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Craig
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12/15/2002
00:01:14

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I have a dakota 4-cyl, sure its slow, but i have found a fwe things that when added together will give a %50 increase in horsepower. ONe is a AIRAID cool air intake kit, another is a Venom 400 control module, which increase teh hp by %25 percent, kind of hard to explain, go to www.truckperformance.com to read about it, and a Gibson cat-back exhaust system (which would also make it sound cool). All this shouldn't cost more than $1000 and the first two things i can put on myself in less than an hour. I'll get the ehxaust at a performance shop. What else do you guys suggest, cmon, i want to have teh fastest 4-cly dakota out there!



Craig
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12/15/2002
00:02:06

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does anyine make headers for 4-cyl dakotas, if so i'd like to know where i can order one.



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12/15/2002
18:43:01

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try pacesetter exhaust, they make all kinds of headers, although not top quality products.



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12/15/2002
22:03:36

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if anyone who has a second gen dakota with a 4 banger wants to step up a little for a decent price, i have got a COMPLETE 3.9l that came out of my friends 95 dakota. it comes with a pcm and wiring harness. cheap $500!!!! the only reason we swapped it was we bit the bullet and dropped 5 grand int a 5.9l. it only has 60k on it. it ran wonderfull when we pulled it. if you are interested in it e mail me @ shifty_jr@yahoo.com

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Tim S



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12/16/2002
08:59:13

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What inch is the exhausst for the 4 cyl....is it 2.5"?



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12/16/2002
10:08:08

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If you think a couple bolt-ons are going to increase your HP by 50%,you must be smokin some of the good stuff.Why waste your time and $$ on the 4banger.Slap a V8 in that thing...



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12/16/2002
10:35:12

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I checked on this 'Venom 400' thing.

It says 'UP TO' 25% HP increase.

So it MAY max out there.

Or could it be LESS than 25%? Could be.

Sounds good, almost to good to be......



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12/17/2002
11:39:49

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This looks like a job for Magnum Homie!!




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12/17/2002
11:43:08

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THere are cams, rockers, and a few other parts available for the 2.5L's (same engine as in the Jeeps)

I've got a complete engine and AX15 tranny at the shop...I'll sell the whole combo for $600... only 38k miles on it...

Later!

Tom "Slick"
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Craig
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12/17/2002
13:15:06

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what are rockers and cams, what do they do exactly?



Tom Slick
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12/17/2002
18:30:55

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The cams controls the opening and closing of the valves...

DIfferent cams can change how much and how long the valves open...

Rocker arms actually open the valves... depending on what ratio rockers are used, the distance that a valve opens can also be changed...



Tom "Slick"
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Craig
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12/17/2002
21:15:03

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what do they do for horsepower, also, do you knwo where i can get them?



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