Eating crow....2018 Ram Power Wagon build

In regards to the 4runner's rougher ride:
A) your buddy should get better tire/wheel combinations. Those tires don't have much of a sidewall.
B) what suspension was he running? There is a lot of aftermarket junk out there.

That said, I have no problem acknowledging that a solid axle Ram 2500/3500 (with the proper suspension) will ride better in the rough stuff compared to an IFS 4runner.
For sure, I have been over his wheel/tire choice with him more than once. I am doing my best to emphasize the need to move to a 8-8.5" wide 17" wheel and 285's so that he gets a better offset, footprint, and more sidewall. He swears it's coming after the rear bumper/tire carrier, RTT, and suspension lol. I have no idea what his exact setup is in regards to his current suspension, but I have ridden in it and there's no denying that it is stiff.
 
I’m hand calculating an average of 13mpg with the 37’s as long as I keep it at 70 or less. Take it 75 and it drops to 10-11.

I have only towed once with it, my Ranger on the 20ft double axle trailer, it weighed roughly 4200lbs with all gear, I got 11.5mpgs at 70.
 

marshal

Taco Enthusiast
I’m hand calculating an average of 13mpg with the 37’s as long as I keep it at 70 or less. Take it 75 and it drops to 10-11.

I have only towed once with it, my Ranger on the 20ft double axle trailer, it weighed roughly 4200lbs with all gear, I got 11.5mpgs at 70.
dang, all highway im closer to 15
 
I’m hand calculating an average of 13mpg with the 37’s as long as I keep it at 70 or less. Take it 75 and it drops to 10-11.

I have only towed once with it, my Ranger on the 20ft double axle trailer, it weighed roughly 4200lbs with all gear, I got 11.5mpgs at 70.
That’s better than my Chevy with the 6.0 and 285’s. I’ve been curious in real world averages for the power wagon. From what I’ve seen, they do decent for a big truck.

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen your truck driving through Victoria. Travel through there a few times a month.




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Does anyone have any experience with aftermarket fuel tanks? I’m thinking about going to 65 gallons with Titan Fuel Tanks.
dang, all highway im closer to 15
Yea I've seen as good as 14.8mpg but that was doing 67mph set on cruise with no head wind lol.


When do we get to see the Nuthouse rack?!?!

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Picking it up Friday June 22nd, so shortly thereafter.


That’s better than my Chevy with the 6.0 and 285’s. I’ve been curious in real world averages for the power wagon. From what I’ve seen, they do decent for a big truck.

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen your truck driving through Victoria. Travel through there a few times a month.




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Yea that was me, I drive it during the week and the Super Duty on the weekends. I'll be on the lookout for your truck, come say hi if you see me out and about.
 

Regcabguy

Expedition Leader
Wheels and tires went on last Friday afternoon and then I parked it and left town for the weekend. Unfortunately Discount Tire dropped the ball and ordered chrome lug nuts and they proceeded to gouge a couple of the wheels upon mounting them. I am currently waiting on the replacement wheels and lug nuts. I am happy to report that there wasn't any rubbing on flat ground, but I did do a little trimming to keep the tires out of the back fender liner while under compression. Pretty sure I will be removing the center caps and painting the hubs as well, I am not really feeling the large center caps.

I'll post up detailed pics once the wheel/lug issues have been rectified, but for now here's a little teaser.



Those wheels look perfect.
 
Was it Nuthouse weekend? Can’t wait to see photos! :p
I’m interested to see the nuthouse rack and read your thoughts on it.


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Unfortunately the trek up to Nuthouse in Ohio had to be postponed. Not to get into too many details, but my other half is currently undergoing medical treatment that has completely altered our current and indefinite plans for at least the immediate and possibly even foreseeable future. I need to be here during this time and a 4-5 day trip multiple states away just doesn't qualify. I could have the rack freighted here for roughly the same amount of money but then I'll have to do the install myself (no time at the moment) and I will miss out on the opportunity to meet Tom and his crew and see their facility. I won't get to experience the road trip which includes a night in Nashville, a rendezvous with another member here on the forum, and of course camping along the way.

I will touch base with Tom here soon and see if I can post up some completed pics of the rack for everyones enjoyment, mine included. At this moment I don't know when I will be rescheduling my trip to pick up the rack, but once I get a grip on how things are going to shake out here I'll reschedule with Tom and a new countdown can begin. I am very much looking forward to getting this on the truck and utilizing it in our future travels.
 
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