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by KevinABQ
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: which tire is standing up the best
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: which tire is standing up the best

What do you do with your truck? It's it's off-road mostly then Toyo MTs are great. But they are not best for mileage and on-highway. They are not terrible, but you can certainly do better for less doing mostly highway.
by KevinABQ
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Wheel spacers on stock rims and 35's :))
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

Re: Wheel spacers on stock rims and 35's :))

I’m fairly sure this is a terrible idea, but has anyone used spacers to mount surplus hmmwv beadlock wheels to a PW? Did it work? You have my attention. :popcorn: Mil surp hmmwv wheels are 16.5” with a viable bolt pattern. Iirc the hub size is a bit off, but fixable. So there was a guy on youtube w...
by KevinABQ
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Wheel spacers on stock rims and 35's :))
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

Re: Wheel spacers on stock rims and 35's :))

I’m fairly sure this is a terrible idea, but has anyone used spacers to mount surplus hmmwv beadlock wheels to a PW? Did it work?
by KevinABQ
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Sway and oscillation
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Sway and oscillation

Yeah, I was amazed at how much it changed. With stock it was no problem at 30-35 and I think with the 37 toyos on otherwise stock it was fine at 30-35. But either the wheels or the the suspension made it highly inadvisable to run at 30-35 past about 45 mph on pavement. My bet is the suspension, but ...
by KevinABQ
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Expedition One Bumpers Arrived
Replies: 22
Views: 1471

Re: Expedition One Bumpers Arrived

I think about that, or some crazy expensive Australian stuff. Hope it looks and works great.
by KevinABQ
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Sway and oscillation
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Sway and oscillation

I'm in NW Albuquerque, near RR. Sure.
by KevinABQ
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Going without TPMS Sensors
Replies: 17
Views: 1638

Re: Going without TPMS Sensors

Third party TPMS sensors will work. You might need to clear and clear the rf list to get them to register, which requires a tool or dealer.

I’ve driven around with three sensors and had no problem with other systems. Just annoying idiot lights.
by KevinABQ
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Sway and oscillation
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Sway and oscillation

I have King 2.5s and it is more unstable at low pressure and high speed than stock. Running at 25 psi in toyo 37 MTs at 50+ mph stability control kicked in multiple times in a few miles until I slowed down. It's fine at 45-50 psi. Not saying this is what' going on, but maybe?
by KevinABQ
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: So I bent the bumper mount
Replies: 2
Views: 582

So I bent the bumper mount

I misjudged a step on metal masher and dented the bumper, and it shifted the right side of the bumper back and up a bit. I thought it had just shifted and I planned to loosen the mount and shift it back into place. But with the grille off and all the bolts loosened it wouldn't move and looking down ...
by KevinABQ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The Height of My Garage Door-The Unexpected
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: The Height of My Garage Door-The Unexpected

Could be worse. You could have found you had about a millimeter less clearance than you needed the expensive way.

But be careful that the door is fully open, particularly when backing up.
by KevinABQ
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Painting Sliders - paint brand recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Re: Painting Sliders - paint brand recommendations?

I just use rustolium spray to touch them up as needed.
by KevinABQ
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rough Country Dual Stabilizer Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Rough Country Dual Stabilizer Kit

Thuren’s article on the issue with a lot of stabilizer kits is worth reading. Oil froth doesn’t work well, and that is what you get when you lay most shocks on their side. The OEM isn’t bad, so of you are going to change to a 3rd part you need to be sure it won’t be worse.
by KevinABQ
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hi lift jack ideas
Replies: 40
Views: 7761

Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Nobody ever forgets their recovery gear on a shelf in their garage. Particularly if it stays in the truck.
by KevinABQ
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rear locker working again......replaced!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3383

Re: Rear locker working again......replaced!!

Yeah, I had weird light issues, etc. Dealer diagnosed as the rear locker solenoid bad, dropped the diff, swapped it and I was off to Moab. Parts took a few days and the truck took a few days to finalize, as apparently the solution to one issue is ‘leave it off overnight’, but it got done and worked.
by KevinABQ
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open
Replies: 29
Views: 4705

Re: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open

Didn’t get very far into metal masher before someone found out that lots of rpms and aggressiveness going over major obstacles can get you. Which is a drive to Grand Junction with your front wheels only in 4wd
by KevinABQ
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: New to truck Builds, spitball session for build ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: New to truck Builds, spitball session for build ideas

You don't need a lift to run 37s. The AEV wheels are nice. Thuren is great, pro install unless you are a pretty advanced home mechanic. If you intend to go off-road then front and rear diff armor (lowest parts of the truck) and then consider sliders.
by KevinABQ
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon mileage thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2806

Re: Power Wagon mileage thread

9000 on my 2018.
by KevinABQ
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AlfaOBD Discussion: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc!
Replies: 93
Views: 27540

Re: AlfaOBD Discussion: 2013-2018 Change Dealer Settings Yourself: TPMS, LED, HID, Tire Size etc!

You need it to reset the rfid on a gen 4 iirc, which is needed to reset the TPMS thresholds. No idea on a gen 5. If you need it, the parts department is who can give it to you, they may want the registration and your DL as it is also needed to reprogram the security stuff. If they don’t want to give...
by KevinABQ
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450
Replies: 73
Views: 20365

Re: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450

Apparently rear locker solenoid failed.

Thanks
by KevinABQ
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450
Replies: 73
Views: 20365

Re: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450

So I’m going to Moab in a week and a half but started getting weird light patterns on the locker switch without any errors being thrown on Monday. As in I’m in low with the rear locked, the front not locked and then suddenly it’s fully unlocked and trying to lock both the rear and front. And then I ...
by KevinABQ
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: owners manual ,lol!
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: owners manual ,lol!

You want to go here: https://techauthority.com/en-us/products/

It’s mostly USB. And the copy protection is kind of annoying, but it works. You just might have to reboot the box occasionally to make it see the USB right. You can also buy a short term subscription and print like mad.
by KevinABQ
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Abel Components Appreciation Post
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Abel Components Appreciation Post

Oh my god, we've been dealing with a fed! ;)
by KevinABQ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL

They recalled the recalled replacements too. It’s an example of how high quality Chinese manufacturing is for their largest and longest term customers,,, https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/amp33235534/harbor-freight-replacement-jack-stands-recalled/ Harbor Freight Recalls th...
by KevinABQ
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Poll: Ram TRX vs Supercharged PW w/thuren king 37s
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: Poll: Ram TRX vs Supercharged PW w/thuren king 37s

There was a youtube channel I followed for a while where they blew up their daily driver jeep’s engine with a crappy turbocharger. Funny how the marketing didn’t mention that ‘feature’. And no, the dealer does not cover that, but they will sell you a new engine.
by KevinABQ
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Poll: Ram TRX vs Supercharged PW w/thuren king 37s
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: Poll: Ram TRX vs Supercharged PW w/thuren king 37s

Supercharging was the example the dealer gave me an extreme mod that voids your warranty.