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by KevinABQ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Gears?
Replies: 28
Views: 1723

Re: Gears?

Did you reprogram for tire size, or have the dealer do it? If not you should try that first. That will adjust some things in terms of shift points and such that might greatly improve your experience. And it’s like an hour of non-warranty service at the dealer. You can also buy alfaobd, the Bluetooth...
by KevinABQ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Water Leak Info
Replies: 25
Views: 3095

Re: Water Leak Info

Sunroofs are on the list of things I won’t have on a vehicle, for that exact reason.
by KevinABQ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Facebook Group & Forum - Tire Popularity Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 3649

Re: Facebook Group & Forum - Tire Popularity Poll

They won’t hold up to off-road use on power wagons. Heck, they don’t hold up to dirt roads on power wagons. Good traction, didn’t have any complaints on that part. So with a 4000 point truck they are probably fine. I have a full set of low mileage if anyone is around abq.
by KevinABQ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: offroad gimbal mounts for action cams like gopro?
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: offroad gimbal mounts for action cams like gopro?

The high end stuff is amazing. But the few hundred doable stuff isn’t bad.

But I can’t give recommendations as I just watch people do this, not do it myself.
by KevinABQ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New truck, new nanny to hate.
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: New truck, new nanny to hate.

I have one of those bypass cables. It sucks. There are no directions and it implies you should connect it to two different jumper blocks, one of which doesn’t exist in a 2018 power wagon. Complexly worthless. Just throw a couple of $20s out the window, it’s a lot less frustrating. I got mine from s...
by KevinABQ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New truck, new nanny to hate.
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: New truck, new nanny to hate.

I have one of those bypass cables. It sucks. There are no directions and it implies you should connect it to two different jumper blocks, one of which doesn’t exist in a 2018 power wagon. Complexly worthless. Just throw a couple of $20s out the window, it’s a lot less frustrating.
by KevinABQ
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 06 PW Winch
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: Re:

olyelr wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:23 pm
You cant get one with the cummins.
There is suspicion that they have a newer diesel that will fit available in a year or two. We’ll see.
by KevinABQ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 415
Views: 93298

Re: Tire Feedback

Stock. Not sure how much, but it’s a bit annoying, not a big deal.
by KevinABQ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Upgrading to 35’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: Upgrading to 35’s

After doing more research, I’m leaning towards the procal. It seems like it does everything I need it to without having to dig into my dash and install that bypass module. Did you have to install the bypass to use alfaobd? Yes. On an 18 it’s behind the radio. In theory there is a cable that allows ...
by KevinABQ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Upgrading to 35’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: Upgrading to 35’s

At the very least your speedometer will be off without reprogramming. Apparently the dealers can't fix TPMS, so you need one of several tools for that. I used Alfaobd, but tire size changes their are a little complex in it, and if you don't do it right you'll know it. TPMS is easy and it's very flex...
by KevinABQ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 415
Views: 93298

Re: Tire Feedback

a55 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Can you damage the sway bar or radius arm if you rub on it with 37s? Damage the tires? What’s the negatives?

No, I have no experience with this.
I hope not. The drawback is that your turning radius gets bigger. But it saves $1250+ vs buying better sized wheels.
by KevinABQ
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: USGS Earthquake map
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: USGS Earthquake map

Yikes. Good luck.
by KevinABQ
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 415
Views: 93298

Re: Tire Feedback

You can run stock wheels with toyo mt 37s. They rub at lock, but they are ok.
by KevinABQ
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Should I?
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Should I?

If you want to test the lockers you have to be in 4 low and moving VERY slowly. Like 2-3 mph, but you have to be moving. Also have to be in 4 low for the sway bar, but not so terribly slow. At least that how it works for Gen4 trucks.
by KevinABQ
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Bought a 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: Bought a 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2

No, they denied warranty coverage.
by KevinABQ
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019 HD Security Gateway Module Location
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: 2019 HD Security Gateway Module Location

2018 it's behind the radio. That was a pain to do the first time, yours looks a lot worse.
by KevinABQ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tonneau Cover Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Tonneau Cover Recommendation

The heavy duty is really heavy duty. But I drive around with a 37 Toyo strapped to the top of mine. The only issues I’ve seen is it you load across the hinges. It levers the latches and you’ll have a hell of time locking and keeping it locked. I needed new plastic tips for the locking rod as I tore ...
by KevinABQ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

IIRC, the Yukon seemed to be preferred over Nitro, as there isn't any OEM last I knew. It looks like ~$900 just for the ring and pinions. No idea what other parts you need, or how much it would cost if you paid something to do this for you. But I've never really looked into this much, so hopefully s...
by KevinABQ
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Trans cooler bypass valve delete?
Replies: 21
Views: 1101

Re: Trans cooler bypass valve delete?

Iirc, you are good way past reasonable temperatures. I think I was told things get bad somewhere above 250?
by KevinABQ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tazer or ProCal
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Tazer or ProCal

Alfaobd can do that too. Tpms is easy, changing the wheel size is a bit trickier as it requires a series of steps to get ABS working. If you do it wrong then among many other things you get no speedometer.
by KevinABQ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tonneau Cover Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Tonneau Cover Recommendation

Love my diamondback. Also have the factory RAM foldable cover that worked great. But wanted a more solid cover. I do have the rambox and the diamond back does not seal the greatest at the tailgate, so I do get some water in the bed. Someone at PWM had modified theirs slightly to get it to seal a lo...
by KevinABQ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tonneau Cover Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Tonneau Cover Recommendation

My Diamondback is solid.
by KevinABQ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37 Tire in a 7' Garage?
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: 37 Tire in a 7' Garage?

I've pretty much abandoned any hope of getting it into my garage. I'm just hoping that if I carefully back in I can get the truck nearly level before I have to stop to keep from striking the door, but I haven't tried it.

If I do another house it will have taller doors and a deeper garage.
by KevinABQ
Fri May 31, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: EMF steering linkage?
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: EMF steering linkage?

It’s not as complete a weld as I thought, but it’s pretty solidly in place.
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by KevinABQ
Fri May 31, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: EMF steering linkage?
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: EMF steering linkage?

Interesting conversation. I was looking DOR drag link to replace the OE link with the latest recall out on it. Haven't taken it in for the recall yet. I'm leery about the recall fix, assuming all is good, to weld the jam nuts. Doesn't make sense and no longer able to center steering wheel when need...