BUILD Another 4x4 turbo wagon…

Ron Vogel

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This was a pain in the ass. I wanted a rear light bar…but lack of mounting options kept me from doing it. I was out in the garage one day and noticed the blank spot in the faux rear skid plate. I removed the bumper and started cutting. Was able to wire it in to the OEM rear fog light switch. Pretty happy with it

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Ron Vogel

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This is a 2.5t right? How are you liking the power so far? I’m intrigued with them and how cheap they are, also encouraging there’s so many with a wild amount of miles.
2.5t, it’s not a screamer. More tractor like. Feels very tourqy, about 200ish hp. The 2.5 blocks can’t take much past 300 before they come apart. Could swap in a v70r/60r motor and a bigger turbo, but even there you are limited to 400hp.

400k+ miles is not unheard of stock though. Trans, bevel gear, are going to go way sooner.
 
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Ron Vogel

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Amber light down low for the win. Cuts right through the fog/rain/snow.
Yeah, the white bumper light was kind of useless. The overhead bar is so bright, couldn’t even tell when bumper bar was on. I paid $20 for it…so no great loss. The amber bar is twice the wattage of the old light for the win
 
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