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Newer development...

Postby Pit Slave » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:11 pm

Hey guys, a few of you(and I do mean few, possible only one or two) may know what my very current status is with what's been going on. I hate to say "coming soon!" because that's not my style. However, I feel I should do a short update about one of the particular products that I am working on. I will call the smartbar bypass. This will most likely come in a few styles being mainly; 1, a locker bypass in plug-n-play configuration; 2, a replacement board for your smartbar that will require removal of the plug from the circuit board(advanced skills recommend for the removal and soldering/reflow of circuit board); 3, custom control box to activate a solenoid valve to actuate an air locker(this can be any or all combinations of air and/or electric locker)

This will be built using maintenance free components to help guarantee better, reliable operation ie. no relays or moving parts. Granted relays are still reliable however, they too will burn out after some time and sooner than later for the ones with defects or cheaply made units. For the custom style, it will allow expandable options for future changes and modifications. Think of it as a "grows up with your build" option. An example is you are planning to go air but currently have electric. It will work with your indicator lights to actually tell you when you engage, but, won't stop the rest of the system due to drive line delay( who cares if your front locks before the rear does, aka no waiting in line).

More details of the entire system and it's operation to come later. Stay tuned, and post your thoughts and questions and I'll try to answer as soon as I can.

--Chris

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Re: Newer development...

Postby w2dodge » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:57 am

sounds awesome chris.......locker by pass,using factory controls..?..any switches and such..?..im in .. :rockon: :popcorn:
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Re: Newer development...

Postby Pit Slave » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:22 pm

No additional switches required, however, one version of the controller box can be used in non - Power Wagon vehicle such as a standard 2500.

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Re: Newer development...

Postby akmopowr » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:00 pm

"1, a locker bypass in plug-n-play configuration" - I know its my first post but count me in for this!
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Re: Newer development...

Postby TwinStick » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:31 am

What Generations will it work with ? I ask because I have an "old" 3rd Gen PW-2008.

And, if the new ZR2 does not make it to market or cost $50k, then I might as well get another Power Wagon. I Don't even know what Gen they are on now. I havn't been keeping up too well. :lol:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Newer development...

Postby Pit Slave » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:44 pm

It should work fine with anything.

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Re: Newer development...

Postby Low_Sky » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:33 pm

Godspeed, Pit Slave! I know that a few have undertaken endeavors like this one, and have been crushed under the weight of having a real life and a never-ending list of forum newbies shouting "I want one!" I believe if anybody can do it, you can. Good luck!
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Re: Newer development...

Postby oletrucker » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:05 am

Haven't been following the forum very often lately, sometimes life just gets in the way. Have been following 3rd gen locker-by-pass projects for a few years now. I think if anybody can do this it is going to be you. Would like to purchase a unit when they are ready and thanks for keeping us updated. Waiting for more good news on this project.
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Re: Newer development...

Postby Buzzman » Mon May 01, 2017 2:14 pm

Any news on by-pass?
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Re: Newer development...

Postby Pit Slave » Mon May 01, 2017 3:27 pm

I need to get back to SLC and continue where I left off. No real news yet, been busy with a startup company. I haven't forgotten about it, I want one for my truck as well.

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