Tundra to Power Wagon - Moab, UT

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Tundra to Power Wagon - Moab, UT

Post by RockytheWagon » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:41 am

Hey all you cool cats and kittens,

About 6 months ago I sold my first overland build, a ‘15 Tundra Crewmax, and got into a pretty well equipped ‘17 PW. I found the truck on eBay of all places. Bought a one way plane ticket, handed a guy a check in a California parking lot, and drove off into the sunset. I’ve been loving the truck so far. Two things brought me to this forum. 1) Googling “Dodge Death Wobble” 2) Looking up info on tires, suspension, etc. Bought the truck at 42k, now at 50k and I’ve been experiencing wobble/wag. Thanks to the info on this site and some help from Thuren, I think I’ll have it sorted out. On deck is Thuren rear track bar, 2.5 Kings, and some Cooper STT Pros in 37x13.50. I’m on IG as @rockythewagon

Excited to be part of this community. Cheers!

Sad to see the Tundra go...

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...but I can’t think of a more well built and capable full size truck:

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Re: Tundra to Power Wagon - Moab, UT

Post by Mule007 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:12 pm

Welcome to the forum, Enjoy 🌞👍 !!
2005 Mineral Gray; #0666: Laramie, Leather, dual cab control zones, power & heated seats, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise, music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcoal & silver interior.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; Linex Platinum black armor bed & rock panel HD coating; matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; S&B CAI; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB radio; Mopar black accent fender flares; PW winch kit & remote control;
Tools: 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, f&r tire chains, spare water & 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: Jasper Reman. Engine; Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints (upper & lower); new fuel pump; 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; new OEM radiator; front & rear drive U-joints; 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; new water pump & serpentine belt; new Bilstein 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Re: Tundra to Power Wagon - Moab, UT

Post by TommyDuncan » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:08 pm

Welcome! It will be interesting to hear your thoughts on how the two compare.
I had deathwobble when my truck was new, because I went with some used 37" tires. I had them balanced and rotated and it went away. I have some some SERIOUS battle getting rid of it on Jeeps in the past, however. Lots if good advise on here!

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Post by EasyDoesIt » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:33 pm

Great looking rig! How do you like the GFC?
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Re: Tundra to Power Wagon - Moab, UT

Post by Bill2014 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:37 pm

Welcome to the Group!
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Post by RustyPW » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:59 pm

Welcome to the forum. :mrgreen:

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Re: Tundra to Power Wagon - Moab, UT

Post by TommyG » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:52 pm

Very nice rig. Welcome.
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Re: Tundra to Power Wagon - Moab, UT

Post by Mule » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:03 pm

I wanna see more about that trials bike on the trailer....

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Post by RustyPW » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:14 pm

Mule wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:03 pm
I wanna see more about that trials bike on the trailer....
I notice that too. You don't see many of them.
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Post by OffroadTreks » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:56 pm

Whats up dude
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Re: Tundra to Power Wagon - Moab, UT

Post by RockytheWagon » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:55 pm

TommyDuncan wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Welcome! It will be interesting to hear your thoughts on how the two compare.
I had deathwobble when my truck was new, because I went with some used 37" tires. I had them balanced and rotated and it went away. I have some some SERIOUS battle getting rid of it on Jeeps in the past, however. Lots if good advise on here!
So far really enjoying the Power Wagon over the Tundra. Feels like a lot more truck and has everything on it I still wanted to do to my Tundra... lockers, 37's, etc.
EasyDoesIt wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Great looking rig! How do you like the GFC?
GFC is awesome! So functional and extremely well built. I have recently had a rubber hinge start to crack. I sent pictures to GFC and even though I'm a second owner they are including me on their "PIT" stop where they will come replace seals, hinges, gas tubes, etc in your driveway for FREE. Very impressed with their customer service.
RustyPW wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Mule wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:03 pm
I wanna see more about that trials bike on the trailer....
I notice that too. You don't see many of them.
Trials bike is where it's at! I have a Beta 430 enduro for longer desert riding out here, but for technical trails and just overall playful fun my still-kicking '05 Beta 270 trials bike is a blast. Just gotta carry a little extra gas (2.4L tank). Gearing is low, tire pressures are low, and the thing just crawls up anything.
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