Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

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Re: Rusty's Build - 2008 POWER WAGON RC

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

Looks good! Web view was new to me as well!
:patriot: 2005 Mineral Grey; QC- #0666: Loaded, Leather, power/heated mirrors, front seats, & dual comfort zones, 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 w/ low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum A-pillar mount programmable performance chip, monitor,& tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor HD bed & rock panel coating; Matching Red Ryder cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard w/ 4-4” KC Rally 400 Series Halogen off road lights; American Thunder cat back dual rear 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, straps, shackles, F&R chains, cables, off road rigging, 1 H2O & 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: Jasper Remfgr’d 5.7 Hemi Engine, Open Range AT 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; Moog HD U/L front axle ball joints & wheel bearings; new link, sway, & y bar assmblies, fuel pump; A/C exhaust fan & compressor, 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator; Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump, serpentine belt, Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & HD steering damper; F&R locker assemblies & front axle u joints

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Post by RustyPW » Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:00 pm

Just turned over 100,000 miles today. :rockon:
Major issues to date.
1. Power steering box. That when out on my first trip to Moab.
2. Clock spring in the steering column. That was on my second trip to Moab.
3. Idle pulleys. They don't like deep water. They normally start making noises about 2 weeks afterwards. I'm on my 3rd set.
4. Driver's seat. Have 2 holes worn through the outer edge from climbing in and out.
5. Tail gate has rust holes on the bottom edge of it. From hauling rocks. They chipped the paint down to bare metal over a period of time.
6. Rear main seal. Just changed that last month. Thank god for the lifetime power train warranty. :rockon: They had to move the tranny/transfer case back away from the rear of the engine to get to the seal.

Other then that. It's been a good truck. :rockon:
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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,

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

Post by Krawfish » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:58 pm

How's the hemifever tune been treating you? I ordered one today for my 06.

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Post by RustyPW » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:43 am

Krawfish wrote:
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How's the hemifever tune been treating you? I ordered one today for my 06.

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It's good. Had no issues with it. You'll notice the difference with it. Wish I had done it sooner. :rockon:
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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,

Russ
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Post by RustyPW » Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:12 pm

An end of a era has come. Today with a heavy heart I said good bye to Red. I traded Red in for a Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel. Red has a major case of rust cancer under the cab. To get it fixed would has cost some $$$$ and no guaranty that they could get it all. Surprised that it lasted this long. I thought that I would be buried in it. Red took me places that I was scared to walk. It never let me down. I'll miss Red.

Some of the things from Red I took off for sale.

King shocks.

Rock Crusher diff covers

Locker by pass that was never install

1G Warn winch remote

Centerline forged rims. 17x9, 5" BS
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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,

Russ
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Post by Mule007 » Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:32 pm

:patriot: Rusty, our thoughts are with you! May your new rig bring you as much performance, dependabilty pride & pleasure with your next era of adventures!
:patriot: 2005 Mineral Grey; QC- #0666: Loaded, Leather, power/heated mirrors, front seats, & dual comfort zones, 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 w/ low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum A-pillar mount programmable performance chip, monitor,& tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor HD bed & rock panel coating; Matching Red Ryder cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard w/ 4-4” KC Rally 400 Series Halogen off road lights; American Thunder cat back dual rear 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, straps, shackles, F&R chains, cables, off road rigging, 1 H2O & 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: Jasper Remfgr’d 5.7 Hemi Engine, Open Range AT 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; Moog HD U/L front axle ball joints & wheel bearings; new link, sway, & y bar assmblies, fuel pump; A/C exhaust fan & compressor, 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator; Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump, serpentine belt, Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & HD steering damper; F&R locker assemblies & front axle u joints

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Post by Retired BLM Rig » Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:45 am

Russ, Congrats on the new truck! Share some pics ASAP. Don't pull a TwinStick on us and disappear. I hope you start a new build thread for your Rubi Wagon. The first order of business is a winch, so you can maintain your membership in the...
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Russ, Congrats on the new truck! Share some pics ASAP. Don't pull a TwinStick on us and disappear. I hope you start a new build thread for your Rubi Wagon. The first order of business is a winch, so you can maintain your membership in the...
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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,

Russ
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Post by jeep_boy02 » Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:40 pm

Congrats and condolences... lol

Great choice though. Love the JTRD.

Just built my brothers up last week.

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