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  1. Engine - Turbo & Block
    Hey! Been a bit since I've been on here but just moved jobs and location. Finally got the turbo Dakota shipped out and already have the engine out to put some more hardware and money into her. To the question: I just removed my 40 over JE pistons and took the rods off to have new bolts...
  2. Parts For Sale
    My wife, daughter, and I are moving. I have a lot of projects as well, and would like to start getting rid of some parts. All prices are OBO, and will consider dropping prices if you want to take multiple parts. Please feel free to direct message me, but calling me or texting me is the fastest...
  3. Project Log
    This is my ongoing build of a 1990 Dodge Dakota 2.5 Turbo. Most of this has been done so im writing it as an update, although there is a bunch more that needs to be completed and will update on that in the future. Most of this might be boring to read, but i've encountered some interesting...
  4. Engine - Turbo & Block
    So im coming up on the order date for a complete engine rebuild, which will include some JE Forged pistons and the works. One of my last questions/ recommendations is whether to go with the FWD performance H-beam rod set or the TU Rods. Both appear to be perfectly fine what what im going for...
  5. Engine - Turbo & Block
    Hey, So I have a 1990 2.5 Turbo engine that I am looking to rebuild. Partly because of the rattling noise im hearing from the bottom end, and partly because I don't want to have to worry about it for a few years. Ive done a full rebuild on an older engine before, but have not torn down into...
  6. Engine Mgmt., Fuel, Spark, EGTs, & Air/Fuel Ratios
    Hey, Ive got a 92 Daytona engine that takes about 5 seconds of cranking to get it to start up. If the engine is warm, it may stutter for a few seconds, or start immediately depending. Im just wandering if this might be a sign of a leaky injector that is flooding a cylinder making it harder to...
  7. Engine - General, Exhaust & Induction
    I've done some research on this, but wanted some opinions. I've currently got a stock intercooler on a 92 Daytona engine that I've got swapped into my Dakota. Running it at 10lbs and looking to upgrade to a simple z-line Mishimoto intercooler, for the regular benefits next to the fact that I...
  8. Engine Mgmt., Fuel, Spark, EGTs, & Air/Fuel Ratios
    So i had this problem about 3 months ago and magically it seemed to fix itself for that 3 months. Boost was strong and idle was 1300 cold and 1000 hot, which im thinking i have an automatic computer and that may be my issue there. Yesterday i was going up a hill and reached top which is where my...
  9. Cars For Sale
    Category: Domestic Status: Clean Title I have a 1989 Shelby Dakota for sale, in USA - Pennsylvania. Mileage: 199,000 miles Asking price is $$5000 buy it now, auction no reserve This is my truck. Please ask q's. No reserve and truck is located in Littlestown PA. Thank you...
  10. Project Log
    Hey guys. I don't come on the forum as much as I should, but I thought i'd post some pics of my latest project. It is a 1988 Dodge Dakota. Here is what I can think of off the top of my head: 2.5 CB Brian Crower H Beam Rods Venolia Forged Pistons ARP mains, rods, heads, and flywheel bolts Ported...
  11. Cars For Sale
    Category: Domestic Status: Clean Title I have a 1993 Dodge Dakota for sale, in USA - Texas. Mileage: 144,000 miles Engine Size: straight 4 Asking price is $3,000 i have a 1993 Dodge dakota with a manual transmission, it has the staight 4cyl in it, i have just put a brand new head on the...
  12. Engine - Turbo & Block
    I'm looking to do a remote mount turbo on my 98 dodge dakota 3.9 v6 I was wondering if anyone had any information on what size turbo to use what size injectors and where to get them and also any other supporting mods or customizations I'll need. I'm planning on a oil reservoir and oil cooler in...
  13. Cars For Sale
    Category: Domestic Status: Clean Title I have a 1988 Dodge Dakota for sale, in USA - Michigan. Mileage: Unknown miles Engine Size: 2.2L 5-speed Asking price is $1750 OBO RE-LISTING Swapped the "new" alternator for another under warranty and the electrical issues are now fixed. The...
  14. Cars For Sale
    Category: Domestic Status: Clean Title I have a 1988 Dodge Dakota for sale, in USA - Michigan. Engine Size: 2.2 Asking price is $2200 1988 Dodge Dakota, 2.2 5-speed. The good: Clean Title Daily driver for the last 2 months, driven 80 miles per day and no issues. 100% rust free body...
  15. Engine - General, Exhaust & Induction
    Are there any sources for getting a header for my 2.2 Dakota non-turbo, or am I limited to something custom made?
  16. Cars Wanted
    looking to buy a dakota 4x4 doesnt have to be pretty at all just has to be a 4x4 and preferably a 3.9 or a 2.5 motor thats fuel injected. has to be an automatic with working all wheel drive good motor and trans, dont care about cosmetic or chassis condition. let me know,
  17. Engine Mgmt., Fuel, Spark, EGTs, & Air/Fuel Ratios
    Hey guys, So I need some help I plan on turbo charging my truck it's the 5.2l v8 and I have everything to do it but I need to know how much boost I can run with the stock ecu. And what can I possibly do to trick it and possibly add an extra injector hooked up to a pressure switch or something...
  18. Cars For Sale
    Category: Import Status: Clean Title I have a 1989 Other Dakota for sale, in USA - New Jersey. Mileage: 00023 miles VIN: 1B7FL96Y4KS098816 Engine Size: 5.2L 318 V8 Asking price is $200,000 or BEST OFFER Up for grabs is a brand new, never registered, 1989 Shelby Dakota. The truck is #6...
  19. RWD Turbo-Dodge
    I've been thinking of different things that I would want to do with my 84 Rampage. I'm torn between converting from carb to the turbo set up and a RWD conversion. I recently stumbled across a 90's Dodge Dakota RWD with the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed. I think it would be sweet to...
  20. Engine Mgmt., Fuel, Spark, EGTs, & Air/Fuel Ratios
    If I put a turbo on my Dakota, what will I need to do to the computer? If I but a boost control will that be on its own, or will it need to be tied into the factory computer? Same question with air/ fuel ratio controller? I'm thinking of putting a TD04 turbo on my little 2.5 Dakota.
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