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by FordyceCreekTrail
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: For those with 2019 Plus Reliability?
Replies: 6
Views: 2676

Re: For those with 2019 Plus Reliability?

Comparing apples to apples. My 2005 Titan had some issues IN 225K. But certainly no Transmission rebuilds or engine issues. Its not that Toyotas and Nissans do not have issues. I am just surprised the Ram has 10X the issues after supposed years of improvements. From recalls to small things like the ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: For those with 2019 Plus Reliability?
Replies: 6
Views: 2676

For those with 2019 Plus Reliability?

As I am over 100K now, which would be break in time for a Japanese truck and my 2018 Power Wagon has been extremely un-reliable. From electrical glitches to transmission rebuild already. ( started failure at 63K) The stark difference in reliability after owning Japanese all my life is truly astonish...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Next Big Update?
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

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 2. Sway Bar Disconnect that works (make it water proof) 3. Shock Upgrade 4. 35s 5. Standard sliders 6. Complete Skids...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Winch remote socket cover
Replies: 1
Views: 2440

Re: Winch remote socket cover

Just plug in a wireless remote unit instead. Go ahead, thank me after you use it a few times.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: No More Manual T-Case Shifter for 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 6312

Re: No More Manual T-Case Shifter for 2021

Well, my Sway Bar Disconnect never worked once because its not water proof. And I had to install a bi-pass for the front locker to function. Not sure how much worse this could be.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Battery time
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Battery time

These stock batteries are amazing. Other vehicles I have had barely got 1.5-2 years out of the shitty stock batteries. Yeah - I'm keeping the Stock Mopar battery in my garage for now - it never failed to start the truck! :rockon: Mopar Battery.jpg On my 2005 Nissan Titan it leaked and melted everyt...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Battery time
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Battery time

These stock batteries are amazing. Other vehicles I have had barely got 1.5-2 years out of the shitty stock batteries.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: which tire is standing up the best
Replies: 6
Views: 4884

Re: which tire is standing up the best

1. So what I have so far was 12K on the Duratrash and dozens of flat tires, and one destroyed tire, and crazy cupping. Good traction 2. 39K on BFG MT set, which I waited too long to rotate and had some bad cupping. The best by far for traction. 3. I am at 26K on the Nittos, rotated once and no signi...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon mileage thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10406

Re: Power Wagon mileage thread

So you guys keep them parked all the time? 2018 with 79,000 miles
by FordyceCreekTrail
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Need help. What does my PW have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4641

Re: Need help. What does my PW have?

Quick question, is the smart bar supposed to allow disengagement in 2wd? I disconnected the plug to it and looked inside to be sure it wasn't corroded and it wasn't. The rubber seal was in good shape and intact. It gives me the dumb flashing light randomly like it's trying to disengage and the 4x4 ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Bed Step recall, watch out
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: Bed Step recall, watch out

Silly these trucks do not have a step system standard. I added the kicked down one.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Does your sunroof leak?
Replies: 16
Views: 3649

Re: Does your sunroof leak?

My cab lights were replaced with out me even asking on a recall visit. Sun Roof leaked in a car wash once.....Ok, so I might have left it open on vent. Really, surprised it did not leak more honestly. :oops:
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: be glad you have a pw
Replies: 22
Views: 6225

Re: be glad you have a pw

you can go to the ford forum and see the joints on them new trucks are failing with less than 30k mi of just highway miles. hell my corrolla was at nearly 200k with perfectly tight original joints and it traveled the same highways 235K on my Nissan Titan and never replaced them. Probably needed the...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Noise in 66rfe transmission
Replies: 25
Views: 7798

Re: Noise in 66rfe transmission

That is an insanely long list of high failure parts. I know folks here don't like it when I say it, but things like terrible transmissions has held them back for decades. Watched a test video yesterday of a brand new PW on an articulation ramp and as usual Sway Bar Disconnect was non-functional (min...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Powerwagon's best model year 2005-2020?
Replies: 46
Views: 13543

Re: Powerwagon's best model year 2005-2020?

longbox wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Without question, 2005 is the best year. Why I haven't had to put more than a new battery in it in 15 years. Might need some tires here soon though...
15 years on a set of tires :jawdrop: Must not be Duratrash!
by FordyceCreekTrail
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Cable comes off drum
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

Re: Cable comes off drum

I went with 92' of 15K Smitty Built line. Warn line was crazy ridiculous. Should have ordered it sooner but thought I could sneak by for awhile. The shoe string broke and cable spun on drum again when I went to clear up a hill side pile up the other day. Did you guys that upgraded to synthetic switc...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Engaging Lockers
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

Re: Engaging Lockers

Exactly, on most 4x4s there is a big delay when a locker locks normally, and they can be finicky given drive-train stresses and such. Or building up air say. But the Power Wagon lockers are click and go, no fuss no muss. But they have a long time design flaw preventing that operation until you over ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: HF Wireless remote ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4061

Re: HF Wireless remote ?

Just get the Warn remote that works, and be done with it.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Engaging Lockers
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

Re: Engaging Lockers

Its typically the front that does not lock. An over ride box is important so its there when you need it.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The "Real Reliability"
Replies: 24
Views: 6148

Re: The "Real Reliability"

Should I have replaced the tires sooner? Sure. But you never expect them to be THAT bad. And I am cheap, I hate replacing the tires on a new vehicle. Remember most of the flats were commuting to and from work, not off-road. Wife drove my truck one day and came home with 2 flats. The final straw was ...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2012 vs 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 6979

Re: 2012 vs 2019

Not much to it. You turn the knob to lock the diff, in low, sitting still preferably. If it does not lock after 10 miles of going back and forth in and out trying everything under the sun...and every owner, every automotive testers struggles to ever lock the front, to the point owners are installing...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2012 vs 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 6979

Re: 2012 vs 2019

I am really curious, the 2019 design is very different. One button locks both for instance. So far I have not heard any complaints. But will be interesting to see if they finally addressed it.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Axle unlock flashing orange
Replies: 15
Views: 3844

Re: Axle unlock flashing orange

They said connector was loose under warranty, went back and they said it had mud in it and handed me a 90.00 bill to add grease, next time out did not work. Most everyone on here fights this connector. I have not looked for it yet.
by FordyceCreekTrail
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The "Real Reliability"
Replies: 24
Views: 6148

Re: The "Real Reliability"

Of my list I have seen on this forum before, 1. Duh, everyone buys a locker bi-pass, and Ram watched all the embarrassing off road reviews for years 2. Nearly everyone fights this connector, attempting to grease it to keep water and debris out 6. And dealer tells everyone its light bulbs 7. Many peo...
by FordyceCreekTrail
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Cable comes off drum
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

Re: Cable comes off drum

Seen that Red Wrap before, very cool trick! What length of synthetic line are folks getting away with? 100'?