Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by PWJouster » Thu May 10, 2018 3:13 pm

truth is i dont disagree.

but now,

i can hold them liable for issues, which i dont expect.

honestly ive been boned by a few aftermarket garages in my area with some previous builds... even a jeep specialist, couldnt torque a control arm jam nut over finger tight.anyway, i got quotes and this dealer beat those prices.

i looked for friends with the tools and shop and couldnt find them.

i dont have the stands or jacks, or competence/time to really get it done all alone. wish i did, i did a jeep but not the powerwagon. i even offered every shop i called, to pay 100% of the price and let me work alongside.

the tech who is doing it was more competent then others, and happens to be the only guy they say, is allowed to do suspensions. the fully outfitted jeep in his bay made me feel nice.

ill keep everyone posted.
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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by olyelr » Thu May 10, 2018 11:29 pm

If you have done a Jeep, then you could have done the PW. Its essentially the same stuff, the parts are just a little bit heavier haha.

Regardless, let us know how it all turns out. I have never heard of a dealer anywhere around me that would install all of that stuff. Did you happen to talk about the warranty with them? What happens to the factory warranty? Any warranty on their work? Just curious...
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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by PWJouster » Fri May 11, 2018 12:32 pm

capability wise, i am 100% confident i could do a superb job at install. again, i could lift the front of the jeep enough to align a trackbar by hand...

my past car was a hellcat.... my jeep jacks and stands traded in for hellcat jacks and stands, they wont quite work for this job, and i need a second pair of hands at a minimum, plus the catalog of tools and time. i tried for months to find a tooled lifted garage where me and a friend could work... well it didnt work out

jeep loaner for free is nice, as well as one stop shop for warranty work and one week turnaround.
they agreed to alignment specs, tech swears he resets all control arm bolts on level ground. they clearly are liable for install, but in any case, i plan on doing a complete retorque of all bolts and mark them up.

look im in south florida, home of 22x14s and 40s with 2 inches of sidewall
the land where high end "jeep" shops cant torque rock krawler control arms to 300ft lbs
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Post by Reloaderguy » Fri May 11, 2018 12:57 pm

Ignorance is bliss, bro truck life looks like paradise. I wish I didn't care because this OCD shit makes me miserable.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Fri May 11, 2018 1:32 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Ignorance is bliss, bro truck life looks like paradise. I wish I didn't care because this OCD shit makes me miserable.
Shit doesn't (often) break when you're OCD from simple mistakes. :D
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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by DamageWagon » Fri May 11, 2018 3:00 pm

Make sure the front Boogies are shoved as far away from the brake lines as possible, they sit CLOSE

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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by PWJouster » Mon May 14, 2018 9:49 am

DamageWagon wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Make sure the front Boogies are shoved as far away from the brake lines as possible, they sit CLOSE
thank you, note passed along.

made a pit stop to see tech this weekend. he clearly is taking his time and the loaner jeep doesnt mind.

dropped it off last Monday and will probably pick it up today same hour. im ok with that, it also had a warranty parts 24 hour shipment hold.

:rockon: the dif guards and stabilizer are sweet.

not sure if i let the tech put stickers on the shocks or not?
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Post by Low_Sky » Mon May 14, 2018 1:12 pm

PWJouster wrote:
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not sure if i let the tech put stickers on the shocks or not?
This is a joke, right?
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Post by PWJouster » Tue May 15, 2018 12:06 pm

not a joke lol but he didnt anyway. is there any effective way to get these stickers on the front res to best center them on both axis in regards to a natural resting position of the hose and reservoir?

LIFT IS ON AND ON POINT!!!


it is truly a beauty.(requested the tech come for a ride along) (his first response to my pickup handshake is 100% nicest truck ive ever had the luck to drive)
a couple yards in and you know somethings different... idling along to the edge of the dealer property and i can feel every nook and cranny of the rutted out drive, yet its ok.
right hand into flowing traffic, getting down the drive access into the drainage slope and back up to grade of the roadway...wait, my truck didnt jock rock like a bull, it rolled over the off camber, uneven grade access drive flat as a brick, transferring no body weight..this is good.

get out onto three lanes in right lane, blasted over to left lane for a u-Turn- this truck takes a uturn with almost zero body roll..and no off-putting g forces.

tech directs me to a few speed bumps, the truck feels like it just eats everything in its path.

then a short canal bridge https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pompa ... 80.1247667

got up to speed and presto. achievement unlocked. truss he we come.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Tue May 15, 2018 1:52 pm

You need to get out of Florida man. LOL.
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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by Low_Sky » Tue May 15, 2018 2:22 pm

PWJouster trying to figure out how to get those stickers straight

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Sorry, had to poke a little fun at you for this. I understand your obsessiveness, but an adult fretting over sticker placement is still chuckleworthy. Seriously, if you’re worried about screwing up your Thuren/King decals, it might be worth getting some 2” wide masking tape and practicing getting it in there straight before doing it live with the decals.
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Post by Low_Sky » Tue May 15, 2018 2:23 pm

Did you have the shock bodies clear wrapped? If not, it’s probably a good idea with the salt air you have down there.
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Post by PWJouster » Tue May 15, 2018 2:24 pm

haha exactly my point. JW corbett offers plenty of mud bogs and low grade with unimproved roads. lots of water, sand, and mud.

once the truck is fully protected, i will be heading west!
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Post by Reloaderguy » Tue May 15, 2018 4:54 pm

I put my shocks on the wrong side and now my Thuren stickers face in. FML

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Post by EasyDoesIt » Tue May 15, 2018 5:59 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
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I put my shocks on the wrong side and now my Thuren stickers face in. FML

:mrgreen:
Pssh amateur move man. :lol:
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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by Low_Sky » Tue May 15, 2018 6:24 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 4:54 pm
I put my shocks on the wrong side and now my Thuren stickers face in. FML

:mrgreen:
Should have paid a shop to do it.
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Post by Bill2014 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:40 am

Reloaderguy wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 4:54 pm
I put my shocks on the wrong side and now my Thuren stickers face in. FML

:mrgreen:
I hear that can cause a LOUD CLICKING sound in the engine.

Better swap them around! :popcorn:
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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by Littlehouse » Wed May 16, 2018 1:43 pm

Am I missing the updated pictures?

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Post by PWJouster » Thu May 17, 2018 11:08 am

grabbing them today! havent had the best weather in south florida
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Post by TankerZak » Thu May 17, 2018 11:26 am

Low_Sky wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Did you have the shock bodies clear wrapped? If not, it’s probably a good idea with the salt air you have down there.
Can you explain the clearwrap and with what? My King 3.0s are in the mail so I'm thinking about what needs to be done for them.
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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by Colibri » Thu May 17, 2018 11:36 am

3m makes a clear adhesive backed product that will keep the shock bodies from corroding if you wrap them in it
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Post by TankerZak » Thu May 17, 2018 11:43 am

Do you have a link or part number? And do you need to cover the reseviors also? And is this something i should do out in Oregon?
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Post by Colibri » Thu May 17, 2018 2:01 pm

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004VG6Q ... ref=plSrch


I believe this is what you’d want to use. The shock body is steel but the reservoir body is aluminum, it won’t rust but it will corrode if you deal with road salt up there. Wrapping them mostly eliminates the maintenance chore of keeping the shock bodies clean and lubed. It’s kind of a pain in the ass to wrap them though. I don’t bother in Texas, but I probably would in Oregon. But seeing many thousands of dollars worth of shock rusting on my truck would probably give me a stroke, not everyone cares about that sort of thing
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Post by Low_Sky » Thu May 17, 2018 2:22 pm

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/ ... 7497&rt=r3

You can find it on Amazon in rolls of various sizes. My Kings are still being birthed at the mothership, so I haven't figured out which size roll to get for the best/easiest/fewest seams coverage.

The shock body is steel, so it needs the clear wrap if you live in a corrosive environment (ocean spray, road salt), unless you like the look of rust spots on your shock bodies. The reservoirs are aluminum, so they don't need it but it won't hurt to wrap them too.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Thu May 17, 2018 3:45 pm

You can also buy that stuff in things other than clear if you wanted to get uber fancy.
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