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dakrob
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7/07/2004
19:20:47

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i have a 99 dak w/ the 2.5l in it, im trying to find out what other vehicles that dodge made have the same engine. can anyone help me out with that?



FazDak
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7/07/2004
22:53:46

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Far as I know the Lebaron had a turbo and non turbo 2.5. It was front wheel drive so I duuno if its a different casting or not, I would think not.



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7/07/2004
23:14:52

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thanks fazdak im wodering about like neons and jeeps...anyone know if the engines for those years are the same as mine? b/c they dont make many aftermarket performance parts marketed for the dakota 2.5...but they do for jeeps and neons...i dont think they had the pt cruiser in 99 though



dummies
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7/08/2004
03:31:11

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4 cylinder Daks. Ha Ha. Worthless



Martin
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7/08/2004
11:06:56

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Gen 3 Dakotas have a Jeep 2.5 compleatly diferent than the gen 1 and 2 2.5 which was the same engine they put in fwd cars till '93. The 4 cylinder engines in the PT Cruiser and Neons it different yet but I think dodge should of put those engines in the dakota instead of the old jeep 2.5. If you want performance parts for your '99 2.5 try the Jeep stuff it might fit.

As for you Dummies you can kiss my ass I get 28 mpg buzzing along at 80mph on the highway what do you get 20 at best ha ha ha.

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modain
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7/08/2004
11:42:44

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As long as you don't want to tow or haul anything with your half-engine truck you can keep your 28MPG.

But as for me (and plenty others) I'd rather have the ability to actually use my truck as a truck. Ha, ha, ha back at you!

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2002 Graphite QC SLT Plus, 4.7L, 5-speed, 3.92 LSD, loads o' fun, *and* 6100# towing capacity



Martin
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7/08/2004
21:32:48

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Hey modain the four banger Dakotas haul just as much as the V6 and V8 Dakotas. Towing on the other hand is a little more difficult for the four cylinder wonder but it gets the job done if you are not in a hurry and still will use half the gas. And why the hell do you guys have to pick on the four cylinders are you not secure enough with you masculinity so you have to by the pickup with the biggest engine so you only use it full capacity once in the 10 years that you own the damn thing. Sure the 2.5 is not as powerfull it is not ment to be that is why the make three other engines to put in the Dakota no one says that you have to have one.

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dakrob
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7/09/2004
14:17:47

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hey guys heres another off topic question...my dak has 62,000 miles on it do you think a 50 shot of juice will every now and then will cause it to grenade on me?



modain
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7/09/2004
15:41:25

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Martin - You might be able to haul as much as larger engined Daks. But unless you have the power (TQ mostly) of a bigger engine you'll be at the mercy of gravity and inertia. I'll get to my destination quicker than you will, and with a lot less frustration and peril. I can't stand mashing the pedal only to hear the engine suck air (and beg for mercy) and not feel anything at my back.

If you tried pulling 6000#s with you truck I find it hard to believe you would get anything near your normal 28MPG. I drop to 14/15MPG when towing on flat terrain. Not a bad drop from my normal 16/17MPG. Worst case that's only an 18% drop. You'd have to maintain nearly 23MPG to have the same percentage decrease. Can you do that? Now let's talk about towing a full load up a hill... I can easliy do the speed limit and above. Can you?

I don't want you to feel I'm bagging on you specifically. I just feel that if you want fuel economy that's OK. I'd rather have the power to do something with my truck and have a responsive throttle instead of babying it down the road when I need it to do something. I knew this going in to my purchase and have never complained about my "low" mileage. It's the price I pay.

Happy towing!



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7/09/2004
17:29:45

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No, a 50 shot wont hurt your engine at all so long as your kit was designed properly or you have an air/fuel ratio meter to keep an eye on things. I do however highly suggest a wet kit. Dry kits can be tricky to keep from leaning out, if they even make a dry one for your application.



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7/09/2004
18:57:58

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thanks fazdak,
i was thinking about drilling a hole in the cold air intakeand having the nos shoot into there...i think they call that a fogger...im not real familiar with nos but it looks fun :).



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7/10/2004
02:07:30

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NP

Yup, thats exactly what you do for a NX wet system.
Lotsa fun.

If your seriously thinkin about it check with Nitrous Express, they have a Dodge universal kit. Im not sure if that includes the 2.5. If you have a fuel test port I wouldnt see why there kit wouldnt work.



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7/10/2004
03:18:12

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Hey modain don't argue with martin he is obviously a complete moron, i mean a four banger truck come on. I'm willing to bet it's not four wheel drive either. Seriously my old car a pos 93 altima had a bigger engine than that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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7/10/2004
21:06:58

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A 50 hp shot should be perfect for the 2.5 I am debating on geting one myself but it has a few more miles on it (136,000) so I don't know if it could take that very long.

Modain and Dummies I never said that a four cylinder Dakota was good at towing. It has trouble geting to 60mph with a two place snowmobile trailers on blustery winter days. But that is why they they make the 3.9, 5.2, and 4.7 Dakotas. So if you need to tow things a regulary or for long distances that is what you get. So if you chose to get the bigger engine in you dakota fine if you use it but that is no reason to go around say four bangers suck all the time this is the USA and I have a right to drive what I want Damit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and the Chrysler 2.5 really does make some TQ compared to most every other brand of four cylinder out there and a low rpm over 150 ft lbs but only 100 hp. Plus you don't "baby" it around when towing you damn near floor it in hopes of geting up to speed and I do get over 23 mpg while towing.

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