bstefanic's Build - 2013 2500 - "Wanna Be Wagon"

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Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:38 am

Looks awesome! been debating doing my bumpers on the Tradesman .
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Post by RAM4ROKS » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:08 pm

Looks fantastic!!! Way more aggressive looking now! Great rig!!!!

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Post by 14PowerWaggy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:20 am

So, did you rough up the chrome or just paint right over it? I'd like to delete the chrome on mine one day as well...
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Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:09 am

I think with Plasti-Dip you can paint right over anything, they have a prep spray to clean ? There are Youtube videos , I was looking at doing it on mine.
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Post by 14PowerWaggy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:22 am

I feel like I saw somewhere, maybe FB, that he didn't use plastidip but actual paint... I could be wrong...
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:08 pm

Need some videos of it working in the desert


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Post by bstefanic » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:31 am

14PowerWaggy wrote:I feel like I saw somewhere, maybe FB, that he didn't use plastidip but actual paint... I could be wrong...
Been crazy busy the past year....totally forgot about this thread. Yea I just used spray paint...on the ol' PW I had used both spray paint and plasti dip. I found the plasti dip to be nearly impossible to clean. After getting mud or dirt on it, it just looked stained. I've found spray paint to be easy to clean and worse comes to worse just fix it up again with $10 of paint

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Post by bstefanic » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:32 am

2wagons1driveway wrote:Need some videos of it working in the desert


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Post by olyelr » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:01 pm

Hows the oil burner treating ya?!
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Post by bstefanic » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:20 am

olyelr wrote:
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Hows the oil burner treating ya?!
Lovin it! Unfortunately really haven't been home enough for quite a while to put it through its paces. Did do a cross country tow last year with the same weight that I did previously with my Power Wagon...and the difference was incredible. The cummins is dangerous though...you could easily go broke buying aftermarket parts for it.

Have been steadily going through and knocking out the laundry list of things left to do. The previous owner apparently huffed a lot of paint as a kid...as you can see with the wiring of the headlights. Luckily he didn't do any work that would have caused long term issues. Front locker and gears still need to be thrown in, hopefully will knock that out over R&R. Thuren bumper, LT leafs, free spin hubs, head studs, along with a few other things are still left to do as well.
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Post by RustyPW » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:19 pm

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Post by bstefanic » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:10 am

Well a few changes coming to the truck...40"s showed up at home today
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Post by olyelr » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:58 am

Wowza weeeeeeeeeeeeeezeeerrrrrrrr!!!!
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Post by Colibri » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:29 pm

Oh hell yes!!!!!
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Post by bstefanic » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:43 pm

It's going to take a little messaging to get them to fit correctly...but that's why god created air saws. Was originally going to go with aev flares but was worried since I'm running a 6" lift that the fender well gap would be obnoxious. Going to try glass fenders and just trimming the rear enough that they fit at full stuff

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Post by bstefanic » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:14 am

The wife isn't the greatest at taking pictures...but kinda/sorta gives an idea
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Post by bstefanic » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:18 am

For a general size comparison that's a 37" Toyo R/T on the truck right now
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Post by bstefanic » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:34 am

Was able to get a little work done on the truck while I was home. Had the 4.56s and front ARB installed although haven't actually had a chance to hook the locker up. Up front....Nitro 4.56s are loud, talked to Nitro and they acknowledged that this particular gear set is the loudest they sell. I'm still not 100% sure some of the noise isnt from the set up....particularly the preload. This summer I'll be bringing it back to the shop for the 500 mile break in fluid change to have the preload and pattern checked again. I will say with an ambient temperature of 85 degrees and after a 60 mile trip the diffs were only at like 135 so they're staying pretty cool.

Also got the 40s mounted...was pretty surprised at how little trimming was required to make them streetable and they only rub a little on the upper arms of the Aliens. To actually use the full suspension travel will take a decent amount of work mostly in the front. The fiberwerx flares came in and will be going on this summer which will help a lot with either a new bumper or some trimming.
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:27 am

Wow that looks sexy. Good stuff man. Glad they didn’t need too much extra choppage to make em fit. They look killer


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Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:34 am
Was able to get a little work done on the truck while I was home. Had the 4.56s and front ARB installed although haven't actually had a chance to hook the locker up. Up front....Nitro 4.56s are loud, talked to Nitro and they acknowledged that this particular gear set is the loudest they sell. I'm still not 100% sure some of the noise isnt from the set up....particularly the preload. This summer I'll be bringing it back to the shop for the 500 mile break in fluid change to have the preload and pattern checked again. I will say with an ambient temperature of 85 degrees and after a 60 mile trip the diffs were only at like 135 so they're staying pretty cool.
I don't want to jinx you, but I've heard a lot about those Nitro's. Buddy had them and ended up swapping to Yukon because the noise got worse. I hope those quite down for you.

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Was able to get a little work done on the truck while I was home. Had the 4.56s and front ARB installed although haven't actually had a chance to hook the locker up. Up front....Nitro 4.56s are loud, talked to Nitro and they acknowledged that this particular gear set is the loudest they sell. I'm still not 100% sure some of the noise isnt from the set up....particularly the preload. This summer I'll be bringing it back to the shop for the 500 mile break in fluid change to have the preload and pattern checked again. I will say with an ambient temperature of 85 degrees and after a 60 mile trip the diffs were only at like 135 so they're staying pretty cool.
I don't want to jinx you, but I've heard a lot about those Nitro's. Buddy had them and ended up swapping to Yukon because the noise got worse. I hope those quite down for you.

Setup is looking killer.
Thanks man. I can live with the noise...just want to verify that the set up is correct. I'm going to try running 75w-140 to see if that helps and since it's mostly coming from the front end will probably just break down and get the dynatrac hubs I've been putting off....which probably isnt a bad idea anyway with the 40s

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm

The back will need trimming too.

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Post by bstefanic » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:03 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:The back will need trimming too.

Nitro strikes again!
Oh yea I plan on cutting an inch or two around the entire wheel well to clear them at full stuff.

Yea...to be up front their customer service has been great and they didnt beat around the bush about that set being noisy. On me for not doing my research better when I bought them a couple years ago but it was part of a group buy and got a pretty good deal.

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