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Old 12-17-2007, 05:52 PM   #29
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I have a stupid question...I think: Why isn't the Cummins offered in the Power Wagon?
That is not a stupid question. However, I think that Dodge has some smart and some stupid decision-makers.

I think that advertising the fact that a Cummins diesel is in the Dodge should be shouted out as loud and often as possible.

I think that Dodge should offer (in the diesel truck line) factory gauges that include EGT, Boost and Fuel pressure.

I have an '01 CTD with a 6 speed manual and really love it. It has 2wd and quad cab with long bed (and I don't hit curbs with the rear wheels), and certainly do not ever try to park with the little guys close to any building. Most engineers/architects laying out parking lots seem to use Matchbox cars as their planning guide, with the apparent expectation that econo-box cars will be the only ones there.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:47 PM   #30
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Not a diesel, but a real puller for a gasser

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I have a stupid question...I think: Why isn't the Cummins offered in the Power Wagon?
Never a stupid question...but Bill is right, the Power Wagon has one engine option (not really an option), and that is the Hemi. However, with 4.56 differential gearing, the tow capacity is 10,500lbs, and it is a 2500 (3/4 ton). There is ongoing debate about a Cummins - Power Wagon, but besides the lack of room due to the standard winch, the darn diesel is just to friggin heavy for the application, remembering the core value of the Power Wagon is its off road capability. Not many folks realize it is an excellent choice for mid-range towing (5000lbs to 8000lbs). It's not a diesel, but it is a real puller for a gasser. And yes, I am biased.

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Old 12-17-2007, 07:20 PM   #31
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Never a stupid question...but Bill is right, the Power Wagon has one engine option (not really an option), and that is the Hemi. However, with 4.56 differential gearing, the tow capacity is 10,500lbs, and it is a 2500 (3/4 ton). There is ongoing debate about a Cummins - Power Wagon, but besides the lack of room due to the standard winch, the darn diesel is just to friggin heavy for the application, remembering the core value of the Power Wagon is its off road capability. Not many folks realize it is an excellent choice for mid-range towing (5000lbs to 8000lbs). It's not a diesel, but it is a real puller for a gasser. And yes, I am biased.

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Here is an article from a very satisified 2005 PowerWagon owner: My 2005 POWER WAGON

Paul Cook is very familiar with all PowerWagons and owns the Texas PowerWagon Museum in Kempner, TX.

The PowerWagon is a great offroad vehicle and a great medium duty tow vehicle, but I wouldn't use for a 10,000+ lb trailer.

As the saying goes, ask the man who owns one.

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Never a stupid question...but Bill is right, the Power Wagon has one engine option (not really an option), and that is the Hemi. However, with 4.56 differential gearing, the tow capacity is 10,500lbs, and it is a 2500 (3/4 ton). There is ongoing debate about a Cummins - Power Wagon, but besides the lack of room due to the standard winch, the darn diesel is just to friggin heavy for the application, remembering the core value of the Power Wagon is its off road capability. Not many folks realize it is an excellent choice for mid-range towing (5000lbs to 8000lbs). It's not a diesel, but it is a real puller for a gasser. And yes, I am biased.

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Here is an article from a very satisified 2005 PowerWagon owner: My 2005 POWER WAGON

Paul Cook is very familiar with all PowerWagons and owns the Texas PowerWagon Museum in Kempner, TX.

The PowerWagon is a great offroad vehicle and a great medium duty tow vehicle, but I wouldn't use for a 10,000+ lb trailer.

As the saying goes, ask the man who owns one.

Bill
Yep, Paul got it right too, it may have the capacity, but medium duty is the best use of the gasser Power Wagon when it comes to towing......of course, getting the thread back on track (sorry for the mild hijack), the Cummins diesel in the Dodge is without doubt one of the best pulling motors one can own.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:14 AM   #33
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For a deeper pan I would check internet sites that specialize in performance transmissions.
Also a good transmission shop would be able to sell you a deeper pan. Have it installed on your next fluid change.
Shop for something like this:

http://www.gautoparts.com/product_p/mag-727-dd.htm
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