Join Date: Sep 2004
My Ride: Dodge Daytona ES
Engine: 2.5 liter Turbo I
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1989 Dodge Daytona ES 2.5 Turbo Intercooled
My 1989 Dodge Daytona ES 2.5 Turbo Intercooled with around 105k miles has:
-Poly Engine, Trans and Upper Alternator Mounts
-Aluminum Lower Mount for Alternator by Rich Bryant
-Ground Wire Kit 8 gauge (helps the old wires a lot believe it or not to send the necessary power to all important systems)
-190 L/PH Fuel Pump
-180 Degree Thermostat
-Modified fan cage for more effective heat dissipation
-K&N Drop In Filter
-Grainger Valve MBC (currently set to around 12PSI, it used to be around 7psi)
-Vaccum Hose Tower Mounted to Plenum (no more spaghetti mess of hose all over the place)
-Intercooler with same side inlet/ outlet
-TIAL 50mm blow off valve with 10lb spring
-Custom made by Wicked Auto air deflector
-Oil catch can (high quality, not a cheap unit)
Interior looks awesome for it's age.
*No rust that I spotted, the advantage of an AZ car.*
I can take lots more pics for interested buyer.
Probably better to text them, so pm me and I will get you my number.
Older gent that owned the car before me. Older lady before him, I believe was a retiree... low miles for an 89. I don't work the car hard and I don't take this car to the track either. The mods were done to allow me to be able to keep up or be able to pass newer cars. That is why I set my goals lower as I just wanted a nimble but fun and rare car. I also have had another Daytona that was an 87 2.2 T1 and my wife had a 2.5 NA 89 Daytona ES. So, it is a car that I have always liked. I also think the car deserves the up and go to match the looks. 0-60 is probably around 7.5 seconds.
Other stuff has been fixed too, not listed because it is not an upgrade. Front end bushing, heater solenoid, vaccuum lines, like new coil from MOPAR, and probably other things I forgot. I have thousands of dollars into the car and have the receipts.
The paint is toast, with cracking, has dings and stuff here and there. Passenger fender has cosmetic problems but not bad. Front lip has crack, but easily fixed with filler. Basically, this is not a show car, but could be if someone wanted to. I didn't see any rust as it is an AZ car. Some time with some wet sanding and send it to Earl Schieb. I see low end paint jobs for around $300.
Anyone wanting to reach over 200hp has a good platform here to finish up. I already have the boost adjustable and a higher flow fuel pump.
HP should be around 170-180hp and is probably over 200lbs torque. It is a guesstimate as I am only comparing what the 2.2 intercooled has. All I know, it is a lot more responsive and quicker than stock. 5 more psi boost along with an intercooler will do that, lol. I never raised boost until it got intercooled. I asked a lot of questions on the forum before doing this.
It needs a new alternator and fuel fill neck seal.
I priced it out and it was around $550 for both, that is with labor.
Anyways it is $3900.... make a fair offer.
I put a lot of money into it plus initial cost.
In Arizona, Apache Junction area.
Last edited by Mike Tampa; 10-09-2019 at 02:32 PM.