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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Explorin Sonoran » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:22 pm

Hello Everyone,

I've been using this forum as a resource for about a year and figured it was time to contribute. I picked up my 2016 PW tradesman in January and have about 9000 miles on it. I was ready to get the Laramie edition but couldn't justify the price difference for things that are nice but don't matter that much to me.

So far I have been quite happy, the only things I miss from the higher trim levels are remote start and heated seats. I will probably have the dealer install the remote start next visit but I can live without the heated seats being that I am in Tucson AZ and it never gets very cold.

My reasons for purchasing a PW were several fold. I needed a vehicle that could tow up to 10,000 lbs, I needed a pickup bed for all the Home Depot runs, dump runs, and way to get my atv to the trails. I wanted something that would take me on adventures and not get stuck at the first arroyo crossing (dry river beds to the non desert dwellers). I spend a lot of time exploring in the desert with my wife and son and there is nothing worse than getting most of the way to a destination and having to turn around due to a medium sized obstacle that would stop a regular truck. I also am not at a point in my life where I have the time nor do I feel like modifying a regular truck. I've done that many times and always end up with compromises that diminish the drivability. So far it has accomplished everything I purchased it for without any real hiccups.

Of the 8800 miles 1400 of them have been towing. I twice towed a 19ft toy hauler to Sedona from Tucson and it towed very well, much better than I expected. It pulled the trailer with little effort, merging on to a 75mph freeway was no problem and passing slow moving vehicles was easy. My trailer sits up high due to the flat load bed so it has quite a bit of aerodynamic drag. There is also a lot of elevtion change between Tucson and Sedona with many mountain passes and I still averaged 8.5mpg on the first trip. On the second trip I had the RZR in the toy hauler which added another 1200ish pounds. I still got 8.4mpg. I don't know exactly how much the trailer weighs but I'm guessing around 5500 without the RZR and 6700ish with it.

My daily commute is around 50 miles with mixed city and highway driving and my evic averages around 14.5mpg. I've never cross checked it at the pump because I don't really care, maybe if it was single digit numbers but anything in the teens I'm happy with. We are also fortunate in Tucson to have some of the cheapest fuel in the nation.

It has been very reliable and one of the quietest vehicles I've owned. You can hear the tire hum on the freeway and that's about it. I had it into the dealer recently for a squeak that self healed on the drive to the dealer so I had them rotate the tires while it was there. They also said there was a transmission update that they would perform. It shifts way better with the update, seems to hold gears longer and just make it more driveable in the city. Worth doing if you haven't done it yet.

The only mod I have done so far if the cabin filter mod from Geno's garage.

My biggest complaint is the racket it makes on startup, I can't stand how it sounds like there is an exhaust leak at idle until it warms up. I've compared it to other 6.4 trucks on the lot and the videos posted on this forum and it sound the same so I think it is just they way it is.

That's about all I got at the moment.

Thanks again for all the info.

I apologize if the photos are upside down, they are right side up on my computer and I don't know what I'm doing.
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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Colibri » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:19 pm

Welcome aboard sir, nice truck!
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Post by RustyPW » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:11 pm

Welcome to the forum. :mrgreen:

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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:27 am

Welcome to the group :cheers:
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Locker Bypass & Nanny Kill Switch

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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Gunshotwoundshurt » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:33 am

Checking in and introducing myself.

I live in Southern California and look forward to meeting other members. Hoping to find some outdoor getaways and PW meetings soon. I'm retired military ( USMC / 0369 / 22 1/2 years ). Always willing to help others in times of need. I look forward to meeting others and thanks in advance for any info / advice on this truck

On a side note --- please help my find / buy the plug and play locker bypass mod. I have a trip in 2 weeks where this mod will be a must have.

Mel

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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Colibri » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:25 pm

Welcome aboard sir! Glad to have you, for the locker bypass what year is your truck?
Central Texas and Houston area
2009 5.7 auto quadcab
Carli 3” coils deaver leafs 3” kings with 4 tube bypass rear and fr/rr hydro bumps
Howe steering pump and gear with hydraulic ram assist
Custom tube bumpers and white knuckle sliders
Creative fab trussed axle. rem polished and cryoed 5.13 gears with arb lockers fr/rr
Sharadon stage 2 545rfe with 3000 stall edge converter
Lots of other stuff lol

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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Gunshotwoundshurt » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:16 pm

Truck is a 2016. Guess I should have added that critical piece of info :)

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Post by olyelr » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:46 pm

Gunshotwoundshurt wrote:Truck is a 2016. Guess I should have added that critical piece of info :)

Well good luck with that! I emailed him months ago and havent even heard back yet, let alone got on any list :doh:

But i am a patient man!
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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Arkrider » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:08 pm

I just wanted to introduce myself and join the club. I bought my 2016 granite crystal PW December 31 last year. It's bone stock still yet, but I have a few future mods planned. I have always traded my rides regularly, but I have finally found my keeper with this one. I am just putting too many miles on it. I'm already up to 31k. Mostly highway of course but I try to put it through its paces as often as possible.
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Post by olyelr » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:25 am

Welcome!

Thats a lot of miles in less than one year!!
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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:36 am

Welcome to the family


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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Black Pearl » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:57 am

Thanks for serving!!!
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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Black Pearl » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:57 am

Where in so cal?
Im in Port Hueneme, Ventura county

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Post by Jmarklowitz » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:38 pm

Hello from Centennial CO. Awesome site here! 2016 Laramie. Ordered WK sliders with top plate powder coat, 20% frt. windows, clear bra, Lifetime bumper2bumper warranty.
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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Gunshotwoundshurt » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:47 am

Black Pearl wrote:Where in so cal?
Im in Port Hueneme, Ventura county
I'm in Vista Ca. Close to Camp Pendleton.

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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by Black Pearl » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:08 am

Ok. I grew up in SD and head down that way every so often. Ill give ya a heads up if any adventure takes me that way.

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Post by Gunshotwoundshurt » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:17 pm

Black Pearl wrote:Ok. I grew up in SD and head down that way every so often. Ill give ya a heads up if any adventure takes me that way.
Sounds good.

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Re: "Welcome Thread"

Post by RamGentry » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:30 am

Funny, I find myself reading these posts and still saying to myself "nice truck"

:cheers: guys, nice trucks!
If I start listing Mods I would have to change the list daily
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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:23 am

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Post by Arkrider » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:21 pm

RamGentry wrote:Funny, I find myself reading these posts and still saying to myself "nice truck"

:cheers: guys, nice trucks!
That's too funny. My truck is identical to jmarks and I thought the same thing.
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Post by olyelr » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:14 am

Arkrider wrote:
RamGentry wrote:Funny, I find myself reading these posts and still saying to myself "nice truck"

:cheers: guys, nice trucks!
That's too funny. My truck is identical to jmarks and I thought the same thing.

Mines close too, except i have ramboxes, cab lights and a sun roof.

Indeed, nice trucks!
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Post by olyelr » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:15 am

Oh, and WK sliders :cheers:
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Post by Jmarklowitz » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:58 am

"Mines close too, except i have ramboxes, cab lights and a sun roof."

Thank you everyone! I wanted the cab lights and Ramboxes, but the only local truck I could find with all the other goodies & Ramboxes was silver. My last two trucks were Silver so my wife talked me out of it. I'm very happy with the Maximum Steel Color. I think it has about every option except the Ramboxes, Cab Lights and comfort package. This is my 1st truck with a sunroof. Love it! I don't really need rain sensing wipers! LOL. Just waiting on the WK Sliders to ship. Not a big fan of the 2017 styling so wanted to pick up a 2016 before there wasn't any left... This is a great site, but it's getting expensive reading through the builds and looking at everyone's beautiful trucks ;)
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Post by olyelr » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:55 pm

Jmarklowitz wrote:"Mines close too, except i have ramboxes, cab lights and a sun roof."

Thank you everyone! I wanted the cab lights and Ramboxes, but the only local truck I could find with all the other goodies & Ramboxes was silver. My last two trucks were Silver so my wife talked me out of it. I'm very happy with the Maximum Steel Color. I think it has about every option except the Ramboxes, Cab Lights and comfort package. This is my 1st truck with a sunroof. Love it! I don't really need rain sensing wipers! LOL. Just waiting on the WK Sliders to ship. Not a big fan of the 2017 styling so wanted to pick up a 2016 before there wasn't any left... This is a great site, but it's getting expensive reading through the builds and looking at everyone's beautiful trucks ;)
Well hells bells, i thought that was a granite crystal wagon for sure. Maximum steel is a good color too!
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Post by jailor97 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:40 pm

Jmarklowitz wrote:Hello from Centennial CO. Awesome site here! 2016 Laramie. Ordered WK sliders with top plate powder coat, 20% frt. windows, clear bra, Lifetime bumper2bumper warranty.
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Nice to see another PW around these parts. :rockon:
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