PW Tradesman Option

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PW Tradesman Option

Post by 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

Post by 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:
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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 | Mopar HD 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

Post by 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.
2016 Tradesman White, adding mods now, 37 Ridge Grapplers on Method Standards 17 x 8.5 x 5.75 BS, Thuren Overland front 1.5" Kit. SLT Grill, Mopar Steps. More Thuren stuff soon....

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Re: PW Tradesman Option

Post by 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

Post by 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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