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Offline J10Mike

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Late model Power Wagon.
« on: March 4, 2010, 11:04:51 PM »
Ok...So, my 01 Dodge CTD is almost paid off. I have been kicking around keeping it and enjoying life without having to make car payments. But, I really like the 05 and later Power Wagons with the locking diffs and winch. Not to mention all the modern options.
So, I start looking and I discover much to my horror that apparently Dodge didn't produce a 05 and later Power Wagon with the CTD...Is that accurate?
I was also kicking around selling the 01 CTD. Buying a good condition 70s or 80s Dodge 1 ton 4x4 crew cab. Then, swapping in a 12v CTD.
Decisions decisions...Sorry about the rant.
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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #1 on: March 4, 2010, 11:10:55 PM »
I say go for the crew cab Cummins swap, but I really don't like any of the newer trucks.

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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #2 on: March 4, 2010, 11:13:01 PM »
Correct, the Power Wagon is not made with the Cummins.  The official word was marketing but the word from the district guys was warranty issues with the lockers holding up with the Cummins and the fact that the intercooler and winch occupy a lot of the same space.  Personally I would not own one of the new trucks but if I did, the Power Wagon would be at the bottom of the list.  A lot of doo-dads that break that cost a lot of money to fix.  They may have gotten better but the first one we sold was in the shop constantly for locker and swap bar disconnect issues and then for the winch.  The winch bit was lucky for me as they replaced the solenoids only to find out that wasn't the problem and so I got the used ones to run my Braden, lol.  I'd go for the older CrewCab myself.  I like the styling better and you can build whatever you want to make it what you want without paying $60k for it over 5 to 7 years.
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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #3 on: March 4, 2010, 11:24:51 PM »
I'm with Lanty and Leon get and older crew and drop a cummins in it.  ;D

I have that plan for mine later. for now the 360 will have to work.  ;D
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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #4 on: March 4, 2010, 11:31:36 PM »
Rumor Alert....2011 Powerwagon will come with a 6.7 Cummins!!!...
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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #5 on: March 4, 2010, 11:38:12 PM »
Well damn...I'm crushed. Ok...Just a little disappointed. Selling the 01 CTD and buying the crew cab for a later CTD swap may be the way to go.
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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #6 on: March 4, 2010, 11:39:30 PM »
you already have a 'paid for '01 with a Cummins?  Man, keep the '01, add lockers, a winch, some armor, etc, and build yer own power wagon  8).  Stick on the power wagon badges, and save the $.  If that dude is almost paid for, man keep that thing and enjoy it  :).  For just a fraction of a new truck (not worth the $, IMO) you can accessorize yer 01 {cool}

          -or-          

Sell it before doing anything to it, and build yer own older version.  Both a good choice  :).
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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #7 on: March 4, 2010, 11:39:43 PM »
If you really want a power wagon and do not mind gas engines in general, the hemi has had 8 flawless years already.

If diesel is a must, you will need to look at other alternatives.
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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #8 on: March 6, 2010, 09:16:17 AM »
you already have a 'paid for '01 with a Cummins?  Man, keep the '01, add lockers, a winch, some armor, etc, and build yer own power wagon  8).  Stick on the power wagon badges, and save the $.  If that dude is almost paid for, man keep that thing and enjoy it  :).  For just a fraction of a new truck (not worth the $, IMO) you can accessorize yer 01 {cool}

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Sell it before doing anything to it, and build yer own older version.  Both a good choice  :).
I agree with Mad Max. 4 Wheel and Offroad has an article on making your own CTD Power Wagon. You can install everything that a PW has into your truck. FabFours has a sweet winch bumper for your truck. ARB has lockers for your axles. You can even get the sway bar disconnects from Dodge but they're about $3000. It's nice NOT to have a truck payment every month!!!
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Re: Late model Power Wagon.
« Reply #9 on: March 6, 2010, 10:49:03 AM »
Build what you have or build what you want. Payments in this economy are nuts.....Have 2 payments on wifes Nissian Exterra. Then dumping the Ford. Taking that money to build the RC I have thats paid for. Better suspension and axels, w/ slightly larger tires.
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