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Hi I'd like to get an 08' Power Wagon but don't like the small tires it comes with. I drive a 01 F350, about the same weight, and I remember the 12.5" width really caused traction problems in sand and mud so I got 38" x 14.5" Nitto Mudders and have been very happy since. The Ford only has a rear Detroit locker but still offroads very well. But it's getting old and rides like a skateboard.

I'd like to run 38" x 14.5" x 16" on the power wagon. My question is: Will 16" Wheels work on a Power Wagon? What size lift and offset will I need for full clearance no rubbing? How about if I down sized to 36" x 14.5" x 16? Is a lift not even needed and just a decent offset?

My final question is does anyone have pics of a regular cab Power Wagon? I'd like to see one before ordering. All thats out there is quad cab.... I'm a contractor and it's hard to haul sheets of anything or lumber in a short bed.


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Sorry but the 16's will not work on these trucks. The brake calipers are to big. I am sure if you "worked" the calipers you could make them fit but that is not a great idea. IMO
 

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Thanks for the quick reply.. OK then, Nitto makes a 37 x 13.5 x 17.. Do I still need new wheels and lift?
 

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Pretty much anything over 35" is going to require a lift. Some 35" have a bit of rubbing if they're not done right.
 

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Reg Cab may not be available

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Hi I'd like to get an 08' Power Wagon but don't like the small tires it comes with.

My final question is does anyone have pics of a regular cab Power Wagon? I'd like to see one before ordering. All thats out there is quad cab.... I'm a contractor and it's hard to haul sheets of anything or lumber in a short bed.

Thanks!
You might have your dealer double check and see if a Regular Cab is still available to order. A local dealer in my area recently told me that only government agencies (police, forest service, etc) have been able to order Reg Cabs, and even then, that might also be discontinued. This is not confirmed, check with your dealer.
 

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Check ebay for a good used one. I usually see them there going for a really fair price. I guess most of us are looking for the added room of the quad so resale on used standard cabs may not be as strong. Good luck.
 

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none of those links work!
 

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damn... I'll have to get some pics on when I go home. I'm at work now...
 

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PowerWagonDave said:
Buy mine!

Reg Cab just turned 8,500 miles
Bumper to bumper warranty good until 5/09
Power train warranty good until 5/2013
Sticker $45,000 and change
$3,000 or so in upgrades

$27,495 o/bo
Dave, why are you selling? Don't tell me the rising fuel prices has caused another wagon owner to bail. If so, I don't blame you. I've been thinking about picking up an old Honda beater to use around town.
 

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gas prices?

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Dave, why are you selling? Don't tell me the rising fuel prices has caused another wagon owner to bail. If so, I don't blame you. I've been thinking about picking up an old Honda beater to use around town.
Really...why are you selling, is it gas prices? One of the reasons I could afford a PW and low mpg is our other vehicle is a Prius.

For the OP, don't let MPG be an issue, it is still the best bang for your buck in the fun catagory, not to mention the utility of a truck.
 

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Most of us here don't feel the need to lift our trucks and use bigger than 35" tires. The Power Wagon is an great truck out of the box and will go places you can't believe. Get one and drive it for awhile then decide if you need to spend another 2-3 thousand dollars, or more, to add bigger tires.
As far as gas goes: You got to pay to play! (and drive a 1986 Toyota Corolla around town)!
 

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Most of us here don't feel the need to lift our trucks and use bigger than 35" tires. The Power Wagon is an great truck out of the box and will go places you can't believe. Get one and drive it for awhile then decide if you need to spend another 2-3 thousand dollars, or more, to add bigger tires.
As far as gas goes: You got to pay to play! (and drive a 1986 Toyota Corolla around town)!
I can't get mine in the garage with any larger tires or a lift.
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I picked up another set of rims from ebay and mounted a set of 33" BFG KMs on them so I can swap them with the KOs when I want to go wheelin. Aired down, they do a pretty good job.
 

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I hear you. I squeak under the door with a 1/4" to spare on my cablights. However, my truck is about two feet too long to fit in my garage. If I got rid of the deep freezer, fridge, and shelving unit in the front of the garage I could probably just get her in there... But, then I wouldn't have any place to put the beer and elk meat... :(
 

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I was talking to my dealer the other day and the option is still there to order a Reg cab, however you cannot get it with the 6' bed it has to come with the 8' bed. hope that helped
 

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Holy cow are there!!! This past cow elk season everyone in my family got one.
 

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Farmington isn't too far from here. Maybe we can meet up there, there's a few good places to wheel there.
 

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Sorry for my late reply.

The reason why I was going to sell it is yes the gas mileage, but mostly i'm hooked on diesels.

I decided not to get rid of it though... I love the truck too much. I also love the fact that I've only seen four others in my state (MA) since they came out in 2005.
 
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