SAS Solid Axle Swap Dodge Dakota in Sedona
First time out after my sas
was a 2wd dodge dakota
np231-dana24 doubler flatbelly
4.7l 45rfe with transgoHD2
3/8" plated and boxed front frame section
1/4" fishplates holding steering box to frame with chromo sleeves
utalizeing a 1978 F250 4x4 steering gear with a custom pitman arm that
captures a 7/8" heim in double shear.
prerunner glassworks fenders
1978 f250 dana44 nitro cromo shafts, Spartan locked front with warn hubs;
plated knuckes, double shear knuckles with double shear fabricated pitman
92 GM 1ton C&C van 3.5" .500 wall DOM 74" WMS 14bolt rear converted to
disks with GM one ton calipers and a yukon grizzly locker
1/8" wall front driveshaft
1/4" wall rear driveshaft
Wristed radius arm front suspension with double sleeved hybrid DOM and
14" king race series remote coilovers 300/400 lb in spring rate
39x14.5x16 bias pitbull maddogs on hutchison double beadlocks
Ruffstuff heims, all braketry designed, water-jet and welded by myself.
All R&D and fabrication done by myself in my backyard when I was 20yrs old
in one month after four years of planning.
lifted dodge dakota 4x4
2001 dodge Dakota ext cab 4x4 4.7 v8 5 speed. has 9.2 inch 392 LSD in the
rear. Has shift on the fly 4x4. Flowmaster 40 with 3rd cat delete. 3 inch
suspension lift running 33 inch mud terrains. Sorry for the video cut out I
ran out of space on my phone. Comment with any questions!
How to Flush the Coolant and Replace the Thermostat in a 2002 Dodge Dakota
This vehicle had one of the worst cases of rusty coolant I've ever seen, so
I demonstrate how to drain the cooling system, flush all the old coolant
out, then backflush the radiator and the engine to clean the rust out of
the cooling system, and then replace the thermostat and bleed the cooling
FYI: I needed 1 1/2 jugs of concentrated coolant when I flushed the system,
so be sure to buy enough
I am not responsible for any mishaps that may have occurred from following
these procedures. I do this to help you, the car owner, and cannot assume
responsibility for any problems. Please use this information to help
yourself, good luck, and take care.
HEADHUNTER 2009 DODGE RAM - SICKKK BUILD!!!
A quick walkaround of the 2009 Dodge Ram "Headhunter" at Turkey Drag 2011
near Tyler, TX - 12/3/11.
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Robbie wanted a big truck. To help him with that, the team at B&C Off Road,
in Pasadena, Texas, bolted on a massive 16-inch lift from 3rd Coast
Suspension. Much of the suspension was powdercoated green and black to
match the soon-to-be-sprayed custom paintjob. To give the Ram an even
higher stance, a 3-inch body lift was installed. Chrome Fox Racing shocks
do their best to damp the ride provided by Mickey Thompson tires mounted to
22x12 Fuel Off-Road Hostage wheels. Big 15-inch, six-piston brakes from
Baer do an incredible job of bringing the lifted beast to a screaming halt.
Powering the Dodge down Arkansas highways is a 5.7L Hemi with American
Racing Headers long-tube headers, 3-inch Borla Cat-Back Exhaust, Airaid intake, and a custom DiabloSport
tune created by AJ Berge of www.shophemi.com. All of that power is needed
to churn those massive tires, which is aided by an extended driveshaft and
Yukon 4.88 gears from Randy's Ring and Pinion.
Giant trucks are things of beauty, but no one is going to call this truck
beautiful. It is, however, one of the most highly detailed airbrushed
trucks we've ever seen. Ed Williamson (www.kustompaintbyed.com), is the man
responsible for the talent and brains behind the airbrush. The Wichita,
Kansas, native drove down to Arkansas and used PPG Lime Squeeze Metallic
and Brilliant Black Metallic paint from Patrick at NCS to create an
automotive work of art. Skulls, animal carcasses, and other rotting life
forms are all visible and provide an eerie feel that makes you want to
check your pulse just to be sure you're still alive. The graphics are
absolutely insane, and they are easily Robbie's favorite mod to the truck.
Ed even went as far as painting a custom front skidplate and the
B&C-modified driveshaft. A twin-scoop Suncoast Creations ram-air hood, Anzo
USA projector headlights, RBP grille and step bars, and a Westin lightbar
with off-road lights add to the Ram's impressive appearance.
Inside the doors, much of the plastics were smoothed and painted, which
gave Ed another canvas to airbrush skulls on. Two 12-inch Alpine subs are
housed in a custom fiberglass center console built by Kris Carroll of
California Customs, and two-tone brown and tan leather seats add to the
good looks of the Ram's interior. Keeping constant voltage for the audio is
a DC Power 280-amp alternator and Kinetik power cell. The factory dash was
modified with a molded DiabloSport Trinity tuner and the A/C knobs
relocated to the factory cup holder location. Functional as a daily driver,
yet completely custom, Robbie's modifications prove that an interior
doesn't have to be so over the top that it makes the truck a trailer queen.
Ed Williamson, from Kustom Paint by Ed, absolutely went off on Robbie's
sky-high Ram. Crazy looking skulls are everywhere and the details are
completely astounding. Winning Best Paint at several big shows, it's never
a surprise when the judges call his name.
Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 Pulls Out Stuck Semi Truck from Deep Snow - Good Deed for the Day!
Leaving the gym I came across a tanker truck which was stuck in some deep
snow. He swung the cab over into an unplowed area with about 6" of hard
snow and his super single drive tires just weren't getting traction. I was
in my S4 at the time and told him I only lived about 10 minutes away and
would come back with my truck. The truck driver was thankful but made it
clear he didn't think a pickup would be able to pull him.
As promised I came back with the Dakota (and camera!) to see him still
struggling. Plenty of people with trucks much larger than mine drove right
on by, nobody seemed interested in helping this guy. As someone who has
been helped before, I figured I'd at least give it a shot. Plus it'd be
With all the excitement, I forgot to lock it into 4lo on the first attempt.
I don't think he was helping with the cab, you can see I was able to rock
it a bit in 4Hi. On the second try in 4lo I had no problem yanking it out.
The truck driver didn't know the weight of the truck as it sits. His full
weight is 122,000 lbs (55,338 kg). This isn't your average semi truck,
this thing was huge. I'm guessing it was 40,000 to 50,000 lbs empty.
The pickup is a 2000 Dodge Dakota SLT quad cab 4x4 4.7L V8. It's mostly
stock. The rear axle is fully locking (Powertrax No-Slip) with 3.55 gears.
Tires are 31 x 10.5 BFG TA KO's. The Exhaust is an MBS catback stainless system.