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post #9226 of 9237 Old 09-20-2018, 02:53 PM
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And now it's sold to someone on the forum, so Adventure Truck will live on!
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post #9227 of 9237 Old 09-20-2018, 06:39 PM
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Over the past few months -

Got the motor rebuilt.

Got the seat rebuilt.

Picked up all the interior plastics (save for the dash!) to clean and paint Navy Blue to contrast nicely with the Pacific Blue seat.

Installed brand new seat belts.

Installed subwoofer behind the driver's seat back.

Added wiring for an autodim mirror and a 2-port USB power source, to go above the headliner.

Oh, got the headliner recovered (nephew started an auto upholstery shop).

Had to get the column fixed AGAIN - this time the wiper switch broke (which on the 1991 and earlier Dakotas, the wiper switch has a cam path on the back, which triggers the cam to the separate turn signal/hazard switch. Said cam path broke due to age.)

And as I type this, I'm about to go out and curse in still another language as I get that column back in so I can get my truck back!

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post #9228 of 9237 Old 09-28-2018, 02:01 PM
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Changed the oil and the filter. Changed the transmission fluid but not the filter. Found one of the torq screws that holds the filter had been stripped. Anyone had this problem?
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post #9229 of 9237 Old 10-29-2018, 02:12 PM
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Put it away for a long winters' rest. See you in the spring, old pal.
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Since my last post, ran a 8.48 in the 1/8 mile all motor after an updated tune from Marty FLetcher and adjusting fuel sync, which was at +10 before adjustment.

Then got my nitrous kit wiring completed and have ran a best of 7.92 on a 150 shot with traction issues.

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I installed HID projector lamps with halos and new fog lamps
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Installed my lighted hood badge. See my post under Exterior Cosmetics.
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Ordered new NTK Oxygen sensors.

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Exhaust modification. 05 4.7 Dakota.
Has two resonators and a large stock muffler in middle.

Removed the stock muffler from the middle, replaced with pipe. Left both resonators in place. Has a nice rumble to it now.
Howdy! do you have a video of this process? Im thinking of doing the same to mine, not trying to dump 800 bucks into a full kit just yet but curious as to how it sounds. thanks bud!
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Howdy! do you have a video of this process? Im thinking of doing the same to mine, not trying to dump 800 bucks into a full kit just yet but curious as to how it sounds. thanks bud!

It is really simple to straight pipe it, leave the resonators at front and back. The result is a really great sound. Low rumble. Not loud. Not raspy. Not sharp. NO DRONE. Nice and smooth growl.
Easy to cut the muffler out. Cut it out as far to the back as possible, just in front of the hanger. If I remember, I believe we did not actually cut the pipe at all. Just cut the clamps off and took the muffler out. A piece of straight pipe and 2x 22.5 deg elbows to makeup the offset to line up. Maybe 25$ in a piece of pipe and fittings. This was the easiest, the cheapest, and frankly the best sounding as well as performance option. And I have been through my fair share of trucks and exhaust systems. I was really please at how little time and cash we had to put into this one to get exactly what we wanted out of it.
If I do get a video I will come back here and post a youtube link for ya.

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It is really simple to straight pipe it, leave the resonators at front and back. The result is a really great sound. Low rumble. Not loud. Not raspy. Not sharp. NO DRONE. Nice and smooth growl.
Easy to cut the muffler out. Cut it out as far to the back as possible, just in front of the hanger. If I remember, I believe we did not actually cut the pipe at all. Just cut the clamps off and took the muffler out. A piece of straight pipe and 2x 22.5 deg elbows to makeup the offset to line up. Maybe 25$ in a piece of pipe and fittings. This was the easiest, the cheapest, and frankly the best sounding as well as performance option. And I have been through my fair share of trucks and exhaust systems. I was really please at how little time and cash we had to put into this one to get exactly what we wanted out of it.
If I do get a video I will come back here and post a youtube link for ya.

Here you go:
https://youtu.be/a1kZtFs0wQM

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looks easy enough to me! weekend project!
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