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bLaZe
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10/26/2001
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My first day to view this site. Gotta say its great to see all you dodge fans. My questions are what is the best way to add power to a 4.7 liter. Would cold air intake do it better than a chip? And which brand is better? ALso,has anyone ever ran a stock 4.7 in 1/4 mile, if so post the times. Last but not least, is there a "Best" web site that sells dodge dakota parts at a reasonable price and got alot to choose from? I know i ask alot of questions, but any help is appreciated.



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10/26/2001
08:54:06

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Not trying to give a short answer. I've been reading this for months now. The search feature on the site is very useful. Lots of 1/4 mile times already here. 0-60 as well.

Lots of people are waiting for K&N to finish their version of Cold Air for the 4.7. Don't know if it will work with the new Flowmetric 70mm throttle body though.

Changing the computer will add power, but requires the use of prem. gas. It also hampers you towing ability. An IAT?? adjuster seem to get people about 10HP, and I think you can turn it off or set it back to stock position or something if you want to tow.

I think the jury is waffling on the 4.7 cat-back issue. Definatly don't do it as a fist mod.

If you don't care about your warranty, save your dough and just supercharge it.

Try www.speedtweaks.com ? for shopping. Bernd who posts here a lot owns it I think.


-Will
2000 CC 4.7 4x4



Mar
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10/26/2001
09:05:07

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1. Computer
2. Supercharger
3. Coldair or at least a k&n filter in the stock box.
4. Catback (gibson, flowmaster)
5. Synthetic oil (once over 10000mi)

Web sights.

www.mopar.com
www.summitracing.com
www.speedtweeks.net
www.jegs.com
www.truckperformance.com
www.kennebell.net
www.jcwhitney.com
www.moparperformance.com
www.fastdodge.com
www.knfilters.com
www.jetchip.com
www.hypertech-inc.com
www.flowmastermufflers.com
www.borla.com

Hope that helps.



bLaZe
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10/26/2001
19:24:43

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Thanks for the info and sites.



Jim
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12/13/2003
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I drive a 2002 Dodge Durango with full time all-wheel drive. Right now I am running it bone stock with the 4.7 liter. I took it to the tracks and was pulling a consistant time set of 16.4 seconds in the 1/4 mile. Speed at the 1/4 was approximately 81.8 mph. Take in mind the Durango weighs in at a little over 4600 pounds. The Dakota would be considerably lighter. You would propably be looking at approximately 15.8 to 16.2, depending on your drivetrain, tires, etc.



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12/13/2003
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It's ALIIIIIVE! Another 2-year-old post.



Frankenstein
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12/14/2003
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( Pronounced Frahnkinshteen ) Wow - you know you've got an antique 4.7 hop up post when there's no mention of the HO cams.



ram this
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12/16/2003
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i work for a dodge delership as a tech and i have found that the 4.7 kills the 5.7 (hemi) if u will on take off to 60 mph



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4/07/2005
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REALLY?



Rumplstltskin
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4/07/2005
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Who woke me up?!?



BOYGEORGE
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4/08/2005
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I DID



Larry Hill
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5/25/2007
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I recently changed out a 3.9 for a 360 carby. Done away with computer. all guages worked but the tach. I even mafde a bracket on the block for the sensor. Any help on re-wiring the tach will be appreciated. Will post how easy it was to fit a 73 360 in there later...



Rumplstltskin
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5/25/2007
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Who woke me up??!



TexasTodd
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5/25/2007
23:55:14

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Larry,

Please, start a new thread, dude.



wilky
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6/28/2007
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I have a 2000 dodge dakota quad cab 4.7L 5speed manual with 158000 miles on the speedo 3.55 open case rear running 30x9.50 15 on reg unleaded gas and single-in dual-out flowmasters sieries 40 turned down at the disferencial. The best time and speed I could get at the 1/4 mile was 16. flat at 89.789 mph with some tire spin on 1st,2nd,and 3rd.



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6/29/2007
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wilky, I would have thought a 4.7 manual trans quad would do a little better than that. Maybe it was the tire spin. My 03 4.7 auto quad with LSD, superchips tuner, and a K&N drop in will turn a 15.8 @ 84.4 mph



wilky
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7/03/2007
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03qc sport + yes I'm sure its the tire spin I'm trying to see if I can get a set of slicks to see if that helps some cause the ones I'm running are all terrains. When it rains I have some trouble on take offs. As for the motor it is bone stock. but it does hold it's own on the road I've beaten some very suprized opponents that did'nt expect a "compact truck" with that much power, but I would be lying if I said that I've never lost. Yet I love my truck. It's also a dakota sport



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7/11/2007
22:58:39

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02 4.7 with 105k on it.

I've taken the time to Dyno at a friends shop recently.

what I can tell is that with a K&N intake system and a gibson cat back dual rear exhaust I've gained 12 at the rear wheels.

Changing to synthentics (AMSOIL)in the engine made NO difference.

Changing to Royal Purple for the Rear Diff and the Transmission added 6hp at the rear wheels. I guess friction plays a part in the drivetrain.

I had a stage two jet chip, which I sold because it impacted my fuel economy by 2mpg. The dyno gave mixed results on two separate runs with the chip but the average was 5hp at the rear wheels. Not enough to justify the cost in fuel. But the change in shift points made getting off the line quicker, but at the cost of midrange power.

I have a bored throttle body from Fastman, although it didn't make a change in the dyno results, I may have once the K&N was added.


Hope this helps.

IMHO

Shorty Headers
Cat back or header back system would be nice if you have the cash.
Intake system
And a real reprogrammer, not a chip.

Best $1100 you will ever spend. Will make a difference. After that a blower or turbo, along with a torque converter change out will be the next step. but thats more like $4000.



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7/14/2007
03:02:14

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Ten dollars to the first person who finds me a site or gives me a phone number to somewhere i can get my 2000 dakota 4.7 liter supercharged. (no bs!)



wylman
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9/06/2007
02:42:00

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rustykoda-No brainer baby. Paxton makes a kit all day long for 4.7 Dakotas. Keep the ten dollars....you'll need it for the price of that kit!!!



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9/06/2007
09:56:04

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www.krcperformance.com
www.socaldakota.com

Finally... a V8. '01 Dodge Dakota RC, 4.7, 5-speed, 3.92 LSD. = R/T Killer.
well at least a stock one

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