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by KevinABQ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37's Not Balancing
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: 37's Not Balancing

So when are they replacing the stud?
by KevinABQ
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Krown...Rust Check.... Fluid Film
Replies: 98
Views: 4802

Re: Krown...Rust Check.... Fluid Film

Bill2014 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 am
Have you pumped any of that "special" fluid into your tail pipe? :rofl:
That's how you keep your engine from rusting, right? :wink:
by KevinABQ
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2018 PW Newbee
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: 2018 PW Newbee

It doesn’t always lock up like that, though it should. Don’t wait until you are trying to climb the obstacle and need them to turn on the lockers. Do it when you still have some short distance before you need them.
by KevinABQ
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2019 - Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Power Wagons in Moab 2019 - Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd

Man, I would love to do this! Not sure I have the stomach to put my truck through this just yet though... Do y’all just camp out in the park all week? I made a few of the trails with a new 2018. It was fun, no major damage other than a couple of duratrashes trashed. I just crashed in the back seat ...
by KevinABQ
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: KM3
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: KM3

DamageWagon wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:19 am
If you’re a calm driver and go with a light or mid weight 37 you will probably see consistent or even improved mpg over stock.
So what’s a light or mid-weight 37?
by KevinABQ
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Cooper or Maxxis?
Replies: 41
Views: 1423

Re: Cooper or Maxxis?

Or the antennas for GPS and sat radio. I'm pretty sure they would get crushed.
by KevinABQ
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow
Replies: 76
Views: 2721

Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

interesting. I’ve seen criticism of the zr2 diesel that is was a little too small. Obviously you disagree.
by KevinABQ
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: 2018 stock wheels/tires w/spare
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: 2018 stock wheels/tires w/spare

I bought them.
by KevinABQ
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)
Replies: 45
Views: 2045

Re: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)

I just got my post purchase survey from RAM and spent most of it complaining about the weak tires.
by KevinABQ
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Front pinion seal replacement.
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Front pinion seal replacement.

Answer to question #2: It requires complete disassembly and teardown, using special pullers and pressing procedures, followed by resetting the backlash and checking the gear pattern. If everything went like clockwork, 4-6 hours. Yikes! So, just to calibrate my expectation, is that what you consider...
by KevinABQ
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Good gasket for diffs?
Replies: 33
Views: 1029

Re: Good gasket for diffs?

DamageWagon wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:51 pm
Lazarus wrote:I've got 4K miles on my new truck. When do most people suggest changing the gear oil?
At least twice by now. Probably 500, 1500 and 5000 are good intervals.
Really?
by KevinABQ
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Shoes
Replies: 19
Views: 869

Re: New Shoes

Looks cool. At $240 each and +27mm offset I'd like to hear how they work for you.
by KevinABQ
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 2018, stock wheels, stock gears, and 5500-7000ft elevation
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: 2018, stock wheels, stock gears, and 5500-7000ft elevation

It’s very useful to get how it feels driving.

The detail measurements don’t tell you how it feels. It’s like knowing that you need to apply 175 ft/pounds of torque doesn’t tell someone how hard they have to pull the wrench if they haven’t done it before.
by KevinABQ
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 2018, stock wheels, stock gears, and 5500-7000ft elevation
Replies: 7
Views: 397

2018, stock wheels, stock gears, and 5500-7000ft elevation

I vaguely remember this being discussed in the past, but I can't find it. I'm fairly sure I can fit 37sx12.5" with only minor rubbing using the stock wheels on a 2018. With 35s there should be no issue. Or so I remember being told. The more complex part is I remember people suggesting that running 3...
by KevinABQ
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: Wiring some lights...
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Wiring some lights...

Baja had some instructions for their led pods to replace the fog lights. Probably similar.
by KevinABQ
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New PW owner
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: New PW owner

Looks nice. I love the ram boxes. But don’t expect your steps to survive long off-road. And have a tire repair kit with the stock duratracks. Which I have not yet replaced either. Well, other than the one I destroyed.
by KevinABQ
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diff Temp video
Replies: 51
Views: 2438

Re: Diff Temp video

You could drive the pump off the ring gear. Not sure that is a good idea. but it's right there. The issue that a damaged hose/radiator empties the diff is a problem. But you can use SS piping vs hoses and can shield anything with careful design and enough metal. Whether it makes any sense to go to t...
by KevinABQ
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Best Build Decision? Leather....
Replies: 57
Views: 2800

Re: Best Build Decision? Leather....

traction is decent. But they don’t hold up. I destroyed one on the same spot that 9 other people drove through without damage. Ant then I put a hole in the tread of another driving the 5 miles to where we stopped for the night.
by KevinABQ
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2020 Power Wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: 2020 Power Wagon

First year gets all the bugs too.
by KevinABQ
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3793

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

The WhiteKunckle sliders bolt to the frame, and are built to take a beating on the rocks. Plus they have a nerf bar that is used as a side step. They will protect the under side of the cab. Won’t I lose like three inches of clearance though? More or less. But you can pull yourself over the rocks wi...
by KevinABQ
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3793

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

I would not run 37’s every day in San Fran I have been unwilling to try to take my stock PW into the parking garages at work - they claim a 7' max height. It should fit, with about 3" to spare, but it's really expensive to find out where it doesn't. On 37's you are going to hit something in a norma...
by KevinABQ
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3793

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

Does anyone know exactly what the badge delete removes? I like some of the power wagon badging but some of it is way over the top. These trucks speak for themselves. I don’t like that it says “Power Wagon” on every conceivably space. I like the tail board badge. I could do without the decals on the...
by KevinABQ
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam
Replies: 110
Views: 3793

Re: Patriot Campers Off Road (PTOR) RT25 SUPERam

Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I gather the Power Wagon has a 33 gallon gas tank and averages around 14 miles per gallon off road and can stretch up to a maximum of 20 miles per gallon on highway. Add to that the extra weight of passengers and equipment and it seems to me I can expect a max...
by KevinABQ
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rear Winch
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Rear Winch

ramv wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Agreed! But then where would the spare go?
Where the 37" spares go...