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by KevinABQ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL
Replies: 3
Views: 296

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: 692

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: 692

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.
by KevinABQ
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: 2013 PW Starter Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: 2013 PW Starter Kit

Toyo MTs are never a bad option.

On 14s and later you can run them with stock wheels, though they will rub against the suspension at full lock.
by KevinABQ
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 194
Views: 22023

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Tell us how it works out. The one I saw looked good, but other people had interesting customer service stories.
by KevinABQ
Wed May 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: dual battery installation suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: dual battery installation suggestions?

Under, between the frame rails, or in the bed in a dedicated box are the options I remember seeing.

There is a very expensive high capacity lithium replacement for the main battery that gets mixed reviews. But it’s like $900.
by KevinABQ
Thu May 14, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Missing Spare Tire
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Missing Spare Tire

Well, if you were in Albuquerque I’d give you one, but it’s probably not worth shipping to CO.
by KevinABQ
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Buying a 2020 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

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: 3077

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: 784

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: 3077

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: 1078

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: 944

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: 402

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: 2292

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: 812

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: 1269

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: 1269

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: 3423

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: 762

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: 762

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: 1053

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: 1053

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: 1726

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.