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Post by Deola2015 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:14 pm

Hello all,
I figured it was time to join so I can start asking all the questions I've come up with. I've had a few jeeps and Rams in the past, I got this 2015 PW to bridge the gap between the 2. Hope I can do it, with your help.

As stated its a 15 PW in black with the canyon brown interior. Not much in addition to the factory SLT trim other than a sunroof, bedliner, sound system upgrade, and connectivity group. I ordered it that way so I wasn't paying for a bunch of options it would break or pull off.

Aftermarket upgrades so far include ARE truck cap, K&N cai, magna flow muffler, ADD front and rear bumpers ( the ones made for the PW), synthetic winch line, F55 link diffused rigid duallys in rear bumper that operate when reverse is engaged, dually d2s as fog lights, rigid 40" spot/ flood on top of bumper, shorty antenna. That's about it for now.

I hunt, manage 2 farms and the wildlife on them. I have a small trailer and a large dump trailer I pull with the truck. I'm also a firefighter for a living so I use it to get to work in bad weather. The truck isn't my DD. I would love to improve the off road ability of the truck. I have a lot of soft mud on both farms and where my 12 rubicon on 35s would go no problem, the almost double the weight of the PW sinks. Some of it is me needing to adjust my driving style for the truck vs jeep. However I think bigger tires and slightly wider tires would help spread out the weight.the psi I have to run in the tires makes me feel like I'm on balloons that don't bite. 35x12.5 may be enough for that, but I'm on new tires, so they will have to wait(wheels with better back spacing to prevent rubbing also) Other advice on improving is certainly welcome. Glad to be here and you guys have some great looking trucks.
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Post by Graveltravels » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:59 pm

Hey, welcome!! No need for new wheels to run a 35x12.5. Lots of us are doing it. A little bit of rubbing, but nothing of any kind of worry. Some of the guys are running 37x12.5 as well, stock suspension, and I think a couple are on stock wheels. Requires a bit of plastic to be trimmed. The dura tracks are a good all around tire, but definitely not a fantastic mid tire. They're a little too close packed in the tread to be great in the mud.


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Post by Deola2015 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:33 pm

Not on the duratracs anymore, on a set of nitto trails in the same size as stock. Long story, but they only have about 400 miles on them, so I'm rolling those around for a while. What psi do you guys run on the day to day? I'm all for airing down on trails but for a short trip on the farm I'd rather not.

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Post by RustyPW » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:00 pm

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen: You are going to get a lot of different answers on air pressure. I have a 3G with 35" Toyo MT's on it. For the street with no load. 45 front and 35 rear. More then that. The PW feels like a basketball bouncing down the road. With a load. 60 in both front and rear. Offroad, 20 in both front and rear.
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Post by Deola2015 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:37 pm

RustyPW wrote:Welcome to the forum :mrgreen: You are going to get a lot of different answers on air pressure. I have a 3G with 35" Toyo MT's on it. For the street with no load. 45 front and 35 rear. More then that. The PW feels like a basketball bouncing down the road. With a load. 60 in both front and rear. Offroad, 20 in both front and rear.
Is there a way to keep the dash from being lit up all the time at those pressures?

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Post by Deola2015 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:50 pm

Here's a quick shot from the garage today as I passed, I have much better photos but they are all coming up as too large to upload.
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Post by Colibri » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:58 am

Nice looking rig, welcome to the forum!!
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Post by FirerescuePW » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:33 am

Oooo.... it's all black and shiny! Very nice.

Rusty's TPMS is more primitive than yours. He defeated his long ago. Yours is more complicated, and the jury is still out on whether you can or can't recalibrate.
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Post by Will » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:41 am

I want to see more pictures and hear more about the ADD bumper, looking good and welcome. Download a photo resizer app.

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Post by RustyPW » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:56 am

Deola2015 wrote:
RustyPW wrote:Welcome to the forum :mrgreen: You are going to get a lot of different answers on air pressure. I have a 3G with 35" Toyo MT's on it. For the street with no load. 45 front and 35 rear. More then that. The PW feels like a basketball bouncing down the road. With a load. 60 in both front and rear. Offroad, 20 in both front and rear.
Is there a way to keep the dash from being lit up all the time at those pressures?
Forgot you have the newer TPMS. Yea, your light will be on.
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Post by adeluca73 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:20 am

Welcome, nice looking truck. Are those stock emblems on the hood? First time I've seen those!
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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:28 am

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Post by Deola2015 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:05 pm

Ran all over the farm today planting persimmons and white pines and the fronts at 45 and rears at 40 (cold) felt so much better on and off road.

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Post by Deola2015 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:11 pm

adeluca73 wrote:Welcome, nice looking truck. Are those stock emblems on the hood? First time I've seen those!

Debadged all but the tailgate and hood PW badging. My Dad ( reason I'm a Mopar guy) said it needed something on the side.... He said it would be nice if the tailgate was smaller and could go there. So I went to the local graphics shop, and they had em done within 2 days.

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Post by w2dodge » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:50 pm

welcome ..nice truck...o yeah.. :cash:

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Post by Deola2015 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:17 pm

Will wrote:I want to see more pictures and hear more about the ADD bumper, looking good and welcome. Download a photo resizer app.

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I'll get you the info on bumper/ review at some point this weekend, along with some pics. I wouldn't buy again though.

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Post by Will » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:47 pm

Interesting....
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Post by Deola2015 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:30 am

Here are some better angles, and the front bumper post mod
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Post by Deola2015 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:43 pm

Will wrote:Interesting....
Sorry for the delay. The bumpers are decent quality, don't take it as me bashing them. Here's what I didn't like. First the order took almost 3x the time of what they said it would. I was supposed to be contacted with a shipping quote before they shipped it. That didn't happen, I just saw the charge on my card the next month. They advised I should have it sent to a business as the shipping would be much cheaper than to a residential address. Since I didn't know it was being shipped I wasn't able to give the business a heads up, just something that would have been courteous since they allowed me to have it sent there. ADD asked if I had backup sensors, which I do. The holes they cut for them are an afterthought at best. They were done after powder coating, aren't clean cut and don't even match each other. The mounts for the sensors are nothing more than a plastic grommet double stacked with a rubber one. They were faded and cracked when I got them like they had a previous life elsewhere. Minor things I know but they add up. I actually have debated doing away with the sensors as I think the camera in the tailgate is all that's needed. I'll have to redo the holes so it looks decent. The three removable cover panels on the front bumper held any dirt and debris collected off road up against the push bars in a way that just washing wouldn't remove so you had to go in and pick the dirt out with a fine point. I don't care about having a dirty wagon, that's what it's for, but it was causing surface rust very quickly. I removed the panels and tabs they attached to.... Problem solved. Just my two cents.

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Post by Will » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:54 pm

It looks like it sticks much further out than I expected the "Power Wagon" specific one should. I also liked the panel's and see your point with them holding dirt. Customer service is one thing but I see little differences now that will scratch that one off of my list. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Deola2015 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:36 pm

Will wrote:It looks like it sticks much further out than I expected the "Power Wagon" specific one should. I also liked the panel's and see your point with them holding dirt. Customer service is one thing but I see little differences now that will scratch that one off of my list. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by chrisjameswagner » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:09 pm

Thanks for posting up. I've been toying around with the idea of adding the ADD over an Aluminess because I don't like how far the aluminess sticks out and liked the look of the ADD that I've seen in person (diesel version) on CJC Offroad guys trucks. Its helpful to see it on a PW. I'd say this based on your feedback, the Aluminess guys are pretty spot on. On another note, bash on. If I paid $2K plus for their bumper and had those same problems I'd be pretty pissed. Hopefully you were able to relay your concerns to them so any other folks buying their product may have a shot at not having a repeat of your experience. Thanks agin.
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Post by Deola2015 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:27 pm

May try and sell current wheels and nitto tires. I've seen on this forum the back space of the new wheels should be +15-+ 28, I'd like to stay with 17s, and the 8.5 width is fine too( unless another is better) Suggestions on aftermarket wheels that balance easy, don't weigh a ton, and hold up to a big truck off road. 35s will be the size I go to (maybe 37 in the future distant future)I like the 1 piece forged aluminum design, and I dislike chrome. What do you guys think?

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Post by RAM4ROKS » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:02 pm

Deola2015 wrote:May try and sell current wheels and nitto tires. I've seen on this forum the back space of the new wheels should be +15-+ 28, I'd like to stay with 17s, and the 8.5 width is fine too( unless another is better) Suggestions on aftermarket wheels that balance easy, don't weigh a ton, and hold up to a big truck off road. 35s will be the size I go to (maybe 37 in the future distant future)I like the 1 piece forged aluminum design, and I dislike chrome. What do you guys think?
I looked into aftermarket wheels for quite a while and didn't find anything that was a real tangible improvement over stock other than Hutchinson Rock Monsters so, I ended up plastidipping my stockers black.

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Post by Deola2015 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:11 pm

That's a pretty nice wheel, I should've said I was open to bead locks as long as they're DOT approved. That's a ton of back spacing though would that rub? At full flex/compression?

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