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by DamageWagon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

I use a standard Reese 8”
by DamageWagon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Bf Goodrich Ko2 tread excessive tread wear
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Bf Goodrich Ko2 tread excessive tread wear

KO2’s don’t do well under heavy vehicles like these. That is oddly fast, make sure you’re running enough pressure in your tires and you aren’t overheating them.
by DamageWagon
Fri May 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Better brakes?
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Better brakes?

I’ve run the PowerStops and like them. I haven’t tried the EBC’s yet.
by DamageWagon
Wed May 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Swaybar moved to passenger side?
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Swaybar moved to passenger side?

Yeah it could be a few things. It really didn’t bother me or cause issues for 210,000 miles. My SmartBar seals were gone, the thing was so worn it flopped like a fish, but it worked fine. I hate the smartbar. One of the best parts of the Cummins is that it doesn’t have that stupid thing....
by DamageWagon
Wed May 13, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Swaybar moved to passenger side?
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Swaybar moved to passenger side?

It’s probably due to your axle not being centered, and the swaybar links pushing the bar over as you drive. If that’s the case it’s a side affect of a trackbar system where with your lift the axle doesn’t stay dead-center to the frame. My truck did the Ana Erving but it was never an issue.
by DamageWagon
Sat May 09, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: SimonandSimonBeast Build
Replies: 95
Views: 8080

Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

The centering of the axle will always depend on the height of the frame over the axle, so if you see the truck on a slope or with different weight distribution it will change the position of the axle. If you had everything installed and drove it and on level ground you knew where the axle was, and t...
by DamageWagon
Sat May 09, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: SimonandSimonBeast Build
Replies: 95
Views: 8080

Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

The trackbar is not intended to center the axle. The length of the trackbar must be set with the cool springs and bump stops removed and the frame set on the axle. If you lengthen the trackbar too much you will have physical collision between frame and axle components, generally the trackbar bracket...
by DamageWagon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Noticed my 2019 universal joints dont have clips 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: Noticed my 2019 universal joints dont have clips 2019?

There are no pins in a u-joint assembly. Rather, what appears to be a pin in there is an injection sprue. When you need to replace them, you melt the plastic and remove the joint, then the new joints use traditional circlips to retain them.
by DamageWagon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: (New) Toyo A/T III
Replies: 13
Views: 1882

Re: (New) Toyo A/T III

I love Toyo but I need to see these be a big improvement over the AT II before I would consider them over my STT Max’s. The AT II is about the most disappointing tire Toyo makes.
by DamageWagon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 41
Views: 3384

Re: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

I have a 2019 PW parked next to a 2019 2500 Cummins. The Cummins has an all new rear axle. The PW has what appears to be the same axle as the previous years. I have not checked the fronts. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200312/8c1257e653ce310d3573aee30f458adf.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com...
by DamageWagon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: PW swaying
Replies: 14
Views: 1025

Re: PW swaying

Probably bad shocks. That will definitely do it. Rear trackbar makes the rear wiggle, it doesn’t make it feel like a boat or loose. The ‘kicker’ shock as it’s being called is an anti-hop shock and has almost zero effect on suspension handling. It exists to damp the roll of the axle under heavy throt...
by DamageWagon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open
Replies: 29
Views: 4012

Re: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open

Not too much issue with topper flex. I think it should be fine. 37’s make Moab a different game. I ran 37’s and no sliders last year on a 3” lift and only scraped the underside of the cab once on an optional line. On 33’s you’ll scrape a lot but shouldn’t cause any harm. 37’s are really where the ma...
by DamageWagon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 3420

Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

SKF is OEM. It is the highest quality unit bearing I know of. I do not consider free spins to be an upgrade. They will never pay for themselves with a negligible fuel savings over the unit bearings on your CAD axle. Maybe 1/4mpg when both sides are unlocked? Sure they last longer, but you can buy 7 ...
by DamageWagon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 3420

Re: Wheel Bearing/Hub Recommendation

Who the heck is Premier? SKF is the only brand I can recommend. They are carried as Napa’s house brand. Even Timkens have a lot of issues.
by DamageWagon
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 41
Views: 3384

Re: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

My 19’ 2500 has a different axle than previous years. I don’t know why they would change every trucks axle except the power wagon? Is that the case? The new 11.5 axle is visually different.
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 2843

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

Twin Stick was the 100% cure for Death Wobble.
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 2843

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

Reloaderguy wrote:
DamageWagon wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:Who engineered that tie rod mount for the Synergy bar?
It is from PSC
Is that it's intended use? I don't see it surviving Moab on the end of a hydraulic ram.
It is specifically for mounting a hydraulic ram.
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 2843

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

Reloaderguy wrote:Who engineered that tie rod mount for the Synergy bar?
It is from PSC
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Buying a 2020 PW
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Buying a 2020 PW

See about ordering your build through a dealer for a better price.

Iwould probably trade you my chrome front end for your black front end if it swaps over.
by DamageWagon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 41
Views: 3384

Re: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

I understand the 19 won’t take existing rear covers but I haven’t tried them. I don’t know about axle shafts. I’ve tried finding info on gears and bearings but haven’t had any feedback saying heard the same as previous years. There’s a high probability they are, but it isn’t confirmed.
by DamageWagon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: A major wheel vendor would like some input
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: A major wheel vendor would like some input

I’d be happy to share the specs I use. Being that I carry trail ready and spec wheels for 37’s and 40’s. Those two options require a very different approach. Each of them also has a good operating range that varies based on preference.

Marcus Dethloff
by DamageWagon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?
Replies: 41
Views: 3384

Re: Anybody build a driveline protection solution that works?

All 2500/3500 trucks have the changes underneath. Power wagons aren’t special variants. New front axle casting, new rear axle casting, larger rear axle tubes, different diff cover patterns (existing diff guards won’t fit the new trucks), new transfer case, new Rzeppa front driveshaft, new rear driv...
by DamageWagon
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 100% cure for death wobble
Replies: 31
Views: 2843

Re: 100% cure for death wobble

The most important jobs of a steering stabilizer are to damp the smallest initial movements, and to output a lot of force at a very low shaft speed to resist big jerks to the steering. Emulsion shocks like almost every Rancho, Bilstein, Fox, etc. do poor jobs of these because the mixed nitrogen in t...