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Forum: Suspension Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By RXT
Using the plan to lift the truck, you won't be...

Using the plan to lift the truck, you won't be able to lift the front end high enough to match the rear. The front can only be lifted to about 2-3 inches using spring spacers. Flipping the axle in...
Forum: Driveline 12-28-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By RXT
It's hard to say, but both could make a humming...

It's hard to say, but both could make a humming noise under certain conditions. One thing is for sure. Noise or no noise, if one of those boots is covered in grease and it's coming from a tear,...
Forum: Driveline 12-11-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By RXT
Yeah I have to agree, unfortunately there isn't...

Yeah I have to agree, unfortunately there isn't much aftermarket support for the Dakota, or Dakota specific. However there is a large aftermarket support for Dodge trucks in general and 4x4s in...
Forum: Driveline 12-11-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By RXT
Your transmission should not leak at all. It's...

Your transmission should not leak at all. It's always a good idea to replace the seal any time you remove the driveshaft. Removing and replacing a driveshaft should be done very carefully so as not...
Forum: Driveline 12-11-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By RXT
Technically, you could install any axle, if...

Technically, you could install any axle, if you're willing to make some changes or live with the differences. If you want to use an axle for a Ram, it will probably be slightly wider, and the tires...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 12-06-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By RXT
There a couple of things I like to check whenever...

There a couple of things I like to check whenever I have to remove a valve cover to replace a gasket. While you have the valve cover off, check the return galley in the head to make sure they aren't...
Forum: Suspension - Lifting 11-25-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By RXT
If the control arm is riding on the bump stop, it...

If the control arm is riding on the bump stop, it doesn't matter what you've read, you have too much lift. Your options are:
Get rid of the 3" spacer and get a shorter spacer, or cut the bump stop,...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 11-25-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By RXT
You should try to avoid using 4Hi Lock on any...

You should try to avoid using 4Hi Lock on any surface that provides good traction. Even going in a straight line will produce bind due to differences in tread wear, or even differences in tire...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 11-22-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By RXT
A full-size truck with 6 lugs is not a 3/4 ton,...

A full-size truck with 6 lugs is not a 3/4 ton, it's a 1/2 ton.

Small cars would usually have 4 lugs…If I recall correctly, the Yugo had three lugs. I do remember that early 60's Mustangs with a...
Forum: Driveline 11-17-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By RXT
Driveshafts are rebuildable, but in some cases it...

Driveshafts are rebuildable, but in some cases it could be cheaper to just replace. Since driveshafts can be rebuilt, you can have that "silly CV joint" replaced with a real CV joint, but to do this...
Forum: Driveline 11-15-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By RXT
It sounds like you're trying to shift against the...

It sounds like you're trying to shift against the rev limiter. Instead of trying to shift past redline, shift just before,

BTW there is no need to shift at redline, by then, your engine is out of...
Forum: Driveline 11-12-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By RXT
Sorry, I'm a little late to this conversation,...

Sorry, I'm a little late to this conversation, but you said it yourself; it will be much easier and definately more cost effective to trade in the Dakota and buy a 4x4.

The reasons are simple,...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 11-07-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By RXT
Not worth the effort. If you want a 4wd Dakota,...

Not worth the effort. If you want a 4wd Dakota, sell your 2wd and use the money to buy the 4x4.

Ed
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 11-07-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By RXT
Sorry for the delay... To install headers you...

Sorry for the delay... To install headers you need to build a new exhaust, and on a street driven truck running at normal RPMs your net HP gain would be minimal, if any. They also create issues, such...
Forum: 4.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-29-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By RXT
You can't count on the published MPG stated for...

You can't count on the published MPG stated for any given vehicle because there are numerous variables in fuel economy. All auto manufacturers are in the business of selling cars and trucks, and MPG...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 08-01-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By RXT
A 440-3 built in 78 would make this a motor home...

A 440-3 built in 78 would make this a motor home or RV engine. In stock trim they didn't make much horsepower, but they were chosen for their torque. They made about 225 hp and 360ft-lb of torque.
...
Forum: Exterior Body 06-14-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By RXT
Not sure if this was a question or an opinion,...

Not sure if this was a question or an opinion, but I'll give you my $.02 worth. The Dakota was offered with a few different options packages, but what ended up killing the line was the price. By the...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 06-14-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By RXT
I wouldn't consider switches falling off, windows...

I wouldn't consider switches falling off, windows that don't open or close, or transmission leaks, etc to be "falling apart". I'd call that annoying and irritating. Does the truck still run? And does...
Forum: Driveline 06-13-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By RXT
Probably an 8.25 Maybe a 3.55 ratio? Ed

Probably an 8.25 Maybe a 3.55 ratio?

Ed
Forum: Dodge Dakota 4X4 - Off Road Discussion 06-01-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,705
Posted By RXT
Nope, full time was available on Daks too. ...

Nope, full time was available on Daks too.



Typically, 4wds will weigh more. You tend to burn more fuel when accelerating more mass. There is some increase in fuel consumption in the front...
Forum: Dodge Dakota 4X4 - Off Road Discussion 06-01-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,632
Posted By RXT
You'll have to be more specific. When you say you...

You'll have to be more specific. When you say you are shifting to 4wd, are you shifting in 4 Hi or 4 Lo when you hear this?

The transfer case you have should be an NP231. This is a t-case that has...
Forum: Exterior Body 06-01-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,541
Posted By RXT
As a Ford tech, you now that old Fords didn't...

As a Ford tech, you now that old Fords didn't always rust...they usually leaked enough oil to coat the chassis. Lol!

And thats your clue here. Sadly, you know that rust is really hard to keep...
Forum: Intake & Exhaust 06-01-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,571
Posted By RXT
I wouldn't recommend headers for the sake of max...

I wouldn't recommend headers for the sake of max sound and airflow. Unless you plan to performance build this engine, headers are a waste of money and won't do anything for performance, or sound.
...
Forum: Driveline 06-01-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,118
Posted By RXT
The question you might want to ask yourself is,...

The question you might want to ask yourself is, is this truck worth it?

Heres the pros and cons as I see this.....

As for the engine. 172K is a lot of miles, but it could go further if it was...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Pictures 05-11-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,106
Posted By RXT
At this stage of the build, it was finally time...

At this stage of the build, it was finally time to start the engine. The last time this engine ran was back in the summer of 2002 when I first bought it, and it had been sitting the whole time ever...
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