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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:49 am

If you put ADD bumpers on that nice truck, you're banned for being a bro :thppt:



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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Low_Sky » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:35 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
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If you put ADD bumpers on that nice truck, you're banned for being a bro :thppt:



:lol: I'm mostly kidding. :poke: :lol:
He is the only one on here with an avatar of his PW big truckin'. Just sayin'...
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:06 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
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He is the only one on here with an avatar of his PW big truckin'. Just sayin'...
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by PWJouster » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:36 pm

the antlers are chopped off now.. in the down position

i dont want the add, but i like the clearance it provides...
my ideal bumper would be kinzer style with sensor holes and square fog light holes.


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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Low_Sky » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:29 pm

I don't know what to tell you about fogs, but there's probably a pretty easy way to take care of the lack of park sensor holes.
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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:07 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:Image
So there you go mr 5.13


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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:09 pm

PWJouster wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:36 pm
the antlers are chopped off now.. in the down position

i dont want the add, but i like the clearance it provides...
my ideal bumper would be kinzer style with sensor holes and square fog light holes.


patiently waiting for Thuren to release something.
Square fog lights fit in round ports.

You may be patiently waiting a while.
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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:12 pm

Rodeoflyer wrote:
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Reloaderguy wrote:Image
So there you go mr 5.13


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Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:13 pm

How is it shifting? Or how is the trans handling it rather?



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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:21 pm

I don't have enough miles to tell yet. I'm going to program the ecm to 4.88 and run with it.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:24 pm

That should be close enough. Awesome. I’d love to have 4.56.


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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by BoldAdventure » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:22 am

PWJouster wrote:
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and fab an angled attack skid to cover sway and steering components
You don't want that. You don't have a Toyota with IFS components hanging low. Your axle moves.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Low_Sky » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:55 am

Need more clearance? How big are the curbs in Florida???


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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:27 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
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Need more clearance? How big are the curbs in Florida???


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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by EasyDoesIt » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:40 pm

Just curious, what are your RPMs with the 5.13s in 6th gear at 65mph and 75mph?

Nice work on your truck, that things is a real beast.

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Colibri » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:14 pm

Glad to hear you got them in and they set up with a good pattern! I think you’re going to love them. Welcome to the club!
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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Colibri wrote:
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Glad to hear you got them in and they set up with a good pattern! I think you’re going to love them. Welcome to the club!
Thanks, they feel pretty good. They definitely don't feel too low.
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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by EasyDoesIt » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:46 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
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EasyDoesIt wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Just curious, what are your RPMs with the 5.13s in 6th gear at 65mph and 75mph?

Nice work on your truck, that things is a real beast.

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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by DamageWagon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:10 pm

I’ve only known one person to hit their steering brace *cough cough* and he took out a few other steering components on other occasions. Don’t pick terrible lines and you’ll be okay. Or, in the case of Florida, don’t worry about it. Some parts ought to be left separated.

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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Low_Sky » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:08 pm

DamageWagon wrote:I’ve only known one person to hit their steering brace *cough cough* and he took out a few other steering components on other occasions. Don’t pick terrible lines and you’ll be okay. Or, in the case of Florida, don’t worry about it. Some parts ought to be left separated.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Colibri » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:12 am

Don’t let the ribbing get to you sir, that’s just some people’s way. Cool truck for sure, and having lived in Florida for a couple years I can verify there’s plenty of opportunities to mangle a 4x4 there lol
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:30 am

Colibri wrote:
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Don’t let the ribbing get to you sir, that’s just some people’s way. Cool truck for sure, and having lived in Florida for a couple years I can verify there’s plenty of opportunities to mangle a 4x4 there lol
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by PWJouster » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:53 pm

...i get it. having been a member of Wayalife (anyone know it?i got booted for standing up for a great product) and literally 100 other forums, im no newbie to it.

just trying to make sense of it, because i cant be the only one looking at bumpers and taking that hardware into consideration.

if i could, id live in the mountains with my bush plane and powerwagon and DR650 and id have a blast with life...just truckin down here in Florida at my day/desk job is not my first choice...but thanks for reminding me.

still struggling to figure this bumper thing out though. Flog industries is at the top of my list.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:28 pm

DamageWagon likes to exaggerate to cover for the fact he sliced his driveshaft in half by driving over a rock. Don't forget some of us are from Florida and have wheeled there a lot. That being said, you're going to be hard pressed on the right bumper. The options are limited for PW specific. Most are for diesel bro's first. Honestly, if you don't want to risk it on the Kinzer, and like me think the 755Fab bumper is too overpriced, I'd look at either AEV or going custom. Find a good fab shop to get it done right is worth the money.

No one built a decent rack, and I managed to dent my transmission pan in Moab. One investment from me turned into a custom product line for our trucks that a bunch of guys are running now.

This is a truck forum. Owners BS with each other. Just like any car forum. That being said, we don't want to see anyone make bad choices or waste their hard earned money thinking XYZ is going to offer something when others who have been there know it's not a good option. No one will steer you into garbage products here.

Oh, and PS: You really don't need to worry about the steering brace or the sway bar disconnect nearly as much. You'd be hardpressed even in the mud with sticks to nail either of the two. I'll be back in Florida after the New Year.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by PWJouster » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:07 pm

honestly i like the kinzer alot.....someone did say to shy away lol so i did... if a fab shop can rework the welds, and linex can protect it, does it stand as a solid product with finishes done DIY?
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