2013 Power Wagon - What Would You Do to It?

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I recently picked up a 2013 Power Wagon for a camping/wood cutting/bashing in the forest vehicle
I can't believe the shape that this truck is in, way nicer than it would be if I had owned it for the last 10 years!
We had a Jeep Gladiator, but it was just way too small and uncomfortable for us.....we're average sized people

So far, I really like this truck over my new PW in a couple of areas
It's pre scratched and a good color for hiding dirt, bugs and scratches
The 2013 feels like a truck, it's not nearly as smooth as the 2022

Here is what I have (currently stock):
1 owner (RV sales place) (I'm sure it has towed a lot, there is a 5th wheel hitch in the bed)
5.7l engine
6 speed transmission (seems to work much better than my previous 2018 PW)
4.56 gearing
104,800 miles (still runs really strong)

I can't afford it till spring, but what would you guys do to an older PW

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It does have a soft tonneau cover
Not sure how it will hold up with 4' of snow on it though....
 

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Yes, I see that now. I don't see too many tonneau covers around here, mostly toppers, but then our snowfall just yesterday still in October was from 12 to 16 inches. I have a lot more confidence with a topper under 4' of snow.
 
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It's supposed to start here next week
We have a job at Schweitzer next week, which already has 6-8"
Kinda can't wait to see how it does in the snow!

I forgot too.....it's not completely stock
I had a set of 35x12.5 r17 Duratracs in the shed and put the Diablosport 87 octane tune on it
 

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For a 2013 that looks to be in great shape. Nice clean looking truck! If your anything like myself I would change all the fluids (trans, diffs, oil, tranfer case) when you get a chance. Unless you have record of when they were all done last.
 

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That's sweet! I know it's bad form to ask, but what did you give for that? It's so clean underneath. That has 104k miles on it?
 

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5.7l hemi? I think the 4th gen 1500's whipple supercharger kit fits that motor ;)
 

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I have a topper for camping and I built a lift for it a spare tire carrier too I build what I can’t afford
 
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Whipple!
Would I need to rebuild at least the top half of the engine?
 
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That's sweet! I know it's bad form to ask, but what did you give for that? It's so clean underneath. That has 104k miles on it?
A little bit over $27k
I probably could have found one a little bit cheaper, but nobody is really willing to deal on a nice 4x4 in North Idaho with winter just around the corner.....
The good news is, I got rid of the Jeep!
 

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I think that's a great price for something in that kind of shape. You could probably make money off it by posting it on Craigslist in eastern cities.
 
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I think that's a great price for something in that kind of shape. You could probably make money off it by posting it on Craigslist in eastern cities.
That would be awesome! But...then I would have to search for another one.
 

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And not likely to find one as nice for that price lol for camping canopy or rooftop tent my choice is a canopy but I lots of rigs with tents on racks I built a lift and plywood walls for my truck for camping
 

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Whipple!
Would I need to rebuild at least the top half of the engine?
I dont believe so as the kit is designed for oem application. But, you can never be too safe by replacing the factory pistons with forged pistons.

Coincidentally, theres a whipple kit in the 'for sale' thread for a 5.7 ;)
 
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And not likely to find one as nice for that price lol for camping canopy or rooftop tent my choice is a canopy but I lots of rigs with tents on racks I built a lift and plywood walls for my truck for camping
Would you mind sending me some pics?

I dont believe so as the kit is designed for oem application. But, you can never be too safe by replacing the factory pistons with forged pistons.

Coincidentally, theres a whipple kit in the 'for sale' thread for a 5.7 ;)
I saw that! No money right now unfortunately.....unless I could trade a few guitars for it....
 

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My welding skills are only slightly better than my computer skills lol
 

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Lucky there’s not much welding in that project the rock sliders took a lot of welding and figgerin
 

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