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#416 of 512 2003 dodge dakota sport club cab 4x4
Mar 16, 2003 (9:33 pm)
i currently just purchased a new dakota sport plus 4x4 with a 4.7 in it auto tranny, 3.55 rear end,heavy duty group, tire, handling also, and more. my question is how much hp would you gain by adding an air raid air filter .i know in the magazines they state increased hp and performance . but i think the best way is to hear from some one that did it to there truck and to get there honest opinion on it would i notice any improvement in the performence .also what about adding just a performance muffler by flowmaster . any other bolt ons that can help thanks ... rob from ct
#417 of 512 why not a 5.9 in a club cab
Mar 16, 2003 (9:40 pm)
why doesnt dodge install the 5.9 in the club cab dakota ? it would be nice to get that extra hp and performance . dodge puts it in the quad cab , they should have no problems putting them in a club cab for those people that want it
Mar 17, 2003 (6:04 am)
nitro92 - I would recommend that you join the Dakota Mailing List at http://www.dakota-truck.net/ they are really into the speed mods and have some 1300 members. Several on the list have the mod you are talking about as well as some that are similar. Further recommend that you join in the digest mode which consolidates messages and then provides them to you.
#419 of 512 Seat Release
Jun 09, 2003 (9:09 am)
Just took delivery on an '03 club cab,4.7 5spd manual 2wd. The bucket seats installed do not have a release on the back. Other club cabs on the dealer's lot do. Chrysler and the dealer haven't provided a response yet. Since I have picked up such good info from the site already, thought I'd ask. Can't believe its the way its intended since the reach to the side release is so long.
#420 of 512 Seat Release
Jun 10, 2003 (3:16 am)
Received the answer to my problem last evening at the dealer. After they dug the strap Chrysler now uses as a back seat release out of its slot, all you have to do is pull the tab to release the seat.
#421 of 512 2003 Quad Cab
Jun 10, 2003 (6:20 am)
I've had my 03 Quad Cab SXT for a month now. 1,100 miles on it and the motor (3.9) is starting to loosen up. I had a Dodge van with a 318 in it and can't help but notice how mopar engines seem to run rougher than other motors. My primary vehicle (GM 3800 v6) is as smooth as can be. Can't hardly tell it's running at idle. On the 3.9 you can't manipulate the throttle to get it to stay at 1,000 rpm (with trans in Park). Seems to like either 600 or 1,500rpm but doesn't like to maintain rpms in between. This isn't a big issue, and I'm entirely satisfied with the truck. Just wondering if the Chrysler motors have a little healthier cam or something? Sure wish the 4 speed auto tranny shifted as well as the electronic 4 speed auto in my Buick. What's Chryslers idea behind no coolant recovery system? Guess I'll have to get used to checking the radiator like I did years ago. I realize that a little coolant jug isn't enough to help much but it's nice to be able to add coolant without opening up the system. The 3.9 has plenty of power for my type of driving. Curious as to why the 3.9 is only rated at 175hp when my Buick 3800 is rated at 200hp? What did Chrysler leave out of this motor?
#422 of 512 Sorry, posted to the wrong board.
Jun 10, 2003 (6:35 am)
Sep 04, 2003 (3:59 pm)
2001 Club Cab SLT, 4.7, Auto, LSD, Roll-N-Lock.
Installed a 2/3 drop kit from Hotchkis today. Now I can clean the windshield without a stool and my five year old grandaughter can get in and out without help. That's what I pointed out to my wife anyway!! Looks better too. Ride changed some but is not too stiff. Kit included four new springs and bump stops. I decided to go with Belltech shocks instead of Bilstein. A friend of mine told me that Bilstein shocks would be too "stiff" for my application. I'm not doing Pike's Peak this year. 8-)
#424 of 512 back seat storage box covers?
Sep 26, 2003 (6:44 am)
I just replaced my '97 Dakota Club Cab with a 2003 (took possession yesterday) and have a question concerning the storage boxes under the back seat. My question is: should the storage boxes under the back seat have the rigid plastic covers like the '97 did? The dealer said no, but I'm sceptical of seating someone back there without them. The boxes have a lip and latch/hinge slots like the '97, just no covers. In the '97 I noticed the seat would slightly flex into the box if the cover was not on and someone was seated in the seat. I already have to go back to get one of the washer fluid nozzels replaced since it appears the detail crew knocked it off when waxing, I'm wondering if the same crew just didn't put the covers back in.
#425 of 512 Storage box covers
Sep 26, 2003 (1:40 pm)
My 1999 Club Cab did not have covers on the storage boxes under the rear seat.