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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:46 pm

Installed my Thuren drag link and new SmartBar.

I got my steering wheel almost dead centered with the Thuren drag link. From what I read. It would be close but not centered.

The SmartBar weights about 75 lbs. It's not light.
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:49 pm

Took the new SmartBar apart to see how much grease is in it. It's not packed, but everything is coated.
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:56 pm

Took the old SmartBar apart. From other posts, and pictures. I was expecting the housing to be filled with dirt and mud.

The 1st pic. Have some play in the housing. When I push up on the bar. It wiggles.

The other pic's. No mud, or dirt inside the housing. I thought there would be some. Everything is still coated with grease.
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:01 pm

Inside of the plunger.
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:19 am

Retired BLM Rig wrote:
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:rockon:
Just in time for Rausch Creek!
Yep! I still have to install the bypass yet. This weekend I hope.

You still want a SmartBar to play with?
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:12 am

RustyPW wrote:
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You still want a SmartBar to play with?
Yes I’m still interested, PM me when you decide on a price and shipping to 92673.

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:30 pm

Have the 250 amp DC Power Hi Output alternator and their cable kit installed. It was pretty much straight forward on the install. On the cable kit. They give you two positive cables and one negative cable and a fuse box that holds either a 250 or 300 amp fuse. I got the 250 amp fuse. The long positive cable goes from the alternator to the fuse box. Then the short positive cable goes from the fuse box to the lug on the main fuse box. You need to get another positive from the main fuse box lug to the battery. I'm trying to get a piece of cable from DC Power. But they take their time in answering e-mails. :roll: Have the negative cable going from the battery to another spot on the frame.

Go to go up load pictures and they are to big. :doh:
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by NovA ProspekT » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 pm

What was wrong with your smartbar?
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:21 pm

NovA ProspekT wrote:
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What was wrong with your smartbar?
Think the circuit board went bad.
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Post by RustyPW » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:01 pm

Pic's of the DC Power 270 amp alternator. I have the 250 amp fusible link up on the A/C fan shroud. The DC cable kit really it's worth it. you can get the 1/0 cables from BatteryCablesUSA. You can almost get any length you want.

https://www.batterycablesusa.com/0-gaug ... ds-1-0-awg
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:51 pm

Install my new LED back up bulbs. The LED bulbs are GTR Lighting from Headlight Revolution. Little pricey at 89.00 a pair. I already had a set of LED bulbs in. These are so much brighter. :rockon: The new bulbs have a huge heat sink around them.


Here's the link.

https://headlightrevolution.com/2007-20 ... 000-lumen/
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Post by RustyPW » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:55 pm

The new LED is on the left, and the old LED is on the right.
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by EasyDoesIt » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:53 pm

Nice work. I've been looking for something to brighten up the back...was thinking flush mount floods in the bumper but this might be a better solution to hacking up my bumper.
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:50 pm

I put those same reverse lights in last year. I think it was worth it. I can actually see with my back up camera at night, although I think it would be worth it even w/o the camera. I've been considering the HID conversions for the front projectors, but at $300 + I am hesitant in dropping that kind of coin.

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:31 pm

EasyDoesIt wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Nice work. I've been looking for something to brighten up the back...was thinking flush mount floods in the bumper but this might be a better solution to hacking up my bumper.
These things are brighter then my PIAA back up lights that I have in my rear bumper. :rockon:
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Post by RustyPW » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:34 pm

SimonandSimonBeast wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:50 pm
I put those same reverse lights in last year. I think it was worth it. I can actually see with my back up camera at night, although I think it would be worth it even w/o the camera. I've been considering the HID conversions for the front projectors, but at $300 + I am hesitant in dropping that kind of coin.

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Big difference over the stock light bulb. Even the cheap LED bulbs I had in there. :rockon:

I have the LED headlight bulbs to install next. Before I do that. I have to refinish the lens on the headlights first. Both sides are a bit weathered.
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:18 pm

Yeah, I have the sport light package with projector beams. From what I have researched LEDs don't work as well as the HIDs in projector beams, whereas LEDs work well with a reflector style headlights. I might just try a better halogen bulb first before forking out the $$$ on HID.

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Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:54 pm

Installed the Diablosport tune today. The tune is the 87 octane for now. Now my PW is no longer a dog. It runs pretty good. :rockon: I e-mailed back some logs to Hemifever to let him play with it. See what he comes up with.
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Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:04 pm

Installed my Thuren swaybar end links. These things are beefy. :rockon:

On the left is the Thuren ends, The middle is the OEM, The right side is the NAPA replacements.
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Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:05 pm

The Thuren installed with the zerks pointed down.
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Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:14 pm

The tops of my headlights was clouding over, plus the front of the lens clouding too. So I refinished them using the Rain-X kit plus the Meguiars headlight coating spray. The Rain-X coating that comes in the kit I've used before and didn't like it. The Meguiars spray is easier to use, and does a better job. The Rain-X kit comes with different sanding disc's, and polishing compound. A cordless drill and a spray bottle of water, plus a little time. The lens came out pretty. good. Wonder how long it will last.
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Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:15 pm

Before.
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Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:18 pm

After. The pictures really doesn't show the difference.
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:24 pm

Installed my LED headlight bulbs from Headlight Revolution. Complete plug and play.

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