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Posted: 10/3/2001 9:41:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2001 10:12:16 AM EST by brouhaha]
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 10:12:19 AM EST
I bought a 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad-Cab, 4.7 V8 Automatic, last December. I love this truck. Buy one. 17,000 miles of urban use, and I've had no problems with it.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 10:33:18 AM EST
I have a 99 Dakota Cab Sport 4x4, 5 Sp. Manual. This is the first Dodge that I have ever owned. Bought it mainly so that I could tow a few of my toys and the Dakota was the only V8 in a mid-size truck at that time. It was the last year for the old 318 c.i. or 5.2 L. I love it...if you can afford it get the extended warranty, get it. I plan to keep the Dakota stock since I have other modes of transportation that go-fast. Kenne Bell use to have a ram air kit for the Dakota. They might be able to help you with some other things also. I have the Kenne Bell Ram Air kit on my wife’s Mustang Cobra. http://www.kenne-bell.com/ Good luck… My first post…
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 5:36:40 PM EST
I have a 97 4X4 Dak with the 318cid (5.2L)and its getting along in age right now, but it is still a tough trooper though. One of the things that drove me towards it was the ability to boost the performance of it using factory Mopar Performance Parts. I was checking into it and by changing the exhaust, computer chip,air filter and adding headers and switching cams, I could squeeze 316hp out of that engine and still maintain emissions and keep the factory warranty if the cam was installed by the dealer. I had to dig around and find my Mopar Performance Catalog and the computer chip you want for a 4.7L 4X4 Dak is P5007198WA Federal and P5007213WA CA. One thing that really helped me was to replace the standard air filter with a K&N oil filter. I saw immediate improvement in mileage and a bit of a performance increase too. Tire wise, I have those exact size tires and I wouldn't trade that size for the world. Its pretty easy to find them and they go thru snow really well. I have had snow up to the bottom of the door and the truck just wouldn't quit. One thing: I have had problems with my brakes and lower ball joints. Aside from that, its been a good truck for me. Don't epexct better gas mileage though, I only get about 16-17 mpg on the freeway. Some good places to check out for stuff are [url]http://www.dakota-truck.net/[/url] [url]http://www.truckperformance.com/[/url] Hope this will help you out.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 6:40:16 PM EST
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