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1hotkadota
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11/09/2007
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One reason that Taco ran a 6.94 to 60 is because of the 3.73 gears it has. Put some 3.92's or 4.11's in the Dak and see what happens.

I'm calling KRC right now to see if they can help with a flash for my turbo install.
Thanks Wylman, and good luck this weekend!



GREG K
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11/11/2007
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to the one who said i havent test drove a new dakota i have.the truck for so much power is SLOW. quad cab short bed, and yes 1hotdakota i know about the gears. thats why the tundra is so fast in acceleration.

for the guy who said i shoul get a dakota r/t if i want a fast truck. (this video says why)

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/a2c50b23-6fa1-4b0d-a277-c2e16f7dfbdc.htm



brianj
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11/11/2007
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sounds like you had your mind made up from the beggining greg. if thats the case i dont know why you made the thread.
have fun with your new taco.



TexasTodd
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11/12/2007
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Flippy,
You posted :'IF YOU WANT POWER YOU JACKASS GET A FULL SIZE RAM AND QUIT WHINNING ALREADY, WHO THE HELL CARES WHAT TRUCK YOU DRIVE.'

What, are you talking about?

My 2001, 4.7 QC, manual, yadda, yadda, has never had the heads off, bottom end, etc. NO blower ot turbo, and puts out at least 362 Ft/Lbs of torque at the crank. (300 RWTQ)

NO Ram, unless its a diesel, has more 'power' than my Dak.





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11/12/2007
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Flippy?

That nickname sounds like a sailor.

Do you sail catamarans? Cause I do, avid sailor/racer of beach cats.



GREG K
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11/13/2007
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for those that say the tacoma and tundra are imports your somewhat right the tundra is manufactured and built in texas and not really sure but i think the tacoma is manufactured and built in indiana



1hotkadota
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11/13/2007
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They're still imports. The Hemi is made in Mexico so by your reasoning its an import right?

Money spent on a Taco or Tundra is going to another country, hence, import.



GREG K
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11/13/2007
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technically yes its a import if its made on mexico. we all know how cheap mexicans are. wouldnt you rather have an american made and built product.



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11/13/2007
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"Money spent on a Taco or Tundra is going to another country, hence, import."
im going to have to agree with hotdak
its not where its made, its where the moneys going.

oh and greg that whole made in mexico thing ... that sounds kind of lame.
kind of cheap to stereotype isnt it?



wylman
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11/13/2007
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Preach on, preach on!!! If it isn't one of the big three, it is causing the big three problems!! To me, that makes it an import!! On top of the fact that it is taking American finances and sending them overseas!!! Imports, imports, and more frigging imports!!! I drive a Dodge, a mercury and a Saturn (unfortunately.) I ride A Harley and a Polaris. All of which are American made!!! I won't even drive a Mazda or Jaguar, which are owned by Ford!!! Take the Tundra and the Tacoma, the Frontier and the pathfinder and stick them all in car crushers!!! That is the only thing that will make ME happy and put our country on the road to recovery.



1hotkadota
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11/13/2007
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The problem with our cars being American made is that they are forking out over $40/hr to some unskilled worker that gets only %75 of that money because the rest goes to unions. This massive amount that the big three have to pay causes budget cuts on other things like quality parts and design. Most of the time, unions aren't a big problem and do more good than harm. But in this instance, a trained monkey could do most of the work these "technicians" are doing. $20/hr seems more than fair for some one who is on an assembly line putting a part into a press, taking it back out, and repeating the process. Corrupt unions are the ones at fault for the low quality american cars which turn buyers over to imports looking for reliability.

No matter what, I'll always have a Dak. Thankfully my 4.7 was made in Warren Michigan by over paid techs. 129K miles and still running strong.



wylman
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11/13/2007
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1hotdak- I too, will always have my Dak with my overpaid built 4.7. I have over a 170 thou on mine and still tearing it up at the local mud bog. American iron forever!!! (Even if it is more like tin now. Oh , well!!)



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11/13/2007
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129k is mileage i would expect from any vehicle. anything less from a vehicle made 1990 or newer is just garbage.
200k is where you can say that you have a quality vehicle, so long as you haven't been nickel and dime'd.



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11/13/2007
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sorry people i have to agree with greg k. just because the toyotas profits are going to another country doesnt mean anything. if you think about it the tax money we pay goes to other countrys to. so it really doesnt matter as long as the vehicle is built here in the states by people who know the american way is all good for me. oh and sadly the only thing the dakota does better than the tacoma is out tow it and it only by 550lbs. which really aint that much. also the tundra out tows and out performs the ram. now if dodge (because i love dodge trucks. when their built right) ill be there with them until then im goin to be with my other brand of choice toyota.



Dan M
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11/13/2007
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Growing up in Indiana I can say alot of auto parts and even automobiles are built in Indiana. The Indiana economy is manufacturing and farming.

Honda is building a new plant about 50 miles from indianapolis off I 74. Toyota has plants there, as does nissan, subaru and others. I have a brother that works Quality Control for a parts manufacturer, they make parts for subaru, nissan, isuzu, and maybe others. He alot of times has to travel to the plant in west layafette (home of purdue univeristy) to sort/inspect parts that were shipped and supposedly ready to install.

Let's not forget GM, ford and chrysler. All have numberous operations in and around Indianapolis. I have several aunts, uncles, and distant relatives that retired from GM. Delco has (had) a huge operations a little north of indianapolis in kokomo right off US 31. There's a chrysler foundary on the south side of indianapolis jut around the corner from one of my favorite dives.

I'll say I read in the paper some time ago some stupidly high number of people applied for the new honda plant. I think it was 3 or 4 times the number of people applied as jobs were being created.

with the conomy in the crapper and automobiles sales falling, indiana was hit hard and at one point had the highest number of defaulted home loans of any state in the union.

I own 2 dodges and a VW but am glad those plants are still operating and that honda is bringing some life to the local economy. My family and friends have to eat too you know.

if you've ridden in shuttle buses at airports, hotels or ridden or own an RV, alot of those are made in northern Indiana. Also, bluebird has (still there??) a school bus manufacturing operation in Indiana.

- Dan M



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11/14/2007
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Grant- Fear not!! When I am king of the world.(AS I rightfully should be.) All these foriegn cars with factories in America, will be banished to their home soil. A salary cap will be placed upon the unions. Their thieving ways will be stopped. American automobiles will once again be blessed with true steel, full chassis and big powerful, torguey v8's that burn leaded gasoline!!! The way it should be!!! Catalytic convertors be damned to the pits of all that is automotive evil!!! Emission comtrols and smog control will be exorcised from the manufacturing lines. The American v8 will rtecapture it's gloriousness from the days of yor........ Please, tell me this dream will never end!!! I wish all you Taco freaks would go to another board so I can get over the verge to vomit!!!



brianj
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11/14/2007
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thanks wylman. couldnt of said it better myself.

ok you like tacos go to another board then. this is getting old. a argument that will never end.



wylman
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11/14/2007
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Brianj- I am glad to see someone else supports me as king of the world!!! Just kidding.. I just figured it was about time someone told these lowly Jap crap owners to go find their own forum and stop desecrating our sacred Dak forum.



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11/14/2007
17:28:47

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Onehotkadota - you need to recheck your "facts" on unions. I'm chief union stward where I work, so I know a little bit about them. We pay 1.5% of the first 40 hours we work for the union (nothing more for overtime). To claim that any worker is only left with 75% of their pay after union dues is an outrageous lie. Some may charge a little more than mine, but nowhere near that much. While I agree auto workers are overpaid, there's no need to blame the high cost of a vehicle on just them. Let's not forget the outrageously overpaid CEOs. You need to rethink some of the negativity you are wrongly directing at unions - I know you are smarter than that.


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11/14/2007
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about the built in america thing. For the longest time i was all hardcore about built in america, but with the gas prices now adays and what not, I've been considering a tacoma. and besides, there really isnt a vehicle on the road in america thats all american made anyways.
My dak gets 19mpg or more on the highway but it just guzzles gas around town. $60 every week and a half for gas is just not cutting it anymore.
I needed the v8 power before for towing my trailer, but now i dont have it and im not sure. Im going to do alot of research into if its worth jumping down to a v6 or 4 cylinder toyota 4x4. if the mileage isnt much better i'll probably just stick with the dodge.



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