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by Cactus Red
Sun May 08, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: How tall is a BFG 34x10.50r17? Not 34" !
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: How tall is a BFG 34x10.50r17? Not 34" !

Height is measured on a specific width rim. Wide rims equal shorter tires, If you took at the specs, our rims are at the wider end of the recommended numbers.
by Cactus Red
Mon May 02, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Brand new Cooper STT pros. What tire pressure?
Replies: 25
Views: 1784

Re: Brand new Cooper STT pros. What tire pressure?

Dealers here won't even consider changing TPMS. I've tried 3 in the last 6 years.
by Cactus Red
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Brand new Cooper STT pros. What tire pressure?
Replies: 25
Views: 1784

Re: Brand new Cooper STT pros. What tire pressure?

I'm at 38 PSI rear 42 front.
by Cactus Red
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Torque Pro app and Bluetooth OBD2 reports Trans Temp!
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Torque Pro app and Bluetooth OBD2 reports Trans Temp!

The PID for Trans Temp is only in the Pro version. $5.00, no biggie...
by Cactus Red
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Torque Pro app and Bluetooth OBD2 reports Trans Temp!
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Torque Pro app and Bluetooth OBD2 reports Trans Temp!

We're towing more frequently, so keeping tabs on tranny temp was something I wanted to do. This is way less expensive than adding a gage cluster, and also offers a lot of other opportunities to keep tabs on the info generated by the ECU.

Mark
by Cactus Red
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Synthetic Line
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Synthetic Line

M Viking 7/16" synthetic has seen 6 years of hard use with no problems...

It's not pretty, but still gets the job done. I protect it when needed with chafing gear or redirect the pull to avoid damaging it. It is frayed, but clean, because when it does get muddy, I wash it.
by Cactus Red
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Synthetic Line
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Synthetic Line

Zero on MPG...

If you spend the $$$ on rope, it"s other low weight attributes are what make it usefull. The weight helps in handling it, rigging it, and the safety factor of no mass when it breaks are why I like it.
by Cactus Red
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 3rd Gen removing 6" lift and leveling ?'s
Replies: 43
Views: 2455

Re: 3rd Gen removing 6" lift and leveling ?'s

http://www.a-r-a.org/ is the place to start. Do a search for PW suspension parts.

Mark
by Cactus Red
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 09 sway bar end links?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: 09 sway bar end links?

DT ProFab has'm.

http://www.dtprofab.com/DTP02043-PowerW ... p_313.html

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by Cactus Red
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Newbie questions

Pics will help Trent. The locker lights should blink, then go solid. If the sway bar is screwed up, so will the lockers. I doubt they are locked in 4x4 without the lights or sway bar working. They can and do bind on hard surfaces. To test it, find a good ditch, and cross up the axles - IE, right rea...
by Cactus Red
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First time use with the new pull pal
Replies: 34
Views: 2234

Re: First time use with the new pull pal

I've only used mine once, but that prompted me to add a chunk of chain that attaches to the top of the spade. Once past the PulPal, I can pull it out easily. The larger alternator sure shows it's worth. With that much winching, I doubt a 3rd gen would have held up without dual batteries. And speakin...
by Cactus Red
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheeling impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Wheeling impressions

Try 25 PSI. That's my normal for regular trails. To get a good baseline, air down in 5 PSI increments until the tire is flat. On my 315/70-17 Cooper ST Pro's, that showed I could go down to 8 to 10 and still retain the bead in sand or snow - as long as you don't hammer the throttle. At that, the flo...
by Cactus Red
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: First time use with the new pull pal
Replies: 34
Views: 2234

Re: First time use with the new pull pal

Well done Sir! That's the exact reason a PulPal is part of my kit. Where the heck were you?

Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
by Cactus Red
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Towing Question / Impression
Replies: 91
Views: 4299

Re: Towing Question / Impression

Only problem with a PW towing is MPG. Figure single digits - sometimes low single digits at that. But, it will pull anything you want, and at decent speeds, as long as you can pay for the fuel... Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distin...
by Cactus Red
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Bilstein 5100, or Fox 2.0 Shocks?
Replies: 86
Views: 11383

Re: Bilstein 5100, or Fox 2.0 Shocks?

Having had both 5100's and Fox shocks, I'd say they both are good. But, in this case, more $$$ does get you better equipment. Fox shocks can be rebuilt for $65.00, and if desired, the valving changed too. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism a...
by Cactus Red
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Wilderness First Aid class 09 10 April 16
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Wilderness First Aid class 09 10 April 16

We're looking forward to it. Still have a few spots open, but it's filling fast.

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by Cactus Red
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: 2016 Parker 425 at North Well, race mile 76.5
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: 2016 Parker 425 at North Well, race mile 76.5

McMillian Bros Racing - in car video from the Stop Check at Alamo Road and the Powerline Road to past Camp Bouse via North Well and Cunningham Wash. I was sitting under the blue easy up on top of the berm! It's a great spectator spot. They end up back on the Powerline Rd at the end of the video, jus...
by Cactus Red
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 279
Views: 60301

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Yeah, the 5100 Bilstein damper is probably pretty well worn. No obvious problems tho. I can feel the ball joints are going again tho. Got close to 27k on'm. As long as they keep replacing them under warranty, the stocker are fine by me... Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional ...
by Cactus Red
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Synthetic winch line thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Synthetic winch line thoughts

7/16" is a lot stronger than 3/8" rope, unless your using the high $$$ stuff that's fully enclosed in a secondary sheath. Again, chaffing gear is critical for synthetic line. If you know any fire fighters, see if they have any old hose - we used that a lot in my USCG days as Coxswain on a 41' UTB. I...
by Cactus Red
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Idle
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Idle

There seems to be a problem with cold start idle programming. I know of 8 new 15' and 16' trucks, both 1500 and 2500, both 5.7L and 6.4L that are experiencing similar problems. One has had the PCM changed and that didn't solve it.
by Cactus Red
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: school me on load ranges please
Replies: 17
Views: 1272

Re: school me on load ranges please

Do you tow a load over 4000 lbs, or have a hitch weight over 400 lbs? Do you load the bed to max weight? If you do, you might consider an E rated tire. Higher load rating means a stiffer tire, reducing tire squirm when loaded down. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between...
by Cactus Red
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Synthetic winch line thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Synthetic winch line thoughts

Just like wire, synthetic requires care when spooling under load. Try to keep it neat and tight. Both wire and rope will cleave thru a messy wrap, but synthetic can actually melt doing it. Re-spooling can be left loose - as long as you plan on using all the line when winching. That's one of the best...
by Cactus Red
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Synthetic winch line thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Synthetic winch line thoughts

Add in a Factor 55 XXL, and you'd have a great setup. http://www.northridge4x4.com/factor-55-prolink-xxl-loaded-shackle-mount Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
by Cactus Red
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Warranty and Winch Cable
Replies: 57
Views: 3153

Re: Warranty and Winch Cable

Longer isn't better. 90' on the drum is fine, be it wire or synthetic. As mentioned earlier, you get the most power on the bottom wrap. My gear includes several extensions from 10 to 50' in length. That allows me to use the last wrap. If you can afford it, this is the perfect time to go with 90' of ...
by Cactus Red
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Questions for DOR
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Re: Questions for DOR

With DOR's reply, that let's me recommend you to Evan at Backwoods Bumper. They have built stuff for several of us. http://backwoodsbumpers.com/ Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay ac...