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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Z's2016PW » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:02 pm

Nice to see that Thuren's springs seem to take weight like the stockers. May have to upgrade one day. Anyway, what stage are your shocks? Would be nice to just float down the highway like a 1/2 ton!

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Post by adeluca73 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:58 pm

MikeKey wrote:
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Thanks man.

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A few pieces of the upcoming additions arrived today. Still will be a few weeks before I install this. Will be the weekend I do the axle truss.
I never did compliment you on that work room/bench set-up, turned out very well, and looks like it was on the cheap, muy bueno :cheers:
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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:25 am

Z's2016PW wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Nice to see that Thuren's springs seem to take weight like the stockers. May have to upgrade one day. Anyway, what stage are your shocks? Would be nice to just float down the highway like a 1/2 ton!
Stage 2’s can be very comfy. Stage 3’s are a good all-round Truck valving, also quite comfy for what these trucks are!

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Post by adeluca73 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:51 am

MikeKey wrote:
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...unless the wifey has the baby this week
Did she?
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by gun45boat » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:13 pm

I broke a Thuren Spring years ago.. Tough springs, and got about 2 years of wheeling out of them before the passenger side popped... Let me tell you,,, Thuren stands behind their products... I called and emailed him a pic of the broken spring, and he mailed out 2 (not just one to replace the broken one,,,but both NEW springs) brand new springs (free of charge) And I am still running the original Thuren adjustable track Bar on my PW,, and it is still working well, after all the years of beatings..

Glad you went with Thuren,,,

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Post by Pit Slave » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:23 am

Did you get your lockers/ smart bar figured out? You have my number if you want to call/text me. Get them resolved either way.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:52 am

Pit Slave wrote:
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Did you get your lockers/ smart bar figured out? You have my number if you want to call/text me. Get them resolved either way.
Ok, so I was just going to bring this to Moab to hand off, and I left the damn thing in the garage. :doh: Ugh.

But yes, I just hardwired them and I have the manual swaybar disconnect now too. So, whatever, it all works. LOL

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It has been said repeatedly that rear Thuren coils will kill your payload..... That might be sorta true if you don't know what you are doing?? I don't' want to exaggerate.

I'm going to do a more in-depth video explanation here when we leave Moab. I spent about two hours dialing in my WD hitch. And got the Airstream and truck perfectly level. Achieved over 100% FALR and towed this whole combo nearly 560 miles over the weekend. I also visited the CAT SCALES to get an accurate picture of what's going on with the truck and weights for each axle.

A few surprises there as well. It's a lot to go over and attempt to type up, so I think the video might be easier for folks to absorb.

That being said, we towed this setup weighing in at a GCVWR of 15,860lbs without the use of airbags. And the ride was smooth, stable and completely manageable. So you can run Thuren's rear coils, Kings and perhaps still get away without using Airbags on lighter travel trailers.

I'll share cat scale tickets and things later, right now is Moab play time for the next 3 weeks.
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Post by olyelr » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:53 pm

Heck yea, have fun out there Mike, and be safe! Cant wait to see new pics and vids!
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Post by olyelr » Sun May 06, 2018 9:33 pm

Well, you got the new drag link and hydro assist installed yet? :lol:
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Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:27 pm

olyelr wrote:
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Well, you got the new drag link and hydro assist installed yet? :lol:
Yes yes, I am so behind on this thread. PWIM happened, and then life happened. 3 kiddo's now. Business, etc. I'll be circling back around to this very soon.

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Reloaderguy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:13 am

I think Marcus made some minor adjustments to his bracket and the final product should be perfect. You're going to hate yourself for buying the steering dampener after you do hydro. The truck just drives better.

What we need now that we only run hydro is a stronger tie rod with EMF ends.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:20 pm

I'd also take a stronger steering since I managed to somehow fold mine like a pretzel in Moab. And maybe upgrade the brakes to hydroboost. Maybe. Kind of a day dream idea.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Reloaderguy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:30 pm

You don't need a stronger drag link with hydro. I'd still take one but it isn't necessary.
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