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Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:25 am
by gun45boat
LOL Thanks fellas... It was a hell of a sound when she popped. Its all back together again with the new (donor) t-case install with a new Trans mount. all bolted up and ready to go. I popped the old t-case in half to get the real story on the "happenings" When I was in Moab last year, the T-case would "complain" a little while driving faster than 50mph, Just a little bearing noise, but not too bad (the t-case has 201K on it) So I figured it was getting worn out. SO Upon opening up the blown t-case to see exactly what happened (pics to come) it looks as though when I had the front wheels off the ground and full throttle (3gear,4low,on the spray,@5500rpm) when it landed off the top of the rocks that is when it exploded. It appears that the Planetary gear for the front drive sprocket (where the chain goes from the main shaft to the front drive shaft) Shattered in 5 pieces and then flipped the chain over to shatter the housing (both sides) The front drive chain sprocket is HUGE, and it shattered... I guess I finally found the fix to blowing up front driveshafts,,,,,,,, Only to find my new week link as a worn out T-case:):):):):):):):)

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:30 am
by gun45boat
Thanks for the advise about cryo treating the new case shafts... But I figure I got 4 years of HC wheeling abuse on a case with 200K on it. and the fact that you can get cases on the cheap a dime a dozen, I figure screw it. If this one pops early, then I will go that route of cryo-treatment (damn good idea and thanks for the advise) we will see:):):):)

But for now,,, she is back in business, and now I have time to get to completing the 2014 ram 6.4l single cab desert race build ;):):):):):):):);););)

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:41 pm
by adeluca73
Holy Damn, that's intense.

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:13 pm
by Will
That's awesome haha

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:13 pm
by Pit Slave
gun45boat wrote:..........

But for now,,, she is back in business, and now I have time to get to completing the 2014 ram 6.4l single cab desert race build ;):):):):):):):);););)
Oh, now you're talking my language! lol

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Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:26 am
by gun45boat
Hey Pit.. Good to hear from you.. PM me your phone number, I need to pick your brain about this new build..

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:18 pm
by gun45boat
Can we say 4D2's :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

Picked up some 42" radial IROK's to run on the road so that I don't destroy my Stickys on the pavement... Stuffs them with no rubbing with only a 2.5" lift up front !!!!!!! Cant wait for Trep's to come out with their 42" comp sticky's!!!!!!!!!

GAME ON!!!!!!

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:39 pm
by Will
Can I put a dent in your door and sign I was here? Haha

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:28 pm
by gun45boat
of course you can... A few people have already done it:) Just leave the hood alone,,,, I'm still surprised with everything I have done to the truck (rollovers,flops) that the damn hood still has no dents.. Makes NO sense to me!!!!!!!!!!

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:10 pm
by 05PWrockcrawler
Hurry up so I can buy your used 40" stickies lol


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boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:09 am
by 2wagons1driveway
gun45boat wrote:Thanks for the advise about cryo treating the new case shafts... But I figure I got 4 years of HC wheeling abuse on a case with 200K on it. and the fact that you can get cases on the cheap a dime a dozen, I figure screw it. If this one pops early, then I will go that route of cryo-treatment (damn good idea and thanks for the advise) we will see:):):):)

But for now,,, she is back in business, and now I have time to get to completing the 2014 ram 6.4l single cab desert race build ;):):):):):):):);););)
the only reason I say to do the cryo is because if that t case comes apart and the driveshaft continues moving your trans will be toast as well! Like normally happens to our trucks when the double cardan goes!!!!


The test of your points are very valid tho cases are cheap lol is was hoping you were going to show me a bent output shaft....but where is this deser racer?!?!


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Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:50 pm
by Pit Slave
gun45boat wrote:Hey Pit.. Good to hear from you.. PM me your phone number, I need to pick your brain about this new build..
Same number as before. I'll shoot you a PM....

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Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:22 pm
by gun45boat
Hello Everyone, Just checking in,, Its been a while and the Ram is still pulling her weight on the East Coast, but headed to Moab sometime in May 2018 Running Maxis Comp stickies now on the Hutchinson DBL's , and it has transformed this truck into on hell of a rock crawler. But wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. Some nice builds happening in here lately,,, Very impressed with the build quality of all the PW owners,,,,always top notch stuff. Keep it up

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:00 pm
by TommyG
Good to see you posting man. Hutchinsons/Maxis look killer.

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:57 pm
by Colibri
Been missing you around these parts, good to hear from you sir! Truck looks killer with the new shoes!

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:44 pm
by nts007
Any dents on the hood yet???

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:16 am
by gun45boat
Thanks man. Yea I took a lid in "lions Den" in Harlan Kentucky at an event, and after all these years of having a fresh un-dented hood,,,, she took a heavy hit into the radiator etc. No damage, but I must say that After market Griffin Radiator is one tough bastard. Ill have to get some pics of how much the radiator "flexed" but didn't pop.. Crushed in most of the forward hood, but still latches after some love with a sledge hammer.

Im planning on being at this 2018 event in Moab,, I missed last years, but will def. be attending 2018

any of the old crew from the 2016 event going?

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:20 pm
by nts007
Haha I would love to make it down. Been planning it since 08 haha. Who knows though. Still some months to go👍🏻

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:50 pm
by Pit Slave
I gotta see this radiator, lol. Glad it worked out to be "dent proof"

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:04 pm
by gun45boat
PIT!!!!!!!!!! Good to hear from you man.... Hows things been? You making Moab 2018? Def. will be attending this run. Would enjoy seeing you this year.

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:32 pm
by gun45boat
OK Got both bottles refilled.. Making sure they aren't poisonous :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :excited: :excited: :excited:

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:52 am
by adeluca73
gun45boat wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:32 pm
OK Got both bottles refilled.. Making sure they aren't poisonous :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :excited: :excited: :excited:
Haha, is that a compressed air tank to run air tooks and refill tires on the trail

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:24 am
by Retired BLM Rig
adeluca73 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:52 am
gun45boat wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:32 pm
OK Got both bottles refilled.. Making sure they aren't poisonous :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :excited: :excited: :excited:
Haha, is that a compressed air tank to run air tooks and refill tires on the trail
I think he's planning on opening a dental practice. :D :rofl:
The :winchmob: approves of N2O! :rockon:
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Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:11 pm
by gun45boat
:D :wink:

Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:34 pm
by nts007
That's how he smuggles whiskey