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by Low_Sky
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Overkill? (Snatch Block)
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Overkill? (Snatch Block)

So first snatchblock should be 24k(ish) and 2nd snatch block should be 36k (ish). I'm not sure I follow your logic on this. Maybe a diagram would make it a little clearer. This is with jeep weights but you can see all the math. So where it says 9k change it to 12k and then multiply out. That 18k be...
by Low_Sky
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Overkill? (Snatch Block)
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Overkill? (Snatch Block)

Mechanical engineer, winch a lot. Can't think of a single recovery I'd ever rig where I'd need a block rated for triple my winch rating.
by Low_Sky
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Overkill? (Snatch Block)
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Overkill? (Snatch Block)

TankerZak wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:46 pm
So first snatchblock should be 24k(ish) and 2nd snatch block should be 36k (ish).
I'm not sure I follow your logic on this. Maybe a diagram would make it a little clearer.
by Low_Sky
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead power outlet. Fuse is ok
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Dead power outlet. Fuse is ok

Well that doesn’t help my situation. No fuse taps hiding in my fuse box. I’m glad you got it figured out.
by Low_Sky
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Overkill? (Snatch Block)
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Overkill? (Snatch Block)

The thing to remember about WLL ratings is that they’re 5x the breaking strength of the block. That high safety factor is for overhead lifting, where a failed rigging component might mean loss of life or catastrophic property damage. If something breaks, gravity takes over and there’s nothing you ca...
by Low_Sky
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Overkill? (Snatch Block)
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Overkill? (Snatch Block)

Colibri wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:09 am
I won’t be carrying one in my wagon, but I think I might buy a couple for the m35a2, so thanks for posting this.

Interesting that this and the arb 9000 are both rated 10 ton wll. Pretty sure I know which is stronger lol.
Well, one of them is rated for lifting.
by Low_Sky
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Overkill? (Snatch Block)
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Overkill? (Snatch Block)

See if they have any surplus military trailers to haul it in. ARB9000s aren't too much more expensive and are way smaller, way lighter. There's a strong chance you might actually have them with you if you need them. Notice I'm saying them "them". I carry two, contemplating getting a third. As little...
by Low_Sky
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3079
Views: 325928

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Mule wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Not enough snow.

Image
Best I can do in late June is ice.
by Low_Sky
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3079
Views: 325928

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

This scenery in Alaska sucks.
by Low_Sky
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have
Replies: 156
Views: 7890

Re: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have

The only part I can't find information on is the inner axle seal for the CAD. Does anyone have schematics of the seals and source for the CAD seal driver? The video I posted earlier is a how-to for setting up both axle gear sets without the CAD. Delete it. Put a solid long shaft in there. The mecha...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Winching and Recovery 101
Replies: 123
Views: 33627

Re: Winching and Recovery 101

Goslow wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Get these, work great! :D
http://tuffstuff4x4.com/products/tuff-s ... -capacity/
Those look like a good low-price alternative to the ARB 9000s.
by Low_Sky
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Trans to hot message
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Trans to hot message

When it happens on your commute, is it regular enough that you stand a chance of catching it on video? If the truck won't store a code and you can't take the dealer tech for a ride along long enough to show them, catching it on video might be the only way to get them to do something about it.
by Low_Sky
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Ram Rebel TRX Concept
Replies: 50
Views: 4162

Re: Ram Rebel TRX Concept

They actually are going to build it! Ram Rebel TRX confirmed for production In their financial presentation they point out that Raptors are really expensive and sell like mad, and they want that money. See page 12. RAPTOR EFFECT AVERAGE TRANSACTION PRICE IS $71K $28K ABOVE FORD AVERAGE 2017 SALES 2...
by Low_Sky
Thu May 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Shocks???
Replies: 21
Views: 902

Re: Shocks???

Toyo C/Ts are good to go if you can find them. 3-peak/Snowflake rated, 3-ply sidewall.
by Low_Sky
Mon May 28, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 1299

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

Sounds like the center of the sway bar would hit the diff cover, and if the truck needed to compress further it would just load up the sway bar on both sides (then it would be a compression bar?). Maybe damage the powder coat on the spider depending on where it hits? The sway bar is a spring, so I’m...
by Low_Sky
Mon May 28, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard
Replies: 33
Views: 1299

Re: Thuren Rear Sway Bar Link Clearance Issue W/ Diff Guard

I have half spiders, and a Thuren kit is coming. Thanks for the heads up.
by Low_Sky
Wed May 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 272
Views: 57704

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Wow... I stopped in to look at the warranty info - they have over $3600.00 in parts alone to rebuild a diff. That's nuts. $990.00 for gears, a new Track Rite E-Locker and Limited Slip $2200.00, all new bearing from the flanges in, and gasket sets. So in essence, it will be a new rear diff from flan...
by Low_Sky
Mon May 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Rear Shock Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1831

Re: Rear Shock Question

You have quite the nice upgrade system moving along, nice to see. Thanks, i was just thinking i shoulda done a build thread but i totally got here by "I'm not gonna do much just this one more thing..." Yeah I got my truck and thought ‘man this is the perfect truck for me, I’m not touching this one ...
by Low_Sky
Sun May 20, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: DIY not-a-Power Tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1582

Re: DIY not-a-Power Tank

Pretty much zero danger from this thing blowing the safety valve. I don't store it in a hot trunk, and it doesn't get hot enough here anyway.
by Low_Sky
Sun May 20, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: DIY not-a-Power Tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1582

Re: DIY not-a-Power Tank

I've been living with this thing for about a month and I'm really happy with it so far. I got a China-made tank handle and adjustable hi-flow regulator off ebay. The hi-flow reg is faster than my first fixed pressure reg, but not by much (I think the main restriction is the valve stem/core at the wh...
by Low_Sky
Thu May 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!
Replies: 139
Views: 7684

Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

I'd still put it on the fronts with Cerakote. Cheap insurance and they're easy to wrap, having remote reservoirs.
by Low_Sky
Thu May 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!
Replies: 139
Views: 7684

Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/All-3M-Products/Automotive/Post-Factory-Installations/Paint-Protection-Films/?N=5002385+8709313+8710859+8711017+8716713+3294857497&rt=r3 You can find it on Amazon in rolls of various sizes. My Kings are still being birthed at the mothership, s...
by Low_Sky
Wed May 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2011 PW Tailgate pops open while driving??
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: 2011 PW Tailgate pops open while driving??

I haven't had this issue with my Ram, but the Chevy I drove previously did this. I figured out that the latches weren't engaging the pins, and I sprayed everything I could think of on them. Nothing worked 'til I figured out that it was the handle mechanism that was binding up. Took apart the tailgat...
by Low_Sky
Wed May 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3079
Views: 325928

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

yellowranger1 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Bent is such an ugly word... "Contoured"
"Strengthened by cold working"?
by Low_Sky
Wed May 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3079
Views: 325928

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Is that tie rod bent too?