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by btsbarton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Next Big Update?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Next Big Update?

Didn’t know that was an issue. I installed 35s 48 hours after of taking delivery so never had an opportunity to find out
by btsbarton
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Next Big Update?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Next Big Update?

What do you think will happen with the next big Power Wagon update and when? At my mileage rate I will be ready in a few years! My wish list; 1. Front Locker that works with out mods Mine works fine. 2. Sway Bar Disconnect that works (make it water proof) I’ve got no issues with mine, but I don’t t...
by btsbarton
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I’ve ordered the 75th anniversary
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

Re: I’ve ordered the 75th anniversary

The 75AE also gets the top-tier “adaptive” projector LED headlights from the limited, vs the “mid-tier” reflector LED headlamps on the “regular” power wagon (and halogen on the tradesman PW). Someone posted these pictures of the 75AE rock sliders on another forum and they are attached to the rocker ...
by btsbarton
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: Share your switches setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Share your switches setup

I’ll bump my own thread. I went with SwitchPros 9100. Was able to perfectly color match the backlighting to match the rest of the interior, the SQHQ panel mount is right below the headlights switch, no glare and I don’t really need to look at my switches while I’m driving. Only the rock lights are h...
by btsbarton
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 4.44’s
Replies: 0
Views: 216

4.44’s

Just pondering... it appears AAM / Ram makes 4.44 gears for the 9.25 and 11.5 (3500). AAM notes “The 11.5" gear sets for the 2500 are not interchangeable with the 11.5" gears for the 3500. The pinion gear, pinion bearing and tail bearing diameters are different.” However, Yukon Gear shows the Power ...
by btsbarton
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The Inside of a Power Wagon Wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 3765

Re: The Inside of a Power Wagon Wheel

Just wanted to revive this thread to say it doesn’t look like the newer style (black) wheels have as much bead as the older wheels, this wheel is from my 2019...
I might have to consider swapping for an older Alcoa set...I like the look of the silver wheels a bit more too
by btsbarton
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Chains up front?
Replies: 21
Views: 3108

Re: Chains up front?

Just wanted to follow up on this post. I ended up getting cables for the front, from tirechainsonline.com (# 761C - for 315/70r17 tires) Put like 20 hard* miles on them, no issues. Other than a few scrapes on the outside cable clips from rocks *About half of this was high clearance Forest Service 4x...
by btsbarton
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: 220amp Alternator Upgrade for 6.4
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: 220amp Alternator Upgrade for 6.4

One concern / consideration I had about going with a very high Output aftermarket alternator is whether the stock wiring can handle it
by btsbarton
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: 220amp Alternator Upgrade for 6.4
Replies: 4
Views: 871

220amp Alternator Upgrade for 6.4

Just wanted to post this here for any future forum goers searching for info. Stock/base alternator on the 6.4 hemi is 180amp. I think 4th gen power wagons you could order with the 220amp single alternator upgrade or the dual alternator upgrade (220 primary + 160amp secondary) 5th/4.5th Gen PW come w...
by btsbarton
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hi lift jack ideas
Replies: 40
Views: 8397

Re: Hi lift jack ideas

IMG_1444.JPG What are you using as lift-points on the PW and what do you expect to achieve with that Hi_lift? :popcorn: If you have rock sliders, they are good lift points for a HiLift. If you get the “Lift Mate” wheel lift kit, it’s great for lifting one corner to place a traction board or rocks t...
by btsbarton
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hi lift jack ideas
Replies: 40
Views: 8397

Re: Hi lift jack ideas

JRHPWRWAGON06 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:11 pm
Those things weigh a ton. I would keep it in the garage unless i was Wheeling. Save on gas.
You’re aware how much these things already weigh right? lol what is an extra 50 pounds
by btsbarton
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Air Coupler Protection
Replies: 5
Views: 3693

Re: Air Coupler Protection

I installed ARB air couplings with dust caps recently on both front and rear bumpers. Haven’t driven thru a snow storm or mud puddles with them yet, but the cap seems to seal very well. They stayed dry even at the car wash. Side note about the ARB couplings: they are awesome. Much easier to use than...
by btsbarton
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Painted Stock Wheels (2017+)
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Painted Stock Wheels (2017+)

Basically the same in that they are both round, correct. Design is very different though on the pre-17 wheels
by btsbarton
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Painted Stock Wheels (2017+)
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Painted Stock Wheels (2017+)

Has anyone painted the OEM Wheels on a 2017+ PW? Not a huge fan of black wheels in general (though the Power Wagon ones aren’t terrible with the machined faces) I’m curious how the wheels would look in just regular silver.
by btsbarton
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Factor 55 ultra hook
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Re: Factor 55 ultra hook

I have the Flat Splicer (same as Flatlink E, but rope splices onto hook rather than using a thimble). If I were to do it again, I’d get the Flatlink E. Same, but I think it’s easier to splice onto a thimble than the hassle it was to splice onto the Flat Splicer. I don’t see any benefit of the Ultra ...
by btsbarton
Sun May 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 4th Gen Center Floor Console in a 5th Gen (2019+)
Replies: 1
Views: 548

4th Gen Center Floor Console in a 5th Gen (2019+)

They gave us a bit of a short stick in the 2019+ Power Wagons with the pathetic and useless “floor console” that amounts to a pen tray and slightly larger pen tray. Nobody is going to be sitting in the center front seat that has legs anyways with the lack of space between the seat and the center sta...
by btsbarton
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger
Replies: 18
Views: 3397

Re: 19 ram power wagon screaming bigger

Just fit 35x12.5r17 Duratracs onto the factory wheels (I think the dealer put the 2020 black wheel on this 19 before I found it). No rub anywhere I've been, but I haven't run it to full flex yet. Daily driving, gravel, tight turns, and slight bad road trail use has been perfect. Also, I bent the he...
by btsbarton
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019 Ram power waggon is it worth to buy one?
Replies: 21
Views: 3075

Re: 2019 Ram power waggon is it worth to buy one?

This is kind of a loaded question. What are your needs and wants in a new truck? What are you comparing to? It’s not the right truck for everyone, but it’s a great truck if it meets your needs and wants.
by btsbarton
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Paint

I had the dealer remove all the decals on mine as part of the deal when buying it(new). They said they have a big “oven” room in their body shop, that is able “to heat the truck and then the decals peel off really easily”. I’m sure a hair dryer and patience would work, goo-gone if any adhesive remains
by btsbarton
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Buying a 2020 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Buying a 2020 PW

I think the chrome would all fit nothing different above the bumper, but it looks like it’s a fair amount of work to remove the grille and trim. Bumper should swap too I think since the tradesman Power Wagon has a chrome bumper.

Personally, I like the black though.
by btsbarton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450
Replies: 73
Views: 24030

Re: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450

I can’t speak to how well/reliably they work compared to prior generations since this is my first PW. They do seem to lock quickly if they are going to lock, but some times I’ve found I have to move it a bit for it to want to lock. But yes it is nice I can lock the rear in 2wd or 4WD high. I’m assum...
by btsbarton
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Abel Components
Topic: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450
Replies: 73
Views: 24030

Re: Abel Components Locker Bypass® $450

Does this work on the 2019/2020 5th Gen models?
by btsbarton
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

coder wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:39 pm
Looks good it should have come that way from the factory, do those compatibility brackets unbolt and come right off it's hard to tell from the picture?
As far as I can tell they should come right off, two thru bolts on the frame each.
by btsbarton
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Those mounts hanging down are called compatibility brackets. They are part of your NTSB tested collision system. They can be cross purposed for plows and other things, but in actuality, they are designed to keep low profile cars from going too far under you in a head on impact. Good info... maybe I...