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Re: 4.88 Gears arrived

Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:30 pm

adeluca73 wrote:It's a FEDEX Christmas

MOD : 4.88 9.25 front & 11.5 rear AAM R&P swap + complete master installation kits
MFGR : Yukon
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COST : $375 Rear R&P/$330 Rear install kit/$245 Front R&P/$215 front install kit/$60 front & rear lifetime warranty
How the F did you get a $200 discount on the rear R&P and $100 on the front R&P ? I can't find those prices anywhere, including Randys. Hard to imagine a price hike like that occurred in the last year. But maybe. Heck you even got discounts on the install kits. :wtf:
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by yooper68 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:49 pm

Hey, MikeKey.

Military discount + Professor discount = very good price!!!

adeluca73 must have about the nicest built PW on this forum )-;
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Re: 4.88 Gears arrived

Post by adeluca73 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:54 am

MikeKey wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:30 pm
adeluca73 wrote:It's a FEDEX Christmas

MOD : 4.88 9.25 front & 11.5 rear AAM R&P swap + complete master installation kits
MFGR : Yukon
Vendor : Randy's Gear
COST : $375 Rear R&P/$330 Rear install kit/$245 Front R&P/$215 front install kit/$60 front & rear lifetime warranty
How the F did you get a $200 discount on the rear R&P and $100 on the front R&P ? I can't find those prices anywhere, including Randys. Hard to imagine a price hike like that occurred in the last year. But maybe. Heck you even got discounts on the install kits. :wtf:
Sorry i’ve been MIA— life. That was a while ago, but whatever i had written was probably exactly off the invoice I received via email after I ordered from Randy’s...spent a lot of time on the phone ensuring I was ordering the the exact right parts...required a few calls to AAM in Michigan to cross-check. The final cost may have been a little higher because I did go back and opt for an AAM rear over the Yukon, which was more, not a lot, less than $50 I think. The install is where the real cost is high. Did you ever go through with the re-gear?
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by olyelr » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:02 am

Whats up, Doc?!

After seeing how easy granite crystal scratches AND shows every scratch, the ceramic coating deal has me very intrigued. How is yours holding up? Is it as durable and amazing as they make it out to be?
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by olyelr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:19 pm

Gotchya. Well damn. I was hoping for a different reply then that.

Does it still clean up real nice and easy, like it was just waxed the other day? Or is that a myth too?
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by gun45boat » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:47 am

Nice Color,,,, But black inSouth Florida?? 8-) 8-) 8-) Where in South Florida are you? I'm just East of Orlando (about 30 mins) in Sorrento/Deland Area.

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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Low_Sky » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:53 am

Every time I see the title of this thread, I just think about whale tails.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by BoldAdventure » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:20 am

Clearwater & Idaho here. Of course, white is a non-issue. :p
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by olyelr » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:54 pm

I vote no stickers on the shocks.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by PWJouster » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:12 am

olyelr wrote:
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I vote no stickers on the shocks.
you just made even me feel naked.

im thinking a blue sticker on the reservoir alone.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by olyelr » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:03 pm

I think I read on another forum (that I am not signed up for) that you installed a Pedal Commander and highly recommend it. Is that the case and can you elaborate? If it really makes a big difference then I would like to spend the money for one, but if not then I dont want to even waste my time with it (it can be returned for a refund).
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by PWJouster » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:19 am

olyelr wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:03 pm
I think I read on another forum (that I am not signed up for) that you installed a Pedal Commander and highly recommend it. Is that the case and can you elaborate? If it really makes a big difference then I would like to spend the money for one, but if not then I dont want to even waste my time with it (it can be returned for a refund).
if you have ever felt disconnected from the engine, waiting for even a grunt, kick or gallop from the tires, longing for the stomach churning response of a hemi....you need it.

they work. have had them on turbos, supercharged, and NA vehicles, I6, V6, V8S, V8TT

it doesnt give you more power or make you faster(track proven it can improve times on certain vehicles with terrible transmissions), but makes your truck actually believe you when you say go.

Throttle mapping application can be thought of linear although its multi dimensional. 0-100%
these throttle amplifiers make 10-50% actually read 100$ to the truck. meaning the pedal will be more responsive in regards to being ready to kick down a gear.

with stock throttle mapping on our trucks, if you want to go pedal-to-the-metal and get the truck to kick down a gear, or fully gallop, you have to get lucky to be in the right RPM range in the Right gear at the right speed.....these pedal commanders convince the truck to kick down and get boogieing more so then factory tuning.

its not throttle mapping, and its not a tune but it helps a driver have more control over his transmission interacting with his engine in response to his input. its turns a tortoise into a jackrabbit
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:45 am

Honestly, don't think Peddle Commander is worth the $300 to adjust throttle mapping. 100% throttle is still 100%, it just changes 25% to 30%. So it feels faster. If it was priced around $130, maybe. But consider this, you get more out of the AEV Procal for $170. I think a better use is to put the $300 towards a real tune because you can adjust throttle mapping and more. Another thing to note, is do not run peddle commander while in 4LO. The ECM has different throttle mapping for 4LO and some people using it on the FB group have reported issues.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by PWJouster » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:30 am

MikeKey wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:45 am
Honestly, don't think Peddle Commander is worth the $300 to adjust throttle mapping. 100% throttle is still 100%, it just changes 25% to 30%. So it feels faster. If it was priced around $130, maybe. But consider this, you get more out of the AEV Procal for $170. I think a better use is to put the $300 towards a real tune because you can adjust throttle mapping and more. Another thing to note, is do not run peddle commander while in 4LO. The ECM has different throttle mapping for 4LO and some people using it on the FB group have reported issues.
i would turn off pedal commander for offroad purposes as bumping and tossing around can create hazardous throttle application... ask how i know...(hellcat charger with sticky drag radials)

max setting and rolling over a speed bump or pot hole is not a good combo to be honest.. i run middle of the road.

2018 here...no AEV, no Tune

AEV does not address the terrible transmission characteristics.

if your happy with your truck dont worry about the product..if your looking for any improvements or alternatives to the factory crapjob throttle, then this can help you. its not the answer...tuning the trans +PCM is the answer.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by olyelr » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:04 pm

Well hell, the odd trans shifting and shoddy throttle response is basically my only major complaint with the truck thus far. I just might try the dang thing then. If it makes the truck much more enjoyable to drive then that is a win in my book, regardless if it does not technically give the truck more power. I do not feel like I need more power at all, I would just like to be able to apply it more efficiently.

Thanks for your thoughts on the product, PWJouster!
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by PWJouster » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:47 am

olyelr wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Well hell, the odd trans shifting and shoddy throttle response is basically my only major complaint with the truck thus far. I just might try the dang thing then. If it makes the truck much more enjoyable to drive then that is a win in my book, regardless if it does not technically give the truck more power. I do not feel like I need more power at all, I would just like to be able to apply it more efficiently.

Thanks for your thoughts on the product, PWJouster!
you got it!

a trans tune and aftermarket torque converter is all these hemis need to really make them the perfect truck.

transmission is my only gripe as well...and i dont want to break up what may have been a party, but it wont make you love the trans overnight. it still sucks lol but i turn it off all the time to see if it really makes it better....the answer is its at least necessary but i still want a real tune.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by Rodeoflyer » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:39 pm

I called mid-april! I like the black ano.

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Re: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie

Post by Colibri » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:54 pm

That’s awesome! Going to have a whole new driving experience with all those fancy parts! Can’t wait to see it come together sir :lockedandloaded:
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Re: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie

Post by Colibri » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:03 pm

What valving did you go with?
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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by olyelr » Sun May 27, 2018 11:51 pm

So even for on road use its a good upgrade. :cheers:
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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Mon May 28, 2018 12:21 am

If you've ever considered an aftermarket steering damper, this is where you should spend your money.
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Re: Rusty's PW Journal

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:28 am

Just curious which route you’re going to choose, repair or hardwire your lockers? :popcorn:

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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by olyelr » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:46 pm

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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by olyelr » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:03 pm

I will be waiting for the pics of the tube doors.
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Re: TrailWhalePowerwagon 2018 PW

Post by PWJouster » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:04 am

olyelr wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:03 pm
I will be waiting for the pics of the tube doors.
tube doors would be cool..but not in the plan? that was a joke right?
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