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Post by RustyPW » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:39 pm

Last spring. The local land fill was running a Spring Cleaning Special. Bring your junk out, and they would take it. The land fill has a road that is about 1/4 mile long with a curve that you can't see around. The state police had set-up scales around that curve. They was busting people for over loaded pick-ups and loads not cover. They was making money that day. :lol: Lesson to be learned. Just because you drive a pick-up. Don't think that they won't put you on the scales.
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Post by RAM4ROKS » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:56 am

RustyPW wrote:Last spring. The local land fill was running a Spring Cleaning Special. Bring your junk out, and they would take it. The land fill has a road that is about 1/4 mile long with a curve that you can't see around. The state police had set-up scales around that curve. They was busting people for over loaded pick-ups and loads not cover. They was making money that day. :lol: Lesson to be learned. Just because you drive a pick-up. Don't think that they won't put you on the scales.
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Post by DamageWagon » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:36 am

Twin are you still waiting on brake parts?


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Post by Pit Slave » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:03 am

RustyPW wrote:That color looks like a Asplundh truck. :lol:
New Jersey Turnpike Authority lol. My friend kept swaying me from that color for that reason alone (being he works for them and has their work truck). But I really want that color! Well now that I'm not in Jersey that might change....

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Post by vanished » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:48 pm

The color is growing on me quickly - I think I may be falling in love... lol


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Post by FirerescuePW » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:12 am

You've always been a sucker for the next shiny thing!

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Re: Waiting....

Post by vanished » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:44 pm

Three little updates/thoughts/comments after two weeks...
1) Are 2014+ taller than 2013's? Stock to stock I have over an inch on him... suspension sagging?
2) aren't lockers identical to the ones from the old 4:56 gears? My '05 and '06 were painful to lock up with the 'dance', this truck was instant!!! Very happy. :)
3) don't ever buy used from private party with lien... still waiting for the release of lien a month after his bank had check...PITA Luckily the seller rocks and let me bring it home on his tags...
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Post by vanished » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:47 pm

PS - gas mileage still sux... lol


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Post by vanished » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:51 pm

And so far the big brown truck has delivered a new truxedo tonneau cover and some cheap nerfs are on the way to tide me over till I build/order the WK.. :)


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Post by olyelr » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:20 pm

vanished wrote:PS - gas mileage still sux... lol


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Yep. Best average I have seen in 8500 miles is around 13.5 MPG. The guys with the 15+MPG PW must drive 45, because when I TRY to get good mileage it never gets me much more then 12-12.5.

And yes, I believe the 14+ are a fair bit taller than the first 4th gens. Even the non PW's are. I compared my truck next to two non PW's on the dealers lot the other day, and I only had them by an inch or so. And I didnt measure fender height, either, as tires/air pressure can completely through everything out the window. I measured from a point on the frame to a point on the axle. All I am lugging around for weight is about 350 pounds worth of WK sliders and some odds and ends in the ramboxes. I bet the new non PW's are as tall as the older 4th gen PW's.
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Post by Bill2014 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:33 am

olyelr wrote:
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Yep. Best average I have seen in 8500 miles is around 13.5 MPG. The guys with the 15+MPG PW must drive 45, because when I TRY to get good mileage it never gets me much more then 12-12.5.

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Post by vanished » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:01 am

lol, I was hoping for 16+ hwy but was under 13 on the way home at 70-75mph...


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Post by olyelr » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:44 am

Bill2014 wrote: Let me take you for a ride :wink: Still getting 17-18mpg
http://forum.powerwagonregistry.org/vie ... mpg#p69960
The only thing I have done with my truck is add WK sliders and lower the air pressure in the tires to 45 in back and 60 in front (that is where they seem right). NEVER, and I mean never have I ever seen my average MPG readout (or hand calculated) reach anything over 15, and I watch it like a hawk. And honestly, I dont think there is any possible way anybody in the world could drive more conservative than me (most of the time anyway :lol: )... I try to get good mileage and drive accordingly. 90% of my driving is typical 55 MPH county roads. We have two stop lights in our entire county. The few longer trips I have done at 55-60 MPH is when I have seen the 14ish MPG numbers. The few freeway road trips at 75+-... forget it... Im in the 12's if I am being conservative. I will also add, my 4 cylinder deactivation mode rarely ever kicks in... almost have to be going down a slight incline during a nice calm day for it to briefly work.

I am not calling you a liar at all, just relaying my experience. You (and a select few others) must have one of those freak PW's. I think the majority with the newer ones are in the 12-14 average.
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Post by Hodgepodge » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:30 pm

I have a 16 with the MDS system and dual alternators, my average is right under 14, can't imagine getting over that.
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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:41 pm

I've gotten 16mpg average with my beat to crap 5.7 with 150,000 miles, with a lift, commuting to work. You can do better.


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Re: Waiting....

Post by GunniPWguy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:17 pm

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Re: Waiting....

Post by olyelr » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:49 pm

DamageWagon wrote:I've gotten 16mpg average with my beat to crap 5.7 with 150,000 miles, with a lift, commuting to work. You can do better.


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Me? I dont think so. There is just no way I could drive any better to gain MPG. Now, heading on a downhill slope with no stops and a tailwind, well yea... but I am talking about normal day to day driving.
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Post by DamageWagon » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:30 pm

That was normal driving, little bit of traffic, but mostly freeway. You're right about city though, you lose about 1 mpg per stop light.


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Re: Waiting....

Post by RAM4ROKS » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:11 am

I was shocked by how high the new (14+) Wagons sit! The rear of the 14+ definitely sits higher, the front may as well. The rear of a stock 14+ sits higher than my 2012 that has a mix of Carli and Thuren (about 2" lift up front and about 1" lift out back) and 37s!!! Didn't get a chance to compare front height. Really love that color, awesome!!!

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Post by Rodeoflyer » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:53 pm

My mpg varies greatly with the gas I use and driving habits. I floored the truck in first gear the other day for the first time in months and the evic stated iwas getting 15mpg average shortly afterwards. I've never gotten that before. It's like the computer compensated after a WOT event. Also some tanks of gas get better mpg depending on the octane rating and brand. I think it's hit or miss.

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Post by vanished » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:07 am

Got to play a little last night... Note pics are in woods Mike! ;)ImageImage


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Re: Waiting....

Post by FirerescuePW » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:27 pm

Haha! I KNOW you feel better now that you had her in the woods! It looks a little soft under that snow. Did the lockers work?

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Re: Waiting....

Post by vanished » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:54 pm

Yep - lockers worked great as did the sway bar... New one still hops pretty bad in the deeper stuff climbing. (60 psi in tires). Mud was pretty nasty - truck is a mudcycle at the moment...


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Post by DamageWagon » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:08 pm

60psi sounds painful. 40-45 will probably make it ride a lot nicer and shouldn't hurt handling, unless you are towing


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