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Old 07-24-2004, 11:34 PM
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sup i just got a 1999 dodge dakota. it has a V8 Magnum engine. R/T sport.im only 17 just got it last week its got 50k miles on it its sweet but now i want to drop it, get rims, and make it look kick ***.but i have no clue on whatto do if some one can get back to me asap. like should i get air bag shocks or switches i want something thatll make people turn there heads twice so what should i. do
 
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Old 07-25-2004, 06:08 PM
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Start with springs and blocks.
 
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:12 PM
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agreed start with springs, and blocks, then go to the bags
 
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:50 AM
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I've got a 99 R/T with the 5.9 in it.You have 3 choices, it all depends how much money you have.
Cheapest route= 1.Put in the KnN air intake $300.00
2.Dual Catback Exhaust $800.00
3.Get a Jet Stage 2 chip $300.00 (You'll have to put in Super Unleaded 91 octane fuel in
order to use a stage 2 chip)
4.Replace the stock thermostat with the biggest one that fits (The cooler your R/T runs the
better off it is) $10.00

5.Get a programmer for the brain to take the guvernor off (The motor is programmed to
cut out at 120 m.p.h. from the factory)
You can also do a variety of other things as well with this gadget...

Spendy route= Supercharge it!!! $3,000.00 to $5,000.00

Way spendy route= Turbocharge it $4,000.00 on up plus a lot of headaches if not done properly.

Hope this helps.

Oh, as far as lowering the truck...It's already factory lowered to begin with.If your trying to make it look cooler by lowering it don't ruin your truck.If it's for better handling purposes pay the money and get it done right...
 
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Evil R/T View Post
I've got a 99 R/T with the 5.9 in it.You have 3 choices, it all depends how much money you have.
Cheapest route= 1.Put in the KnN air intake $300.00
2.Dual Catback Exhaust $800.00
3.Get a Jet Stage 2 chip $300.00 (You'll have to put in Super Unleaded 91 octane fuel in
order to use a stage 2 chip)
4.Replace the stock thermostat with the biggest one that fits (The cooler your R/T runs the
better off it is) $10.00

5.Get a programmer for the brain to take the guvernor off (The motor is programmed to
cut out at 120 m.p.h. from the factory)
You can also do a variety of other things as well with this gadget...

Spendy route= Supercharge it!!! $3,000.00 to $5,000.00

Way spendy route= Turbocharge it $4,000.00 on up plus a lot of headaches if not done properly.

Hope this helps.

Oh, as far as lowering the truck...It's already factory lowered to begin with.If your trying to make it look cooler by lowering it don't ruin your truck.If it's for better handling purposes pay the money and get it done right...


hey do you know is it better to go with the jet stage 2 chip or stage 1?? idk which one to get..
 
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:36 AM
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Just a friendly heads up, buddy of mine had two of those, same year. Just watch the transmission when ya can. Keep it serviced, check fluid. He blew two of em in a year. Something about that model year for the Dakota. Still a fantastic truck, better you learn this way than how he did.
 
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by imaboss93 View Post
hey do you know is it better to go with the jet stage 2 chip or stage 1?? idk which one to get..
i'd recommend contacting hemifever, you could get an sct tuner with 3 tunes for $265
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:40 AM
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I like dodge dakota so much and i am thinking to buy this truck.
 
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:03 AM
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Come up with some lift kits, some nice rims, an awesome stereo and most importantly with some nice paint job
 
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