November Car and Truck of the Month, LilSparkPlug and User2006!!

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Congratulations to both User2006 and LilSparkPlug for
winning the truck and car of the month for November 2008. 

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User2006‘s 2000 Dodge Dakota R/T won over two other Dakotas, owned by lghtngblt02 and altair.  

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LilSparkPlug’s 2004 Dodge Neon SRT4 beat rare aries’ 1984 Chrysler 5th Avenue and silvercoupe97s 4G63T All Wheel Drive Avenger.

Thank you to everyone who participated and who voted in DodgeForum’s
Ride of the Month! For more information
and pictures about this month’s winning vehicles, click the link below!

User2006’s Information:
2000 Dodge Dakota Single Cab Bright White R/T with a 5.9L v8 360CI Small Block

Performance Mods:
4bbl M-1 Intake Manifold
52mm Holley Billet Throttle Body
1.7 Harland Sharp Roller Rockers
Mopar Performance Valve Covers
Mopar PPH Headers (Ceramic Coated)
APS Custom Baffles
Full 3in Spin Tech Side Exit Exhaust
Mopar Performance PCM
180 Thermostat
Autolight 3923’s
MSD 6A Ignition
MSD Coil
MSD Wires
Deleted Clutch Fan/Shroud
Stock Electric Fan
14″ ProComp Open Element
4″ K&N Filter

Cosmetic Mods:
Suncoast Ram Air Functional Hood
Sir M. Steel Rollpan (looking to replace with SS Gen2 Rollpan)
Silverstar Ultra 4100k Lights
Silverstar Ultra 4000k Fogs
Crystal Clear Headlights
Crystal Clear Corners
Crystal Fog Lights
Stock Red Tails (look better)
Hard Fibernetics Bed Cover
De-badged Doors and Tailgate
Bed/Bed Cover Red R/T Stripe
Red Dash Bezel
Dodge Floor Mats
3 Gauge Pod
Baby Blue Dash Lights/Gauges/Radio/Alarm all matching.
Traction Bars (bump stop style)
Pro Comp Toxic Drop Shocks
2in Steel Blocks
3in Drop Coils (lowers the r/t version 2in)
Total 3/3in Dropped (r/t came with 1in drop from factory = a 3/3 even drop)

Audio/Other Mods:
Kenwood Ipod Ready Deck
Fosgate 5.25 Door Speakers and Rear Speakers
1x 10in Alpine Type-E Sub
400wat Mono Alpine VPower Amp

and to protect all this and the truck
Viper 781 2 Way Remote Start Alarm 1 Mile Range

Future Mods:
Custom Twin Turbo Kit designed by Speed Tweeks (7k is alot)
or Custom Built Blower Kit for a EFI 4bbl Intake 2000+ CFM (3-5k is alot)
APS Custom Valve Body for the 46RE (will have before end of year)
NX Wet Shot 35-150shot (will have before end of year)

LilSparkPlug’s Information:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT4

– 18×7.5 Zinik Z18 Minardi Forged 2 piece wheels, Black w/Stainless lip
– BFG G-Force Sport Tires 235/40ZR18
– CBD Fiberglass Shorty style eyelids (painted FB)
– CBD Fiberglass Rear Diffuser (painted FB)
– TruFiber Fiberglass Mini Cuda Hood (painted FB)
– Calipers Painted Cast Iron
– Rock Blocker tinted foglight film
– Black Housing Headlights with Custom OEM HID Retrofit including Valeo H7 Projectors and custom bezel/shroud
– 5% Tint (back 3) 20% Tint (front 2) with the help of Sunset Tint Co.
– Factory Taillights painted Black with VHT and UPOL Clear
– Factory Sidemarkers painted Black with VHT and UPOL Clear
– Factory Intercooler Painted Black
– Zzap Shorty Black Billet Antenna
– Mopar Hoodpins and Cables
– Rolled Rear Bumper
– RFR Bumper flares
– Mopar Pentastar RH Fender
– Custom Panther Pink (FM3) and Flat Black Paint Job done by me
– Custom Painted M3 Mirrors Panther Pink Mirror/Flat Black Base
-Carbon by Design Carbon Fiber OEM Style Hood painted flat black **winter only**

– Blue LED Intstrument Panel Lighting/HVAC Lighting/Odometer Lighting
– Mopar Door Entry Guards
– Black Suede Headliner/Visors/Sunroof Cover
– Panther Pink Accents: Center HVAC Piece, Instrument Cluster Piece, Seatbelt Anchor Covers, Seatbelt hole cover
– Factory Color Dash Matched A/B/C Interior Pillars
– “SRT-4” Embroidered into seats
– Prosport Fuel Pressure, Oil Pressure, Ex. Gas Temp Gauges all electrical w/Blue LED
– AEM UEGO Wideband w/factory gauge pod setup
– Triple Pillar Pod painted to match the dash
– Custom Re-Upholstered trunk including:
– Rear deck re-upholstered in black, tether strap covers and holes deleted
– Back of backseat’s re-upholstered in black
– Entire trunk carpet done in black
– Spare tire cover done in black with pink binding
– Decklid carpet done in black with Pink Embroidery, center built up with foam to delete the contour.
– Cargo mat with rubber backing (factory floor mat backing), embroidery, and pink binding.
– Kicker sub trim ring painted Panther Pink
– Fire extinguisher painted Panther Pink

– Jensen 7″ In-Dash DVD Player
– XM Radio
– Factory Kicker System

– 4300K H7 HID Kit for OEM Retros
– 3000K H3 HID Kit for Fogs
– Projector Foglights w/White Halo ring
– Foglights made into Running Lights
– Varad White Underbody LEDs
– Far Vision 6000K H.I.D. System *winter only*
– Yellow Foglamps with Tinted Housings *winter only*

– 3″ Mandrel Bent Custom Made Side Exit Exhaust System ‘Cuda Style
– CTI 3″ Oxygen Sensor Housing
– CTI 2.5″ Charge Pipe w/Hemi Orange Powdercoating
– Mopar Stage 1 Computer
– Mopar Short Throw Shifter with Mopar Viper STS Shift Knob
– Mopar 7.5mm Spark Plug Wires with NGK 4306 plugs
– Mopar BOV
– 03 Fuel Rail w/Schrader (for the FP gauge)
– Mopar Stage 2 Wastegate
– Greddy Profec-B Spec II Electronic In Cabin Boost Controller, Tip
Sensor Lines removed and capped to prevent PCM controlled Boost.
– Perrin Silicone Short Ram Intake System
– 180 Degree Stant Thermostat with Fan Switched on at all times to assist in cool running temperatures.

Engine Dress-Up/Misc. Engine Parts:
– AGP Solid Upper Motor Mount
– CH Oil Catch Can with 3/8″ Fuel/Emissions Line
– Crankcase Breather
– Flat Black/Silver Injector Cover
– Hemi Orange Powdercoating:
– Valve Cover
– Intake Manifold
– Throttle Body Spacer
– Motor Mount/Motor Mount Block
– Upper/Lower Thermostat Housings
– GG Coilpack Heatshield painted Flat Black
– Flat Black Exhaust Manifold heat shield
– Viper SRT-10 Oil cap
– Billet “Mopar” Coolant Cap
– JMB Aluminum “SRT-4” Radiator Gap Cover
– Hood Hinges Powdercoated Flat Black
– JMB Transmission Cover Powdercoated Flat Black
– Stainless Steel Polished Timing Belt Cover
– Stainless Steel Washer Fluid Cap Cover
– Stainless Steel Coolant Overflow Resivor Cap Cover
– Stainless Steel Oil Dipstick handle cover


– Cobra Radar Detector
– Mopar Ventshades
– VEI Blue LED Digital Boost Gauge
– Plymouth RoadRunner Horn
– Custom made “AAR” front emblem
– “Cuda'” rear emblem

– Mopar S1 Lowering Springs
– Mopar Rear Tension Struts
– Mopar Stage 1 Front and Rear Rotors Cadium Coated, In Black with Hawk Carbon Fiber Pads
– Mopar Performance Adjustable Rear Control Arms
– Energy Suspension Full Black Hyperflex Bushing Kit
– Mopar Performance Camber Bolt Kits Front/Rear
– Mopar Performance Steel Front Strut Tower Brace
– Mopar Performance Steel Rear Strut Tower Brace

Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online , and YotaTech.

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