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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:40 pm

olyelr wrote:Whats happening Doc? Quit working so stinking much and get us some new updates.
Sorry, the damn SecDef has me on a "special project", which I consider a govn't charity, but I digress.

Latest updates, hmm, nothing big other than these three:

1. My PW is getting trashed parked in my driveway in VA, the pollen, the 60yd old trees surround the house, the paint is getting hammered, so this is my short term remedy:

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2. This is for the GSP, it works great to keep his muddy paws off my back seats, and me off him.... :wink:
I really like this product, it is heavy duty and looks good, and is easy to clean up. It's becoming a permanent fixture in the truck.

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3. Another permanent fixture in the truck is this handy hunting and organizing caddy, also sort of keeps my GSP Max-the-dog from jumping on the front seat, sometimes. It takes a bit to get it sized and situated right, but once it is, it's really secure. The top pockets hold quite a bit of gear--binos, shells, dog collars and other bird dog crap, etc. and the gun cases hold a good variety of long guns. My 26" bbl wood stock Remington V3 w/ ext. choke fit, but my 28" Brownelli A5 Ultimate w/ ext. chokes does not fit all the way, and most rifles with scopes will fit, my 7mm RUM and 300RUM do not fit all the way, but close.

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ooohhhh and I forgot...I also some how managed to get a 'bootlegged' AEV ProCal, before AEV locked that sh@t down. There's quite the tedious, but entertaining, thread about the ongoing ProCal saga here http://forum.powerwagonregistry.org/vie ... &start=175 but, aside from the jackassery, the ProCal worked as advertised. I think I am the only one here (?) able to use all the ProCal features, and yes, it has definitely changed the truck's performance. I wouldn't say dramatically, but it definitely returns the truck to at least stock performance, and permits realization of the performance upgrade in adding 4.88's. A very cost friendly mod/enhancement if you're not looking to add custom tunes or custom shift points.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:00 pm

olyelr wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:02 am
Whats up, Doc?!

After seeing how easy granite crystal scratches AND shows every scratch, the ceramic coating deal has me very intrigued. How is yours holding up? Is it as durable and amazing as they make it out to be?
Hmmm, sorry I'm so late in replying. 1) Your observations are correct, and as others have pointed out, the Dodge/Ram/FIAT or whoever makes the decisions there have chosen soft paints and clear coating. So yes, they scratch easily, it's a truck, I don't scratch mine on purpose, buy if you look at the paint from the side looking lengthwise, you can see enough. Surprisingly, the most profound paint marring is along the top edge of the bed when deer antlers and hoofs sort of dangle when I transport deer on the Diamondback HD back and forth to Michigan. In the 3 seasons I've taken the PW hunting up North, I've had 10 deer up there, and you can see the marring on the paint for sure.

2) Would I do it again....probably not. I don't see all that much protection from swirling and normal paint issues anyone else would encounter. I did not take it back for reconditioning the past two yrs, so I probably voided the warranty, but DC-->Cincy is a long drive for some paint up keep.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:04 am

olyelr wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Gotchya. Well damn. I was hoping for a different reply then that.

Does it still clean up real nice and easy, like it was just waxed the other day? Or is that a myth too?
Yes, it cleans up well enough. I’ve never taken it to a non-touchless car wash, & wash mine 90+% myself, and usually do the two bucket method and instead of drying it, I use the opti-detailer to detail/dry at the same time. I haven’t washed it since deer hunting back in November. It’s way over due
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Thuren kit is in

Post by adeluca73 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:55 pm

:cheers: Sorry I 've been away so long...Pentagon life is busy...

Received all the Thuren 2.5 extreme parts finally. The shocks took about 8 weeks or so to arrive. I ordered the shocks mid-May, then ordered the rest of the kit end of July. Everything trickled in over the last week. Also received Marcus (DAMAGEWAGON) trans-skid a few weeks before (see landing page for links to all). Installed 12" wide x 8mil 3mm vinyl on the shock bodies--sort of a pain in the ass. But living in salt central, I'd like the shocks not to look like Neal's Carli's after one winter. pics coming..... :cheers:
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Front 2.5 Kings, added 12”x 8mil 3M vinyl to shock body...need about 2” overlap strip for complete coverage.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:01 am

olyelr wrote:
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:nopics:
See above
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Re: adeluca73's Build - 2014 2014 POWER WAGON SLT FLAME RED TWO TONE

Post by adeluca73 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:47 am

Reloaderguy wrote:
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That's nice! I think you're going to really appreciate the Kings.
Agree...they are so much bigger in person, you can appreciate the heft and helps to connect the very high cost vs. standard OEM crap--there's a world of difference in true hand-engineered components, dialed in for you and your purpose/application.

I am not looking forward to installing all this stuff however...it will be a lot of evenings with a head lamp and my truck on blocks for a few weeks.
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