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by Low_Sky
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Quick question on tire pressures
Replies: 30
Views: 1556

Re: Quick question on tire pressures

Is that recommendation for the OEM duratracs? I know he was fond of 48psi in the front and 28-30psi in the rear for the toyo mt 37x12.5x17. Tires work great unloaded at that pressure. I was skeptical with so much difference front to rear but it worked well. READ : https://www.thurenfabrication.com/...
by Low_Sky
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Front axle breather location
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Front axle breather location

Retired BLM Rig wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:58 pm
Try this: Vent Hose Relocation Thread. For all gear boxes and fuel tank.
Thanks for the link BLM Rig. I have some hoses and barb fittings on the way. Going to do the axles, T-case, trans and evap vent. I will not buy a snorkel, I will not buy a snorkel, I will not buy a snorkel. . . .
by Low_Sky
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Front axle breather location
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Front axle breather location

I just changed axle and T-case fluid on the truck. 50k miles on these fluids. The rear axle and T-case fluids looked almost new. Very little metal accumulated on the rear locker sensor magnet or fill plug magnet. I was surprised by how good it looked in there. The front was a different story. Broke ...
by Low_Sky
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: DYNALOC™ HUBS
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: DYNALOC™ HUBS

I'd guess they're talking about the 3G and earlier 4G wheels with the center cap that covers the wheel studs.
by Low_Sky
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fabfour Grumper
Replies: 36
Views: 2213

Re: Fabfour Grumper

A guy unfortunately did that to his diesel 2500 on Cummins forum. He quickly got roasted. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Post a link!!! Google found it real quick. Poor bastard didn't stand a chance. http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/2013-general-discussion/2425066-blacked-out-2016-ram-2500-grumper.html
by Low_Sky
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: DIY not-a-Power Tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: DIY not-a-Power Tank

Sweet DIY!! But at nominal CO2 pressures with vape pressure increase as function of temp, I'd be worried about that tank turning into a missile in the back of the truck. I can't do anything about the one riding around the driver's seat ;) , but I'd probably try to sequester that manifold from unint...
by Low_Sky
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: DIY not-a-Power Tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: DIY not-a-Power Tank

Maybe I'm being too cautious, but I'd want some kind of cage/protection around that stem. No? You are not wrong, but there are not a lot of options out there for that. The plastic handle/cages that come on most beverage bottles wouldn't fit on my tank even if I could find one for sale by itself (th...
by Low_Sky
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: DIY not-a-Power Tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: DIY not-a-Power Tank

Low sky what's the full tank pressure after filled There isn't an easy answer to this one thanks to CO2's physical properties. Below 88*F, there is liquid and gas phase CO2 in the tank, and the pressure will be equal to the vapor pressure of CO2 at the temperature of the tank. As you use the CO2 ga...
by Low_Sky
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: DIY not-a-Power Tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: DIY not-a-Power Tank

Yesterday I tore apart the inflation gun and did surgery on all the flow ports. There was room to open things up quite a bit. I also swapped the closed-flow clip on chuck for an open-flow screw-on chuck. Those two changes cut the inflation time in half. I did have to return the high-flow quick conne...
by Low_Sky
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wagonless
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Wagonless

My mileage on heavy 35s is atrocious. My odometer isn’t corrected for tire size, so I’m sitting somewhere marginally better than 10-11 mpg. I work in oil and gas, so I just consider it my investment in job security.
by Low_Sky
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wagonless
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Wagonless

I was getting under 10 MPG the last 6 months or so. Highway speed limits are 75 where I'm from, and the 6.4 isn't super efficient running 83 mph. At least with 37s. Running 37s on the new ctd and getting 15 MPG thus far. Did you have the tire size corrected in the truck's computer, or did it still ...
by Low_Sky
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: DIY not-a-Power Tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

DIY not-a-Power Tank

After years of inflating tires with a puny portable Viair 85P, I decided I needed to upgrade after after my in-dash 12V outlet died. The 12V outlet in the center console still works and I'm keeping the 85P as my always-in-the-truck back-up, but I wanted something more reliable to count on using on t...
by Low_Sky
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Get Togethers (GTGs)
Topic: MOAB 2018 - It was awesome!
Replies: 172
Views: 11478

Re: MOAB 2018 - CANCELLED

BLM can pound sand. Y’all enjoy your unplanned, unorganized, unnamed weekend of wheeling in Moab. I hope you happen to bump into some like minded truck enthusiasts and enjoy the trails in small groups. You know what would be strange is if people started getting shirts in the mail sometime in mid-May...
by Low_Sky
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW
Replies: 19
Views: 1394

Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Every time I see the title of this thread, I just think about whale tails.
by Low_Sky
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch rope extension question
Replies: 25
Views: 1376

Re: Winch rope extension question

My favorite part was the reduced visibility due to vape cloud.
by Low_Sky
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch rope extension question
Replies: 25
Views: 1376

Re: Winch rope extension question

On the square knot, if the strength is reduced by half(ish) where the line is doubled (at the eye), aren’t you right back where you started. My extension has chafe guards in the eyes and my soft shackles are a lot stronger than my winch rope, so chafing through my rigging isn’t something that worrie...
by Low_Sky
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch rope extension question
Replies: 25
Views: 1376

Re: Winch rope extension question

A word of caution, NEVER use anything metal(shackle, hook, etc.) to connect winch line/rope together. What are you supposed to use then? If you use a damper or two not sure why this is a problem please advise. Zip ties ‘n’ duct tape. Or soft shackles. Or loop the eyes together with a wood dowel, ro...
by Low_Sky
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Two tone paint powerwagon
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Two tone paint powerwagon

I think you’re seeing it on Chevys and GMs because it matches the lines of the truck. The creases in the fenders are straight, and a two tone paint job can be made to look like it belongs. The current Ram body panels don’t have that same straight line continuity from the front to the back. They have...
by Low_Sky
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch rope extension question
Replies: 25
Views: 1376

Re: Winch rope extension question

You'll have a hard time finding an extension among the importers selling synthetic ropes on Amazon. Look for a shop that sells winch ropes and you'll have plenty of options to choose from. If you're going to be using synthetic winch rope, you should have the tools and know-how to splice it. If the b...
by Low_Sky
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3055
Views: 308728

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

MJockey wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 pm
@Low_Sky, Really Cool photos. How cold was it there?
Mid-30's last weekend with the sun shining. Spring has sprung.
by Low_Sky
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3055
Views: 308728

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

I can take a nap in my snow toy and it doesn't smell like sled gear. :duel:
by Low_Sky
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3055
Views: 308728

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Had better weather this weekend, so my little wheeling group from last weekend made another run out to the glacier before break-up hits. The days are getting warmer, it was a wet, slushy/icy trip out. All that sun also made travel on the lake a lot easier as the snow was wetter, not as deep and had ...
by Low_Sky
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Good N Useful land anchor?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Good N Useful land anchor?

The biggest appeal to me was that you can set and and retrieve it solo (by hammering it out, or jacking it out with a high lift). I've never had hands on a Pull Pal, but by all accounts I've seen you really need two people to set one; one to run the winch and one to keep it upright until it digs int...
by Low_Sky
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hi lift jack ideas
Replies: 29
Views: 3790

Re: Hi lift jack ideas

I know this thread is old, but here's how I just mounted mine in a RamBox truck. Took the jack apart to its major pieces: jack bar, foot (replaced the bolt with a 1/4" pin), handle (replaced the cotter pin with a single leg snap button), and running gear. I built plywood dividers and a jig to hold t...
by Low_Sky
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Update
Replies: 33
Views: 1507

Re: Update

Yea, now that I have the kit I am glad I splurged for it. Super usefull. Just hard to justify the cost. Although with a little time, the plastic pieces could fairly easily be made at home with a wood product. Having the pattern would be very handy though. The netting material is really handy for th...