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    Default My 2017 1st QuarterTOTQ sales pitch

    I landed on the Dakota R/T Delphi Forums in 2004 looking for nerf bars for my 2004 Dakota 4x4, I didn't even know a Dakota R/T existed.....Or where the drag strip even was. More on that later....

    I loved the Gen III body style, absolutely the best looking truck ever made back then, and still is....But after reading that Delphi Forum I had to have one of these danged R/T things, so I snagged a 2001 RC off EBAY for 7400 bucks delivered to ABQ.

    I was nervous as shit, but when it was dropped off I was a happy MOFO. It was perfect....Only 64K miles on it.

    Having never worked on a V-8 in my life I dove face first into the mods...1.7 roller rockers, Sausage Cam, M1 2bbl intake, Mopar R/T heads, Spintech mids, Martin Saine 46RE, Fastman TB, B&G flash, 4.56 gears and an Auburn Diff...Oh hell yeah....

    Fun little street tuck, except...I don't street race, so WTF?

    Fast forward to 2007 or so..."Gee I Think I'll see what it can do in the 1/4 mile". Once I found the dragstrip I made a typicall NOOB pass and ran a high 15 second ET at some 95 mph. After that 1st pass...My life changed. Seriously.

    The journey from runnning 15's to 11's all motor has been one year at a time, no need to document it here. But it wins races and awards at car shows...

    This picture is from the original EBAY listing....It's caption should be, "Take me home, make me a Tin Can".

    DONE.
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    Default A few Pics.

    Just a few pics.....
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    Video.....

    http://www.facebook.com/abqraw/video...type=2&theater
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    Very nice Dave. I give you extra credit for not mentioning a carburetor, not even once

    Project Maverick. I feel the need, the need for speed

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    Not needed...A good tune is a good tune.

    Took me a full year to better my best SCT tune with a carb, the only diff was, I controlled it.

    Hey....I'm a Republican....LMO
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    Just messing with you Dave. I admire your attention to detail, most tin cans are not so pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGROB View Post
    Just messing with you Dave. I admire your attention to detail, most tin cans are not so pretty.
    Oh man...I hear that. Not gonna be that guy because Dakota RT
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    I got you dave

    Your truck is one of the flagship truck's of the club



    Mods - TB Spacer, Short Throw Dipstick, Performance Auto Zone Intake "0.30 over bore", R/T Cam, Performance Chip, Radiator Delete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osee View Post
    I got you dave

    Your truck is one of the flagship truck's of the club

    Totally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osee View Post
    I got you dave

    Your truck is one of the flagship truck's of the club

    Wow... Thanks!
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    Nice!

    2003 CC
    360 Swapped, FRP Tuned, 2.02 EQ Heads, 210XP cam, HS 1.7 RR's, Fastman 52mm TB, Mopar 2bbl M1, Mopar/PPH Headers, 2.5" True Dual, X-Pipe, Hooker AeroChambers, Hi Flow Cats, MSD Coil, Cloyes Double Roller Chain, JGC fan, 180F T-stat, Mopar Valve covers, K&N FIPK, PATC 2800 Stall, Martin Saine VB, Mildly built trans, 4.10 gears.
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    Like many of us here, I've seen your truck progress over the years. Great job Dave!


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    Few more pics...
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    Looking good Dave. Attention to detail everywhere.
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    Beautiful truck and cool story

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