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JeepXJ1990
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4/28/2002
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Hey, I just went to the stealership and found one that I like. Its a 2002 Dak Dodge Motorsports Edition. Anyone out there know what the deal is with these? Im gonna go and try to drive it tomorrow but it is a sweet lookin truck. Any info out there? Thanks



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4/28/2002
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Decals, Blk wheels, and sporty. I like them also, but i have never seen one around my city.



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4/28/2002
21:43:24

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I believe they only come with the 318



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4/28/2002
22:20:54

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The ones I have heard of have had the 4.7 5 speed combo like mine. They come with a crome grill as well.

2001 4.7 RC 5sp 3.92 LSD

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4/29/2002
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Oh my god is all i can say. I drove it today and was totally amazed with how it handled and its balls to the wall accelleration. I started it up and for the whole 20 minutes i drove it, the smile never left my face. I am in love with this truck. Hopefully, i can get my mitts on it.



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4/29/2002
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black wheels...more info PLEASE! am lookin
for 17" R/T wheels (black) was thinking of
powdercoating, but if they are available from
CC then I'm all for it...anyone have pics of the
motorsport edition?

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01/4.7/CC/mods/DJMdrop3-6



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4/29/2002
18:58:13

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They are R/T style in the spokes but they are 16" look in the veiwers rides section, i think book #20. Its the red one.



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4/29/2002
19:13:21

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I have a Motorsports Edition Dak. Love the hell out of it. Its a Sport Dakota, with the different badging and rims and tires. That's really about it. Everything else is the same as any other Sport Dakota with the 4.7 V8. Get ALOT of looks, but aside from performance, theres nothing special about it. I was cusious about how many they made and the mods to it when I bought it, and I had gone to the Big E (Easter States Exposition) because Dodge was there showing off new models. They have a Power Wagon concet, they have a couple engines out, Viper, Ram, Durango.. Nice spread, and I was speaking to the representative from Dodge, and was told this. So I did a little investigation of my own. Nothing special about it but the badging and the rims and stuff. The track bag you get with it is really cool though. Some cool stuff. I was also looking at powder coating R/T rims black to replace mine. But looked into it more, and they wouldnt really look all that good. I dont think atleast. I can send some pictures of mine if anyones interested, just e mail me. NickTheToolGuy00@aol.com



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4/29/2002
19:54:07

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check out this website. 2001 Motorsports Edition Dak only offered in 2001.

http://www.chron.com/cgi-bin/auth/story.mpl/content/chronicle/auto/01/06/13/dodge.html

check out that website. tells you about the truck.



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4/29/2002
21:13:49

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It used to be possible to put the motorsports package on any motor Dakota so there are bound to be a few 4 cylinder ones running around out there, I bet most ended up being v-6 models, and probably a good number of v-8's. By no means is the v-8 a required part of the package.



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5/01/2002
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I just recently purchased a 2001 motorsport dakota. I absolutely love it! It is a flame red regular cab with the 4.7, 5-speed, and 3.92 posi rear. I am taking it to the track this friday, i think it should run pretty good. It actually outran my stock 95 GT mustang.



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10/17/2002
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I got one and love it and it kicks the s##t out of my eclipse and keeps up with my friends vette as well as it has a great handling package



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10/18/2002
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I have some pics of mine up on this makeshift website. Mines has the 4.7L 5-speed and 3.92's. As optioned mine is 1 of 52 made with RC,4.7,5-speed, and 3.92's!

http://www.sporttruckhistory.freehomepage.com/

Sorry about the other info on the page Im currently converting it to a page about my truck, it was about sport-trucks in general, this package was avalible in Red, Black, and Silver only! And for 2001 ONLY! You can go to this site also to see somemore pics of my truck and other Dodge Motorsports Daks!

http://www.dakota-durango.com/photos.html

Mine is again the Regular Cab Red one under my name, Seth Robbins nerer the bottom of the page.

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2001 Dodge Dakota FR RC
Sport+ Dodge Motorsports Edition
230HP 4.7L SOHC V8
5-Speed
3.92 Rear Peg-Leg
Flowmaster Force II 3'' Catback-
w/3'' slash cut chrome tip
AirAid Quik-Fit Air Intake System
Matching Hard Tonneau Cover
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Racing Pedals
Lakewood H/D Universal Trac-Bars
New Best E/T: 15.3@89.1 @ Clay City!





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10/18/2002
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JUST BOUGHT A RED 2001 NEW MSE DAKOTA AND THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS DECALS, RIMS AND TIRES. IT'S ONLY ABOUT A $600 OPTION.



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1/29/2003
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I know this is an old thread, but are there any recent 2001 Motorsports Dak owners out there? DC told me that 1,028 was the total number produced. I've got a black/RC/4.7/5-spd/3:92/buckets/manual windows-locks. I'm thinking about putting R/T wheels on for daily driving and saving the stock combo for car shows.



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2/27/2003
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dude, the only difference is mine has power windows and locks. love that truck. 15.605 in the mi. if i take off the hard cover it should run 15 flat, i hope ! it's got a k&n fipk and lakewood traction bars so far. hedders next. any idea on which brand to buy for the best bang for the buck ? p.s. i wany to use shorty ones.



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2/27/2003
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dude, the only difference is mine has power windows and locks. love that truck. 15.605 in the mi. if i take off the hard cover it should run 15 flat, i hope ! it's got a k&n fipk and lakewood traction bars so far. hedders next. any idea on which brand to buy for the best bang for the buck ? p.s. i wany to use shorty ones.



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2/28/2003
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Don't buy headers for the 4.7 you'll just be wasting your money... the exhaust manifold flows very well and shorty headers won't show any gains... long tube headers will show something, but I don't see anyone making them yet

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2/28/2003
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Darcy, you have to manufacture your own long tube headers for the 4.7L. I've got a custom shop out here near Atlanta that will do mine for me when I'm ready to be "blown".

K&N Drop in AF (CAI during summer months)
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2/28/2003
20:26:52

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fastdak...Is yours a black regular cab? Also, I read an article about the 4.7 last year where the Chrysler engineer that designed the exhaust system said that the stock design flowed within 2 per cent of headers; quite a feat. Spend your hard-earned bucks elsewhere first.



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3/01/2003
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thanks, no hedders then. how about a hypertech programmer then ? any good ?



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3/01/2003
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The reason I asked about the color, fastdak: I found out from D-C that I own 1 of 13 Motorsports Limited Edition Daks with Reg cab/4.7/5-speed/3:92 in black.



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3/01/2003
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Yeah I read that same article, 2 percent isn't too bad at all!

DemonDakota - what are they going to charge you? May be cheaper to do it yourself... if you have the patience/skill. Just make sure all of the tubes are even length, and get some info together about optimum tube sizes etc... just tack weld all of the tubes together and then take them to a shop for the final welding. Then take them home and grind down the welds and send them out for ceramic coating. Lot's of work, but would be worth it for the result!

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3/01/2003
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Is the exhaust flow article available on-line? Does anyone have the URL?



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3/01/2003
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yes mine is a rc black 4.7 5 speed 3.92 lsd, power windows,locks,mirrors. am/fm cd. no cassette.



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3/01/2003
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yes mine is a rc black 4.7 5 speed 3.92 lsd, power windows,locks,mirrors. am/fm cd. no cassette.



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3/02/2003
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Darcy, my cost will be approx $600 with ceramic coating. I have an acquaintance who is opening up a new shop in the Loganville, GA area (Walton County = no emissions), and I'm his first customer. Not bad for all the fab work, coating, and the install. Should really help out the 4.7L. That, and it's all real good stainless as well. This guy is hooking me up.

K&N Drop in AF (CAI during summer months)
True Dual exhaust and removed third cat
HO Cams & HO Intake
FASTMAN 70mm TB
Autolite 3923 Plugs
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14.52@94.2 MPH at Silver Dollar Raceway

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3/02/2003
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Demon that's a sweet deal! Those should defintely help out, I was wondering, are the true duals you have now just built off of the exhaust manifolds or do you have a set of shorties? What diameter are you running?

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3/03/2003
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fastdak..there's 11 others out there like ours! These things are really rare. I bought mine in Sept.2001 and have yet to see another one on the street (43K/mi). I was looking for a RC/4.7/bucket seats or an R/T back then, and came across this one on dodge.com new inventory search. Others that I came across at the time were: Red RC/4.7/5spd/3:92, Red RC/4.7/auto/3:55, Silver RC/4.7/5spd/3:92, Red CC/3.9/auto, and Black QC/4.7/auto. Only one person has told me that they have seen another Motorsports Dak besides mine.



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3/06/2003
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cool, forgot to tell you, my brother owns a black cc auto 3.55 lsd motorsports edition too. he got his first and i fell for it in a big way. except i wanted a stick shift. got the last one in the state. got mine in sept. too.



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3/06/2003
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I'll have to get around to a photo post someday. Thanks for the reply...



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