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Old 04-24-2014, 06:25 PM   #1  
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How excited are you all for the 2014 Ram Power Wagon to go on sale. Word has it that it will have 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. I think it will be much better than the Raptor.



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Nice looking truck.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:20 PM   #3  
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Very sharp truck... Just always wondered why they won't put a Cummins in it?

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The axles aren't rated for the torque of the Cummins and you cann't fit the winch in behind the bumper as the intercooler is in the way.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:27 PM   #5  
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They are engineers. They can engineer it. It appears if you order a 2500 with a hemi you get the 10.5 and 9.25 axles (same as power wagon I believe). If you order the 6.7 (which is an option), you obviously get the heavier axles. So they could make that an option along with a bumper/winch combo that doesn't interfere with the intercooler, just like a lot of the aftermarket companies have been doing for years. It's the fact that they won't when they easily could. It's already sitting on a 3/4 ton frame.

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They are engineers. They can engineer it. It appears if you order a 2500 with a hemi you get the 10.5 and 9.25 axles (same as power wagon I believe). If you order the 6.7 (which is an option), you obviously get the heavier axles. So they could make that an option along with a bumper/winch combo that doesn't interfere with the intercooler, just like a lot of the aftermarket companies have been doing for years. It's the fact that they won't when they easily could. It's already sitting on a 3/4 ton frame.

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It could be done - the next issue I see would be the drive line warranties when front and rear lockers are involved.
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Raptor and Power Wagon are to totally different animals.Power wagon is more crawling off road ,where as Raptor is high speed desert type running. Power wagon is 3/4 ton based where as Raptor is 1/2 ton based.Both are awesome.
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Raptor and Power Wagon are to totally different animals.Power wagon is more crawling off road ,where as Raptor is high speed desert type running. Power wagon is 3/4 ton based where as Raptor is 1/2 ton based.Both are awesome.
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Power Wagon or not, it would sure be nice if they offered front and rear electric locking differentials on the diesels. Even just the rear would be a good starting point.
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They are engineers. They can engineer it. It appears if you order a 2500 with a hemi you get the 10.5 and 9.25 axles (same as power wagon I believe). If you order the 6.7 (which is an option), you obviously get the heavier axles. So they could make that an option along with a bumper/winch combo that doesn't interfere with the intercooler, just like a lot of the aftermarket companies have been doing for years. It's the fact that they won't when they easily could. It's already sitting on a 3/4 ton frame.

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Anything can be done with enough money, change the front front bumper and now you change the crash specs and physical dimensions. All that engineering costs money and I'm guessing that Dodge doesn't think they'd sell enough to offset the costs. Same with the axles, the cost of engineering and retooling to put lockers in the heavier duty axles puts the cost of the truck so much higher only a select few customers would be willingly to pay it.

Too bad, as it would be the ultimate welder or oil patch truck. Probably 3/4s of the welder trucks I see in Alberta's oil patch are Dodges. Of those about 80% are 1ton Diesel duallies and the rest are Power Wagons. I bet a lot of those guys would go for a 3500 SRW Diesel with locking diffs.
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You couldn't pay me to have a Raptor or any Ford with the EcoBoost motor in it.


Take a look where the intake is ...... I'd hate to see the first time you hit a pheasant, dog, cat, raccoon, etc., with one of those. I't'll suck it right in!
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In my worthless opinion the Power Wagon & Raptor are way over priced.
But I do like both trucks, just not going to pay those prices for a gas p/u .
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