D-tail_Wagon's Build - 2016 Power Wagon

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D-tail_Wagon's Build - 2016 Power Wagon

Post by d-tail_wagon » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:02 pm

Bought my new to me 2016 Power Wagon a little less than a month ago. Newest truck I’ve owned to date and by far the most capable. Truck came with a brand new set of 285/75R17 Toyo ATs wish I had gone straight to 35s but I’m thinking of getting a second set of wheels with 37s to use on off road trips as this is my DD as well, would hate to wear out a set of nice 37s driving on the street to work everyday.
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Truck is identical color as my dads Laramie Cummins
Going to be line-xing the bumpers soon and at the same time cutting holes in the rear bumper for flush mount LED pods and trimming the massive front bumper as I have already smashed it up while out following an FJ-40 through a tight, rocky wash.

Also will be building sliders at my friends fab shop this weekend after smashing the rocker once on that same trail :doh:

Plan to use the truck for vehicle based camping and hunting. Will be adding a Bestop soft top camper shell and a bed rack that will hold some of the overland gear and in the future an RTT.
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Post by olyelr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:52 pm

:rockon:
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Post by Colibri » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:24 pm

Welcome aboard sir! Nice truck
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Post by Bill2014 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:46 am

Welcome to the group :cheers:
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Post by BoldAdventure » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:44 am

Welcome
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Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Post by Mule007 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:45 am

Welcome, nice truck,👍
2005 Mineral Gray PW; Alloquin 3" rock rails w/low profile steps; 2.5" Skyjacker suspension lift kit; Toyo Open Country AT II Extreme-35 x 12.5 x 17 10 ply's; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; T-steering upgrade w/Bilstein 5100 steering damper; Bilstein 5100 Mono tube nitrogen gas shocks; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; MoPar rear wheel well liners, black accent fender flares, remote start, and Ravelco Anti theft device; Hopkins Trailer Mate trailer brake controller; Hemi 1 ton transmission cooler; Uniden Bearcat Pro 68XL CB radio; Linex Platinum black armor truck bed & lower rock panel armor coating; Matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2" Linex (matches Alloquin) round brush guard light bar w/ 4- KC HiLites Rally 400 Series 4" Halogen Driving/off road lights; Dyna-flow cat back dual exhaust; GT Platinum srt-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; an S&B CAI.

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Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Post by TommyG » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:59 am

Nice rig. Post some pics of the bumpers when you get them done. Anxious to see what you come up with.
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Post by ghaugo » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:40 am

Sweet truck! You will have a lot of fun.
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Post by coder » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:21 pm

Nice truck, welcome!
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
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Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Post by d-tail_wagon » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:38 pm

Well finally got around to chopping up the bumper. The fog light mounts make it hard to trim alot with out losing most of the mount. Might go to LED pods to get rid of these giant fog light mounts.
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Driveway shot
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Another driveway shot
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Cut the fog mounts to match the bumper
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Fog light mounts stick out a bit
Also got the CB mounted a few weeks ago and started to get the wiring for my lights and OBA set up going.
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Post by olyelr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:18 pm

I love the look from up front, very nice! The pic showing the inside of the fenderwell, though, not so much. Did you have to cut away at the plastic fender liner?
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Post by d-tail_wagon » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:15 pm

Ya, the factory liner wasn't cooperating so I will be making a new fender liner for that area. That was the one area I didn't like either. However the benefits of the clearance from this will be nice as the bumper seems to have hung down quite a bit. In this picture you can see how much was removed.
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Can see here how much was removed
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Post by olyelr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:12 pm

Heck yea. Please post up you progress for finishing off the wheel well liner area.
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Post by d-tail_wagon » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:28 pm

Well Brown Santa came by while I was at work and dropped of my Bestop Supertop I was planning to put on the truck this week. Forgot to take a picture of the packaging but it appears it wasn't taped up too well while it was lost at the Dallas airport for a couple days :doh: . Anyways opened it up and start laying out parts and it appears someone had previously bout it and partially assembled it before sending it back to amazon. Well not all the necessary parts were still in the box. So after a phone call I have a shipping label and it's going back.
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After some thinking I am back to my debate of putting the soft top on or saving some more dough and going to the RTT on a rack. :cash: . I was looking at the Smittybilt tent as it is only $200 more than the topper is and is cheaper than the majority by several hundred. I have friends with both Tepui and CVT and I like those but I am wondering about trying the Smittybilt out for a while.
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Post by w2dodge » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:29 pm

welcome...

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Post by NickTF » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:51 pm

What did it cost you to have the bumper linex'd?

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Post by d-tail_wagon » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:14 pm

NickTF wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:51 pm
What did it cost you to have the bumper linex'd?
Went cheapo and used Rustolium spray can bedliner for about $15
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Post by d-tail_wagon » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:20 pm

I had been back and forth on whether I was going to have the softopper replaced or get my money back. Ended up deciding to get my money back and save for an RTT. I still like the softopper because it was alot cheaper than most RTT's.

Lucked out today while browsing craigslist and found a slightly used Smittybilt tent for a deal I couldn't pass up and I picked it up after work.
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Now I need to get the truck over to my friends shop to build the bed rack
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Post by d-tail_wagon » Thu May 10, 2018 12:09 pm

Finally got around to building my bed rack and getting the tent mounted up higher. This will work for a few of my trips coming up including overland expo. Still need to weld on my awning mounts welded on.
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Ladder barely reaches the ground.
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Welded up some jerry can mounts that will get mounted to the pass. side of the rack.
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Post by Low_Sky » Thu May 10, 2018 12:17 pm

Those gas can mounts look good!
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Post by d-tail_wagon » Thu May 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Thanks! These were a DIY kit from crosses up customs I found. All I need to do is add a rentention method. I’m thinking I will put a “hook” on the handle that has a bolt that threads into a nut welded to the back of the mount.
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Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Post by olyelr » Thu May 10, 2018 11:54 pm

Moving along!

How you liking those 285/75's?
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Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Post by d-tail_wagon » Fri May 11, 2018 2:27 pm

olyelr wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 11:54 pm
Moving along!

How you liking those 285/75's?
Thanks!

The 285/75s are good I love the Toyos. However some times I wish I went to a full 35/12.50. I am looking at 37/12.50 and Thuren parts as soon as I can save the funds.
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