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by KevinABQ
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Buying a 2020 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Buying a 2020 PW

I did a custom order on a 2018, it was about 10K under list. That included some RAM discounts, but it was well worth the drive.. I think you get better discounts on what they have in stock, but its not overwhelming better Given the situation, I expect that April will be a good month to order a new t...
by KevinABQ
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open
Replies: 24
Views: 2596

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

I don’t go to Moab to stay in a hotel They got that handled too. the Southeast Utah Health Department on Tuesday banned anyone other than “essential visitors” and “primary residents” from checking into overnight accommodations or camping on private or public lands. The order applies to dispersed ca...
by KevinABQ
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: PW swaying
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: PW swaying

You need the high pressure in the duratrac so they produce that satisfying balloon pop when they fail.
by KevinABQ
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open
Replies: 24
Views: 2596

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

Depends on how good you are. I followed a guy without sliders on 37s. He didn't get any damage on a pretty hard trail, he made it over the obstacles and then he winched up on my sliders (running 33s). But he was very experienced. Not sure about the flex issue, haven't heard any. Lots of people are r...
by KevinABQ
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Buying a 2020 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Buying a 2020 PW

After you get a price from your dealer call Dennis Dillon Chrysler Jeep (208) 649-9632. It might be worth the drive. I don't know if the chrome grill would work, I suspect it will but that's a guess. IIRC, people have done this in both directions (chrome for black and black for chrome), but I don't ...
by KevinABQ
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: A major wheel vendor would like some input
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: A major wheel vendor would like some input

I'm not too concerned with wheel specs. I'd just like to get durable wheels that will work with my Toyo MT 37x12.5x17 without rubbing on the suspension like stock does. It would be nice if they look great too, but I could live with not terrible looking.
by KevinABQ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Rusty lug nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Rusty lug nuts

I'm sure they passed the cheaper component and plating cost along to you, right?
by KevinABQ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

Thuren's note on this is is interesting "There are a lot of trusted brands out there producing steering dampers, but they are often very lacking, in actual effectiveness."
by KevinABQ
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: 2nd Gen Ford Raptor
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: 2nd Gen Ford Raptor

A test. Not a scientific test, but interesting.
Thuren Suspension RAM Power Wagon vs Ford Raptor

It's all doing more raptor type stuff than power wagon type stuff, but the PW does respectably.
by KevinABQ
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 25mm offset
Replies: 19
Views: 890

Re: 37

I'd never heard of Exped One before seeing the bumper as I was wandering around the campsite looking at people's trucks. Someone wandering with me expressed surprise, as they had heard of issues. The owners of the truck said they had none, they ordered it, it showed up on time and worked perfectly. ...
by KevinABQ
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 25mm offset
Replies: 19
Views: 890

Re: 37

Oilbrnr wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:52 pm
Why Exped1 bumper?
I saw one at last PWiM, looked pretty nice and the owners seems happy with it. Not cheap, but such is life.
by KevinABQ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What did you do to your PW this week?
Replies: 53
Views: 2740

Re: What did you do to your PW this week?

Baja fog-mount lights.
by KevinABQ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Those mounts hanging down are called compatibility brackets. They are part of your NTSB tested collision system. They can be cross purposed for plows and other things, but in actuality, they are designed to keep low profile cars from going too far under you in a head on impact. Mine are actually pr...
by KevinABQ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

I used rocks and a sawzall to get mine off. Well, 2/3rds of mine.
by KevinABQ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?

I had to get winched off an obstacle in 2018, and my sliders dragged a bunch of the rocks, as did several other people. Unlike me with stock 33s, the guy in front of me had 37s and no sliders and got through it without a huge amount of issues and with no damage. He was also vastly more experienced. ...
by KevinABQ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Randy Ellis Design Sleekster "Rock Sliders"?

You could go full crazy jeepster with a plasma cutter and cut out your rocker panels and replace it with DOM tubing. Probably will have a minor impact on resale value...
by KevinABQ
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger

I haven’t had to do any trimming and I’m running toyo 37x12.5 MTs on stock wheels. Rubbing and an increased turning radius, yes. But if I got better suited wheels I’d probably get rid of the rubbing and get most of the turn radius back.
by KevinABQ
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 40
Views: 2071

Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

Thinking about the three rear and one forward driveshaft that got trashed last year at PWiM.
by KevinABQ
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger

Stock wheels are not bad, unlike the stock duracraps. But if you want to change the wheels out this is helpful.

https://www.thurenfabrication.com/tech/ ... tment.html
by KevinABQ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

I though methods made the military humve wheels. Which don’t have a rep for breaking?
by KevinABQ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

You might try this too. I can't remember what the powerwagon sales code is. But all the wheels listed that it could be are 3000 to 3500 pound capacity. So I think the lower one you have would be fine. But don't ignore the offset.

https://www.ramtrucks.com/assets/bbg/pd ... twlnwv.pdf
by KevinABQ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: OEM Wheel Load Rating?
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: OEM Wheel Load Rating?

Or perhaps more helpfully, https://www.thurenfabrication.com/tech/tire-and-wheel-fitment.html 2003-2013 4-link trucks, with 0-3" lift fitment. Stock wheel off-set on the 2003-2012, and 2013 2500 trucks, is right at +44mm. The ideal aftermarket wheel off-set, for the best overall tire clearance, is b...
by KevinABQ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: confused trans
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: confused trans

You can program tire size with either an AEV ProCal or the AlfaOBD app on an android device. Or an hour of labor at the dealer. But they can’t reprogram the TPMS. However TPMS reprogram is easy, tire size adjustment is a bit more complex. If you have no speedometer and ABS alarms going off and all ...
by KevinABQ
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: highway robbery
Replies: 35
Views: 2443

Re: highway robbery

It's OK. They will just change you a few hundred each time to do that. :roll: