XOTCXs 2017 Tradesman.

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XOTCXs 2017 Tradesman.

Post by xonetruthcrewx » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:12 am

Been wanting a Ram 2500 for a long while. Tired of spending money on re-gearing and lockers with previous vehicles the PowerWagon is obviously the perfect fit. With my previous truck (2014 Nissan Titan Pro4x) only seating five, the arrival of our fourth child earlier this year made upgrading to the Ram a necessary reality. Haha.

I honestly didn't even realize that there was an option for a 'non-PowerWagon' PowerWagon. When I did I was stoked (I really dislike graphics). Found the properly spec'd truck, sold the Titan in two days time and set out to grab my new PowerWagon. The Monday after acquiring the truck I ordered a shell, wheels and tires. As is she's pretty set for what I want. There will definitely be a few more additions slowly but surely though...

Completely stock.
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Wheels/Tires. AEV Salta wheels with Cooper ST MAXX 35x12.5.
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Wheels/Tires and Leer 100xl shell.
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Whispbars crossbars and a Yakima MegaWarrior basket.
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Just seeing how the big girl flexes. Not bad for such a huge rig!
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Next up, gonna line-x the bumpers. Then a full stereo. Then a snorkel. Other than those items I would really like a James Baroud Evasion RTT. Thing is pricey though and it'll take some serious convincing of the wife! All in all though I am super stoked on this thing!

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Re: XOTCXs 2017 Tradesman.

Post by TommyG » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:48 pm

Great looking truck.
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Post by Colibri » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:37 pm

Very nice! Congratulations on the truck and the new whippersnapper!
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Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:14 pm

Nice looking truck. I have a 2016 Tradesman Paper truck as well.... Nice addition. I was torn between the Saltas and the Methods I wound up getting.... Looks like I would have been fine either way. Congrats !
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Post by coder » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:36 pm

Hello xonetruthcrewx,

Welcome, nice truck, good set of mods!
Vehicle: 2007 Power Wagon Quad Cab - Inferno Red
Suspension: Carli 3" Hemi Coils, Carli Control Arms, Carli King 2.5 Pin-Tops, Carli Stainless Steering Stabilizer, Carli Trackbar | Synergy 1" Rear Shackle
Performance: Magnaflow Muffler | Magnaflow Y-Pipe
Wheels/Tires: Toyo AT II's 35x12.5x17
Steering/Drivetrain/Axles: Carli Front Diff Guard | Dynatrac Ball Joints | Mopar HD Steering Gear
Miscellaneous: Line-X Bedliner | Locker Bypass Switch | Mopar Rock Rails | DieHard Platinum Battery G65 | Performance Friction Brake Pads | Weathertech Digital Fit Mats | Winch Thermal Protection Bypass

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Post by FirerescuePW » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:48 am

Welcome! That looks great just like it sits. Well done, and good luck!

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Post by xonetruthcrewx » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:22 pm

Thanks guys! I really wanted to run 37s but the kids really struggle to get into the truck on their own even with the stock 33s, haha. Had to compromise this go around but when these wear out... 37s!

With the weight of the shell the truck now sits with a 1.5" rake which definitely looks good with the 35s. By the time I'm ready for new tires I hoping I can convince the wife that I NEED a full suspension upgrade! Haha.

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Post by feeesh » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:34 pm

Welcome!
Great looking truck.
I recognize your handle from somewhere.... were you on audizine in the past?

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Post by xonetruthcrewx » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:23 am

feeesh wrote:Welcome!
Great looking truck.
I recognize your handle from somewhere.... were you on audizine in the past?

Haha, thats me! Audis are all gone these days. Now its just the fam, trucks, bicyles and guns...

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Post by olyelr » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:08 pm

Nice! The line-ex bumpers will really tie it all in for sure. The chrome bumpers always seemed out of place to me on the tradesmans.

You might as well sneak in some WK sliders while your at it... you know, so the family can get in easier :wink:
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Post by xonetruthcrewx » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:47 am

olyelr wrote:Nice! The line-ex bumpers will really tie it all in for sure. The chrome bumpers always seemed out of place to me on the tradesmans.

You might as well sneak in some WK sliders while your at it... you know, so the family can get in easier :wink:
Yes, those are definitely on the list! Hes only 90 minutes from me as well so I can just go pick them up. Hopefully sooner than later.

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Post by TwinStick » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:09 pm

That is a great looking truck. If I got a new one, that is exactly what I would get. I am loving our ARE MX series cap though, no windows just body colored win-doors. I am also rocking the factory chrome front bumper & a Yakima Load Warrior rack on the cap. :rockon:
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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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Post by 2011TXPowerWagon » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:35 pm

Nice looking truck. Love the look of the shell, personally i like it without the roof rack. But sweet truck for sure. I am always torn between graphics on or off but yours definitely looks good. Congrats on the new truck and the new baby.
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Post by Mule007 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:58 am

Nice looking truck! Like the shell too ! Welcome and Congrats on the new truck and baby!
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Post by xonetruthcrewx » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:11 pm

2011TXPowerWagon wrote:
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Nice looking truck. Love the look of the shell, personally i like it without the roof rack. But sweet truck for sure. I am always torn between graphics on or off but yours definitely looks good. Congrats on the new truck and the new baby.
Thanks! And yeah, looked cleaner without the basket but it comes in handy at times. Function>fashion... haha.

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Post by xonetruthcrewx » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:52 am

Took a couple weeks off from work for the holidays and finally had the time to pull the bumpers and have them sprayed with line-x. I feel like it should have come this way from the factory...

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Post by olyelr » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:43 am

Looooookin' good!
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Post by Colibri » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:24 am

Very nice!
Central Texas and Houston area
2009 5.7 auto quadcab
Carli 3” coils deaver leafs 3” kings with 4 tube bypass rear and fr/rr hydro bumps
Howe steering pump and gear with hydraulic ram assist
Custom tube bumpers and white knuckle sliders
Creative fab trussed axle. rem polished and cryoed 5.13 gears with arb lockers fr/rr
Sharadon stage 2 545rfe with 3000 stall edge converter
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Post by nts007 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:33 pm

Nice rig!!
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Post by xonetruthcrewx » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:36 am

This past weekend was my good friends birthday and we used it as an excuse to go to Sedona and ride bikes. Wheeling Sedona has been on my list since 05 when I built my first rig and I wasnt about to not do a little wheeling while I was there. So... Broken Arrow.

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And like I mentioned above, the real reason for the trip!

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Post by olyelr » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:41 am

:rockon:

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Re: XOTCXs 2017 Tradesman.

Post by Bill2014 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:47 am

Nice!

Will you be getting some rock sliders on that bad boy?
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Post by xonetruthcrewx » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:53 am

Bill2014 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:47 am
Nice!

Will you be getting some rock sliders on that bad boy?
Definitely on the list! I'm only an hour and a half from White Knuckle too so I can just go pick them up. My issue... wife put me on an allowance some time ago and between bikes, guns and the truck I'm spread pretty thin and I need to save up. Haha.

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Post by xonetruthcrewx » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:56 am

And if anyone cares, drivers perspective of going down Devils Staircase. Nothing too serious (although my buddy thought I was going to die) but it was definitely fun.
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