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98blackdak
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5/20/2007
21:43:30

Subject: 318 horsepower (stock)
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Hey guys, I have a 98 dodge dakota w/ a 318 5 speed. And was wondering around where the horsepower is on this motor. I have done the TPS mod and have it Programmed with the hypertech PP3. If that makes any difference at all. HAHA.

But I am just looking for a close estimate. I get quite a few people that ask about it around the MX track etc. It is a short bed, single cab. (Black) so it is kind of an eye catcher. But im guessing the HP to be between 250-300??? thanks for any input.



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5/20/2007
22:57:46

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about 275 and about 190rwhp



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5/21/2007
09:08:43

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Try closer to 230 HP at the crank. The TPS mod is worth no HP, and the programmer should be good for 10. The stock 318 is only rated at 220 hp. The 190 rwhp is probably pretty close with the 5 speed.



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5/21/2007
10:59:08

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saying the 318 in general is false. older magnums, 92-93 had 230hp and maybe 5 more cause of the larger exhaust. all the 318 magnums were rated at 230 hp . the 92-93 had 300 ft-lbs @ 3200rpm and the newer 318's had 295 ft-lbs @ 3200 rpm.



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5/21/2007
20:31:22

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98Blackdak
5.2 230 horse at the flywheel
300lb/ft of torque at the flywheel
4.7 235 horse at the fly
295lb/ft of torque at the fly
5.9 250 horse at the fly
335lb/ft of torque



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5/21/2007
22:30:12

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thanks for the replies , I fiqured the 5.9 would have more then 20 HP over the 318. Thanks again for the info. What mod do you guys think I should do next?



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5/22/2007
02:30:48

RE: 318 horsepower (stock)
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Probably open up the exhaust,add headers, 1.7RR's
and then new gears to top it all off,(for a nice daily driver). That's what I would do if money allowed.

Good luck



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5/23/2007
20:00:13

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ive hot some 1.7 rockers. not roller. ill sell them for about 70 bucks if you want them

email me for more info. clint282cc@yahoo.com



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5/24/2007
15:48:48

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Here is a cheap and easy mod you can do to the 318...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/317659/2

I don't know what it does for power except that the difference is noticeable. Just be warned it may not be legal in some areas I think.





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5/25/2007
04:21:56

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That air cleaner link, sucks up whatever hot air is under the hood.

And, the 5.2, will have more than 200ft/lbs or torque at the flyheel, even more than 200 at the Rear wheel.





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5/25/2007
04:48:28

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The air cleaner works fine for me; at least it is bettter than stock and was less than 100 dollars!

And it will suck up hot air under the hood when at low speeds and idle but once I get moving, the underhood temperature lowers to the outside temperature.




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5/26/2007
00:01:48

RE: 318 horsepower (stock)
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You know what?

You're probably right.

Mine gets it from the stock area which comes from the Rt fender well, which comes from the windshield cowl on my 2001, even though it is modified quite a bit. Would a dyno see a difference? Probably not, it's the general principal thing.

I'm glad it works for you, I'm sure it won't be a problem.



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5/26/2007
00:10:52

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It is funny because just a month ago I had put the original factory air intake on to get it inspected.

I only had the factory intake on for a half tank of gas. When I calculated my gas mileage come fill up time with the low fuel light on; my MPG was 14.7 which is a little over one mpg worse than the normal. In fact, up until then(earlier this month), I hadn't gotten less than 15.2mpg since late last year.

And I could tell a definate difference in performance too. The truck was noticeably slower.

I just ordered a Superchips programmer tonight. It will hopefully be here by Tuesday. I can't wait to see what my MPG does with it set in economy mode.



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5/26/2007
19:04:55

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I forgot to add I have 2 and 1/4 or 1/2 inch exhaust from the headers back. I don't remember the exact size?? But my cat is gutted and after that it I have a 18" glass back then splits into duals with 3 inch tips. Sounds great. Does anyone make good headers that fit right and don't leak?

But anyways how do the 1.7 Roller Rockers add performance? and where do i get them ?

And while we are on the air filter subject. I had the edlebrock triangle one that is supposed to flow like 1700cfm. or something like that. It added a little performance/ throttle response. But the damn thing didn't seal !! I don't hit very many dirt roads but I still had to trash it. I would hate to fry my valves/top end! I put my stock airbox unit on with a new filter. And it seemed like my mileage drastically increased. And I think it still runs just as good. My average was around 17-20 with the edlebrock. I will have to test the stock setup and see what I get.



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5/15/2008
00:09:58

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how many pople have a 318 in a dodge dakota



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5/20/2008
20:59:47

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JBA makes great headers,but they arent cheap.Gibson on the other hand makes cheap headers but they arent that great.Ive got some titanium coated shorty's by JBA and they are quality,on another dak i went cheap and got the gibsons....not so good.



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5/20/2008
21:57:28

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how much horse power does a stock dakota v6 have and running streight exhaust have.



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5/21/2008
09:53:44

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probably 150 to 175,but i could be wrong.



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8/23/2008
13:10:16

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i got a 03 dakota 318 with k.n air filter jet performance chip and flowmaster exaust how much horse do u think i have?



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8/23/2008
14:11:41

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If that's an '03 as you say, then you probably don't have a 318. They stopped putting that motor in Dakotas after '99. If you have the 4.7 v8, with those mods, horsepower will be about the same as stock.

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9/13/2008
21:44:28

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Hey,i have a 01 Dodge Dakota Sport (black)5-speed with a 4.7L,with a K&N mounted straight off the head of my motor and a small air breather filter on my vaccum hose ran to right behind my grill,also a german engineered stage three performance chip,and flow master turn downs cut off right behind my cab!! lowered just a little......i'm wanting to know how much HP i could be possessing right now!!! and lastly my shift light doesn't work,when do i shift this beast??? respond soon,THANKS and happy racing!!!!



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