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Old 11-08-2003, 04:38 AM   #1
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Just because ford makes a lightning and dodge comes with a hemi do the little guys think they have something.
Lauzon Parkway is a nice government built drag strip 3 and 4 lanes wide,
For some reason a Ranger and a Dakota (faked R/T) decide to surround me (ford left dodge right). I wanted to take off on thes guys for fun. Then they started creeping up when the other direction turned yellow.
Green says go, I think the ford was just messin around (or it was plain slow?) but i saw a V8 on the quarter of the dodge till about 40 kms, then he earned his spot back there with his ford mini truck buddy.
Is it possible for a ram and a blue ovel to wear out my rearveiw mirror?
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I'm just suprised in general at what some people think have it under the hood. But the "sport" trucks are pretty bad.
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They think that 8 makes em fast, then they wonder "why does that thing sound weird"
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An 8 could make 'em fast if they

A. Weren't geared like a truck (pulling power, not speed)

and

2. If they had any weight on the drive wheels to get what power they do have to the ground.
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nothing to do with weight on the wheels, aslong as they take the take-offs easy...
the dakota v8s are just plain shitty, an *-10 with a 4.3 is better combo.
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nothing to do with weight on the wheels, aslong as they take the take-offs easy...
the dakota v8s are just plain shitty, an *-10 with a 4.3 is better combo.

what makes it a better combo? im curious to hear your thoughts on this.
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ive already been told about no about this (see SRX/XLR)
but here we go..
A small cheap single cab/4.3 95 sonoma is very powerful/light 195hp/250 3,000lbs
A small cheap single cab dakota is different.. even the big 5.2 engine had 180hp/240lbs of torque.
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a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, a 3.9-liter V6, and 5.2- (pre-1997)
4cylind? hardly can move the 3400lb truck.. 100hp/ 130torque
3.9 this was an ok package, 160hp/ 220 torqe
5.2 this engine.. well with lots of dodges, didnt come out on top. I had descent torque but not too much go, and only avalible on the bigger models.

even after 97 -newer body style. they introduced the 5.9 which was only r/t and bigger models. (crew cabs 4,200lb, and the single cabs gained 300lbs.. to 3,670...)
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nothing to do with weight on the wheels, aslong as they take the take-offs easy...
the dakota v8s are just plain shitty, an *-10 with a 4.3 is better combo.
The Dakota 360 isn't...
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nothing to do with weight on the wheels, aslong as they take the take-offs easy...
the dakota v8s are just plain shitty, an *-10 with a 4.3 is better combo.
I'v got one of those under my belt also. That makes all 3 of the big three mini trucks beat by a Bonneville. All with bigger v6'* and a v8.
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s10 with a 350/700R4
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