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Blasphemous wrote:Just a good filter will help out. IMO the K&N stuff is overpriced. You could probably make your own kit for about $25. You should be able to get a trans cooler kit for about $100.
Blasphemous wrote:I like those below-the-bed boxes as well. Helps keep it out-of-sight and out-of-mind to passers-by.
3 intake valves were bent last thursday. Trying to figure if it was from over-revving or from it jumping time. BOV/DD is gonna be out of action for a week or two, but we're doing all the work at home so we (read I) save $2500 in labor. However, we are also sending the heads out to a buddy's speed shop, which will get us parts at cost, plus a little porting and polishing the heads. New plug wireset, distributor cap, and spark plugs also done.
My biggest concern is that if the ZPAW happens in the next 2 or 3 weeks, im kinda screwed
Unorthodox wrote:I'm here to generally help you out but I do have the power to make your day shit. If you're nice to me, I'm nice to you. Comply with my simple and straight forward requests and everything goes smoothly...don't and it doesn't go smoothly. Thats it.
Night Owl wrote:Very nice looking truck you got there. Make sure you get a that is CB peaked and tuned or even run an amp if you want some real range.
Resolute wrote:Love the work you're doing on your rig! After looking at this thread, I might have to consider a Dakota for my first truck. Kind of off topic, but how's the power? I know it's a V8, but that doesn't always mean it's awesome...
Tperkins wrote:Resolute wrote:Love the work you're doing on your rig! After looking at this thread, I might have to consider a Dakota for my first truck. Kind of off topic, but how's the power? I know it's a V8, but that doesn't always mean it's awesome...
It has pretty good power for its weight, and I can easily (ex in the future) bolt on 20-40 horsepower with a K&N kit and some Harland-Sharp roller rockers. (K&N Dyno'd at 11.xx horsepower stock and the HS Roller-Rockers Dyno'd at 15.xx hp stock) Both for around $300 each. Headers should get about 15hp combined with the porting work we did. MPG is better on the highway, but not vastly different in the city.
Only downsides about my Dakota to me are the lack of 4x4/off-road parts and the lack of stake holes in the bed. The latter ticks me off more however, as I dont have the money for any major 4x4 parts (bull bars, winches, ect) anyway. Other than that, if you get the 5.2 with the 4x4, its pretty good. I was lucky to find mine in the condition I did for the price ($6500) considering it only had 88,000 miles and brand new A/T tires. From inspection it appears all fluids were meticulously changed, as noted from the visible crosshatching on the cylinders in a 88,000mi engine. From when I got it in February of '10, it's had the oil changed twice (every 3,000mi) with only Royal purple + Z-max, and Lucas 75W-90 + stabilizer for the front+rear diffs. Anyway, I'll get off the rambling.
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