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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:04 pm

Looks like a nice clean job! :cheers:
2014 Power Wagon Laramie
Titan V5 2.5" Receiver Pintle Hook
Warn wireless winch controller
.188" DOM White Knuckle Rock Sliders
Locker Bypass & Nanny Kill Switch

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:30 pm

Thanks. Definitely one of the more tedious jobs I've done. Need more elbows and smaller hands to do this job.

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:34 pm

Just added a couple of 4" pipe couplers to add strength and help leak proof the 2 intake tube joints. I credit this idea to Justin. I highly recommend doing this as part of the install, not afterwards. I had to undo a bit of my work to sneak these couplers in.

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:35 pm

Here are the picsImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:21 pm

Looky what ol' St. Nick brought for me...Image

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:35 pm

Installed the Abel Swaybar Bypass today. I have to say Dave makes job easy, and works perfectly. Here is the step-by-step. This may be redundant for some people, but might be helpful to others.

First step, disconnect wire harness from smart bar.ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:38 pm

Next remove 3 bolts attaching smart bar housing and detach.ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:41 pm

Next insert PVC spacer into housing still attached to the truck.ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:49 pm

Drill small hole in smart bar module plastic webbing, insert E clip to groove in shaft, attach zip tie through hole and above E clip on shaft, retract shaft and tighten zip tie and affix rubber tip on shaft.ImageImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:56 pm

Affix dielectric grease on module gasket, affix clear plastic cover over module and press against grease.ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:02 pm

Apply provided silicone sealant to new actuator motor and screw it to the aluminum adapter plate. I used slide channel pliers to snug it up carefully. Attach adapter plate to smart bar housing using provided bolts. I used a little blue locktite. Torque to 37 lbs once on truck.ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:08 pm

Apply sealant to housing still attached to the truck. Press on smart bar module, affix OE bolts and torque all bolts to 37 lbs. Reattach factory harness and new override harness. Use dielectric grease on both harness clips.ImageImageImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:16 pm

Run override harness up toward fuse block (I ran mine down before attaching to the module...gravity helps). Drill hole in fuse block housing to run red wire into fuse block. Attach add-a-fuse wire provided. Remove proper fuse from block and insert it into empty slot on add-a-fuse connector. Seal spot where wire enters housing. Insert add-a-fuse in proper slot (#77 on my '13). Close housing. Run black ground wire to body ground bolt. Secure wire harness in engine bay with zip ties as needed.Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:19 pm

Drill hole in clutch plate cover large enough to route remaining wire harness through hole. Apply sealant once wire is routed through hole. Use zip ties as needed.Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:24 pm

I drilled and inserted the control button in the same small dash panel that I installed my KC aux light switches in. I connected the ground wire to the same bolt I attached my aux light switch ground wires under the dash. Secure extra wires with zip ties as needed. Done. ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:51 am

Lol...yeah, I was kind of thinking it was redundant since your instructions are so good. It really was one of the easier mods I've done. Maybe if some people on the fence see it in my build, they will pull the trigger.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:10 pm

I know this isn't a Power Wagon, but now I have a build 2.0. picked up this 2005 LJ for my 18 yr old son. Now it is the father and son build. I will have to decide between this and my wagon from a budgetary standpoint.ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by Mule007 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:13 pm

:popcorn: Nice looking rig to start your build!
2005 Mineral Gray;QC, #0666: “Laramie”, Leather, power/heated seats, mirrors, dual control zones, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise, music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcoal silver interior.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor bed & rock panel HD coating; matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; S&B CAI; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB; Mopar black accent fender flares; PW winch kit & remote control;
Tools: 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, F & R tire chains, 1 H2O
& 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: New Jasper Remanufactured 5.7 Hemi Engine (3 yr/100’000 mi warranty), Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; driveline u joints; fuel pump; 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; new front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump & serpentine belt; Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by RustyPW » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:19 am

Nice way to start your son out. My neighbor redid 3 Jeeps for his 2 kids. The one got totaled. :roll:
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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by TommyG » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:23 am

Great project. Enjoy the father son time!
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:58 am

I had a '97 TJ I bought new. Drove it for 11 years. Loved wrenching on that and wheeling it. I really liked the LJ idea when they came out. So capable when they get lifted while getting a little more usable interior space. I was lucky to find this nice specimen nearby.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by Mule007 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:22 pm

May you & your son enjoy many good times w the rebuild & use 🍀🙏
2005 Mineral Gray;QC, #0666: “Laramie”, Leather, power/heated seats, mirrors, dual control zones, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise, music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcoal silver interior.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor bed & rock panel HD coating; matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; S&B CAI; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB; Mopar black accent fender flares; PW winch kit & remote control;
Tools: 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, F & R tire chains, 1 H2O
& 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: New Jasper Remanufactured 5.7 Hemi Engine (3 yr/100’000 mi warranty), Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; driveline u joints; fuel pump; 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; new front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump & serpentine belt; Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by PWJouster » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:29 pm

your son just chose the best possible first vehicle.
2018 Powerwagon-6.4 Hemi
Nanny kill switch and Locker Bypasses
Thuren Tuned King 3.0 & 2.5 Pintop Stage 3/2
17 Method NV-Toyo RT 37
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:20 pm

Thanks guys. Looking forward to wrenching and wheeling with him. Already spent a few hundred on bringing the interior, which wasn't bad, up to date. Rough Country seat covers, Weathertech mats, Grabbars, bluetooth JVC marine spec stereo and Infinity speakers all around. Next mods will probably be sliders and diff guards, before we tackle lift, tires and driveline. Got to eliminate that slip yoke for sure. Any suggestions based on experience are welcome.

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