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Jesse Torres
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2/20/2001
15:45:50

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Hay, I am puting performance spak plugs and wires and that air raid system on my 98 dak. Dose anyone recremend and specific items that would work, and has any one done it to a 3.9? I dont want to do any major work on it. So far I have flowmasters, and im looking for headers. I mainly want better take off. thanks



Bernd
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2/21/2001
01:13:05

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Three BIG performance improvers:

(1) Flometrics 48mm Billet Throttle Body
(2) JBA Headers
(3) QuickD Intake Tube

Those three will really wake up your V6.


Bernd D. Ratsch
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT
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Ian Pendergrass
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2/21/2001
22:54:19

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Bernd would you take the Quick D intake over the K&N intake?

2000 Quad Cab 3.9L V6 2/4 Drop flowmaster

Bernd
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2/21/2001
23:19:10

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If it means that you personally can save a littl ebit of money, yes. If money isn't an object, the K&N Gen-II.

Bernd D. Ratsch
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT
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Harvey
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2/22/2001
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I'm a newbee to this website. Very nice. I just purchased a 2001 Quad Cab, V6, 5 speed. I hoping to make some minor mods (w/ the wife's permission). I already dropped in a K&N filter and I was hoping in the future to switch to the Gen II. K&N doesn't list the a Gen II for a 2000/2001 V6. What mods would I have to do if I have cruise control? Any recommendations on exhaust? If I just replace the muffler to a Dynomax/flowmater/gibson, what is the overall dimension, in & out of the muffler. I would like the rumble to be just above stock. Would I be better off with a catback system? It seems ashame to lose the stock stainless steel tailpipe. Thanks in advance.



Bernd
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2/22/2001
10:11:18

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I'm not sure about the 2001 V6's, but the Gen-II system does work on the 1997 - 2000 V6's. You'll have to check your cruise control linkage though.

On the muffler/exhaust, a single 2.5" IN /2.5" OUT works with the factory 2.5" pipes and also gives you better overall performance. The cat-back systems have only one advantage over the stock pipes...the stock pipes have crimped bends and the aftermarket kits are mandrel bent (much smoother). But, the stock pipes will work fine.


Bernd D. Ratsch
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT
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Philip LaBarre
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2/27/2001
20:54:24

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I have a 3.9 98 dodge dakota sport with the 17" R/T rims. I put a flowpro made by flowmaster with a turndown. It gave me a 20-25 horses. I highly recommend it. Also what I did to improve my air intake is I made an air box cut out (I do not recommend this if your truck is still under warranty). It raised my rpm's up and gave me the extra take of I looked for.



jesse torres
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2/27/2001
23:45:28

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hay philip. What is a turndown?



Bernd
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2/28/2001
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Phillip, what did you use to get the 20HP figure? I've dyno'd a few exhaust systems and they're all right around the 10-15HP max.

Bernd D. Ratsch
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Ryan
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3/05/2001
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Im sure its been covered many times but which is the way to go..........airaid or quick d intake?

Thanks.



Bernd
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3/05/2001
08:39:51

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Either one works well. The main difference is that the airaid uses the stock, accordian, intake tube which does create turbulence in teh air flow to the TB. Not a big problem with slightly modofied street engines.

Bernd D. Ratsch
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT
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Jesse Torres
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3/05/2001
16:41:25

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BERND, DO YOU THINK THAT A PERFORMANCE COIL WILL HELP ANY AT ALL, I GOT THE SPARK PLUGS AND I CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE ALREADY. STILL SAVING TO GET THE QUICK D.



Philip LaBarre
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3/06/2001
20:37:58

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A turn down is a very very short exhaust pipe that is "turned down". Basically it is turned to face the ground. Makes it very loud ;)



Bernd
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3/07/2001
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Jesse: At higher RPM's (above 3500-3800rpm) yes.


Bernd D. Ratsch
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Jesse Torres
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3/09/2001
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Hay do turbo chargers waste all your gas? And can it be activated manuely?



Bernd
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3/09/2001
00:20:29

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Jesse: No, and no.

Bernd D. Ratsch
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Ohkevy
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5/08/2001
22:44:56

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Python Injection Inc. maces a Venom400
performance control module for the 3.9
Dakota. Has anyone used one? If so, what
gains have you experienced



Bernd
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5/08/2001
23:11:44

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Haven't tried it personally, but after reading how they do it, TPS and MAP can be adjusted as they claim...but only to a point and with sacrafices to the fuel economy.

"Loss of gas mileage to be expected is 1-3 miles per gallon in fuel economy." - Venom

We're getting approximately 8-10% increases in HP with increases in MPG with just a $35 IAT Adjuster. Add a modified TB (Fastman) and you've got the same increases as the Venom...with an increase in MPG as well. (For less than a Venom400...$345 at Summit Racing.)

I'd be cautious...but am curious about the Venom400.

(That's my opinion...they may vary on the list.) ;)


Bernd D. Ratsch
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buswell
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9/17/2001
00:15:58

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i have a 2001 quad cab 3.9l . i had the mufler shop put a custom flowmaster cat back system on and make a custom intake watch out flows are a little noisey looking for lowering advice looking for a arms or spindles . check out my pics
http://home.pacbell.net/buswell/



Steve
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9/17/2001
13:35:27

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This is my 1st time to this website. I have a 95 ext cab sport, 3.9 5spd stick with 105,000 miles. Any good suggestions on what I can use to improve performance & fuel economy without having to rob a bank? Where can I purchase these items also.?



Steve
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9/17/2001
13:40:06

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This is my 1st time to this website. I have a 95 ext cab sport, 3.9 5spd stick with 105,000 miles. Any good suggestions on what I can use to improve performance & fuel economy without having to rob a bank? Where can I purchase these items also.?



Steve
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9/17/2001
15:13:13

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I have been reading this website for only 1 week or so & am happy to have found guys who know Dakotas. My 95 Dakota Sport is 3.9 v6, 5 spd stick, ext cab that is bone stock with 105,000 miles. Is there anything I can do to improve performance & fuel economy both? Also do I start with the intake & ignition, or the exhaust? Where would I get the biggest gain in power? Will a 180 degree t-stat really help? I am not going to make a race truck (wish I could) of it, just hopefully the everyday sleeper. Thanks, Steve. dakota95



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9/17/2001
15:22:07

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I have been reading this website for only 1 week or so & am happy to have found guys who know Dakotas. My 95 Dakota Sport is 3.9 v6, 5 spd stick, ext cab that is bone stock with 105,000 miles. Is there anything I can do to improve performance & fuel economy both? Also do I start with the intake & ignition, or the exhaust? Where would I get the biggest gain in power? Will a 180 degree t-stat really help? I am not going to make a race truck (wish I could) of it, just hopefully the everyday sleeper. Thanks, Steve. dakota95



Steve
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9/17/2001
15:25:32

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I have been reading this website for only 1 week or so & am happy to have found guys who know Dakotas. My 95 Dakota Sport is 3.9 v6, 5 spd stick, ext cab that is bone stock with 105,000 miles. Is there anything I can do to improve performance & fuel economy both? Also do I start with the intake & ignition, or the exhaust? Where would I get the biggest gain in power? Will a 180 degree t-stat really help? I am not going to make a race truck (wish I could) of it, just hopefully the everyday sleeper. Thanks, Steve. dakota95



Hoss
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9/17/2001
23:36:55

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Hi Guys.
I have a 3.9L manual 2001 Single cab. I put an air raid on it and I like it. The next thing I was thinking about doing was putting in a computer chip, but i heard that those not worth it, and its better to put a high flow fuel pump and an ECU override ( no clue what this is ). What are your opinions. Oh and can you put Nitrous on a Manual and do something to not have the engine redline and blow up?



BlkDak
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9/18/2001
03:31:58

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I have a 3.9 2000 and wanted to put in headers..
Can anyone recommend something to go with.. Also what improvements you noticed..
thnx.



BlkDak
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9/18/2001
03:33:54

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I have a 3.9 2000 and wanted to put in headers..
Can anyone recommend something to go with.. Also what improvements you noticed..
thnx.



lattimer
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9/18/2001
08:07:39

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JBA makes the only headers for the 3.9. Look at speedtweaks.net. Personally, I saw a lot more improvement from my new TB than I did from my headers. Looking back, I would have saved myself the cash for something else. On my butt-dyno, I could just barely tell the difference.

Either way, they look cool under the hood, and it easier to change the plugs with the headers rather than the stock manifolds.

Shawn



loku
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9/18/2001
16:11:27

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lattimer,

Who makes a good aftermarket performance TB for the 3.9?





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5/09/2002
21:48:27

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can anybody tell me where i can a 4bbl intake for a 87 3.9 4x4. already bord .30 over , running headers , performance inigtion system,lifted running 33x12.5's. speed shop i was using went bust. i know mopar performance makes



Colt45
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5/23/2002
00:28:38

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hey Bernd, how much horsepower do u think i will get out of a flowmaster 40 series, turned down, and a k&n intake. and do u think i can beat a 1995 silverado with a 5.7 with an exhaust and an intake?? xcab long bed??? and also where should i shop for all my performance mods?? oh yeah i have a 99 stock 3.9 auto xcab.
thanx,
~Colt45





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