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by Cactus Red
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Synthetic Line
Replies: 13
Views: 896

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: 2182

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: 277

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: 662

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: 1888

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: 490

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: 1888

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?

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by Cactus Red
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Towing Question / Impression
Replies: 91
Views: 3761

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: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Bilstein 5100, or Fox 2.0 Shocks?
Replies: 86
Views: 10038

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: Off-Topic
Topic: Wilderness First Aid class 09 10 April 16
Replies: 3
Views: 638

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: Off-Topic
Topic: 2016 Parker 425 at North Well, race mile 76.5
Replies: 5
Views: 633

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: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 56165

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: 1194

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: 553

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: 1099

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 2828

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: 1457

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...
by Cactus Red
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 56165

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Did just under a hundred miles of dirt today. The Fox Shocks and aired down Cooper tire combo really ride nice. The shocks are good at slow speed, excellent at 45 mph and up (got up to 75 mph in spots). The ride is firmer that the 5100's on pavement, but they soak up both heavy washboard and big rut...
by Cactus Red
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hellcat power and more cab options may be coming!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1912

Re: Hellcat power and more cab options may be coming!!!!

I'd be surprised if it happens for the same reason the diesel isn't offered - too much power for locked axles.

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by Cactus Red
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Gear oil smell...
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Gear oil smell...

If it's hot, it's probably a bearing. http://www.demandaam.com/technical-support/dodge-part-diagrams shows the required parts. 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 do...
by Cactus Red
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: RAM LSD in reverse?
Replies: 27
Views: 1500

Re: RAM LSD in reverse?

From my perspective, the LDS does a fine job in our trucks. It requires no maintenance, uses standard gear oil, and is very unobtrusive in normal driving. It does provide traction in most circumstances, and when it doesn't, a simple push of a button locks the axle. I've found it to be reliable enoug...
by Cactus Red
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon sightings
Replies: 434
Views: 60910

Re: Power Wagon sightings

Prescott Nat. Forest has been using PW's since '08. The guys love'm.

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
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 56165

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Fox valves all 2500 Dodge shocks for the diesel truck, so they are fine for me. My daily driving weight is at 8k.

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