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Re: My 2014 build

Post by 14PowerWaggy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:53 am

AlterEgo wrote:The levelling kit was a Max trac 2 1/2"
Did you take before and after measurements? Just curious if you got the full 2 1/2" of lift... Based off my measurements if I did a 2 1/2" lift the front would be a touch higher than the back... Id be OK with that if I actually do a front bumper replacement but the only bumper I really like is the AEV one and I have no idea when it will be released for the PW and I'm a bit turned off by the price...
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by 04Ram2500Hemi » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:24 am

14PowerWaggy wrote:
AlterEgo wrote:The levelling kit was a Max trac 2 1/2"
Did you take before and after measurements? Just curious if you got the full 2 1/2" of lift... Based off my measurements if I did a 2 1/2" lift the front would be a touch higher than the back... Id be OK with that if I actually do a front bumper replacement but the only bumper I really like is the AEV one and I have no idea when it will be released for the PW and I'm a bit turned off by the price...
I actually talked to AEV today and they said the bumpers are shipping right now. If the time table holds, I'd say sometime between next week and Mid March we will see more info on AEV (see the AEV thread as I'm trying to not jack this build thread).
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by Timgco » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:08 am

04Ram2500Hemi wrote:
14PowerWaggy wrote:
AlterEgo wrote:The levelling kit was a Max trac 2 1/2"
Did you take before and after measurements? Just curious if you got the full 2 1/2" of lift... Based off my measurements if I did a 2 1/2" lift the front would be a touch higher than the back... Id be OK with that if I actually do a front bumper replacement but the only bumper I really like is the AEV one and I have no idea when it will be released for the PW and I'm a bit turned off by the price...
I actually talked to AEV today and they said the bumpers are shipping right now. If the time table holds, I'd say sometime between next week and Mid March we will see more info on AEV (see the AEV thread as I'm trying to not jack this build thread).

I just talked with my rep at AEV. Bumpers are not ready to ship yet. I was told they will have a better idea on an eta this week.
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by 14PowerWaggy » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:57 pm

I just talked with my rep at AEV. Bumpers are not ready to ship yet. I was told they will have a better idea on an eta this week.[/quote]
Timgco -do you have pics of your sPOD install? I've been mulling over a few options for mine...
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:02 pm

I am using a Comet dual band but I do not remember the model #. I didn't want to have to run with two seperate ones.

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My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:16 am

It has been awhile since I have posted on here. I know have the AEV lift for 40" tires installed. I am not running 40's, but I needed the axle pushed forward because of the rims I am running. I also have the AEV diff covers front and rear. Most recently the PSC Hydro assist steering kit.
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:39 am

I also changed the layout of the bed of my truck.
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by Colibri » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:02 am

Looking good! How do you like the steering ram thus far?

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My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:28 am

Colibri wrote:Looking good! How do you like the steering ram thus far?


I really like it, not as light a steering feeling as I thought it would be.

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Re: My 2014 build

Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:27 am

For anyone wanting to mount a 5th wheel in the newer trucks, they are predrilled for the OE underbed system. You only have to drill the large holes in the bed and mount up the no-drill brackets. I'm not sure what year it started but my '16 has the bed stamped and the frame holes.
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by nts007 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:02 pm

AlterEgo wrote:
Colibri wrote:Looking good! How do you like the steering ram thus far?


I really like it, not as light a steering feeling as I thought it would be.

What fluid did you use. I had to experiment and go really thin. I'm currently using mopar hydraulic power steering fluid p/n 68234631aa. It also the one spec for the 01-04 jeep grand Cherokee as it had a hydraulic cooling fan. Not electric. This fluid is nice and thin and works well in the cold weather and the psc ram seems to like it
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:10 pm

ATF +4 is what is in it right now


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Re: My 2014 build

Post by nts007 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:15 pm

Psc clearly states not to use atf. In every single piece of paper they have writing pertaining to power steering fluid it flat out says not to use atf. You now have a hydraulic ram. You need a proper power steering fluid/hydraulic fluid
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by Colibri » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:46 pm

Swepco 715 is what I use, and is recommended by both PSC and Howe. I don't know about northern climes but it works great down here in tejas

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Re: My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:41 pm

I had this installed at a shop, I will look at swapping the fluid out for a synthetic power steering fluid.

Thanks

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Re: My 2014 build

Post by nts007 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:50 pm

I'd get mad at the shop. If you gave them the kit or they ordered the kit the instructions that come with it are very clear on what fluid to NOT use and what they reccommend. I hate it when others touch my truck. They always f it up.

I like your air tank mount. Looks solid!
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:54 pm

nts007 wrote:I'd get mad at the shop. If you gave them the kit or they ordered the kit the instructions that come with it are very clear on what fluid to NOT use and what they reccommend. I hate it when others touch my truck. They always f it up.

I like your air tank mount. Looks solid!
They said that it is a re-geared factory steering box so to use factory fluid.

The mount was not that secure at the top so I used a hose clamp to connect it to the C clamp holding the tonneau rail. Nice and tight now.


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Re: My 2014 build

Post by nts007 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:02 pm

Haha those hose clamps come in handy all the time.

Truthfully the only reason the factory used atf in the steering system is to save cost. One fluid for the majority of the units. Is it the best fluid for keeping the chain lubed in the t case? No. But it works well enough to last past warranty. It's what Chrysler does. Changing the fluid to what psc recommends will improve your assist power and make it that much easier
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Re: My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:47 pm

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Some old pics, but I never posted about putting on my White Knuckle Sliders, I was the first one to get them for the 4th Gen PowerWagon. I also am running B.A.D. Wheels now. The truck is currently in the shop getting 4.88's put in.

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Re: My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:30 am

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I did a little cutting to stock bumper


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Re: My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:32 am

Got my 37's on finally

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Re: My 2014 build

Post by Will » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:36 pm

It looks good but looks low to me due to the offset.
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My 2014 build

Post by AlterEgo » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:43 pm

Will wrote:It looks good but looks low to me due to the offset.
I like it low, clears the 37"s with no rubbing. No extra height required for my taste. The offset is pretty crazy but I love those wheels.


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Re: My 2014 build

Post by NickPic83 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:37 am

Looking good. I really like what you did with the front bumper


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Post by AlterEgo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:35 am

[quote="NickPic83"]Looking good. I really like what you did with the front bumper

Thanks, it really did not take all that long to do.
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