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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:22 pm

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Post by 04Ram2500Hemi » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:54 pm

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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by jeep_boy02 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:19 am

I really like that cappuccino color!

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Post by 06wagon » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:44 am

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Post by jeep_boy02 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:15 am

He meant a lot more involved and expensive engine mods such as a tricked out custom built power plant. Things a wagon used for truck pulls would have, not a brand new DD! ;-)

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Post by 06wagon » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:35 pm

jeep_boy02 wrote:He meant a lot more involved and expensive engine mods such as a tricked out custom built power plant. Things a wagon used for truck pulls would have, not a brand new DD! ;-)
Lol. That's kinda what I was thinking!!

For $2000 that'll buy only 1 Thitek head..... Not including porting and polishing.

A decent cam swap and stock SRT headers would be a nice bump in performance. But tuning will be the biggest asset to any mod.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by Will » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:49 pm

Can you post more pictures of the axle wrap prevention they incorporated into the 4th gen? Couple of different angles and such?
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by jeep_boy02 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:46 pm

I just dont get that whole shock thing. A shock doesn't prevent axle wrap. You need solid links for that. Thats why you have upper and lower links on a coil suspension. Just doesn't make sense. And the axle disconnect up front, that just disgusts me there :-(

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Post by azracer » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:43 pm

jeep_boy02 wrote:I just dont get that whole shock thing. A shock doesn't prevent axle wrap. You need solid links for that. Thats why you have upper and lower links on a coil suspension. Just doesn't make sense. And the axle disconnect up front, that just disgusts me there :-(
On the 3G The shocks are on opposite sides of the axle and a little off of the center axis, if you upgrade to 2.5" shock with better valve control it lets the shock help with the chatter/shudder in deep sand and soft snow. The upgraded shocks can and does help with the controlling the shudder caused by uncontrolled axle wrap. The axle is somewhat limited by the shock on how quickly is can twist and unload helping to smooth out the effects of axle wrap. It in no way limits axle wrap it only helps control its frequency/speed.

This same principle is being employed on the 4.5G with the shock in the center giving the shock more leverage on the axle to control it better. Much like a steering stabilizer/shock helps to control or even prevent death wobble.

Carli did the very same thing years ago with limited success when one considers the cost of the system with that shock. Here is a picture of their example.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by Stickman » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:57 pm

Only 2k for BOTH of those? I priced JUST the Line X'd Diamondback and it was $1700, then shipping was another $150, then I also needed the atv ramps, bars and tie downs, figured another $300-$500 for those to be safe. So thinking around $2300 for mine, damn atvs cost me so much money it's crazy, lol, oh well. And I love that load flat rear floor. I don't know why that wasn't an option for the '12s, even though it was in the owners manual. I wonder if a dealer could install that for me....hmmmm.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by adeluca73 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:47 am

06wagon wrote:
jeep_boy02 wrote:He meant a lot more involved and expensive engine mods such as a tricked out custom built power plant. Things a wagon used for truck pulls would have, not a brand new DD! ;-)
Lol. That's kinda what I was thinking!!

For $2000 that'll buy only 1 Thitek head..... Not including porting and polishing.

A decent cam swap and stock SRT headers would be a nice bump in performance. But tuning will be the biggest asset to any mod.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by adeluca73 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:48 am

Will wrote:Can you post more pictures of the axle wrap prevention they incorporated into the 4th gen? Couple of different angles and such?
Yes when I get back in town in 10 days !!
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by adeluca73 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:52 am

Stickman wrote:Only 2k for BOTH of those? I priced JUST the Line X'd Diamondback and it was $1700, then shipping was another $150, then I also needed the atv ramps, bars and tie downs, figured another $300-$500 for those to be safe. So thinking around $2300 for mine, damn atvs cost me so much money it's crazy, lol, oh well. And I love that load flat rear floor. I don't know why that wasn't an option for the '12s, even though it was in the owners manual. I wonder if a dealer could install that for me....hmmmm.
The HD w/ Linex was $1600 & shipping was $190 (includes a military discount). I did not get the ATV package yet, but will eventually add it later. The mufflex manga flow was $314 shipped, so I guess closer to
$2100 actually :doh:
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by Stickman » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:29 pm

Are you ordering from them directly through their Pennsylvania warehouse? That was the only place I could get mine from since I had no local dealers that could get them (Too expensive, imagine that) and that was the prices I got over the phone.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW aka "optimus" mod thread

Post by vanished » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:28 am

So is that pretty PW going to be hanging out in Huber Heights area next week? I'll be out that way for work... Would like to check out one of the new wagons (unfortunately I'll be in a rental car!)

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Post by adeluca73 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:38 pm

vanished wrote:So is that pretty PW going to be hanging out in Huber Heights area next week? I'll be out that way for work... Would like to check out one of the new wagons (unfortunately I'll be in a rental car!)
Copy---I live just north of Huber. Let me know when you'll be in town and we can link up.
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Post by 04Ram2500Hemi » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:12 pm

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Post by Low_Sky » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:13 pm

Those are almost all highway miles. Pure city driving gets me about 8 mpg.

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Post by Mule » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:25 pm

Dang, i'm sitting at 13.3 and that's a trip north to FtC, and a couple round-trips out east (airport, friend's place). All unloaded highway driving...
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Post by Stickman » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:14 pm

I would say something is definitely a miss there, or you have a heavy lead foot. If I'm being semi-easy on the gas I average 11-12 with about 70/30 highway/city easily. If I'm trying to save I can get 12.5-13, maybe even 13.5 if I'm SUPER easy, that's in my '12 that has the stock 33s and 4:56s.
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Post by Stickman » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:17 pm

Course you could still be seeing a little of the break in mileage since yours is still somewhat new. I didn't see decent mileage until I had 5k or 6k miles on mine, around the first oil change, or second if you did one around 1k for insurance.
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Post by Low_Sky » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:47 pm

I'm pretty sure my extra-low mileage can be attributed to where I have been driving my truck since I have had it. The city miles are almost all from Dallas, TX city streets. Most of the highway miles are from interstates with 70-80 mph speed limits, which I usually stick to pretty closely. In a few months I'll be moving to Alaska, where the highway speed limits are lower, and I expect my mileage to go up a little bit.
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Re: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie

Post by leo72987 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:47 am

Nice rig I like the brown as well when my 2005 Wagon becomes a pile of dust I will be upgrading to a new Wagon lol. I have never hit 16 I pretty much average 13.5, granted the 05's came with 4.56 gears and a none mds hemi :lol: Which I prefer but wouldn't mind a few more mpg's haha.
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Re: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie

Post by TruckBoatTruck » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:22 pm

I really like those sliders. How much did they run you if you don't mind me asking? I would be very interested in them.

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Post by Low_Sky » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:53 pm

TruckBoatTruck wrote:I really like those sliders. How much did they run you if you don't mind me asking? I would be very interested in them.
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