When the transmission first went out I went to are local junkyard to get a used transmission but the bell housing had a bad 6 inch crack on it so they gave $250 credit to use at Watt's, so I was going to look for a factory steering wheel with those options on it to put I my truck, is there any veicals that will work to get one out of. And since the truck has been out of the shop it runs fantastic.
Ralph , remember back when you told me about what vehicle will fit the 5×4.5 lug pattern, Tuesday I'm going to a tire and rims shop to talk to the guy about a package rim and tire set for my 96 Dakota. He told me to look though wheel pro , but I not able to use the Dakota because it comes up as a 6 lug pattern, I'm not wanting a truck rim but more of a drag rim style, I wanted this style but they can't get it so I'm trying to find a rim of this kind of style but I'm not sure what to put in to get me a category of style rims like this to choose from, this gray truck is the the style I'm going with on mine , dropping it a little to this height.
Going with 10 wide rims on back and I'm guessing 8 wide on front, I'm not even close to being done with it , with motor , transmission and rear end upgrades and putting a decent turbo on it, building it to take to the track and run it every once in a while , my goal is up around 475 horsepower but I want the more agressive look rim style, I figured I should be up around the $20000 to $23000 mark when done, I'm at $12500 now but $10000 is all new drive train on it , brand new motor, transmission and rear end with posi now
Because the guy that put the first transmission in kinked one of the transmission lines it fried the transmission just one day on the road so there are 2 transmission rebuilds and a new crate motor. so there's the $10100 of the $12000
If they've got a big enough center bore (71.5mm minimum), and are lugnut centric not hubcentric, Mustang wheels will fit ( specifically 1964-1973, skip the 4 lug years, and pick back up 1994 and up to 2008 or newer). (Mustangs only needed a 70.3mm center bore; it's close, and may fit.)
Also, Jeeps of similar vintage as our Dakotas (again, the references turn up (1980 to 1998 almost anything, 2002-2007 Liberty, 1980-2006 Wranger, amongst other choices.)
Thanks, I thought it was a mustang but couldn't remember a 100% so what do you think about the style I'm going with on it , you remember the blue paint I have and changed all the dash lights to blue also , truck was a dark forest green originally
If you can't tell ,i.love the dark blue color, I called Jegs Performance and Summit Racing , and they both do not show any performance parts for the magnum 3.9 V6 , originally I was going to put a built 360 in it , but since the motor and transmission went out so I'm going to eventually pull the stock V6 out and build it up some to handle a turbo and the same with the transmission, and gave fun with it
After a little over a week ago of getting the 2nd transmission rebuild done in just a month, last Saturday night I was out with a friend on the hwy and the U-Joint came out of the bracket that holds it in but one side was still in place but the other side the 2 bolts back out and the drive shaft came out and was bouncing off the ground, so I had it towed back to the transmission shop and found out today that the drive shaft was still in good shape not damaged so they ordered a new bracket and the 2 bolts with a new U-joint and making the mechanic pay for the repairs and also pay for the $164 towing bill , I should get it back out of the shop again for the 5th or 6th time total later today , I think in the last 4 1/2 months I only got to drive it 2 to 2 1/2 ,months total