My Dodge Dakota New Paint Job & Performance Upgrades
I know I havent done a truck video in awhile as been a busy years racing
and upgrading parts on the truck here is a video showing the changes I have
made. In April / May I had upgrated the top end of the engine with new
heads, intake, throttle body and bigger headers, later in the summer it got
some fresh paint.
Diesel Conversions - 2001 Dodge Dakota Engine Pull
http://www.aaronreevesgarage.com Diesel Conversions - Aaron Reeves is
working hard on the 2001 Dodge Dakota to pull out the gas guzzling V8 and
replace it with a Cummins 4BT to have a sweet Diesel Conversion.
Sidewinder Dakota: Building it
This vid shows the Banks team Dynoing the engine and building
the truck. By the way... can this sucker drift! ;) (visit bankspower.com
for more info)
1999 twin turbo Dakota R/T
Chuck's truck as seen with SDCE built 360 cid.
Has run a best of 121mph in the quarter with only 10pis on street trim.
Truck has mild street manners with oem quality SDCE turbo kit installed.
SDCE Twin turbo kit fits R/T's,
Dakota's, Rams 5.2L and 5.9's.
Sidewinder Dakota: Race it
Vid of the run at Bonneville. Check out the inside view of the gauges and
the driver. The part when the driver has one hand on the wheel and one on
his knee was at 220 mph! Now that's steady. (visit bankspower.com for more
Diesel Conversions - 2001 Dodge Dakota Diesel Conversion
http://www.aaronreevesgarage.com Diesel Conversions - 2001 Dodge Dakota
with a Cummins 4BT Diesel Conversion pulled into Aaron Reeves Garage to get
a diesel conversion. The goal is to be able to road trip with friends and
use the Dodge Dakota as a daily driver.
Dodge Dakota Coolant Leak Repair - Including Bypass Hose, Thermostat, Water Pump, etc.
To get to what turned out to be a Thermostat leak we had to remove the
The Serpentine belt, the fan, the Air Conditioning Compressor, the
Alternator and the A/C and Alternator Bracket.
This way you can easily access the bypass hose, the thermostat housing, and
the upper heater hose (or otherwise called the heater to engine hose).
This also gives you free access to the water pump if you were going to
replace it. This is actually the easiest way to access the water pump as
opposed to the way the service manual describes removing it (without
removing the A/C and Alternator bracket).
However, after doing the job we discovered a second leak on the lower
heater hose (or the heater to water pump return hose). Which also needed
to be corrected.