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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Hammerballs » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:15 am

Freaking awesome Mike! I love it! You are building my prototype. I'm definitely buying Marcus's bed rack and pan/tran guard and eagerly awaiting his front and rear bumpers and rock sliders. I also need to figure out how to afford the Thuren goodies and 37s in there also. Doh!

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Post by Low_Sky » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:22 pm

Cool stuff, Mikey. Do you have any pics of what the bed corners look like under the plastic trim, before bolting the rack down?


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Post by w2dodge » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:50 pm

jealous.... :rockon:

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:11 pm

Frikin sweet Mikekey.

When you say 1.5" hemi coils, are you talking about the coils that are 1.5" over the stock power wagon height or 1.5" over a regular 2500?

Also, how is the 4.10's working with the 37" mt's?

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Post by jpbrazill » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:13 pm

So with the 1.5" Hemi coils, did you have to change the front shocks to longer ones? And is it required to get a longer track bar? Forgive my ignorance, Solid front axle stuff is new to me. Lastly, are you getting any front rub. If you are are, where and what did you have to trim? Thanks!
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Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:57 pm

olyelr wrote: When you say 1.5" hemi coils, are you talking about the coils that are 1.5" over the stock power wagon height or 1.5" over a regular 2500?

Also, how is the 4.10's working with the 37" mt's?

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The Thuren 1.5 Coils ->> https://www.thurenfabrication.com/produ ... s-212.html That's over a stock Power Wagon.

4.10's are fine for the most part. You notice the tires more above 7k altitude on inclines, however. Otherwise, no problems.
jpbrazill wrote:So with the 1.5" Hemi coils, did you have to change the front shocks to longer ones? And is it required to get a longer track bar? Forgive my ignorance, Solid front axle stuff is new to me. Lastly, are you getting any front rub. If you are are, where and what did you have to trim? Thanks!
Nope.

Rub on front sway bar at full lock only.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:35 pm

MikeKey wrote: Nope.

Rub on front sway bar at full lock only.
No rub on the lower back corner of the front fender flares?! Crazy!

I may have skipped by it, but are you still using the factory rear coils or Thurens?
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Hammerballs » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:13 am

He is running the stock rear coils because he tows an Airstream.

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:24 pm

So I decided to start a VLOG about our adventures and our Power Wagon build. Just put together this first video from a trip out to Indian Springs this weekend.
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Post by olyelr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:58 pm

Very cool video’s MikeKey. :cheers:

I wish I had the knowhow to produce video’s like that. How long does it take you to whip out a few minute video like that (not including film time, just actual time puting it together)? And what program do you use?
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Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:29 pm

Thanks. :cheers: That was done with Final Cut Pro X - I have Premier thanks to work, but Final Cut was a lot easier to learn and just start editing. That took maybe and hour and half of me screwing around with it. Setting it to music and what not. I have just watched some youtube videos out there for ideas and I've always been self-taught. Very good at seeing and copying.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by coder » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:21 pm

Hello MikeKey, great video, I really like what you've done with your PW and that wide open country, not a tree in sight!
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:11 pm

MikeKey wrote:
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Thanks. :cheers: That was done with Final Cut Pro X - I have Premier thanks to work, but Final Cut was a lot easier to learn and just start editing. That took maybe and hour and half of me screwing around with it. Setting it to music and what not. I have just watched some youtube videos out there for ideas and I've always been self-taught. Very good at seeing and copying.

Geez, that sure doesnt seem like much time to put a vid like that together. With music cutting in and out with you talking... all on que, like when the tire hits the mud puddle... impressive! I'm gonna have to start youtubing that stuff and see if I can figure it out.

Maybe I missed it, but how are you liking the 37's with the stock gearing (off road, towing, and daily driving)? Obviously 4.88's or 5.13's would be better, but is it acceptable the way it is?
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Post by Chubbs » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:35 pm

Reminds me a lot of Ronnie Dahl. That is not a bad thing.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Woodscavenger » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:37 am

Great build thread. I am in Boise as well. Interested in your bumper, headache rack and the Ham radio install. Will send you a PM.

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Post by Idaho RC » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:47 pm

I am in Boise as well. I have seen MikeKey truck running around town a couple of times. Its easy to spot that snorkel.

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by BoldAdventure » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Woodscavenger wrote:
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Great build thread. I am in Boise as well. Interested in your bumper, headache rack and the Ham radio install. Will send you a PM.
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I am in Boise as well. I have seen MikeKey truck running around town a couple of times. Its easy to spot that snorkel.

And.... why are none of us hanging out? :poke:
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Post by olyelr » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:25 pm

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Post by BoldAdventure » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:03 am

It’s winter, what more do you want to know? I rotated my tires and changed my oil last weekend.
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Post by olyelr » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:58 am

Maybe you could let us know how you got your oil filter off.
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Post by Colibri » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:29 am

olyelr wrote:
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Maybe you could let us know how you got your oil filter off.
Usually a little dirty talk first, then he just screws till he gets it off :rofl:
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Post by BoldAdventure » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:36 pm

I put 1-inch spacers on top of the rear coils. Forgot to mention that. :p
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Post by Woodscavenger » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:51 am

Mike, check you private messages. I sent you a couple of questions.

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Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:01 pm

Woodscavenger wrote:
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Mike, check you private messages. I sent you a couple of questions.
I don't think you did, I have nothing new in my inbox on the site here. :cheers:
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Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:07 pm

Highlight reel from our most recent VLOG of just the Power Wagon wheeling in the snow up at Stanley Lake in Stanley, Idaho, along with a recovery and my thoughts on our 37-inch Toyo Open Country MT's in the snow.
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