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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by olyelr » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:11 pm

EasyDoesIt wrote:
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Did I mention I really want to regear to 4.88, bc I do. Also looking for a tuner that will recalibrate my trans and speedo for the 37s.

Does anyone have a current mfg and part number list for 4.88 gears on a 2014+ PW?
I agree. Thats what has kept me from putting 37s on the truck in the first place. I feel like I want to do a gear swap even with the stock tires.

Check Aduleca’s build page, I think he has info on his gear swap.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:58 pm

$175 and 15minutes of install and my parking sensors are functional again. Just waiting on the $55 bumper step pad to come in.

Also picked up a used 37" General Grabber as a spare. Will get it mounted to the spare wheel soon.

Next will be the spare tire bed mount.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:19 pm

Mounted up my front Diff Guard, by far the simplest "Mod" I've done to any vehicle.

Trimmed up the inner fenders in the front (over trimmed and patched).

Also got my rear bumper pad replaced and chopped my exhaust. No more melty bumper for me.

Things left to do before Moab:
-Mount Spare Tire
-Mount Air Compressor
-Install Steering Brace
-Mount Fire Extinguisher
-Engine Oil and Diff Fluid Change
-Properly setup WD hitch
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by adeluca73 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:02 pm

PWJouster wrote:
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surprised how much you melted the bumper...

that is exactly where i was going to dump mine... you certainly did forget to add a turndown tip. you can turndown and lose clearance. the velocity of the exhaust at 4k would have put that heat directly into the pavement.

you certainly made me more cautious as i look at my exhaust setup. i may tuck the tube and turndown just before the rear bumper.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by adeluca73 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:03 pm

olyelr wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:11 pm
EasyDoesIt wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:25 pm


Did I mention I really want to regear to 4.88, bc I do. Also looking for a tuner that will recalibrate my trans and speedo for the 37s.

Does anyone have a current mfg and part number list for 4.88 gears on a 2014+ PW?
I agree. Thats what has kept me from putting 37s on the truck in the first place. I feel like I want to do a gear swap even with the stock tires.

Check Aduleca’s build page, I think he has info on his gear swap.
See pages 6-7

4.88 gear info
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:12 pm

adeluca73 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:03 pm
olyelr wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:11 pm
EasyDoesIt wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:25 pm


Did I mention I really want to regear to 4.88, bc I do. Also looking for a tuner that will recalibrate my trans and speedo for the 37s.

Does anyone have a current mfg and part number list for 4.88 gears on a 2014+ PW?

I agree. Thats what has kept me from putting 37s on the truck in the first place. I feel like I want to do a gear swap even with the stock tires.

Check Aduleca’s build page, I think he has info on his gear swap.
See pages 6-7

4.88 gear info
Thanks man, I was able to get all the info from that thread and east coast gearing.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by adeluca73 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:16 pm

EasyDoesIt wrote:
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I'll probably pick up a front Carli gaurd over the purple whatever.
Nice PW, congrats!! Great choice. I have Carli Front/Purple Cranium Rear + AEV Covers.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:44 pm

Steering box brace installed on my lunch break.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by PWJouster » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:58 am

EasyDoesIt wrote:
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Steering box brace installed on my lunch break.

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so do you notice much with the brace?
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:18 pm

PWJouster wrote:
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so do you notice much with the brace?
To be honest, not really but I guess its more of a preventative maintenance sort of thing.

Made it out on a trail last week near Coral Pink Sand Dunes in Southern Utah. Its a gorgeous trail that runs along the backside of Zion National Park. The truck performed flawlessly and surprised more than a few people to see a full size rig tackling obstacles that rzrs were having trouble on.


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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by olyelr » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:27 pm

Looks like fun!

I like the cherokee on rubicon wheels. Those get around so damn good.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:55 pm

olyelr wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Looks like fun!

I like the cherokee on rubicon wheels. Those get around so damn good.
It did really well. The 35s, 4.88s, and rear lunchbox locker helped.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:04 am

EasyDoesIt wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:19 pm

Things left to do before Moab:
-Mount Spare Tire
-Mount Air Compressor DONE
-Install Steering Brace DONE
-Mount Fire Extinguisher
-Engine Oil DONE
-Properly setup WD hitch

Headed towards Moab tomorrow, gotta get this pig on the road.
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Re: 2018 Power Wagon, White Rhino

Post by EasyDoesIt » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:05 pm

After a rough trail last weekend and an unnecessary heavy right foot, I tore up my Nittos. Shale and tire spin don't mix.

Messed up all 4 tires, missing a a lot of tread.

37-12.5 Cooper STT Pros mounted yesterday. These things are mean! Road noise seems minimal but they do rub quite a bit on the radius arms/sway bar. Hub/Lug centric spacers or new wheels may be in my future.
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