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by KevinABQ
Wed May 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Aluminum Driveshaft failures?
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Aluminum Driveshaft failures?

There is a huge range of hardness and strength of aluminum alloys. I don't know what alloy they use or why they chose it, but I'd bet that "resists sharp rocks" wasn't a big part of the selection criteria. Several people at PWIM had thoughts on how to protect the drive shaft, but we'll see if these ...
by KevinABQ
Tue May 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Aluminum Driveshaft failures?
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Aluminum Driveshaft failures?

Yeah, they explode instantly when they make contact with a rock. They are as thin as an aluminum can. I'm not joking. It's not really the first thing you need to replace. Just don't use your drive shaft as a rock slider and you'll be fine. You want ramps. Not ledges with undercuts. That will get yo...
by KevinABQ
Tue May 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Aluminum Driveshaft failures?
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Aluminum Driveshaft failures?

At least one destroyed on the rocks at PWIM a few weeks back. A couple of others got some nice battle scars. There were 3 that failed at PWIM last I knew. Two rear and one front. The front one seemed to just have a catastrophic u-joint failure, the shaft might have been ok. The rear ones were cut i...
by KevinABQ
Fri May 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: New OEM 17x8 wheels. Never mounted.
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: New OEM 17x8 wheels. Never mounted.

I only tried once, and it was on the trail and getting dark after I tore the side out of a duracrap. So maybe we could have gotten it to fit given more time to mess with it. But it just didn’t want to go, so it went on the bed cover.
by KevinABQ
Fri May 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?
Replies: 31
Views: 1299

Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

FLtoCOTransplant wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:28 am
Going to order shortly to hopefully coincide with the trucks arrival.
The dealer did mine, for a fairly small fee that got rolled into the financing. Not that you can’t do it, but they are big and heavy.
by KevinABQ
Thu May 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: New OEM 17x8 wheels. Never mounted.
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: New OEM 17x8 wheels. Never mounted.

olyelr wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Good deal! Man I should just buy one of these damn things for a spare once and for all already lol!

Where abouts in Michigan?
The aluminum wheels don’t mount using the stock spare winch. I’m sure you can make them fit, but you’ll have to fiddle with the part that goes through the hub.
by KevinABQ
Wed May 15, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?
Replies: 31
Views: 1299

Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

I scraped the hell out of the bottom and lower outer edges without needing them to be wider. But an interesting option I guess I missed.
by KevinABQ
Wed May 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: WTB 2017 and up Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: WTB 2017 and up Wheels

I got shipped a complete door on a pallet by OTR truck. It was $150 from Indiana and took a week to arrive. I doubt your stuff would be that heavy or large.
by KevinABQ
Wed May 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?
Replies: 31
Views: 1299

Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

I’ve just got the standard diamond plate. Didn’t know there were options. Not sure I’d have taken it, as that puts the truck weight on the small SS screws that fasten the plate to the slider. This seems likely to end badly. It it’s pushing the DOM tube out that wouldn’t be so bad, but it still incre...
by KevinABQ
Tue May 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?
Replies: 31
Views: 1299

Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

olyelr wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:54 pm
The outer edge of them is the round dom tubing.
Unless you are very short that isn’t where you put your foot. Your foot touches the outer edge of the plate, then you rotate the foot to flat on the plate as you get into the truck.
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by KevinABQ
Sun May 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: So, I crunched my right rear door at Moab
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: So, I crunched my right rear door at Moab

So new door is on. About 3 hours including swapping the door panel etc. Still needs paint, but a lot less work.
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by KevinABQ
Sat May 11, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: I did a thing
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: I did a thing

At least it’s not the awful lime green.
by KevinABQ
Sat May 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Sand PW with 40's
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: 2018 Sand PW with 40's

pdavey wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Rediculous. No leather & 88k? Why not take a 2500 diesel and make it into a Power Wagon. That may be worth 88K

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
The was a guy with an AEV prospector at PWM, which is a diesel. Seemed to work fine.
by KevinABQ
Thu May 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Considering a 2018 Power Wagon, help
Replies: 42
Views: 2294

Re: Considering a 2018 Power Wagon, help

Toto 37x12.5s will rub on suspension components with stock wheels but you don’t need to trim anything.
by KevinABQ
Wed May 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Truck felt squirrely on drive back
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: Truck felt squirrely on drive back

Ok. I’ll check the assorted bolts and then just be careful.
by KevinABQ
Tue May 07, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 185
Views: 12646

Re: New Rear Bumper?

nts007 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:02 am
Z turn on moab rim.
Nice.
by KevinABQ
Mon May 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 185
Views: 12646

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Backup sensors are actually pretty useful when not climbing rocks. Though the camera is good, I’d have backed into a pretty high ledge on Moab rim crest as I parked without the sensors on.
by KevinABQ
Mon May 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Truck felt squirrely on drive back
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: Truck felt squirrely on drive back

these are 37 toyo MTs you are running? yea, its going to be squirrely. the check is, find the speed that makes them squirrelly, if they are the same kind of squirrely at 75 and 85 that they are when at 65 MPH, then your ok. just not used to a True MT. and you could use aftermarket trackbars, specif...
by KevinABQ
Mon May 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 185
Views: 12646

Re: New Rear Bumper?

The Gen 4 High Clearance looks interesting. Going with a Class 5 hitch on that? Where does the trailer electrical connector go?
by KevinABQ
Sun May 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: So, I crunched my right rear door at Moab
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: So, I crunched my right rear door at Moab

The front door is damaged, but is much less damaged than the back. It seems reasonably fixable by the people who do paintless dent repair, or I can live with it. The back door is more damaged than it shows in the picture. It's a bit dished in. Never going to forget to turn the wheel before backing d...
by KevinABQ
Sun May 05, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Truck felt squirrely on drive back
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: Truck felt squirrely on drive back

I am on OEM, but only about 6200 miles.

That looks like a very expensive box of fun.
by KevinABQ
Sun May 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: So, I crunched my right rear door at Moab
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: So, I crunched my right rear door at Moab

OK, so ebay it is. Apparently it came off a 2018 power wagon too.

Well see in a week or two if it as good a deal as I think it is.

Thanks!
by KevinABQ
Sat May 04, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Truck felt squirrely on drive back
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Truck felt squirrely on drive back

I don't normally drive long distances at high speed in the truck, so I might be misunderstanding this, but with new 37's at low 40 psi I found the trucks handling at 60+ a bit disconcerting last night driving back from Moab. I don't remember this on stock 33's. I can't describe it really other then ...
by KevinABQ
Sat May 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: So, I crunched my right rear door at Moab
Replies: 10
Views: 679

So, I crunched my right rear door at Moab

I'm thinking the offer I have for a used but much less damaged door delivered for about $600 is the cheapest way to fix it. This is for a same model year same color door. Anyone disagree? The door works, the window works, it's weather tight, but it's actually more damaged then the picture shows. It'...