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by Low_Sky
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: PW Axle n Suspension Swap Question (& Locker Wiring)
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: PW Axle n Suspension Swap Question (& Locker Wiring)

To add the axles, the wiring is very easy. Just need 12V hot and ground wires, and switches in the cab. The other two wires in the plug are for the sensing required by the smart bar. A little searching on this forum will show you the pin outs in the plugs. If you want to move the smart bar over, jus...
by Low_Sky
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Trans Issues - 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1363

Re: Trans Issues - 2016

Thanks guys. I am going to look again. Can somone send me a link for the needle that works for this application? Amazon? I will keep you posted on the trans issues. Dropped the truck off this morning. https://www.amazon.com/CARBYNE-Grease-Needle-Nozzle-Threads/dp/B01NCRWGBZ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1...
by Low_Sky
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Trans Issues - 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1363

Re: Trans Issues - 2016

https://www.dieseltruckresource.com/forums/attachments/4th-gen-engine-drivetrain-2010-up-201/41177d1368362507-grease-fittings-frntdrivelubept.jpg This is the best picture I found in a quick google search. It's in there. If there is dirt or grease on the double cardan joint, you might need to clean ...
by Low_Sky
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Low_Sky's Build - 2015 Power Wagon Laramie
Replies: 26
Views: 5048

Re: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie

Image

How’s that for a shipping notification from Dethloff Mfg?


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by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 667

Re: GPS

Most of my state is zero service. I was pumped when the iphone got the update that lets Bluetooth stay on in airplane mode. I use the Gaia app as a GPS, and Bluetooth pair my phone to my Delorme InReach (Garmin owns InReach now) so I can satellite message from the phone. Much easier to use the touch...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: CB Location??
Replies: 4
Views: 715

CB Location??

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180725/f703f2f629c6ba2e5bfe5324895ce14e.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180725/0f10ff5703913455bc9970eac9b36926.jpg Into the cab through the in-floor storage. Have my excess cable bundled and hidden behind the center console rear vents. Home made hack job R...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 667

Re: GPS

I've been using a Garmin 610T. I've been in places that there is no cell coverage. So anything on my cell phone won't work. Gaia app works without cell service. Just like a handheld GPS, you have to have the maps downloaded before you leave WiFi (or cell service). Pop your phone into airplane mode ...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: PWJouster's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "TrailWhale"
Replies: 23
Views: 2804

Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Mine has taken up doing the rough shifts, both up and down, load or no load. Sounds like I need to go get the trans Men In Black flashed. I have a couple outstanding recalls so so guess I’ll make a appointment. Don’t have to justify the wanting to hire out work to me, I get it. One look at my garage...
by Low_Sky
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: PWJouster's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "TrailWhale"
Replies: 23
Views: 2804

Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

And PWJouster, I remember your stance on installing your Thuren kit, so I doubt a welder and all the stuff that goes with it is gonna be in your future. Maybe there are some off-road fab shops in your area that do custom work. Are swap buggies a thing in your area of the south? All that tube is gett...
by Low_Sky
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: PWJouster's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "TrailWhale"
Replies: 23
Views: 2804

Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

I do poke fun at you, but it's meant to be light-hearted. If it's coming across as mean-spirited I'll stop. No harm intended. I gave up on researching bumpers and have started researching welders. Even the bumpers that claim to be Power Wagon friendly, or winch friendly, are still diesel bumpers dee...
by Low_Sky
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BUILD THREAD COMMENTS
Replies: 209
Views: 3682

Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

I’ve only known one person to hit their steering brace *cough cough* and he took out a few other steering components on other occasions. Don’t pick terrible lines and you’ll be okay. Or, in the case of Florida, don’t worry about it. Some parts ought to be left separated. Gotta pick good lines aroun...
by Low_Sky
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3079
Views: 325919

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

A little salt and sand in OBX. OBX1.jpg We were laughing all week at people taking crossovers, little SUVs and cars out on the beach and getting stuck and just trashing them. Somebody took an afternoon and gathered up a small portion of the valence panels and air dams strewn up and down the beach t...
by Low_Sky
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: idtanker's Build - 2013 Power Wagon - "Bertha"
Replies: 27
Views: 1215

Re: "Bertha"...my 2013

Added new shackle mounts and 32 ton shackles, along with a Warn epic winch hook. Thinking of making one for the rear as well. Is there some big picture reason you did this? Looks like putting adapter adapters on your adapter to me. Rubicon belongs to a fellow Instructor, not sure his setup, but he ...
by Low_Sky
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BUILD THREAD COMMENTS
Replies: 209
Views: 3682

Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Need more clearance? How big are the curbs in Florida???


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by Low_Sky
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: idtanker's Build - 2013 Power Wagon - "Bertha"
Replies: 27
Views: 1215

Re: "Bertha"...my 2013

idtanker wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Added new shackle mounts and 32 ton shackles, along with a Warn epic winch hook. Thinking of making one for the rear as well.
Is there some big picture reason you did this? Looks like putting adapter adapters on your adapter to me.
by Low_Sky
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BUILD THREAD COMMENTS
Replies: 209
Views: 3682

Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

I don't know what to tell you about fogs, but there's probably a pretty easy way to take care of the lack of park sensor holes.
by Low_Sky
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Re: Recovery calculations, math made simple

Hammerballs wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:55 pm
This was awesome. Exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Thank you.

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Saw your post in the other thread and was headed here to get the link for you. Glad you found it!
by Low_Sky
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: BUILD THREAD COMMENTS
Replies: 209
Views: 3682

Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

BoldAdventure wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:49 am
If you put ADD bumpers on that nice truck, you're banned for being a bro :thppt:



:lol: I'm mostly kidding. :poke: :lol:
He is the only one on here with an avatar of his PW big truckin'. Just sayin'...
by Low_Sky
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What did you pay for your latest Gen PW
Replies: 46
Views: 1650

Re: What did you pay for your latest Gen PW

These threads are always fun. Like how stepping in dog poop is fun :rofl: I don't think most people should negotiate their own deals. It's obvious who understands the sales process and who doesn't. Why anyone willingly sits down, immediately at a disadvantage, and mixes two separate transactions is...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Re: Recovery calculations, math made simple

https://www.warn.com/m15-12v-heavyweight-winch-47801 Warn literature says the M15000 will do 15k at 12V. I’m not a Warn expert, so I have no clue. I suppose an additional check we could make would be to compare the no-load line speed. The M12000 and M15000 seem to be the same motor geared differentl...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Tree strap

The ratings given to tree straps are for a vertical hitch (a straight pull on the sling). Given a long enough sling and a small enough anchor, wrapping the sling around the anchor and connecting to both eyes of the sling leaves you with a basket hitch (the sling makes a U-shape). If the angle betwee...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Snatch Blocks

The topic of snatch block ratings comes up fairly regularly. Many blocks bear a Working Load Limit (WLL), and that causes a lot of confusion. The WLL applies to overhead lifting; raising a load off the ground where it may be suspended over people or property you don’t want to drop something on, or t...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Static Loads and Shock Loads

All of the calculations above assume static loads, objects are at rest and their weight is what it normally is under Earth gravity. If the rigging is subjected to sudden loads (such as a load shifting, a recovered vehicle gaining and losing traction again on a slope, etc), the loads seen can be more...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Example Scenarios

Now that we’ve discussed all the steps along the way, let’s work out some examples. A 9000 lbs Power Wagon is mired to wheel wells on flat ground. Mire Resistance = 9000 lbs x 2 = 18,000 lbs Grade Resistance = 0 lbs Load Resistance = 18,000 lbs + 0 lbs = 18,000 lbs Available Effort = 12,000 lbs Mech...
by Low_Sky
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Recovery calculations, math made simple
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Required Effort

The required effort is how hard the winch must pull to move the load. In a single line pull, the required effort is the load resistance. If mechanical advantage is needed, the required effort calculation will account for friction in the blocks. To do this, count the number of sheaves in the system, ...