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Old 05-15-2014, 07:05 PM
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Default 1998 dakota (time to hoon)

soooooooo i purchased a 5.2 dakota today, 5 speed with 11X,XXX miles for $1100. ranger was a huge waste of money and keeps running like crap so its up for sale. my dad dropped the dakota off to my work and says "when youre ready to sell it, i wanna build it" my dad is a mechanic but never has he wanted to build something so i think ive done good lol. this will be a fairly slow build, should pick up a bit once the ranger sells. also the truck is rough but should be a fun project. pic! only have one and its kinda a teaser pic

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Old 05-16-2014, 01:07 PM
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got the truck legal today, then went and bought about $250 in parts: plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor, wire seperators, pcv valve, cone filter and cai kit, oil and filter, and then i bought hood pins cuz ive always wanted them and now i finally have a truck with some power and the hood dosnt latch completely! got the "cai intake" on today thats in quotes because its drawing nothing but hot air atm but its more open so you can feel a slight difference. and i also got some stupid stuff off the truck like the fake euro sidemarkers and bug deflector, then lastly i put my up to date stereo in the truck (jvc from red dakota)

cai in, need to build a bracket and heat shield
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:23 PM
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Hood pins huh? Interesting....
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:32 PM
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shush they look cool lol and honestly it would make me more comfortable if i had them on since this hood really dosnt like to latch shut
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:45 PM
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2wd? Gonna rice it out?
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:01 PM
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He's gonna put 37" wheels on it and Donk it out.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:53 PM
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im putting 40'' spinners on it and dual fart cans actually! lol but no seriously im planning dual exhaust (flowmaster 44 or magnaflow) dakota rt rims in the future. for now im just putting on the 16's from the red truck, then fix some stuff and id like to paint it back to original color, also some low would be cool but we'll see what my wallet lets me do
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:15 PM
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im putting 40'' spinners on it and dual fart cans actually! lol but no seriously im planning dual exhaust (flowmaster 44 or magnaflow) dakota rt rims in the future. for now im just putting on the 16's from the red truck, then fix some stuff and id like to paint it back to original color, also some low would be cool but we'll see what my wallet lets me do
Haha okay. My cousin has the same exact truck but in 4x4. It's pretty damn fast!!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:28 PM
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Let's line em up lol
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:48 PM
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Let's line em up lol
Haha. Same color/rims/trans/motor/cab size as his everything except 4x4
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:49 PM
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replaced spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor about a week ago, found out my dads new in box headers that he's been trying to sell will fit my truck with some modification so hopefully i get those soon, yesterday found out ive been running open manifolds basically. the previous owner either cut or broke the y pipe in 2 so i put some flex pipe on it temporarily since i should be getting the headers. i got my hoodpins today and put those on...not sure if im happy with them right now. anddd i painted the stock rims from the red truck again and when i get money for tires those will go on, should look a hell of a lot better







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Old 05-21-2014, 04:22 PM
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He's gonna put 37" wheels on it and Donk it out.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:15 PM
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Atleast it's a 5 speed... I'd never buy a dodge with a auto!
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:19 PM
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i said i never would too...then i had one and i didnt have a problem with it in the 7 or so 1000 miles i put on it
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:21 PM
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i said i never would too...then i had one and i didnt have a problem with it in the 7 or so 1000 miles i put on it
i heard some one say expect to replace a auto dodge tranny every 30k-40k miles
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