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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by BoldAdventure » Tue May 03, 2016 5:41 pm

olyelr wrote:Hey MikeKey, looking good!

I notice your PW doesn't have the tow mirrors, yet your old 1500 did. Any particular reason for this? Which one do you like better? Can you see around the TT good enough without them? Thanks!
It just didn't have them. I've survived. I'd prefer tow mirrors.

And I haven't found anyone with power folding tow mirrors for sale yet. 1AAuto used to have them, but they haven't had them on their site in awhile. Supposedly there was an issue with the aftermarkets. They said they'd have them by the end of May. :angry: I am holding out for as long as possible to get power folding tow mirrors. But if it comes down to it, I might have to get manual folding.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Tue May 03, 2016 8:14 pm

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olyelr wrote:Hey MikeKey, looking good!

I notice your PW doesn't have the tow mirrors, yet your old 1500 did. Any particular reason for this? Which one do you like better? Can you see around the TT good enough without them? Thanks!
It just didn't have them. I've survived. I'd prefer tow mirrors.

And I haven't found anyone with power folding tow mirrors for sale yet. 1AAuto used to have them, but they haven't had them on their site in awhile. Supposedly there was an issue with the aftermarkets. They said they'd have them by the end of May. :angry: I am holding out for as long as possible to get power folding tow mirrors. But if it comes down to it, I might have to get manual folding.
Dang, should have swapped them off your 1500.

So in your opinion the tow mirrors are better? My salesman is trying to talk me out them... says the smaller ones are easier to look out of and stick out just about as far... far enough to see around his trailer just fine. Hmmmmm, I think he's trying to sell me a truck...
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by FirerescuePW » Tue May 03, 2016 9:14 pm

He may be one of those people that adjust their mirrors so 2/3 of the view is filled with the back of the vehicle. My FD is full of them. They don't realize that the back end of the truck WILL FOLLOW YOU, and you don't need to see it, so it's best if the mirrors adjust out far enough to see around it or the trailer.

I heard stories of bad vibrations in aftermarket mirrors. Maybe that was the problem.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by BoldAdventure » Tue May 03, 2016 10:09 pm

You can see around the trailer enough. But I prefer the large convex on the bottom that the tow mirror provides. There is no convex on my current mirrors.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Tue May 03, 2016 10:55 pm

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I heard stories of bad vibrations in aftermarket mirrors. Maybe that was the problem.
I put an aftermarket tow mirror on my 06 because it was waaaaay cheaper than a factory one and that damn thing vibrated so much it was absolutely worthless. After that I told myself I would never buy an aftermarket one again.

Vee wrote:I had aftermarket tow mirrors on my 1500 and had good luck with them. No real issue with vibration. Mine were not powerfolding, but had heat, puddle light and turn signal. Olyelr, I would hold out for tow mirrors. I hated my non tow mirrors. Full convex mirror on the passenger side is a pain to back a trailer.


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MikeKey wrote:You can see around the trailer enough. But I prefer the large convex on the bottom that the tow mirror provides. There is no convex on my current mirrors.
That was one of his beef's with the tow mirrors, was that convex mirror. Does it get in the way at all when you are using them without them being up in the tow mode, or is there enough of the flat mirror for normal driving?
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Wed May 04, 2016 3:05 pm

FirerescuePW wrote:I don"t have any issues with the amount of flat mirror on my 3G. I think the surface area is pretty close to a 4G. I would get the tow mirrors. Have you test drove a regular 2500 with and without? That should tell you if you can work with them.
No, I havnt driven one since my '06 hahaha. The last two brand new vehicles I have bought I never even test drove one or been in one before hahaha. They will swap the mirrors for me if I dont like em.


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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Tue May 10, 2016 7:44 pm

Moving right along!
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Post by 04Ram2500Hemi » Thu May 12, 2016 7:44 pm

Good call on the A/T II's. I've been really happy with them on my truck.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Thu May 12, 2016 11:35 pm

Somebody wasnt watching their wife's spotting instructions... I see the front bumper took a hit and got shoved up into the flare a bit :D

Looking good! Did you have a hard time choosing the 35's over the 285/75/17? Seems like those would have been a little better for your intended use (a bit skinnier, yet basically the same height). None the less the 35's look great and will work great as well!
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Reloaderguy » Thu May 12, 2016 11:47 pm

That bumper looks ruined, you better get that Mercenary Offroad bumper ordered ASAP!

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Will » Fri May 13, 2016 6:40 am

You can get a new bumper shell for $400 or less if you want to keep the factory look. Also, they're not that hard to tweak. The bolt holes that hold the "shell" on have plenty of movement in them for up/down and side to side.

On your rear tire. It looks fine, did you check to make sure it would clear the rear diff cover and full compression, that would be the only thing I can think of the make sure of. Looking good with those tires.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Colibri » Fri May 13, 2016 9:38 am

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by 2011TXPowerWagon » Fri May 13, 2016 10:52 am

How did you get that hook strap?? I want one
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Post by FirerescuePW » Fri May 13, 2016 11:06 am

2011TXPowerWagon wrote:How did you get that hook strap?? I want one
Many of us have been trying for years....
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri May 13, 2016 11:20 am

Will wrote:You can get a new bumper shell for $400 or less if you want to keep the factory look. Also, they're not that hard to tweak. The bolt holes that hold the "shell" on have plenty of movement in them for up/down and side to side.

On your rear tire. It looks fine, did you check to make sure it would clear the rear diff cover and full compression, that would be the only thing I can think of the make sure of. Looking good with those tires.
The spare might not clear the diff guards.

My bumper is crooked too. I figure I'll eventually have it off so why bother straightening it.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:57 pm

Whole bunch of awesomeness right there! So jealous!
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Post by Pit Slave » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:39 pm

I think I will have to take at least one of those pics to post on my IG page.... :)

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Post by 14PowerWaggy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:13 pm

Is your 40" light bar the curved series or the regular one?
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Post by BoldAdventure » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:27 pm

Curved.

But I will be honest about my experience. With the LED Highs and HID's plus the dually's down low, there isn't a whole lot of additional light when I turn on the bar.
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Post by Chromolykid » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:01 am

What all needed to be modified for the LED high beams?
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by BoldAdventure » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:15 pm

Chromolykid wrote:What all needed to be modified for the LED high beams?

Just the LED's and patience. I almost gave up thinking they wouldn't fit, but then they just slipped in. First one I spent like 15 mins trying to figure out how to stuff the thing in there, the back side is pretty big. Lining it up is a bit tricky. But the other light took me maybe 4 mins since I figured out the angle I needed.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:25 am

Its about time for an update!

I recollect reading a post of yours in a past thread indicating you have onboard air (2 compressors I think?), but I didnt see any info about it here when scanning through.

I would love to see your setup. I need some motivational inspiration!
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:58 am

When it's not snowing, I'll update. Not crawling in the snow to take pictures. :P
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:44 pm

Thanks!

How does staying in a travel trailer work in freezing weather? That has to be a little tricky.

Ours gets drained and put away in a barn before the snow comes around, so i have no experience with that.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by coder » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:17 pm

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