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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by MikeKey » Tue May 17, 2016 7:22 pm

olyelr wrote:Well wheres the WK slider pics?!
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Well, I finally had access to a lift, and installed the sliders on the PW. These things are beefy and very well built.

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Installation on the passenger side was a breeze. The drivers side, will make you curse more than once. But the lift made the work easier. I was done with the installation in 3 hours.

Also made sure to use red Loctite on all the bolts. Now for the photos:

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SHOP RECOMMENDATION

If you are in Moab, there is a DIY hobby shop where you can go online and schedule lift time. It's great, and really convenient when you are traveling and need to work on your vehicle. Today was our first visit, and we meet with the owner Joe who is a really friendly guy. The shop has tools, including a welder and plasma torch and two 2-post lifts.

The name of the place is GOTOMOAB GARAGE http://www.gotomoabgarage.com/

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by coder » Thu May 19, 2016 5:15 pm

Looks good!
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Colibri » Thu May 19, 2016 6:39 pm

Fantastic pictures! Enjoy the new sliders!

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by hutchman » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:01 am

Really like your truck and lifestyle. How does PW tug the trailer?

Your Moab videos cost me some money on the 26th of May this year...... You sir are an enabler!! LOL!

I love my new PW!
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Post by MikeKey » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:29 am

The truck pulls the Airstream through all kinds of terrain like a champ. I love this truck

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by MikeKey » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:37 am

Just a few things.

KEEPING SCORE

Not a huge decal guy. But this felt appropriate. Need to get a top decal made to the effect of 6th Annual Power Wagons in Moab...

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Also added American Adventurist decal, fit us.

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LIGHTING UPGRADES

I replaced the factory Halogens in the projectors with DDM Tuning's HID Canbus system. The color temp is 5000 kelvin. I also installed their new Canbus LED bulbs in the high beam position, it took some work, but here it is, installed and inside the cover.

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I also added a Rigid 40-inch LED bar, D2 Driving and SAE Fog's. I ran all on separate power switches. I actually really like using the Fogs as DRL's and trail lights.

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by MikeKey » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:38 am

So, you bought your truck and immediately put a lift on it. How cute. :poke:

Let me highlight what a stock Power Wagon with a good spotter and proper technic can do, that will rival that of most Jeeps.

This was all done back in May throughout Moab in our stock (except for exhaust) at the time 2015 Ram Power Wagon.

HIGHLIGHTS

Here's my stock Power Wagon (driven by my wife), doing Hell's Gate on Hell's Revenge in Moab:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feGGhzRiNk

This is me doing the V Notch on Poison Spider Mesa Trail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ESojiZub4A

This is me doing THE SQUEEZE otherwise known as the Devil's Pocket on Elephant Hill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC6Lu0RqY70

Wife drives Baby Lion's Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQYBE8eYwck

We drove the TOP OF THE WORLD trail in Moab as well. Very popular Jeep trail during the Easter Jeep Safari
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MORE HIGHLIGHTS

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Anyways, don't want to bore you too much with all my photos. :cheers:
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:57 pm

Whole bunch of awesomeness right there! So jealous!
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Post by Pit Slave » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:39 pm

I think I will have to take at least one of those pics to post on my IG page.... :)

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by 14PowerWaggy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:13 pm

Is your 40" light bar the curved series or the regular one?
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Post by MikeKey » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:27 pm

Curved.

But I will be honest about my experience. With the LED Highs and HID's plus the dually's down low, there isn't a whole lot of additional light when I turn on the bar.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Chromolykid » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:01 am

What all needed to be modified for the LED high beams?

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Post by MikeKey » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:15 pm

Chromolykid wrote:What all needed to be modified for the LED high beams?

Just the LED's and patience. I almost gave up thinking they wouldn't fit, but then they just slipped in. First one I spent like 15 mins trying to figure out how to stuff the thing in there, the back side is pretty big. Lining it up is a bit tricky. But the other light took me maybe 4 mins since I figured out the angle I needed.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by MikeKey » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:08 pm

No major changes, but I added another decal.

Maybe next year I'll redo the list so this looks like less of a mess. But hopefully, it explains the "list" properly.

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:25 am

Its about time for an update!

I recollect reading a post of yours in a past thread indicating you have onboard air (2 compressors I think?), but I didnt see any info about it here when scanning through.

I would love to see your setup. I need some motivational inspiration!
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Post by MikeKey » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:58 am

When it's not snowing, I'll update. Not crawling in the snow to take pictures. :P
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:44 pm

Thanks!

How does staying in a travel trailer work in freezing weather? That has to be a little tricky.

Ours gets drained and put away in a barn before the snow comes around, so i have no experience with that.
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Post by MikeKey » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:02 pm

We bought a house. :P

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by coder » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:17 pm

Congrats on the house!
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Post by w2dodge » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:56 pm

congrats...lots of luck!!

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BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by yellowranger1 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:39 pm

I've only been to Idaho once, and it was a turn around trip when I picked up my truck from DD in Caldwell, passing through Boise. I loved it! Looks like a great place to live, lots of awesome scenery. Congrats [emoji898]


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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:09 am

Hey MikeKey, heres what your truck would look like with an AEV spacer kit, hutchinson beadlocks, 37s, rcv front and rear axles, dynatrac lockouts, 4.88 gears, 16.5 warn winch...

I know the AEV kit dont do anything for you, but the rest might! Nice truck!
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by Hammerballs » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:57 pm

I like that a lot except the AEV lift. I have a 2016 Laramie PW in white as well. What are the rcv axles and dynatrac lockouts? Complete replacements of our stock axles and lockers?

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:03 pm

I know the Dynatrac lockouts are their front Hub Replacement - free wheel kit. a little spendy for sure, but a nice upgrade from the stock hub/bearing set up. Lets you free wheel front axles, and then have to lock in hubs like in the old days. Maybe someday.....
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:14 pm

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