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#21 ramblinChet

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Posted 20 March 2021 - 01:02 AM

Thanks for the tips regarding the damn air dam, lol. My days of extreme off-roading are mostly over since I am giving my Jeep TJ to my boy for him to go out and have fun in. It has front and rear Detroit lockers, 4.88 gears, 4:1 TeraLow, etc.

 

The trails I have been visiting over the past few years have been maintained dirt and gravel roads in the forest or parks, a few of the back country discovery routes, etc. With a mild AEV lift and 37" tires on the near horizon hopefully I can just leave the air damn where it is and not worry about it. I just love being out in the woods these days and am not too worried about exercising my off-road prowess any longer.


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#22 Geologist

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Posted 20 March 2021 - 01:21 AM

Will you re-gear for the 37's?


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Posted 20 March 2021 - 05:16 PM

Will you re-gear for the 37's?

My initial plans were to re-gear as I have done on others vehicles I own but after talking with many Power Wagon owners who also run the 6.4L Hemi with 4.10s and 37s most feel the combination works well. Mathematically, the 4.10 & 37" set up is nearly identical to the factory 3.73 & 33" option. Sure, more rotating mass, etc. but this engine has 429 lb/ft of torque and the transmission has a 4.71 first gear ratio.

 

If I do re-gear I will opt of 5.13 or 5.38 if available. I am not too worried though since this truck is being built for mild off-road on mostly maintained service roads.


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#24 Lighthawk

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Posted 21 March 2021 - 06:17 AM

Time for me to show my cards.  I've placed an order for a 3500 4x4 Tradesman CC with the Hemi 6.4 in the 6.5' bed.  Thanks to RamblinChet for helping with the specs.  We'll be moving our 08 Hawk to the new truck after a few last summer trips with our current Tundra/Hawk setup.  


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Posted 21 March 2021 - 12:10 PM

Time for me to show my cards.  I've placed an order for a 3500 4x4 Tradesman CC with the Hemi 6.4 in the 6.5' bed.  Thanks to RamblinChet for helping with the specs.  We'll be moving our 08 Hawk to the new truck after a few last summer trips with our current Tundra/Hawk setup.  


Congrats on the new truck! :)


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Posted 21 March 2021 - 12:39 PM

Time for me to show my cards.  I've placed an order for a 3500 4x4 Tradesman CC with the Hemi 6.4 in the 6.5' bed.  Thanks to RamblinChet for helping with the specs.  We'll be moving our 08 Hawk to the new truck after a few last summer trips with our current Tundra/Hawk setup.  

Sounds like you’re getting a great truck, congrats!


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Posted 21 March 2021 - 10:36 PM

Time for me to show my cards.  I've placed an order for a 3500 4x4 Tradesman CC with the Hemi 6.4 in the 6.5' bed.  Thanks to RamblinChet for helping with the specs.  We'll be moving our 08 Hawk to the new truck after a few last summer trips with our current Tundra/Hawk setup.  

Well congratulations Andy and thank you for your kind words. Make sure you post some pics when your new truck arrives!


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Posted 21 March 2021 - 10:38 PM

OK, here are the OEM components ordered that will be used when I install aftermarket fog lights:

 

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 11:52 PM

OEM projector LED headlights showed up today in massive boxes that were very well packed.

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:29 AM

Ordered my Mopar off-road flares since these are the same ones used by AEV on their Prospector builds running 37s and 3" of lift.

 

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