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Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby Calvinm119 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:56 pm

:mrgreen: 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman with the Power Wagon Package

I picked this up a little over 2 weeks ago. Over 2 years ago, I traded my 2006 Power Wagon in after it began to have electrical problems; becoming dangerous and unpredictable when driving. I traded it for a 2015 Ram 2500 Tradesman. It was a good truck, but it was no Power Wagon! But now I have this baby and she's my pride and joy.

First 2 mods I had planned we're exhaust and the intake. I had a K&N CAI for the 6.4 Hemi that I took of my 2015 before I traded it in.

The set of photos shows the K&N box install and the Flowmaster.

When I took the stock muffler off and ran the truck and it was super loud and throaty. I then put the Flowmaster on without the resonator and it was a little bit quieter but still nice, throaty, and had a deep rumble. I buttoned everything up with the resonator and it was loud but much, much quieter. It's still throaty, but its a lot quieter than I would like.

For one of my next mods, I'm gonna chop the resonator off and add a powder coated Rolling Big Power exhaust tip.

More mods to come!
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The picture shows the stock airbox.
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This photo shows the K&N box installed with the filter.
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:D A ported throttle body is in my future!
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All buttoned up :D
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I wanted to try Flowmaster this time
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What the muffler looks like outside the box
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Stock muffler vs the Flowmaster Super 40
2017 Ram Power Wagon Tradesman:
Mods so far: K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats, resonator delete, RBP Powder Coated Tip, Dodge Off Road Steering Box Brace

Gone but never forgotten:

2015 Ram 2500 Blue Streak Pearl: Tradesman w/ 6.4L Hemi, Rambox, electronic transfer case, 3.73s, LSD, BLD, Chrome appearance package, tailgate extender.
Mods so far- Mopar clearance Lights, Linex in bed, K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats

2006 Dodge Ram Power Wagon
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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby TwinStick » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:16 pm

:rockon:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby Colibri » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:05 pm

Looking good sir :rockon:
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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby Calvinm119 » Sun May 28, 2017 9:06 pm

So... its been a bit, but these are the next two mods. I removed the resonator and installed a RBP exhaust tip and added a Dodge Off Road Steering Box Brace.

So when I installed the Flowmaster Muffler, I tested its sound without the resonator attached and I really like the sound. It had a nice low, loud rumble. However, when I attached the factory resonator, it was incredibly docile...almost stock while driving. Despite the reports of really bad drone, I decided to chop it off that ugly mother f****r and install a black powder coated tip. I noticed an immediate difference in sound. It does have a bit of drone around 1750-2100, but so did the Mufflex on my 2015 Ram 2500.

Next was the steering box drace. Pretty easy install and it was a lot different than the brace I installed on my last PW. This one is a one isn't a frame to frame but rather one sided brace. Since the truck is pretty much brand new (has maybe 1400 or 1500 miles), I didn't really notice any difference. But to me, this is a preventative maintenance/install measure to preserve the life of the of the steering box.

Next mod will be a bed liner. But depending on my next assignment, the PW may go into storage while I join the Paratroopers of the 173d! :patriot:
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2017 Ram Power Wagon Tradesman:
Mods so far: K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats, resonator delete, RBP Powder Coated Tip, Dodge Off Road Steering Box Brace

Gone but never forgotten:

2015 Ram 2500 Blue Streak Pearl: Tradesman w/ 6.4L Hemi, Rambox, electronic transfer case, 3.73s, LSD, BLD, Chrome appearance package, tailgate extender.
Mods so far- Mopar clearance Lights, Linex in bed, K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats

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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby Calvinm119 » Sun May 28, 2017 9:07 pm

resonator removed with a reciprocating saw
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2017 Ram Power Wagon Tradesman:
Mods so far: K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats, resonator delete, RBP Powder Coated Tip, Dodge Off Road Steering Box Brace

Gone but never forgotten:

2015 Ram 2500 Blue Streak Pearl: Tradesman w/ 6.4L Hemi, Rambox, electronic transfer case, 3.73s, LSD, BLD, Chrome appearance package, tailgate extender.
Mods so far- Mopar clearance Lights, Linex in bed, K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats

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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby TwinStick » Sun May 28, 2017 10:33 pm

:rockon:

:lol: :poke: But I thought the Best Gens were so good stock, they did not ever need modification ! :lol: :poke:


:cheers:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby Calvinm119 » Mon May 29, 2017 8:55 am

To be fair....I never said 4th/5th gens didn't need modifications lol. Hell, if my 2006 didn't crap out, I would still have it. But I had to get rid of that ugly resonator :vomit:
2017 Ram Power Wagon Tradesman:
Mods so far: K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats, resonator delete, RBP Powder Coated Tip, Dodge Off Road Steering Box Brace

Gone but never forgotten:

2015 Ram 2500 Blue Streak Pearl: Tradesman w/ 6.4L Hemi, Rambox, electronic transfer case, 3.73s, LSD, BLD, Chrome appearance package, tailgate extender.
Mods so far- Mopar clearance Lights, Linex in bed, K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats

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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby rkgzx9leftcoast » Tue May 30, 2017 11:05 am

Looking good, I did the DOR brace a few weeks ago. Thinking of doing exhaust at some point.
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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby TwinStick » Tue May 30, 2017 11:29 am

Calvinm119 wrote:To be fair....I never said 4th/5th gens didn't need modifications lol. Hell, if my 2006 didn't crap out, I would still have it. But I had to get rid of that ugly resonator :vomit:


I know, just kidding. Face it, it's in our DNA to make PW's better. Don't fight it, it's just a natural occurring thing. :lol:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby Calvinm119 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:52 am

True!!!! :D I want to keep the outside of this one lucking as close to stock as possible. Maybe a leer bed cap or toolbox on the outside, but thats it. However, I plan to modify everything I can inconspicuously. :D

Like a front camera and when I pay this thing off, maybe one of these :D :rockon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HQsg0RJRsk
2017 Ram Power Wagon Tradesman:
Mods so far: K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats, resonator delete, RBP Powder Coated Tip, Dodge Off Road Steering Box Brace

Gone but never forgotten:

2015 Ram 2500 Blue Streak Pearl: Tradesman w/ 6.4L Hemi, Rambox, electronic transfer case, 3.73s, LSD, BLD, Chrome appearance package, tailgate extender.
Mods so far- Mopar clearance Lights, Linex in bed, K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats

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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby TwinStick » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:47 pm

2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby Timgco » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:01 pm

Looks great! Any chance you could post a more pics of how you mounted the exhaust tip? And is it welded or clamped?
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Re: Calvinm119's 2017 Power Wagon Build

Postby Calvinm119 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:04 am

Timgco,

Its clamped on. I just took a reciprocating saw and cut off the resonator right before the rear axle. I didnt want to weld anything because of its proximity to the rear axle and the lack of space.
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2017 Ram Power Wagon Tradesman:
Mods so far: K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats, resonator delete, RBP Powder Coated Tip, Dodge Off Road Steering Box Brace

Gone but never forgotten:

2015 Ram 2500 Blue Streak Pearl: Tradesman w/ 6.4L Hemi, Rambox, electronic transfer case, 3.73s, LSD, BLD, Chrome appearance package, tailgate extender.
Mods so far- Mopar clearance Lights, Linex in bed, K&N CAI, Weathertech floor mats

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