4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

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4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by myoung84 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:55 am

Now that I have my own Vendor section, I'll post some details about my kit.

The purpose of this kit is to completely bypass the Smartbar and engage the lockers on demand. You will be able to engage the lockers not only in 4Low, but also 4Hi and 2wd regardless of vehicle speed. This kit works with 4th gen Power Wagons and is completely plug and play, no modifications are required to the OEM wiring and can be completely removed from the vehicle if the truck needs to be taken to the dealer. Also, no codes are thrown from the computer when the kit is installed. The kit consists of a control box, a T-Harness to interface with the OEM knob, harnesses that go to the front and rear axles, and 12V and ground connections. It uses adjustable trip relays that sense the position of the OEM selector knob and energizes the main relay to engage the locker. When the knob is in the Rear position, the rear locker receives power immediately and the Rear indicator light illuminates. When the knob is in the Front/Rear position, both lockers receive power immediately and both the Rear and Front/Rear indicator lights illuminate.

Price for this kit is $250 shipped to the lower 48 states. Please contact me for a quote with additional shipping charges. Please note that I am a one man operation building these kits in my garage. They take a lot of time to put together but I will get them done as quickly as I can. As they are completed, I will post what's available to ship out.

Here are some pics of the harnesses and one completed control box.

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Link to the installation instructions with detailed pics.

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Link to original thread from the beginning of the project.

http://forum.powerwagonregistry.org/vie ... f=2&t=1494

The fine print: I've done some extensive testing and everything has worked perfectly, but I have no other option but to put this out there: I accept no responsibly for damage caused by this kit nor do I accept responsibility for warranty denial from the use of this kit. These kits will come with a 90 day warranty. If a kit does become non-operational after that period, contact me and I will see what I can do to correct the issue.
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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by myoung84 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:11 am

Since 04Ram2500Hemi is the one who really pushed me over the edge into designing and building these kits, he got the very first production unit!

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by myoung84 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:40 pm

Have any of you installed your kits yet? I'm anxious to get some feedback! (good or bad)

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by shaner82 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:40 am

Get my new PW tomorrow and I'll definitely be interested in one of these. Just wanted to clarify, this bypass only locks when the OEM knob is set to that position? If it's set to unlock, they won't still be locked will they? I definitely don't need the diff locked 24/7. Pretty sure I know the answer, but just want to double check.

Also, I'm not mechanically inclined whatsoever, would I likely be able to install this or should someone like me take this to a mechanic?

Thanks for the awesome work.

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by myoung84 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:20 pm

The axles only lock when you have the know in the lock positions. Otherwise, they are open. This is a fairly simple kit to install. It's 100% plug and play.
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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by shaner82 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:05 pm

If you have a waiting list going, I'd love to get on it.

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by blathrop99 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:31 pm

My rear locker came on and stayed on today. When I was installing my bypass I must have cracked the plastic housing of the electrical connector on the rear axle when I was taking the OEM connector off because when I got under the truck the connector was broken and hanging. Do you happen to know if the male connector can be changed from the outside or do I need to drain the diff and do it inside the housing? :doh:

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by jeep_boy02 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:04 pm

Glad I didn't break anything like that but those connections are a PAIN IN THE ASS!

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by myoung84 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:03 am

blathrop99 wrote:My rear locker came on and stayed on today. When I was installing my bypass I must have cracked the plastic housing of the electrical connector on the rear axle when I was taking the OEM connector off because when I got under the truck the connector was broken and hanging. Do you happen to know if the male connector can be changed from the outside or do I need to drain the diff and do it inside the housing? :doh:
Damn, I hate to hear that. I don't know how it comes out for sure. I'll do some digging and see what I can find out.
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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by blathrop99 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:17 pm

Thanks. It's no biggie really. I'm just running a spool for now. I'll take it apart this weekend and let you know what was involved. Thanks again for engineering and building the kit.

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:01 am

Man, I wish I could buy one of these kits. I really want one, but I got laid off about six weeks ago, so I just can't afford it. If you decide to sell your PW, would you still be willing to assemble one for me. Once I get a new job of course ...


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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by winchwagon » Mon May 05, 2014 4:15 pm

myoung84 are you still making those locker bypasses? picking up my power wagon soon and that will be my first mod

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by adeluca73 » Wed May 21, 2014 9:25 pm

Ditto here for 2014 PW!!
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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by shaner82 » Sat May 24, 2014 12:44 pm

Do any 2013 owners have pics of the installation of this? I'm trying to get this installed but the pics from the 2012 don't quite match up so I'm struggling to figure it out.

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by myoung84 » Mon May 26, 2014 11:51 am

TrueBlue13PW mounted his on a support on the passenger side next to the radiator. I do believe there was one other 2013 guy that said the box fit where the instructions show...

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by Will » Mon May 26, 2014 12:28 pm

Not to be rude but I'm not convinced its different, the box tucks in much further than the instructions appear which is misleading I think.
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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by 15wbpw » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:45 pm

Are the 2015s the same as the 2014

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Re: 4th Gen Smartbar Locker Bypass

Post by 2wagons1driveway » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:12 pm

My young what's the word bird any new kits getting made ;)


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