Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by pdavey » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:01 pm



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2005 Dodge Power Wagon QC Black - "Laramie"
Performance Mods:
  • Comp 260 Camshaft, Upgraded Valve Springs, Forged Push Rods, JBA Shorties, Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), National Speed Custom Tune
Other Mods:
  • Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub
Suspension/Protection Mods:
  • Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,
Style/Other Mods:
  • KC LightBar Behind Tow Hooks Mount, 2 KC Slim Driving Lights, 2 KC Offroading Lights, Weatherguard Black Steel Truck Box, Winch TPS bypass, Warn Wireless Winch Module

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:42 pm

Got the Kings installed. :rockon: They're 2.5 valved. They're softer then what I thought they would be.
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Moab '10, '12, '14.
Rausch Creek - Summer '10, Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18, Summer '19 AOAA,

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by FirerescuePW » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:40 pm

Damn it, for some reason I can't see your shock porn pics!

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'05 Mineral Gray Power Wagon QC #1005

WINCH MOB PROUD!

SuperChips FlashPaq; DT ProFab Steering Brace; 08.5 Steering linkage (twice); Toyo Open Country M/T 35/12.50x17; Carli front diff guard; Rockcrusher rear diff cover; White Knuckle Offroad Rock Rails; Carli 3"coils, track bar, and High Clearance Control Arms; Carli King 2.5" Remote Resi Shocks; Reflex spray-in liner; Extang Trifecta tonneau cover; Pop Lock electric tailgate lock (OOS); Tekonsha Prodigy brake control; LEDS & Strobes & Siren; Winch TPS Bypass; Warn Wireless Remote; Dog hair, and a BIG Wish List!

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:25 pm

FirerescuePW wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:40 pm
Damn it, for some reason I can't see your shock porn pics!

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I posted the pic's like I always do.
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My build thread. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2826 :cash: :cash:

Moab '10, '12, '14.
Rausch Creek - Summer '10, Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18, Summer '19 AOAA,

Russ
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:02 pm

On web view I can see it. Thick shafts...lol. what did you wrap them with?
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by FirerescuePW » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:18 pm

Well, would you look at that! I didn't even know there was such a thing as web view!

Nice shafts, Rusty!
'05 Mineral Gray Power Wagon QC #1005

WINCH MOB PROUD!

SuperChips FlashPaq; DT ProFab Steering Brace; 08.5 Steering linkage (twice); Toyo Open Country M/T 35/12.50x17; Carli front diff guard; Rockcrusher rear diff cover; White Knuckle Offroad Rock Rails; Carli 3"coils, track bar, and High Clearance Control Arms; Carli King 2.5" Remote Resi Shocks; Reflex spray-in liner; Extang Trifecta tonneau cover; Pop Lock electric tailgate lock (OOS); Tekonsha Prodigy brake control; LEDS & Strobes & Siren; Winch TPS Bypass; Warn Wireless Remote; Dog hair, and a BIG Wish List!

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:17 pm

SimonandSimonBeast wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:02 pm
On web view I can see it. Thick shafts...lol. what did you wrap them with?
Cheap clear vinyl from Amazon.
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2008 POWER WAGON RC

My build thread. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2826 :cash: :cash:

Moab '10, '12, '14.
Rausch Creek - Summer '10, Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18, Summer '19 AOAA,

Russ
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by Mule007 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:56 am

Looks good! Web view was new to me as well!
2005 Mineral Gray; #0666: Laramie, Leather, power/heated seats, dual cab control zones, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise, music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcgoal 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 OTR 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; 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, 1 H2O
& 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: New Jasper Remanufactured 5.7 Hemi Engine (3 yr/100’000 mi warranty), Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints (upper & lower); driveline u joints; fuel pump; 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; new front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump & serpentine belt; Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:21 pm

Did more work on the truck today.

1st pic. Got lots of suspension travel in the front.

2nd pic. Measuring for limit straps to keep the front springs from falling out. My 14.5' Carli straps are too short. Need around 16" straps.

3rd pic. Replaced the rear brake line with a 4" longer stainless brake hose. And added spacers to my air bags to keep them from pulling apart. The rear suspension has lots"of suspension travel too. Enough that my rear drive shaft hits the rear cross member.

4th pic. The PITA braKe line to brake hose junction. Sprayed the chit out of it with Blaster. The line wrench started to round off the flare nut. Got my small pipe wrench out, and worried that nut loose. Took me a while, but I got it. Got great brake pedal now.
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2008 POWER WAGON RC

My build thread. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2826 :cash: :cash:

Moab '10, '12, '14.
Rausch Creek - Summer '10, Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18, Summer '19 AOAA,

Russ
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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon May 03, 2021 11:45 am

RustyPW wrote:Did more work on the truck today.

1st pic. Got lots of suspension travel in the front.

2nd pic. Measuring for limit straps to keep the front springs from falling out. My 14.5' Carli straps are too short. Need around 16" straps.

3rd pic. Replaced the rear brake line with a 4" longer stainless brake hose. And added spacers to my air bags to keep them from pulling apart. The rear suspension has lots"of suspension travel too. Enough that my rear drive shaft hits the rear cross member.

4th pic. The PITA braKe line to brake hose junction. Sprayed the chit out of it with Blaster. The line wrench started to round off the flare nut. Got my small pipe wrench out, and worried that nut loose. Took me a while, but I got it. Got great brake pedal now.
Did you ever consider the Daystar cradles so the bags are only attached to the frame?

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon May 03, 2021 5:31 pm

When I got the Carli long travel air bags. The Daystar cradles wasn't out yet. Those were another 4 or 5 yrs down the road before they came out with them. The only other option was the standard short travel Firestone air bags at that time.
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My build thread. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2826 :cash: :cash:

Moab '10, '12, '14.
Rausch Creek - Summer '10, Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18, Summer '19 AOAA,

Russ
NRA - Benefactor, Golden Eagle. :lockedandloaded:

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

Post by RustyPW » Mon May 03, 2021 5:37 pm

Talked to Don about limit straps with the King shocks. He said they are not needed with my set-up. Asked about topping out the shock and damaging it. He said not to worry about that. The shocks are built to handle it. The only reason for a limit strap was if the springs came loose during full extension. And I'm almost there. So no limit straps for now.
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2008 POWER WAGON RC

My build thread. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2826 :cash: :cash:

Moab '10, '12, '14.
Rausch Creek - Summer '10, Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18, Summer '19 AOAA,

Russ
NRA - Benefactor, Golden Eagle. :lockedandloaded:

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

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