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preventive maintence

Post by w2dodge » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:40 pm

the pw has 77k and its all factory so im going to put some new parts on before they start to fail..i do this to all my vehicles..just a peace of mind for me…i travel 120miles round trip for work..not with the pw..what im asking some input,recommendations,advice etc ….i know this has been discussed here..i dont wheel much or rock crawl…its my hunting and bad weather ride..logging roads..trails…hwy….like to improve the ride also….heres what I'm going to replace..shocks..control arms..and steering linkage.. tired of the recall notices..i have the y steering….when i change the tires i will go to 35s..looking at carli,thuren,poly,ruffstuff,bulletproof on and on………time consuming …thanks fellows

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Re: preventive maintence

Post by coder » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:01 pm

The options are endless it all comes down to what you are willing to spend, what's you ballpark max budget and what year is your truck?
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Suspension: Carli 3" Hemi Coils, Carli Control Arms, Carli King 2.5 Pin-Tops, Carli Stainless Steering Stabilizer, Carli Trackbar | Synergy 1" Rear Shackle
Performance: Magnaflow Muffler | Magnaflow Y-Pipe
Wheels/Tires: Yokohama X-A/T 35x12.5x17
Steering/Drivetrain/Axles: Carli Front Diff Guard | Dynatrac Ball Joints | Mopar HD Steering Gear
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Re: preventive maintence

Post by w2dodge » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:14 pm

sorry left that out…05 …as for $…dont want to over kill…i don't wheel it hard …upgrade with quality

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Re: preventive maintence

Post by fbenross » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:47 pm

Here is what I have on the garage shelf for my 06 - it might give you some ideas :idea:

BORGESON - STEERING BOX & Shaft combo $744
MOPAR - “T” STYLE LINKAGE KIT $342.51
CARLI - CONTROL ARMS $700.00
CARLI - TRACK BAR + HRDWR KIT $375.00
CARLI - BALL JOINTS $800.00
SPICER - UNIVERSAL JOINTS $120.56
DT PRO FAB - SWAY BAR LINKS $174.67
DOR - STEERING BOX BRACE $170.70
TIMKEN - WHEEL BEARING/HUB ASSY. $282
STEERING DAMPER BIL 33-170794 $80.60
TOTAL $3790.04

OTHER PARTS
5 TOYO AT II 285/75R17 $1265.00
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Re: preventive maintence

Post by TwinStick » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:32 am

fbenross wrote:Here is what I have on the garage shelf for my 06 - it might give you some ideas :idea:

BORGESON - STEERING BOX & Shaft combo $744
MOPAR - “T” STYLE LINKAGE KIT $342.51
CARLI - CONTROL ARMS $700.00
CARLI - TRACK BAR + HRDWR KIT $375.00
CARLI - BALL JOINTS $800.00
SPICER - UNIVERSAL JOINTS $120.56
DT PRO FAB - SWAY BAR LINKS $174.67
DOR - STEERING BOX BRACE $170.70
TIMKEN - WHEEL BEARING/HUB ASSY. $282
STEERING DAMPER BIL 33-170794 $80.60
TOTAL $3790.04

OTHER PARTS
5 TOYO AT II 285/75R17 $1265.00

IMHO, that is a SOLID plan Ben ! :rockon:

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Re: preventive maintence

Post by FirerescuePW » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:37 am

fbenross wrote:Here is what I have on the garage shelf for my 06 - it might give you some ideas :idea:

BORGESON - STEERING BOX & Shaft combo $744
MOPAR - “T” STYLE LINKAGE KIT $342.51
CARLI - CONTROL ARMS $700.00
CARLI - TRACK BAR + HRDWR KIT $375.00
CARLI - BALL JOINTS $800.00
SPICER - UNIVERSAL JOINTS $120.56
DT PRO FAB - SWAY BAR LINKS $174.67
DOR - STEERING BOX BRACE $170.70
TIMKEN - WHEEL BEARING/HUB ASSY. $282
STEERING DAMPER BIL 33-170794 $80.60
TOTAL $3790.04

OTHER PARTS
5 TOYO AT II 285/75R17 $1265.00
That is a well-built shelf!

I know you have been collecting parts for quite a while. Is your plan to replace as parts wear/fail, or will you just do everything at once? I'm torn between maintenance and repair, and a rebuild/restoration.

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Re: preventive maintence

Post by dogcar3 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:26 am

I recently upgraded to BIlstein 5100's all around and am very happy. Was about $380 off amazon for all 5 (4 shocks plus damper).
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Re: preventive maintence

Post by fbenross » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:54 pm

FirerescuePW wrote:
fbenross wrote:Here is what I have on the garage shelf for my 06 - it might give you some ideas :idea:

BORGESON - STEERING BOX & Shaft combo $744
MOPAR - “T” STYLE LINKAGE KIT $342.51
CARLI - CONTROL ARMS $700.00
CARLI - TRACK BAR + HRDWR KIT $375.00
CARLI - BALL JOINTS $800.00
SPICER - UNIVERSAL JOINTS $120.56
DT PRO FAB - SWAY BAR LINKS $174.67
DOR - STEERING BOX BRACE $170.70
TIMKEN - WHEEL BEARING/HUB ASSY. $282
STEERING DAMPER BIL 33-170794 $80.60
TOTAL $3790.04

OTHER PARTS
5 TOYO AT II 285/75R17 $1265.00
That is a well-built shelf!

I know you have been collecting parts for quite a while. Is your plan to replace as parts wear/fail, or will you just do everything at once? I'm torn between maintenance and repair, and a rebuild/restoration.

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I figured all this stuff wouldn't be getting any cheaper, so I'd stock up. I would like to do it all at once, but a failure/wear could force my hand.
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Re: preventive maintence

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Well its been awhile....had hip replacement and shoulder surgery...just wrapped up a complete overhaul of the front end...
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Re: preventive maintence

Post by w2dodge » Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:30 pm

Thuren tuned Fox shocks,control arms,coils
Carli balljoints, track bar
SKF hub bearings
Spicer axle u joints
Powerstop brakes rotors
Raybestos calipers
PSC steering box
EMF Steeeing kit..and shaft washers
Mopar steering damper...steering cooler..and lines
Cleaned the diff ..put a Ductile cover and Amsoil

Now I need to take it hunting before season is over

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Re: preventive maintence

Post by jeep_boy02 » Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:34 pm

That steering box definitely looks more beefy. May have to look into that

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Post by RustyPW » Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:43 pm

That should last you another 100,000 miles. :rockon:
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Re: preventive maintence

Post by w2dodge » Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:59 pm

RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:43 pm
That should last you another 100,000 miles. :rockon:
Next....6.4..or Hellcat...when I retire..in the P.W...lol

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Re: preventive maintence

Post by Ducky's Dad » Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:13 pm

I've been tweaking my '05 since I bought it new. The best mods have been:
1. Group 31 AGM battery (currently running V-Max Tanks G31)
2. High output alternator (currently running 270amp unit that uses stock serpentine belt)
3. Upgraded headlights (currently running Morimoto 55W HID projectors from RetroShop, but lots of burned connectors)
4. HIR capsules in stock Hella fog lamps (HIRs hard to find these days, but some searching can turn them up)
5. Carli spring packs in rear (gasser 2500 packs, not the diesel packs)
6. Firestone rear air bags with Daystar cups
7. Boogie Bumps in front with stock PW springs
8. Thuren-tuned Fox 2.0 remote reservoir shocks at all four corners
9. Carli steering damper
10. Hummer H2 wheels machined to fit the PW hubs
11. Toyo 35's; wore out a set of MTs, currently running AT-IIs and will probably replace with RTs. The Toyo 35" MTs cleared just fine on stock PW wheels, but the H2 wheels give you an extra 1/2" of rim width with appropriate offset, and retain the inner bead lock.

That's the important stuff. There is a lot more, including Dynatrac ball joints, diff covers, on-board air, water tank, roof rack, lots of lights, spray-in bed liner, camper shell, two more house batteries with isolators, etc. The eleven items listed above were pre-emptive improvements over the factory components. The Dynatrac ball joints were a normal maintenance item. I thought long and hard about each "improvement" and don't regret any of them, except maybe the HID headlamp conversion. The stock headlights are complete crap and I tried everything I could find before I switched to the HID's. The HIDs are a definite improvement over stock, but they have been a maintenance headache. On the other hand, I have net seen anything better. This is my hunting truck, not a daily driver.

Edit: I also have a set of Carli control arms that I bought when a screaming deal came my way. Have not installed them yet because I don't need them with my setup, but will install them if I go to 37s with the next set of Toyos. That is coming up next fall, and there is no reason (other than money) to run anything other than Toyos on these trucks. Get Load Range E.

Edit 2: Forgot the DT ProFab steering brace. I think these are pretty much mandatory of these trucks.

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Post by fu227 » Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:50 pm

w2dodge wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:30 pm
Thuren tuned Fox shocks,control arms,coils
Carli balljoints, track bar
SKF hub bearings
Spicer axle u joints
Powerstop brakes rotors
Raybestos calipers
PSC steering box
EMF Steeeing kit..and shaft washers
Mopar steering damper...steering cooler..and lines
Cleaned the diff ..put a Ductile cover and Amsoil

Now I need to take it hunting before season is over

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Re: preventive maintence

Post by w2dodge » Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:59 pm

I also did the retro fit HIDs...years ago...big improvement my lenses are cloudy going to change them...i also did a write up on the mods for the fog lights..HIR.....after all this work...I went hunting on my property upstate NY..and my drivers side exhaust manifold cracked....lol..should I go....shorties or oem ?

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Post by jeep_boy02 » Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:36 pm

May as well get a better set. I'd shoot for the longest tube possible though. Shorties are good for fitment and do flow better but your noticeable power gains come from longer tubes.

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Post by w2dodge » Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:48 pm

jeep_boy02 wrote:
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May as well get a better set. I'd shoot for the longest tube possible though. Shorties are good for fitment and do flow better but your noticeable power gains come from longer tubes.

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Yes..just dished out $$$ on parts for front end...long tubes ...more more parts..and more $$$...believe me...I'd love more power who doesnt..

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Post by w2dodge » Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:39 am

Headlight lenses got crazy cloudy....some sanding ...compound...buffing wheel...and clear coat of paint
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Post by w2dodge » Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:45 am

Hope holds up
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Post by RustyPW » Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:42 pm

w2dodge wrote:
Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:45 am
Hope holds up
The stuff lasted about 18 months for me.

I used this for sanding the headlights. Add a few drops of baby shampoo to your water when wet sanding. I used the clear coat that came with this kit on the motorhome. It was so~so. For the PW, I used what you used. Seem a bit better.

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