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by KevinABQ
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 191

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: 203

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: 203

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: 96

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: 13
Views: 353

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: 38
Views: 1520

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: 2417

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: 577

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: 3012

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: 3012

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: 3012

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: 3012

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: 493

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...
by KevinABQ
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New truck ordered 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2030

Re: New truck ordered 2018

ssiannino wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Just picked her up
Nice looking truck.
by KevinABQ
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Any Pics of Hutchinson Wheels?
Replies: 34
Views: 1311

Re: Any Pics of Hutchinson Wheels?

The 2 piece seem easier to do tire repair in the field. Are they? I would not be disassembling a wheel in the dirt. Tire repair kits can fix the tire from the outside. Only the big patches like you’d get a tire shop to install require removing the tire. If you get a flat from more than an easily re...
by KevinABQ
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Max tire size
Replies: 14
Views: 1269

Re: Max tire size

35s. What I’ve seen is 37 toyos on stock wheels will rub a bit. Parts of the suspension gets a bit polished, noting really major.
by KevinABQ
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Any Pics of Hutchinson Wheels?
Replies: 34
Views: 1311

Re: Any Pics of Hutchinson Wheels?

The 2 piece seem easier to do tire repair in the field. Are they?
by KevinABQ
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: Battery question

Does not happen if they are properly isolated. Mine are always isolated when the truck is off, unless I set the switch to combine them. I only combine them when off if I want to charge all three simultaneously on shore power. When the truck is running, I can choose isolated or combined. How do you ...
by KevinABQ
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Converting overall costs for capability
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Converting overall costs for capability

user nts007 has actually done this, though not on that chassis. See his build thread viewtopic.php?f=13&t=636 His part stars on the bottom of page 1
by KevinABQ
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recall done
Replies: 31
Views: 1662

Re: Recall done

Chubbs wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:51 am
I didn't think the tailgate recall applied to 2018?
When did the line run out of the bad component? There is usually a whole bunch of mixed year models when the changes are pretty trivial.
by KevinABQ
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recall done
Replies: 31
Views: 1662

Re: Recall done

I don't know how much I will use it, but I want the Hill Descent Control to work on my truck. That is a fix on the 2018 trucks with the cruise control recall. It is 1.5 hours to the nearest dealer. One won't return my messages. The other can't get me in for about a month. Wait until the parts for t...
by KevinABQ
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Frustration...

They all have issues. Maybe you didn’t but “There’s no easy way to say this: Our long-term Nissan Titan XD Diesel was one of the most disappointing new vehicles we have evaluated in recent memory, a distinction highlighted by our truck’s serious mechanical issues and grounded in its general inabilit...