CJC Power Wagon Build Update
After starting our build out with a bang running the Carli Power Wagon Pintop system, we've been on a roll with even more updates! Let's dive into the full build on this overland ready 2020 Power Wagon.
We started out with a completely stock 2020 Ram Power Wagon from Peterson Ram and Jeep in Idaho. The team there is well used to dealing with us, as they're our top Carli Suspension installer in the area and actually specialize in building new trucks for customers. If you want to order a new, turn key truck with a Carli Suspension system on it, they're the guys to make it happen! Of course, we figured it would be boring to have them do all the work, so we drove the truck home to Los Angeles to get started on it ourselves! Check out the video below where we walk through the new truck, and talk about what's on these new Ram Power Wagons!
But if you know us, you know we don't keep things stock for long! We immediately tore into the truck to start making upgrades. The first thing to go was the stock suspension and tires. We'll give the stock Power Wagon credit for having VERY impressive stock articulation and low speed capabilities, but the wheel hop and high speed off road capability were WELL below the standards we're used to!
To solve that, we installed a Carli Suspension Power Wagon Pintop system. This system only increases height 2" front and 1" rear, but increases wheel travel to 9.3" front and 11" rear which is a welcome improvement over stock. Of course that's straight droop travel, so articulation numbers are even more impressive. Exactly what you'd want on a Power Wagon! It's also got plenty of room for 37s so we stepped this truck up with some 17" Trail Ready wheels and 37/13/5/17 Toyo RT tires!
This is possible because Carli goes a bit further than most brands with their systems.
Next, we took the truck to Go Fast Campers for another upgrade. This rig is our shop adventure setup, so the GFC made the perfect fit to keep it jumpable and liveable!