What is a Dodge Power Wagon?, , The Power Wagon had to be every bit as rugged and capable as the original, and to achieve that goal, Dodge put together one of the most comprehensive factory off-road packages to come out of Detroit in many years. , , Helping the wheels get rolling is a 5.7L Hemi V-8 connected through either a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual delivering power through lower front and rear 4.56 helical differential gears that incorporate locking differentials. The rear differential has the advantage of being a limited slip when it is unlocked, while the front remains open. The Power Wagon also has a couple of aces up its sleeve in the form of an electronic disconnecting front sway bar and hidden Warn 12,000-pound rated winch, which is crash-test certified., , Maneuverability on the trail is exceptional for such a large machine, but the Power Wagon is what it is and will never be mistaken for an agile Jeep. Dodge has brought back the Power Wagon not only for those who prized the unstoppable nature of the Power Wagons of yore, but for a new generation of truck owners who truly love off-roading and have a need for fullsize capability and dependability. There is just nothing else on the market today that even comes close to it in terms of off-road competence, cargo carrying, and all-around livability. , , Smart Bar, One of the technical achievements of the Power Wagon is the use of an electronically disconnecting sway bar. The sway bar works by resisting lateral weight transfer in corners, making the handling more predictable and stable. However, while stabilizer bars are excellent on the road, they have the distinct disadvantage of limiting suspension articulation, which hurts low-speed off-road performance. To get around this problem, many off-roaders add manual disconnects or remove their sway bars altogether, which can make for sketchy highway handling. With the Power Wagon, Dodge engineers tackled the problem and have come up with a solution in the form of the Electronic Disconnecting Stabilizer Bar, or Smart Bar in Dodge parlance.The Smart bar works with the touch of a dash-mounted switch and can be disengaged by the driver in 4-Hi or 4-Lo at speeds below 18 mph. In case the driver forgets the sway bar is disengaged it automatically re-engages at speeds above 18 mph and will automatically disengage at speeds below 14 mph when selected. In case of failure, the system has a safe mode that returns the bar to the engaged setting.