EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by olyelr » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:27 pm

They turned out great!
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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:45 pm

That's the first set of frame mounted sliders that I think look good. Well done!

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Post by Colibri » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:44 pm

Those came out really slick! Good job sir!
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Post by EasyDoesIt » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:54 pm

Thanks guys. I'm not sure I'd do it again but I do like the way they turned out and the fact they are unique doesn't hurt. Time to put them through their paces.

I've officially ordered Thuren 1.5" lift front springs, rear track bar, and Dethloff skid (Thanks Marcus).

Stayed tuned for install details
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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by EasyDoesIt » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 pm

Installed the Thuren Rear Trackbar this afternoon, pretty straight forward after you understand how all the brackets fit in.

The first test to see if the trackbar was worth the money is on my trip to the airport in the morning, I usually get an intermittent rear shimmy at highway speeds.

Should get the front springs installed in March.
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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by DamageWagon » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:27 am

Sweet man!!

FYI When you do the front springs don’t forget to disconnect the locker plug on the axle.

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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon

Post by EasyDoesIt » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:18 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
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Sweet man!!

FYI When you do the front springs don’t forget to disconnect the locker plug on the axle.
Thanks Marcus. The truck seems to behave better at high speeds.

Good call on the locker plug.
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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by EasyDoesIt » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:15 pm

I installed the front Thuren springs a few weeks back and the difference in high speed offroad is night and day. I can only imagine how much better it would be with some 2.5s. Maybe someday.

The skid plate arrived a couple days ago and I'll get it mounted in the next few days. The quality of the skid, hardware, packaging and instructions are top notch! I appreciate the instructions list the tools needed and are printed on a heavier paper. Nice work Marcus.

A couple pics from a camping/offroad trip to Whitney Pockets Nevada

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Devils Throat
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Little Finland
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Post by DamageWagon » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:10 pm

Awesome dude I’m glad you like the skid plate, I appreciate the feedback!

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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by richxd87 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:23 pm

EasyDoesIt wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Progress was slow but we did finish the bulk of the project. Will finish the 1-3/4" tube step in the next couple months.

Going to paint them with some black heavy equipment paint and get them mounted for pre-moab testing.

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Milling the 1/2" holes in the 2"x1/2" frame plates

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Thanks for sharing! Any particular tips/tricks on the mounting plates and legs or is it all pretty straight forward?

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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:09 pm

richxd87 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Thanks for sharing! Any particular tips/tricks on the mounting plates and legs or is it all pretty straight forward?
Richard
Its not really straight forward and If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't, I'd just get the white knuckles. Its a challenge but its rewarding to have the exact sliders you want. Plan for it to take a full two days with the help of a friend and the right tools (welder, band saw, bender, grinder, impact, etc etc). The only thing I'd do differently would be to make the support bars an inch longer.

Measure 3 times, cut or bend once.

If you need any detailed pics/measurements, drop me a PM with your number and I can text ya anything you need.

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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by TommyDuncan » Thu May 23, 2019 2:30 pm

Build looks great!
I have some catching up to do...

Took mine on it's first real offroad trip yesterday. It did great!

We'll definitely have to hit some trails soon. I need to finish up a volunteer project in the Mojave Preserve soon. We plan to camp and then wheel if you are interested?
We haven't set a date yet but soon.
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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by EasyDoesIt » Fri May 31, 2019 9:46 pm

TommyDuncan wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 2:30 pm
Build looks great!
I have some catching up to do...

Took mine on it's first real offroad trip yesterday. It did great!

We'll definitely have to hit some trails soon. I need to finish up a volunteer project in the Mojave Preserve soon. We plan to camp and then wheel if you are interested?
We haven't set a date yet but soon.
I'll definitely hit you up the next time we plan a trail run.

Let me know when you go camping.

Great looking rigs.
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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by EasyDoesIt » Fri May 31, 2019 9:49 pm

My buddy started a new YouTube channel for our off-road trips. 1st video is up. Hope to get at least one solid video uploaded each month.

Barracks Trail, Coral Pink/Zion National Park Utah.

https://youtu.be/pMAqxTO5He0
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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by TommyDuncan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:33 am

I definitely want to check out that area! I've passed through there a lot but never offroad.

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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by EasyDoesIt » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:41 pm

Decided I wanted to improve the brakes so I upgraded to Power Stop Z36s Pads. There's definitely a difference but its not as big as I had hoped. Still worth the $120 and 2 hour install.

Also installed the Dethloff Mfg engine/trans skid plate about a month ago. Top quality stuff that @DamageWagon is making.
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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by DamageWagon » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:26 am

The Z36 pads are a nice modest improvement over stock brakes. I find they like a little bit of heat, once you get them a bit warm they grab well.

Glad you’re liking the skid plate, thank you man!

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Re: EasyDoesIt's Build - 2018 Power Wagon "White Rhino"

Post by EasyDoesIt » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:58 pm

This happened...
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