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Re: Thuren 3.0 KING on 2018 Powerwagon!

Post by olyelr » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:13 pm

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I will say this now that I have the King 2.5's installed, the coils and front and rear track bars, the truck handles on ramps like a totally different vehicle. Really, I've just been blown away by this whole setup. It's fucking amazeballs.
Stop it. Stop it right now.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:18 pm

It really is worth the investment. Totally different truck, WAY BETTER than stock. Stock was pretty good, but this is like Corvette vs Ferrari.

Yes, you gotta pay to play. Zero regrets. Really, very eager to get this thing to Moab and test it out crawling. There are some things I could crawl on here, but the local yahoos are too hush hush and everything is covered in snow and mud so... Probably not going to get that test till Moab.

But I did order with the additional 2-inches rear suspension travel.

You should just go for it.
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Post by olyelr » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:27 pm

MikeKey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:18 pm

But I did order with the additional 2-inches rear suspension travel.
Whats that? Meaning the shocks have more travel than "normal" Kings? Or are the springs different too?
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Post by Chromolykid » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:52 pm

olyelr wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:27 pm
MikeKey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:18 pm

But I did order with the additional 2-inches rear suspension travel.
Whats that? Meaning the shocks have more travel than "normal" Kings? Or are the springs different too?
Longer shock body for more travel. Keep in mind that Mikekey is an inch higher in the rear so the extended travel is a little more necessary in his case. The rear crossmember will definitely have to be lowered to clear the driveshaft if you go that route. I believe it was Reloaderguy who posted pics of the standard travel and it was more than enough for someone who won’t be jumping the truck, in my opinion.
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Chromolykid wrote:
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Longer shock body for more travel. Keep in mind that Mikekey is an inch higher in the rear so the extended travel is a little more necessary in his case. The rear crossmember will definitely have to be lowered to clear the driveshaft if you go that route. I believe it was Reloaderguy who posted pics of the standard travel and it was more than enough for someone who won’t be jumping the truck, in my opinion.

CRAPOLA!!! We forgot all about that. I have to modify the rear cross member. You just saved my bacon.
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Post by PWJouster » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:48 pm

i was debating the extra 2 inches but ultimately, decided against it. i just really wont need that extra droop.

amazeballs is what im going for so im going the right direction. i do expect it to be revolutionary.
Don sent out all his hard parts so now the wait begins!!!!!KING KING KING PLEASE BE GOOD TO ME.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:49 pm

PWJouster wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:48 pm
i was debating the extra 2 inches but ultimately, decided against it. i just really wont need that extra droop.

amazeballs is what im going for so im going the right direction. i do expect it to be revolutionary.
Don sent out all his hard parts so now the wait begins!!!!!KING KING KING PLEASE BE GOOD TO ME.
It took me exactly 6 weeks to get mine, from the day Don submitted the order to it arriving on my doorstep. Dunno about the 3.0, but they seem to be moving faster than they were before the new year. Some dudes I know spent close to 8 & 10 weeks respectively waiting for their shocks.

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Post by cb1987 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:31 am

did some searching but never found days and days of bent axles like i was told i would find. but my searching isnt done yet. found just a few stories so far but it seemed like most of them were related to the front axles in '13 and older trucks. hmm

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Post by Rodeoflyer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:05 pm

What valving did you get Mikekey? I'm finding that valving is everything no matter if you have 2'' or 5'' :-) shocks. I also ordered the piggyback rears.

At stage 5 front mine have SUPER fast rebound. So fast it feels like it's undulating down the highway. But when I hit a huge bump at 70mph across rough ground it just sucks it up. Jumping a truck and not destroying is different than running across rough ground fast.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:28 pm

Chromolykid wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:52 pm
olyelr wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:27 pm
MikeKey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:18 pm

But I did order with the additional 2-inches rear suspension travel.
Whats that? Meaning the shocks have more travel than "normal" Kings? Or are the springs different too?
Longer shock body for more travel. Keep in mind that Mikekey is an inch higher in the rear so the extended travel is a little more necessary in his case. The rear crossmember will definitely have to be lowered to clear the driveshaft if you go that route. I believe it was Reloaderguy who posted pics of the standard travel and it was more than enough for someone who won’t be jumping the truck, in my opinion.
You have to lower the skid plate crossmember about 1.5". The drive shaft will absolutely hit it if you droop the suspension. Considering how far forward the crossmember is, I think you'd be several inches less than full droop when contact is made. I had the crossmember notched and rewelded so I could raise the crossmember back up.
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Post by DamageWagon » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:05 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Chromolykid wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:52 pm
olyelr wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:27 pm


Whats that? Meaning the shocks have more travel than "normal" Kings? Or are the springs different too?
Longer shock body for more travel. Keep in mind that Mikekey is an inch higher in the rear so the extended travel is a little more necessary in his case. The rear crossmember will definitely have to be lowered to clear the driveshaft if you go that route. I believe it was Reloaderguy who posted pics of the standard travel and it was more than enough for someone who won’t be jumping the truck, in my opinion.
You have to lower the skid plate crossmember about 1.5". The drive shaft will absolutely hit it if you droop the suspension. Considering how far forward the crossmember is, I think you'd be several inches less than full droop when contact is made. I had the crossmember notched and rewelded so I could raise the crossmember back up.
Unless the geometry turns out real funky on the OE crossmember I’ll be replicating it with a fabricated bolt-in crossmember for dudes who want the longer travel in the rear.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:32 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Chromolykid wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:52 pm


Longer shock body for more travel. Keep in mind that Mikekey is an inch higher in the rear so the extended travel is a little more necessary in his case. The rear crossmember will definitely have to be lowered to clear the driveshaft if you go that route. I believe it was Reloaderguy who posted pics of the standard travel and it was more than enough for someone who won’t be jumping the truck, in my opinion.
You have to lower the skid plate crossmember about 1.5". The drive shaft will absolutely hit it if you droop the suspension. Considering how far forward the crossmember is, I think you'd be several inches less than full droop when contact is made. I had the crossmember notched and rewelded so I could raise the crossmember back up.
Unless the geometry turns out real funky on the OE crossmember I’ll be replicating it with a fabricated bolt-in crossmember for dudes who want the longer travel in the rear.
The crossmember's entire purpose is to hold the gas tank and engine skid. I'm not sure I see much need for a fabricated crossmember. Any clearance you gain in the cross member is lost retaining the skid plates. The most clearance you'll lose is clearing the drive shaft and the OE is fairly low profile to begin with.
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Post by adeluca73 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:15 am

Chromolykid wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:52 pm
MikeKey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:18 pm

But I did order with the additional 2-inches rear suspension travel
... Mikekey is an inch higher...
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Post by adeluca73 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:21 am

olyelr wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:13 pm
MikeKey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:46 am
I will say this now that I have the King 2.5's installed, the coils and front and rear track bars, the truck handles on ramps like a totally different vehicle. Really, I've just been blown away by this whole setup. It's fucking amazeballs.
Stop it. Stop it right now.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:31 am

You need to catch up slacker.
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Post by adeluca73 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:41 am

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You need to catch up slacker.
I know...been on a gun making bender the past 6+ months, plus i’ve been on a Hellcat mod kick too. Time for some more PW ❤️
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Post by adeluca73 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:14 am

MikeKey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:46 am
I will say this now that I have the King 2.5's installed, the coils and front and rear track bars, the truck handles on ramps like a totally different vehicle. Really, I've just been blown away by this whole setup. It's fucking amazeballs.
How are "amazeballs", anything like incredicok? Anyway, congrats on the new suspension...did you go with Don's rear coils or keep the stock PW coils, I'm really on the fence about the rear coils. I see Don's admonition about his coils turning the rear end into a 1500RAM, but I read your exchange with TankerZak about the true world differences in sag under load is close to only 1". I'm in the order process right now, but still trying to decide if I want to run my stock rear coils or not.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:28 pm

adeluca73 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:14 am
did you go with Don's rear coils or keep the stock PW coils, I'm really on the fence about the rear coils. I see Don's admonition about his coils turning the rear end into a 1500RAM, but I read your exchange with TankerZak about the true world differences in sag under load is close to only 1". I'm in the order process right now, but still trying to decide if I want to run my stock rear coils or not.
Go see my build thread, I believe I have put that "question" completely to rest. I was hanging out with TankerZak and DamageWagon when we installed my coils.

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Post by PWJouster » Thu May 10, 2018 9:48 am

PW is at dodge, installing a whole gang of goodies. including 5 new cab lights by way of an rtt or rrt? Factory recall of some sort, and a new rambox hinge.

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hopefully i can pick up the truck tonight! this jk Loaner is nothing like my old JKUR!
$1250 for everything including alignment. and ive had the jeep since monday.

i dont trust any single tech besides the too expensive ones...i thought why not let dodge dealer F*** it up if it must be, i know they will order me what they destroy. handed over the thuren spec pages and alignment info...lets see what we get!
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Post by BoldAdventure » Thu May 10, 2018 10:10 am

LOL $1250 to bolt on a bunch of stuff that should of taken a Saturday afternoon. Wow.
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Post by Low_Sky » Thu May 10, 2018 12:23 pm

MikeKey wrote:
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LOL $1250 to bolt on a bunch of stuff that should of taken a Saturday afternoon. Wow.
Hey man, somebody has to stimulate the economy. PWJouster is doing is best.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu May 10, 2018 12:38 pm

I'm pretty sour on Ram dealers doing customer pay work. I'd buy $1250 worth of tools first.
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I'm pretty sour on Ram dealers doing customer pay work. I'd buy $1250 worth of tools first.
I don't disagree, and the economy still gets stimulated.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Thu May 10, 2018 2:03 pm

I love stimulating the economy by taking stuff to the most incompetent people and being rapped in my asshole for the work. Makes me proud to be Murican.
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