Joints. Install wasn't awful, but broke a few tools in the process... Heat is your friend. Passenger side was fine, everything was good and tight, replaced everything anyway. Drivers side had a bad UPPER ball joint, and a bad u-joint with one cap horrib...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Mon May 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: Ball Joints For Sale...
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Ball Joints For Sale...

Figures... my order from EMF just shipped...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Thu May 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Axle U-Joints
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Axle U-Joints

Well, I ordered the EMF balljoints, and the Spicer/Dana U-Joints. Should be here by the end of next week. So, I'll probably be tied up in this project most of next weekend. Hoping the ball-joint press has the nut to get the old joints out successfully. Going to start hosing things down with PB Blast...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Axle U-Joints
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Axle U-Joints

Well I'm jealous Rusty! Haha. I don't plan on replacing my U-joints ever again either... I figure another 2-3 years with the truck, then on to the next one. So, the EMF ball joints and Spicer U-Joints should get me another 45K miles or so without issue. I'll probably go with Don's Trackbar, just bec...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Axle U-Joints
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Axle U-Joints

Which Spicer's did you use? 5-3212X looks like the right ones. Those RCV's are trick, but for $2300 I can buy a lot of U-joints... Hell, I can buy ball joints, a track bar, u-joints, and rock rails all for less money, or new U-joints and a free spin hub kit... As for ball joints, EMF are about $520,...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Axle U-Joints
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Axle U-Joints

Alright, I'm getting feedback through the wheel, telling me the front joints are shot (binds enough to give a ratchet effect when returning to center on sharp turns). I 'm going to upgrade to a Thuren or Carli Track Bar as well. Thinking about doing ball joints while I'm in there (ridiculously expen...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: DIY not-a-Power Tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1809

Re: DIY not-a-Power Tank

Maybe I'm being too cautious, but I'd want some kind of cage/protection around that stem. No?
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: SOLID Rear Diff Cover 2014+
Replies: 0
Views: 569

SOLID Rear Diff Cover 2014+

Bought this from another guy on here who said it was for a 10.5" cover... it wasn't... $50 plus shipping to you (ships from 14086). Comes with the cover, hardware, and RTV. Nice heavy nodular iron cover. I put one on the front diff, and it's beefy for sure. They don't make one for the 10.5", otherwi...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Using the winch in the winter.
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Using the winch in the winter.

Sounds like someone's a bit of a snowflake! Haha. Sorry, bad pun...

If you'd just cover it in salt, like everything else in this frozen hell, it would stop working altogether and you'd never have to worry about unsticking a frozen hook again!
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Bought a Jeep
Replies: 23
Views: 1139

Re: Bought a Jeep

FYI, they had the brake-lock traction control system, and while it's certainly not a locker, you'd be surprised what it'll do stock with that system alone. Put it in 4lo, and get a wheel up and spinning, and the computer applies brake force to just that spinning wheel, the diff routes power to the o...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: MYoung's Bypass Kits
Topic: 4th gen units ready to ship immediately.
Replies: 32
Views: 5395

Re: 4th gen units ready to ship immediately.

No... You could hardwire the lockers, but that'll require bypassing the factory switch. Might screw with your smartbar too (I don't remember). I plan on keeping my truck for a while, so I'm tempted just to hardwire them. They'll have instant engagement, but you won't have any feedback that they're l...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Dicks Sporting Goods.................
Replies: 77
Views: 4336

Re: Dicks Sporting Goods.................

Well, to be fair, they're exercising their 1A rights, and they can run their business however they want... That said, the people cheering Dick's on for exercising that right are the same fucktards that told christian bakers they had to sell to LGBT customers, or muslims. They think it only works in ...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: FS - Thuren adjustable rear shackels brand new
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: FS - Thuren adjustable rear shackels brand new

I'd be interested too. I'm up in Buffalo though, not too far a ride from Pitt. but more than I'd want to do in an afternoon.
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Lost oil pressure after high-speed offroad
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Re: Lost oil pressure after high-speed offroad

If you were running that hard, and stared the pickup for oil, you could have dropped pressure momentarily. Long enough and you'll damage main bearings, which would result in the drop in oil pressure consistently. I'd cut open those oil filters looking for anything unusual for the next few changes. A...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 60
Views: 4005

Re: Fender Flares

I've been using the 3M body tape... https://www.amazon.com/3M-03614-Scotch- ... lding+tape
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 60
Views: 4005

Re: Fender Flares

Interested as well... Mine do the same thing, and I keep having to put new tape on. I don't want anything way wider either... Those AEV cutout flares that will stuff bigger tires do look interesting, but for the price, no thank you!
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: 2012 New to Me!
Replies: 28
Views: 2579

Re: 2012 New to Me!

Forgot to mention, I installed my DodgeOffroad steering brace this afternoon. It was not to bad given my relative novice mechanical abilities. I really enjoy working on this truck, and I look forward to getting better at it. My steering was pretty good to begin with, but this made it feel just like...
by 13BlkPowerWagon
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Buffalo auto show.......
Replies: 36
Views: 1504

Re: Buffalo auto show.......

I like the '13... Sure, I don't have the 6.4L, or the rear coils, but I have the good front end, and 4.56 gears. Plus, '13 has the updated interior of the 14's... It's almost the perfect compromise. I talked to the same rep at the auto show TwinStick. Can't recall his name either, but he didn't seem...