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02-12-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Vimes

What is your goal? What is your budget? Once...

What is your goal? What is your budget? Once you have determined these two things, your path will become clear.
02-11-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By Vimes

What exactly are you doing and what is it doing...

What exactly are you doing and what is it doing when you have the problem? Like, getting on the interstate and it chugs, cruising and it misses, what are the symptoms? Loss of mechanical power can...
01-15-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Vimes

How wide are your wheels? A 245/75R16 tire...

How wide are your wheels? A 245/75R16 tire requires a 6.5-8" wide wheel, while a 285/75R16 tire requires a 7.5-9" wide wheel. If the wheel is too narrow for the tire, it causes the sidewalls to bow...
01-15-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Vimes

My 2003 ext cab 2WD has 265/70R16 tires on it...

My 2003 ext cab 2WD has 265/70R16 tires on it which are 30.6 inches in diameter. They "look" like the right size for the truck. I've not noticed any problems with rubbing anywhere during the two...
01-01-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Vimes

OK then, guess it's up to me to figure this out. ...

OK then, guess it's up to me to figure this out. I'll post back whatever I figure out, if anything.
12-26-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Vimes

I've ordered from these folks before. In fact, I...

I've ordered from these folks before. In fact, I ordered my 2003 Dakota manuals from them. Unfortunately, they were used manuals as that was all they had available but even so they were in pretty...
12-26-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,528
Posted By Vimes

Ehh, I just look for the cheap and easy fixes...

Ehh, I just look for the cheap and easy fixes before the pull it apart for the deep probe fixes. I've gone the other way first a few times, and you can imagine how I felt when I discovered the reat...
12-25-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Vimes

Convert from spindle to hub

Has anyone investigated converting from a spindle to a bolt-in hub assembly on the 2nd gen 2WD Dakotas? I've had to replace bearings on spindles before, and I've had to replace hub assemblies, and I...
12-25-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,528
Posted By Vimes

Before going through the trouble of replacing the...

Before going through the trouble of replacing the TC, inspect the trans wiring harness for damage. The exhaust passes pretty close to the trans. It would suck to replace it just to find it was a...
12-20-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Vimes

An engine that is "missing" one cylinder can...

An engine that is "missing" one cylinder can sound unbalanced, which is probably the bearing sound you hear. Problem should resolve itself when the misfire is fixed.

I think the first thing I'd...
12-18-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Vimes

Heh heh... 2-3 percent will be a measurable loss...

Heh heh... 2-3 percent will be a measurable loss on what I'm doing. I'm aiming somewhere in the 1000HP/1000TQ at the crank. There's this 2013 Camaro I need to beat at the drags.

I wish I were...
12-16-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,528
Posted By Vimes

I'm not up on Dodges so I may be off base here,...

I'm not up on Dodges so I may be off base here, but...

If the IAC were the problem, I would think it would be a problem regardless of the transmission setting. Anything else forward of the...
12-16-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Vimes

Thanks. Still not finding much on the internet...

Thanks. Still not finding much on the internet about them, although I kinda like the looks of that 8 3/4 rear. With the power I intend under the hood, I'm probably going to have to go aftermarket...
12-14-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,898
Posted By Vimes

Those spring shackles are made of pretty hefty...

Those spring shackles are made of pretty hefty steel and they were twisted and bent in the accident. I can't see how those frame rails wouldn't be tweaked. I don't know what else you have to drive...
12-13-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Vimes

Dodge differential

I'm planning out my Dakota project right now, but this is my first Dodge as a project and my second Dodge ever. As such, I'm out of my comfort zone. I'm thinking about building up a Chevy 12 bolt...
12-12-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,898
Posted By Vimes

Hi, been kinda lurking on the site. I would stop...

Hi, been kinda lurking on the site. I would stop work on the truck until it can be taken to a frame shop, and get the frame straightened before proceeding. It shouldn't cost more than a few hundred...
11-24-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Vimes

Nice, thanks. When I get the truck back I'll be...

Nice, thanks. When I get the truck back I'll be starting in on this first. I can't take the truck down for its full renovation now, but I can at least start making the incremental improvements...
11-22-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Vimes

I see. So we're just talking about a 1/4 inch...

I see. So we're just talking about a 1/4 inch plate that's about 3 inches by 18 inches or so, eh? And that can probably be lightened up with some holes drilled between the two inboard holes. ...
11-21-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Vimes

OK thanks. Wouldn't mind seeing a setup with...

OK thanks. Wouldn't mind seeing a setup with this plate, or knowing how much weight the plate is.

What made you decide against the electric power steering?
11-20-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Vimes

What I'm doing is building a street truck that...

What I'm doing is building a street truck that can hold its own in road/rally racing. I'm planning a manual rack with an underdash electric power steering setup. I've heard good results from folks...
11-20-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Vimes

Anyone install a manual rack and pinion?

If so, what did you source it from? I am looking for a manual quick ratio rack for a 2003 Dakota 2WD, so far not having much luck finding one that will bolt in. I'd like one that takes 2.5 to 3...
11-04-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Vimes

Tires on the truck are 265/70R16. I should be...

Tires on the truck are 265/70R16. I should be able to start working on this sometime next summer.
10-24-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Vimes

While I will still see if there is a problem, I...

While I will still see if there is a problem, I may have located a solution. I planned on a small static drop anyway.

http://www.stylintrucks.com/articles/0705_djm_dodge_dakota.aspx
10-23-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Vimes

Thanks, I'll investigate whether my truck has...

Thanks, I'll investigate whether my truck has some sort of mechanical problem causing a turn problem. No idea if the tires are it, they seem a bit big on the truck but then they look like a factory...
10-22-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Vimes

2003 Dakota SXT ext cab 2WD. It's just a basic...

2003 Dakota SXT ext cab 2WD. It's just a basic truck with the 6cyl. The turning radius on the truck is worse than any of my other vehicles, including a schoolbus-like SUV. I can turn any of my...
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