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PW Tradesman Option

Postby vector1 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:30 pm

What, if any, are the differences between the Tradesman option and the straight-up Power Wagon besides interior stuff and wheels? Lift? Suspension? Protection? Asking for a friend who is a little turned off by the new PW grill and tailgate branding.
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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Postby TwinStick » Fri May 19, 2017 12:34 pm

Interior stuff & exterior stuff (stickers/badges/grills/paint). Wheels should be the same, suspension-the same, lift-the same. With the Tradesman, you get all the PW goodies without any fluff. It is the cheapest way to get a PW. No stickers, no 2 tone paint, no RAM grill, no tailgate badging, etc.. . I call them "undercover Power Wagons." :lol:
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Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

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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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Postby Low_Sky » Fri May 19, 2017 12:51 pm

Yup, it's all interior and cosmetic exterior differences. Different head/tail lights, not sure if the tradesman comes with fogs or not. As far as driveline/suspension/protection goes, the trucks are identical.


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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Postby LumberZach » Fri May 19, 2017 1:10 pm

Mine came with fog lights. I had the option to get some decals but opted to go without. Mine is a '15


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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Postby vector1 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:26 pm

Hey, good news. Thanks for the quick replies. My friend says he can live with an "underground" Power Wagon.
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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Postby coder » Fri May 19, 2017 2:59 pm

When you select the Power Wagon package you always get the below items everything else is specific to the truck model you pick Tradesman, SLT, etc.

- 17-Inch x 8.0-Inch Aluminum Wheels (Tradesman gets polished wheels, SLT gets black)
- 180-Amp Alternator
- 4.10 Axle Ratio
- Black Headlamp Filler Panel
- Black Wheel Flares
- Fog Lamps
- Front Disconnecting Stabilizer Bar
- WARN® 12.000-lb. Capacity Front Electric Winch
- Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
- Hill Descent Control
- LT285/70R17D OWL All Terrain Tires Goodyear® Brand Tires
- Ram Power Wagon Articulink® Suspension
- Tow Hooks
- Transfer Case Skid Plate
- Tru-Lok® Front and Rear Axles
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 | Redhead 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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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Postby rkgzx9leftcoast » Mon May 22, 2017 10:23 am

I have a 16 Tradesman and love it, Like everyone has said the biggest difference especially with the 17 Model is the interior and exterior. Same suspension and goodies, which is what I wanted, you can add options, I have Fogs and Bed lights,, I bought off lot and got an incredible deal. Was 38K . I think if you want Navigation and nicer interior you have to go with the the SLT type Power Wagon (which I think is just the Power Wagon in 17)? Mine has the tailgate badge/sticker, bit nothing else exterior says PW unless you look for Winch.
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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Postby MikeKey » Mon May 22, 2017 11:35 am

See if you can get dual alternators. I have them and they make all the difference in winching.
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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Postby agpilot » Tue May 23, 2017 5:06 pm

MikeKey wrote:See if you can get dual alternators. I have them and they make all the difference in winching.


You can get dual alts - the only thing I regret not getting on my '16 Tradesman. It would have added more than a few months to the build date as they were low qty option at the time I ordered. I passed and have done a lot of winching with no issue. The battery is a sufficent buffer for the amperage our winches draw. A second battery would be more useful than a second alt in my humble opinon. How long the charging system takes to refill that pool on the other hand...
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