Power Wagon vs F250 Tremor

PeteEinMT

Observer
I got suckered in 3 times.. 2007 on 35's and Thuren Goodies, 2019 on 35's and 2021 75th on 37's. My 2007 got as good mileage as the others if you can call it good. Roaming around eastern Montana is nerve-racking with the mileage they got. Any hint of wind or even towing a small 5x10 Cargo trailer and I got 8 MPG.... 14 would be a good day with wind behind me and no trailer. Its not so much the mileage its the size of the tank. (Sold my gladiator for the same reason) It really needs a larger tank as it was really more about range than MPG, It just wasn't worth it anymore. I chose gas due to cold weather and easy starts and knowing the PW would get me out of trouble if needed. I sold the PW and got a new F150 Tremor. 36 gallon tank and 15 MPG avg so far running 285/75/18's. Ford really upped the interior and sounds like the SD will get the same treatment next year. I should have kept the 2007... I would do another but would wait for some more fuel efficient options or a combo of larger tank/fuel efficiency.
 

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Todd n Natalie

OverCamper
I got suckered in 3 times.. 2007 on 35's and Thuren Goodies, 2019 on 35's and 2021 75th on 37's. My 2007 got as good mileage as the others if you can call it good. Roaming around eastern Montana is nerve-racking with the mileage they got. Any hint of wind or even towing a small 5x10 Cargo trailer and I got 8 MPG.... 14 would be a good day with wind behind me and no trailer. Its not so much the mileage its the size of the tank. (Sold my gladiator for the same reason) It really needs a larger tank as it was really more about range than MPG, It just wasn't worth it anymore. I chose gas due to cold weather and easy starts and knowing the PW would get me out of trouble if needed. I sold the PW and got a new F150 Tremor. 36 gallon tank and 15 MPG avg so far running 285/75/18's. Ford really upped the interior and sounds like the SD will get the same treatment next year. I should have kept the 2007... I would do another but would wait for some more fuel efficient options or a combo of larger tank/fuel efficiency.
Love the wheel / tire combo on the Gladiator.

Congrats on the Tremor. I really wanted one but Ford doesn't offer them with a 6.5" box or the OnBoard scales.
 

Tex68w

Beach Bum
I got suckered in 3 times.. 2007 on 35's and Thuren Goodies, 2019 on 35's and 2021 75th on 37's. My 2007 got as good mileage as the others if you can call it good. Roaming around eastern Montana is nerve-racking with the mileage they got. Any hint of wind or even towing a small 5x10 Cargo trailer and I got 8 MPG.... 14 would be a good day with wind behind me and no trailer. Its not so much the mileage its the size of the tank. (Sold my gladiator for the same reason) It really needs a larger tank as it was really more about range than MPG, It just wasn't worth it anymore. I chose gas due to cold weather and easy starts and knowing the PW would get me out of trouble if needed. I sold the PW and got a new F150 Tremor. 36 gallon tank and 15 MPG avg so far running 285/75/18's. Ford really upped the interior and sounds like the SD will get the same treatment next year. I should have kept the 2007... I would do another but would wait for some more fuel efficient options or a combo of larger tank/fuel efficiency.
Nice series of trucks you had there. I too wanted to love the PW but in the end it comes down to the lack of any real payload and the gasser that make it a no go in the long run. I do miss the lockers and disconnecting sway bar though. I would have had a hard time ditching that Gladiator, my father has a nicely built one now and I'd love to have one for a daily or second home run-about.
 

phsycle

Adventurer
RE: disconnecting sway bar.

Wonder if Ram’s can be retrofitted like the Wrangler Rubicons. I like that manual option as well.

 

Tex68w

Beach Bum
RE: disconnecting sway bar.

Wonder if Ram’s can be retrofitted like the Wrangler Rubicons. I like that manual option as well.


Well if you're lucky enough to find one of the units scrapped from a PW then maybe. I have a feeling the intercooler might get in the way of the motor housing though, obviously not an issue if you have a Hemi truck. I would rock a Carli or Thuren Active Rate Swaybar before I went down that road.
 

Explorerinil

Observer
I remember a post on a forum years ago about a person that put one from a wrecked power wagon on a ram truck, and it think it was a diesel and it might have been this forum. My only issue would be, they aren’t reliable. The one on my 19 power wagon hardly ever worked properly.
 

UglyViking

Active member
I honestly expect the sway bar isn't nearly as important for most people if you're running tuned 2.5 shocks and don't have a camper or other high heavy load.
 

montypower

Adventure Time!
I honestly expect the sway bar isn't nearly as important for most people if you're running tuned 2.5 shocks and don't have a camper or other high heavy load.
We have suspension (springs and shocks) tuned for our loaded camper weight. No sway bars. It handles extremely predictably and controlled on road. Way way way better off road or any sort of on road variance that requires suspension movement (such as bumps, holes, driveways, etc). Sway bar will actually induce sway when the suspension moves (such as one tire raising or dropping). People don't talk about that... but EVERYONE keep your sway bars and spend money on upgraded versions or bigger ones! HAHA
 

Tex68w

Beach Bum
The only disadvantage to running no sway bar is in the case of a high speed maneuver on the road, it could lead to a very bad handling scenario or lack thereof.
 

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