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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Stickman » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:06 pm

Get some black rims and bigger tires and that thing will look straight up badass man, good job.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:43 pm

Stickman wrote:Get some black rims and bigger tires and that thing will look straight up badass man, good job.
Thanks man...can't settle on a wheel yet. Want the TR beadlocks like 2Wags just put on, but $450/ea. Is steep. So either one of the AEV wheels or I might plastidip the stockers like you & Will did . Did you like the way they turned out? Durable? Pain to do?
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:23 am

adeluca73 wrote:
Stickman wrote:Get some black rims and bigger tires and that thing will look straight up badass man, good job.
Thanks man...can't settle on a wheel yet. Want the TR beadlocks like 2Wags just put on, but $450/ea. Is steep. So either one of the AEV wheels or I might plastidip the stockers like you & Will did . Did you like the way they turned out? Durable? Pain to do?
There are a lot of wheels on the markets that are every bit as good as the AEV. From what I've heard, AEV wheels are made by Wheel Pro who makes KMC XD's.

I'd love a set of TR beadlocks but I know if I bought them I'd end up wishing I bought a set of fakelocks. My last set of beadlocks were great offroad and terrible on road.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Stickman » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:41 pm

It was good for the money and time it took, held up great and was very easy to apply. Only down side I found was gravel dust sticks to it quite a bit.
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Stock PW wheels Black Plastidip + Gunmetal Metallizer

Post by adeluca73 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:11 am

MOD: OEM Wheel blackout
PRODUCT: Plastidip (black) & Metallizer (Gunmetal)
MFGR: dip your car.com ( bought wheel kit: 4x cans black & 3x cans metallizer)
COST: $55
TIME : 3-4 hrs

This was a great mod. Easy to do, but a little time consuming to do right. I researched the best way to do this from videos of shops that do entire vehicles & then set aside an afternoon to work on it. Here's the steps:

1. I used a degreaser on the wheels to remove all dirt, grime, brake dust
2. Wiped down with clean damp cloth
3. Taped off valve stem
4. Used plastic grocery bags, cut off handles, then cut open along both seams, and fished the bags through the spokes (2/wheel needed) & used a paint stick to tuck bags around calipers & rotors. Do not let bags rest against back of wheels or they could pull the dip off when you remove them
5. Used silicone tire shine to wipe along tire next to rim (don't get on rim) to aid in removing of over spray on tires.
6. Start laying a base coat of plastidip, recommend using a spray paint gun attachment, reduce hand fatigue & helps get even strokes & minimizes running. Concentrate on getting good coverage around edge of rim.
7. Move from one wheel yo next. Light coats are best. I let each coat dry 15-20 min before going to the next coat.
8. Repeat until satisfied. I put on 5 coats of black & only used 2 cans.
9. Let completely dry. Switch to the metallizer & apply coats to get your desired look. For me it was 2 solid coats, 1 can total used of the gun metal metalizer.
10. Let sit overnight, remove bags, inspect

The metalizer really brings this from an ok poor man's black out to a top end custom looking wheel. I'm really impressed how it turned out. The metallizer is also the recommended top coat to protect & harden the plastidip to give it a durable finish. I also put the metallizer on the center caps I had painted black/red enamel. It darkened up the caps & blended it with the look of the wheel. For $55 all in, I'd say if you like the PW wheels but not the polished Aluminum, give this a try, it comes in dozens of colors & is easy to peel & remove if you screw up or don't like the color. I have 2 cans of each left over, so plenty to do touch ups with. I'm sticking with this for now until I decide on the beadlocks I want once I move out west in a few years.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by israelstanage » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:43 pm

That looks awesome. Nice work.

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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Will » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:08 pm

Playing cards stuck between tires and wheels work good also.

Hate to tell ya, but it would look WAY better with tinted front windows and bigger tires.... :)
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by olyelr » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:20 pm

Looking good!
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:11 pm

Will wrote:Playing cards stuck between tires and wheels work good also.

Hate to tell ya, but it would look WAY better with tinted front windows and bigger tires.... :)
Windows are next. Tires soon. Then shocks & boogies.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:45 pm

That really looks great. Will it hold up to a tire change?
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Stickman » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:10 am

That looks really good, I like that metalizer, makes them pop for sure.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:58 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:That really looks great. Will it hold up to a tire change?
The edges may get nicked up, it's easy enough to repair though.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by israelstanage » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:09 pm

Cerakoted wheels on my old truck. As long as the folks changing tires were careful I had no issues. Gravel roads were the only real problem I ran into. If I didn't log so many gravel miles or our back roads dirt/sand/anything else, I would have already done it again.

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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by TommyG » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:53 pm

They look great. Nice work.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by RamGentry » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:34 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:That really looks great. Will it hold up to a tire change?
No it wont but its just the lip that will get chewed up. The simple solution is taking an exacto knife to the wheel lip corner and peeling it away and then respray. Easy peasy
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by olyelr » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:14 pm

Alright, wheres the tire pics?!
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Post by Jeff50316 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:58 pm

olyelr wrote:Alright, wheres the tire pics?!
Yeah right. I'm checking both threads for pics of the new tires
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Post by Reloaderguy » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:43 pm

Pics or it didn't happen.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by black_hawk8888 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:45 am

The mob is restless. Give the people what they want!
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Post by Colibri » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:55 am

We're congregating in your thread with pitch forks and torches :evil:

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Tires, it happened, and they're 37's...

Post by adeluca73 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:36 pm

Ok, was able to drop the truck off before the movers showed up this morning. 37" Nitto Ridge Grapplers installed on stock PW wheels w/ 1.5" Truxx level, took less than an hr, had them air to -10% max (50psi Max) so about 45psi all around, measured height is right at 36.66", at 50psi they measured around 36.85", EVIC is freaking out of course, no correction available till AEV sells the ProCal or you buy a spendy programmer/tuner, speedo is off by 5mph according to the speedometer app I installed on my iPhone (PW: 35/Ip: 39, PW: 40/Ip: 45, PW: 45/Ip: 50, PW: 50/Ip: 56), tires ride great, way softer than the Duratracs (still had 12/32" left, so weren't as bad as I thought), and they are definitely quieter, did some full lock turns in the parking lot & no rubbing so far, didn't notice much breaking difference, but I drive like a granny, acceleration took a hit even with 4.88's, MPGs down about .5-1mpg, 1oz,1.5oz, 2.5oz, 4oz were the balance weights, they said the stock tires had over 20ozs glued all around the inside wheel. $1179 OTD installed & balanced, no hazard warranty, After 10 miles, couldn't be happier. Oh and bonus, sold my Duratracs in one day on CL for $125 ea :rockon:
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by olyelr » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:19 am

Looking goooood!

You got $500 for a set of stock duratracs with 27k miles on them?! You done did good! Were they spent or did they have some usable miles left in them?!
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by olyelr » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:21 am

Off topic, but whats with the trailers with solar panels in the parking lot in front of you? Portable solar power?
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by RamGentry » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:32 am

quite a transformation for your truck. Great build so far
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Re: Tires, it happened, and they're 37's...

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:16 am

adeluca73 wrote:Ok, was able to drop the truck off before the movers showed up this morning. 37" Nitto Ridge Grapplers installed on stock PW wheels w/ 1.5" Truxx level, took less than an hr, had them air to -10% max (50psi Max) so about 45psi all around, measured height is right at 36.66", at 50psi they measured around 36.85", EVIC is freaking out of course, no correction available till AEV sells the ProCal or you buy a spendy programmer/tuner, speedo is off by 5mph according to the speedometer app I installed on my iPhone (PW: 35/Ip: 39, PW: 40/Ip: 45, PW: 45/Ip: 50, PW: 50/Ip: 56), tires ride great, way softer than the Duratracs (still had 12/32" left, so weren't as bad as I thought), and they are definitely quieter, did some full lock turns in the parking lot & no rubbing so far, didn't notice much breaking difference, but I drive like a granny, acceleration took a hit even with 4.88's, MPGs down about .5-1mpg, 1oz,1.5oz, 2.5oz, 4oz were the balance weights, they said the stock tires had over 20ozs glued all around the inside wheel. $1179 OTD installed & balanced, no hazard warranty, After 10 miles, couldn't be happier. Oh and bonus, sold my Duratracs in one day on CL for $125 ea :rockon:
Your truck looks awesome. Personally I'd skip the Procal and get a Diablo Sport instead. I don't think there is anything you can do about the TPMS...I've given up on mine.
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