Griz's Build - 2017 PW

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Griz
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Model Year: 2017

Griz's Build - 2017 PW

Post by Griz » Tue May 07, 2019 8:09 pm

2017 Ram Power Wagon. I am the first owner and it is was my first totally new vehicle. And yes it was love at first sight.
70,000 miles, daily driven so miles are going up.

Current Mods include:

Suspension Modifications:
Thuren front springs 1/2" over stock, Thuren tuned King 2.0 shocks, Thuren front sway bar end links, Thuren rear trac bar

Exterior Modifications:
Stubby Antenna, ARE Topper, Rhino roof rack, Rhino Batwing Awning, Roof top cargo box, Roof mounted basket, Carli front diff guard, PC rear diff guard, Fabbed rock sliders, 35" Firestone Destination MT2, Custom trail pin stripping

Engine Modifications:
S&B Intake, Black Widow Race Venom exhaust

Interior Modifications:
Living quarters in bed for camping

Recovery Equipment:
Smitty Built shackle mount winch point, Hitch receiver recovery point, (4) Recovery tracks, ViAir compressor, Synthetic winch line, Straps, Shackles, Snatch block
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2017 Ram Power Wagon // 35" Firestone Destination MT2 // S&B Intake // Black Widow Race Venom Exhaust // ARE Topper // Rhino Rack HD // Work in progress...........

Griz
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Model Year: 2017

Re: Griz's Build - 2017 PW

Post by Griz » Thu May 09, 2019 10:35 am

After looking around and considering different options, I ended up ordered the Rhino HD roof rack from amazon. I am extremely pleased with it so far. It seems to be versatile and very well made. I think that for $375-ish I made the right choice.
The install went pretty smoothly. It is a little nerve racking to drill so many holes in the topper. Scary. The install is pretty straight forward. Having a second person to help with the layout and double checking measurements are even on each side would have sped up the process significantly. Total install time was about 2.5 hours. Of course the instructions state the install time as a half hour just to make you feel good about yourself.
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2017 Ram Power Wagon // 35" Firestone Destination MT2 // S&B Intake // Black Widow Race Venom Exhaust // ARE Topper // Rhino Rack HD // Work in progress...........

Griz
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Re: Griz's Build - 2017 PW

Post by Griz » Thu May 09, 2019 4:53 pm

Got a few Thuren parts on order for the truck. I am looking to do some diff guards. I am going with the Purple Cranium rear guard and would like to do the Carli front.

Does anyone know if the Thuren front track bar will clear the Carli front diff guard? The Carli site says that some grinding might be necessary. Does anybody have experience with this?
2017 Ram Power Wagon // 35" Firestone Destination MT2 // S&B Intake // Black Widow Race Venom Exhaust // ARE Topper // Rhino Rack HD // Work in progress...........

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Re: Griz's Build - 2017 PW

Post by Will » Thu May 09, 2019 6:54 pm

Words from experience, I had a top on mine that had 1-3/4" clearance from the cab and going down washboard roads ended up in topper to cab top impact. Later investigation proved the cab body mounts allowed that much motion. Topper good for easy ride but don't get rough with it.

Thuren parts are the best and I had Kings when this happened. Stock could only be worse.
2010 with 37" hooves, controlled by numerous Thuren parts and Thuren Custom King 2.5's (Moved to a new home)
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Griz
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Re: Griz's Build - 2017 PW

Post by Griz » Mon May 13, 2019 10:27 am

Thanks for the heads up Will. I will defiantly keep an eye on it.
2017 Ram Power Wagon // 35" Firestone Destination MT2 // S&B Intake // Black Widow Race Venom Exhaust // ARE Topper // Rhino Rack HD // Work in progress...........

Griz
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Re: Griz's Build - 2017 PW

Post by Griz » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:16 pm

I have been traveling and have not posted in a while. Here is a link to some more info on the Power Wagon. https://whereisgriz.blogspot.com/2019/0 ... down.html There are also some blog posts about some of the trips places I have been in the past few months.

I ended up doing about 9k miles in the last 2 months. I started in New Orleans and bummed around Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. What an awesome area of the country. The truck did amazingly and I have no complaints save for the small fuel tank. That may be a future upgrade. I ended up doing a lot of off-roading, some of which was pretty extreme I would say. Here are a few pics in action.
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