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by Cactus Red
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 09 locker bypass
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: 09 locker bypass

It's easy to install now too - http://forum.powerwagonregistry.org/vie ... f=2&t=3953

PM me, and we'll get the mailing figured out.
by Cactus Red
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: Homemade Old School Plug and Play Locker Bypass
Replies: 105
Views: 11012

Re: Homemade Old School PNP Locker Bypass

Excellent write up! I may have to give it a go.

The throttle mapping is the rub with the old type bypass. In my '09, it's slow getting power until roughly 3000 rpm, then comes on hard. Be aware of that, it can cause all kinds of interesting things to happen.
by Cactus Red
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker lights...
Replies: 49
Views: 4533

Re: Locker lights...

It's an unfortunate reality that there are very few good diagnostic mechanics out there. Parts swapping via a diagram seems to be the normal now. I'd ask for them to check if voltage is present at the axle connector when the locker switch is on. If it is, the actuator is probably out. It's also the ...
by Cactus Red
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: sand tire pressure
Replies: 19
Views: 1222

Re: sand tire pressure

While working at the Parker Challenge a few years ago, I got stuck in silt. Tires were 35/12.5-17 BFG mudders (worst tire I ever owned by the way). Went dow to the frame rails once I broke thru the crust. Aired down to 8 PSI, and rocked it back and forth, and it came out. The silt flowed like water ...
by Cactus Red
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker lights...
Replies: 49
Views: 4533

Re: Locker lights...

Last item replaced, and bingo, they work.

Nope. It only got weird when trying to actuate the lockers.

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
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker lights...
Replies: 49
Views: 4533

Re: Locker lights...

Switch transfer case, switch axle lock, bar-front, wiring-headlamp to dash, bearing-diff, actuator-axle lock, gasket axle shaft, lube were the parts swapped out. $835.84 labor, $4171.00 parts, misc charges and tax totaled... $5547.26 I paid $100.00 in cash. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist t...
by Cactus Red
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker lights...
Replies: 49
Views: 4533

Re: Locker lights...

So, it's finally fixed. This process started on the 6th of June...
by Cactus Red
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 09 locker bypass
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: 09 locker bypass

It's just the resistor and toggle switch. Had to pull it prior to the current service work to fix the lockers, and won't be putting it back in. Honestly it's the one mod I used the least. The resistor type bypass does allow you to use the lockers in 2hi/4hi, but the truck thinks it"s in 4lo, so the ...
by Cactus Red
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 09 locker bypass
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: 09 locker bypass

I have one of the resistor type I'll give you if your interested. PM me, I'll send you my info, you send a pre-paid envelope, and it's yours. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay accor...
by Cactus Red
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Chrysler Extended warranty
Replies: 27
Views: 2248

Re: Chrysler Extended warranty

It's worth every penny to me. Of course I got mine at a large savings when we dickered on the truck - in essence it was a throw in on the deal. No problems with coverage at two different dealers here, even with the mods done to the truck. Biggest thing is how long you plan on keeping the truck. I pl...
by Cactus Red
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: sand tire pressure
Replies: 19
Views: 1222

Re: sand tire pressure

I've gone as low as 8 in silt. It's phenomenal what that does for floatation. I'd buried the truck to the sliders at 15 PSI, and was able to drive it out by rocking it back and forth a few times. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distin...
by Cactus Red
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Houston, Tranquility Base here....
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Houston, Tranquility Base here....

And I sincerely ask you to consider the evidence of lunar landings corroborated by 5 other space agencies. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-party_evidence_for_Apollo_Moon_landings Two of my engineering mentors were heavily involved with the lunar program, Dr. Helmut Trucks, and Dr. Larry Strom....
by Cactus Red
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Differential Covers! Which one : Dodge Off Road or AEV?
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Differential Covers! Which one : Dodge Off Road or AEV?

Take a look at the DT ProFab cover as well. Dave does nice work.

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
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker lights...
Replies: 49
Views: 4533

Re: Locker lights...

Thanks for the info! It"s covered under the drive train warranty. I think they do crap like this to charge a butt load to the warranty. When it's all done, they will have nearly 4K in parts alone. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and disti...
by Cactus Red
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker lights...
Replies: 49
Views: 4533

Re: Locker lights...

Three weeks into the repairs, they replaced the Dumbar, and that didn't fix it. So they have ordered a new wiring harness. I told them it was probably the rear actuator - I suspect they will get to it sooner or later. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism an...
by Cactus Red
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Does a Fox ir Carli steering stabilizer make much difference
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Does a Fox ir Carli steering stabilizer make much differ

For me, the Fox stabilizer has helped mask the worn components in the system. It firmed up the steering quite nicely. At 90K, it shows wear on the second set of poly control arm bushing, the track bar, and ball joints (again). Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capi...
by Cactus Red
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Mojave Desert Off Road Trip w/Pics
Replies: 20
Views: 1996

Re: Mojave Desert Off Road Trip w/Pics

Yeah, slow growth equals very hard wood. Then impregnate it with creosote oil, and it's hell on tires. Green creosote isn't too bad, it's the aged dead stuff that gets ya. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distr...
by Cactus Red
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 58203

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Well, it's now three weeks into repairing the lockers. After ordering a new Dumbar (two weeks to get it) they replaced it with no result. Next they say it's the wiring harness. Nuther wait to get that in, should arrive next week. Asked if they looked at the actuator in the rear diff, answer in a bla...
by Cactus Red
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wagon was at dealer for recall fix, So I test drove a 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2030

Re: Wagon was at dealer for recall fix, So I test drove a 20

Yeah. This behemoth is fast, very fast.

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by Cactus Red
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wagon was at dealer for recall fix, So I test drove a 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2030

Re: Wagon was at dealer for recall fix, So I test drove a 20

My loaner for service is a brand new 2500 CTD megacab long bed. That's been an eye opener. Gotta be over 160" in wheelbase. First time I"ve driven a new CTD - it's a monster... The PW is faster off the line for maybe 20'. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalis...
by Cactus Red
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: ARB FRIDGES---Now w/pics
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: ARB FRIDGES---Now w/pics

47L is the 50Qt size.

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 Jul 08, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hypothetical build dream/budget
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Hypothetical build dream/budget

Crap, you could blow the entire 10K in suspension alone if you really want to go fast. Stock shocks/ springs won't do it well at all. I went through a similar scenario back in 1999 to 2001. Decided to build a trail rig using an 87' yota P/U. Go fast or go slow were my options. 16K later, I could go ...
by Cactus Red
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Time for ball Joints. Do i go OE, Carli or Dynatrac
Replies: 38
Views: 4147

Re: Time for ball Joints. Do i go OE, Carli or Dynatrac

I'm in favor of the $100.00 option. They have replaced 3 sets, soon to be 4 at that price on my truck in 90K.

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 Jul 06, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Sad day
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: Sad day

We'll miss seeing her with you Michael.

M&T

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 Jul 05, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Truck died after hill climbing
Replies: 32
Views: 2057

Re: Truck died after hill climbing

Didn't hurt mine. But it's a real eye opener when you find out about it on a hill that needed 4lo and both lockers. Loosing steering and brakes sucked big time. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of ...