2012 New to Me!

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ghaugo
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2012 New to Me!

Post by ghaugo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:54 pm

Bought my 2012 Power Wagon in September after looking for about a year. It only had 19K miles and it was in very nice shape. I had to drive about 10 hours to Missouri to pick it up. I traded a 2015 Ram 1500 because I had talked myself out of getting a Power Wagon 2 years prior. Then, I could not justify picking up another new truck, especially at the price of the new ones. Anyway, I thought I would share my mods which are pretty limited. I have really enjoyed reading about everyone's trucks, and I figured I would share some about mine.

Here is what it looked like when I got it home. I did add some 285 70 17 Duratracs once I came home as the original BFG's were a bit worn. I had good luck with these tires on my work trucks, so I went with them. I picked the stock size since I tow a camper and I did not feel like changing control arms etc. Part of me would like to try going to 35s but I wanted to stay stock for now.

The truck came with Aluminess sliders and a K&N drop in filter.
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Following that, I picked up an ARE Z-series topper because I really missed having one for hunting, camping, etc. I wanted something that looked good, and the local dealer was very good. I liked the look of these, so I decided to make it happen before hunting season.
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The topper worked great while out in the mountains. Wish I would have found some elk, but I had fun doing some winter wheelin'.
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I tested out my winch when I got stuck in some deep snow, got to experience axle wrap, and overall really enjoyed my new rig!
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2012 Power Wagon
Aluminess Rock Sliders, K&N Drop in Filter, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 285 70 17, ARE Z-Series Topper, FilterMag GP101 (front and rear diffs), DeeZee Tailgate Assist, Skanda Kryptec Typhoon seat covers, Husky X-act Contour Mats, Purple Cranium Diff Covers Front and Rear

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Re: 2012 New to Me!

Post by ghaugo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:18 pm

I read a bunch of the posts on the forum about differentials, fluids, covers, etc. so I decided to switch over to Amsoil 75W90 in the front and 75W110 in the rear. I also added some filter mags in each. I cleaned off a bunch of metal goop from the front and rear locker magnets, and it seemed to speed up the lock up time.

While I had them apart, I decided to paint the diff covers the same color as the red trim. I have never done it before, but I have been getting addicted to the mod bug now that I have a truck I plan on keeping for a long time.

Shortly after I changed the fluids, I decided to pick up some Purple Cranium rock guards. I wasn't sure on the color, so I picked the standard(no upcharge) color.
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Here is the rear.
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I had a good time putting some of these on my new ride, and the red covers are growing on me. I have had some people comment on how they like the look too. Anyway, I have done some decent wheelin' since I got my rig, and I love the way it performs. I am looking at taking the family out to Moab in March during spring break. I figure it will be pretty nice weather and I can get the lay of the land out there.

Here are some pics from my recent adventures.
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I picked up a nice air compressor which I have used several times and I really like how it worked. I added some TGL recovery gear which was a nice addition to the rig. I had some chains from my last truck that I will use if I get a chance this winter, but having grown up in North Dakota, the Colorado winters are not really chain worthy in most situations.
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I will post any new mods as they come. I am looking to do a CAI possibly since I miss the obnoxious noise it made on my last truck. I may look at some new shocks and possibly other upgrades to come.
2012 Power Wagon
Aluminess Rock Sliders, K&N Drop in Filter, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 285 70 17, ARE Z-Series Topper, FilterMag GP101 (front and rear diffs), DeeZee Tailgate Assist, Skanda Kryptec Typhoon seat covers, Husky X-act Contour Mats, Purple Cranium Diff Covers Front and Rear

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Re: 2012 New to Me!

Post by blindsquirrel33 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:48 pm

Nice looking truck! May as well have been new!

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Re: 2012 New to Me!

Post by olyelr » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:06 pm

Nice! That is some seriously low miles. What compressor setup did you go with?
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Re: 2012 New to Me!

Post by ghaugo » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:21 am

It is a Superflow MV-89G. It was $129 and it seems to work very well. It takes about 20 minutes total for me to air up all four tires from about 25psi to 60psi. I wanted to try it before dumping a ton of money on another brand. There is one just like it that is silver in color that got good reviews, but it cost more money. I also picked up a tire deflator. I never ran my tires at lower pressure prior to having this truck, so all of these things are new to me. All of the reviews and research I did looked like this one would be as good or better than the more costly models.
2012 Power Wagon
Aluminess Rock Sliders, K&N Drop in Filter, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 285 70 17, ARE Z-Series Topper, FilterMag GP101 (front and rear diffs), DeeZee Tailgate Assist, Skanda Kryptec Typhoon seat covers, Husky X-act Contour Mats, Purple Cranium Diff Covers Front and Rear

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Re: 2012 New to Me!

Post by olyelr » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:28 pm

Thanks I will check it out!
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- A virgin, other than White Knuckle sliders... and lots of Fluid Film -

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Re: 2012 New to Me!

Post by jpbrazill » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am

That truck looks great! Do the sliders bolt to the body? So I’m fixin to pull the trigger on a S&B intake. Ive had a lot if experience with them in my race shop days. Im definitely looking forward to meeting up sometime. Take care, and keep posting mods!
2017 Power Wagon: Granite Crystal: Rambox: L&L package: N-Fab Steps: Deezee tailgate assist: airhorn delete: AVS vent visors:

Aurora, Colorado

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Re: 2012 New to Me!

Post by ghaugo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:06 pm

They bolt to the same holes on the body as normal steps. This one had them on it when I got it. I was thinking about an S&B too....just waiting on some more funds. Do you think it is worth putting one on? Some of the other posts said they decrease low end torque. I had a K&N on my 1/2 ton and it seemed a little more peppy than the stock system.
2012 Power Wagon
Aluminess Rock Sliders, K&N Drop in Filter, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 285 70 17, ARE Z-Series Topper, FilterMag GP101 (front and rear diffs), DeeZee Tailgate Assist, Skanda Kryptec Typhoon seat covers, Husky X-act Contour Mats, Purple Cranium Diff Covers Front and Rear

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Re: 2012 New to Me!

Post by jpbrazill » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:43 pm

Well, once I get it I will let you know. Im also seriously considering a Pedal Commander to make up for any potential low end torque loss. That, and Im having the worst time trying to decide on which exhaust route to go.
2017 Power Wagon: Granite Crystal: Rambox: L&L package: N-Fab Steps: Deezee tailgate assist: airhorn delete: AVS vent visors:

Aurora, Colorado

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