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by Oilbrnr
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: LED Headlights

5k HID low and high. LED might be better in your area for high beams. Got them from HR. Impressive difference with nice sharp easy to aim cutoff from the OEM projectors.

6 months is too short a timeframe for reliability report however, so other than they still work I can't provide much.
by Oilbrnr
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Better brakes?
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Better brakes?

So RLG you're saying that they weren't bled from the factory?
by Oilbrnr
Wed May 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: dual battery installation suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: dual battery installation suggestions?

Mine is mounted inside my Four Wheel Camper. But that doesn't help you much. 😁 Personally, if all you're running is a fridge, I would not worry about a second battery. There really isn't anywhere to put it unless you go underneath somewhere with a AGM. Carry a good jump pack and set the disconnect v...
by Oilbrnr
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Manual Temp control to Single Zone Auto - 4th Gen
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Manual Temp control to Single Zone Auto - 4th Gen

So my '16 is just a tad step higher than a Tradesman. 8.4 Uconnect, tow mirrors were the only options. (that 8.4 must have also triggered the Dragon's Puke decals too). So pretty much the poverty package. I was content at the time when new with it being a fairly base truck though there were some fea...
by Oilbrnr
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: LED fog Bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: LED fog Bulbs

Headlight Revolution. 5000k or lower. Our projector housings are actually pretty decent. Nice sharp cutoff that you'll need to make sure you adjust accordingly. I also did HID for the highs, which work for where I drive in rural areas of AZ, but if you're situation is more on/off highs, their LED ch...
by Oilbrnr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: LED fog Bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: LED fog Bulbs

Put some HID's in those projectors and really say wow. (oh holy shit)
by Oilbrnr
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Sway Bar Bypass® - $249
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: Abel Components Sway Bar Bypass® - $249

I use mine every day I drive the PW. Pretty much disengaged all the time unless I'm going over 60 or its real windy with the FWC.
by Oilbrnr
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: A major wheel vendor would like some input
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: A major wheel vendor would like some input

I didn't want to bring up AEV for various reasons either, but they do seem like the go-to for wheels that fit the two size needs. But personally I think it would be nice to have a couple more style options than what they offer. The ones with the holes, are IMHO, not very attractive.
by Oilbrnr
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: A major wheel vendor would like some input
Replies: 8
Views: 924

A major wheel vendor would like some input

I work for a large nationwide tire and wheel retailer. I've been asked to provide feedback as to what wheel spec's we'd most like to see for our 2014+ RAMs to target a ~37-40" tire. What is the perfect offset range for a 17x8.5 8-6.5? Is it Thuren's recommended +18? Is there another diameter/width c...
by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

Marcus, have you measured what the compressed difference is with an empty bag and Daystars vs. the OEM snubber and cast iron spacer?
by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

So painful. (I don't feel like re-sizing these)
by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

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by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

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by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

second
by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

So I stopped at a place near my house to take some shots tonight, thought it might help. This is with 40psi in the bags. I thought I took a pic of the DS rear in compression, but I got a phone call right about that same time. Must have spaced it. Sad times.
by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ Possible Fan Clutch failure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: 14+ Possible Fan Clutch failure?

My thermostat housing finally shipped today (16 days after order). I'll report back when I get it in.
by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

I hear you on the flex. Might see if you can get an answer directly out of AirLift on just how much it would limit compression. I don't think at the end of the day you'd notice it though. If you find they are a problem, I'll trade you mine! Good luck in putting the Twin up front. As you know it's ti...
by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

Off-road use? What part of the country? If you're not building the rest of the suspension and really do above average stuff on the trails, get the ones with the internal stops. You'll be fine. My truck is 9,260# and I run 35-40 lbs of air in the bags to bring it level with the Thuren front springs. ...
by Oilbrnr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Air Lift Bags and Uptravel

I think it depends on which ones you get. I was worried somewhat about a hit to articulation myself, so I went without the ones with the internal bumps. I don't think there is much if any total upward loss. Remember, you're loosing the stock bumps and cast spacer blocks. Now, that said, you'd better...
by Oilbrnr
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Bumper - what lights?
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Thuren Bumper - what lights?

Finally got around to putting my Thuren on last weekend. Wondering what lights Don had in mind when he set it up for those outboard wing holes. Assuming BD. The geometry of the holes and the setback needed is not the best IMHO. After putting 5000k HIDs in the projectors and high beams, not sure I re...
by Oilbrnr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 25mm offset
Replies: 19
Views: 1254

Re: 37

Klien 6,000 lb. latch seen here. Only one needed for both swings.

Oh, and the limit pins would never drop, so care had to be taken that the arms wouldn't continue unabated on around with 110 pounds of tire/wheel or liquid into the bedside. There was no welded hard-stop.
by Oilbrnr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 25mm offset
Replies: 19
Views: 1254

Re: 37

Well, from an owner, not sure I'd buy one again. The company was very dishonest about many things including lead times (some guys gave up after 14+ weeks), Park Assist (forget it, they'll never work) and latch operation. The latter was really the deal breaker for me. Countless times they would jam, ...
by Oilbrnr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 25mm offset
Replies: 19
Views: 1254

Re: 37

Why Exped1 bumper?
by Oilbrnr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ Possible Fan Clutch failure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: 14+ Possible Fan Clutch failure?

I was too, initially, but watching the temp gauge (and interior heater air temp) change extremely rapidly, kinda ruled out the viscous clutch. Besides, even if the clutch failed, a properly working thermostat wouldn't let the engine temps drop.