Yeh, the stroker from everything I've heard you post about it, is really something else : Wish I had that kinda power out of mine! These Dakotas were redesigned and looked similar to the larger Dodge Ram, since this was seen as a more modern look. I then ran the mike cord up by the heater and hang it just under the dash on the driver's right knee pad. So we had the challenge of taking the 2. A cupholder pulled out of the center stack. Also ironically, a closely related engine — the 360 V8 — had two cylinders added to make a V10 for trucks and Vipers.
Drawbacks are the extremely poor gas mileage what do you expect from a truck? Powertrain A new five-speed manual transmission was standard, with a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic available with the V6. I believe Greg was only stating fact. The Michelin tires are horrible. The Dakota had a stainless steel exhaust and the highest percentage of corrosion protection material ever used on a Dodge vehicle, helping to support a five-year, 50,000 mile warranty. Much of this can be due to the V8, but still, a better tire is needed. We had a challenge on the V-6 because the crank-pins had to be split in order to get away from the very unequal firing if we had only 3 crankpins, each crankpin having two of the connecting rods as is V-8 practice.
For 1992, the engines were given the Magnum treatment for a substantial power boost see the engines section and better gas mileage and driveability, which may explain the sudden sales boost that lasted for several years. To permit the use of an Unlimited Products cowl induction hood, two stock cowl panels were fitted and welded together. The 4 cylinder engine was stroked to the current 2. She is currently a regular cab shortbed with P235's. My buddy has an 87 150 with the same engine and transmission and gets better mileage! The long bed was specifically designed to carry 4x8 panels with the tailgate closed unlike S10 and Ranger ; it had provisions for stakes and tie-downs. The 95 motor has a stroker crank, custom cam ported and matched heads that are also matched with the headers, a lot of screwing around but well worth it. The reason is that the engine would be rather badly out of balance and would have not been acceptable even in a truck engine.
Beware, some dates may be off due to mid- year changes. In 1988, the Sport package was added as a mid-year release. The reason is that the engine would be rather badly out of balance and would have not been acceptable even in a truck engine. The owner passed away and his daughter kept it. The engine, producing 270 lb-ft of torque, required a new cooling system, with an electric fan forward of the radiator other Dakotas used an engine-driven fan between radiator and engine. This truck is produced by Chrysler under its Ram Trucks brand.
Inside, the truck sat two comfortably, with plenty of leg and headroom and a convenient and easy-to-read dashboard. These trucks were available with either a Straight-4 or V6 engine. After driving Jeeps for the past 6 years, driving such a quiet and well sealed vehicle can be quite a learning experience. Vented disc brakes were 11. The Club Cab added around 230 pounds. It used the 175-hp 318 V8, shoehorned into the engine bay two full years before it would become a normal Dakota option.
Yes Larry and Dodge boy have the strongest v6 that are normally aspirated. Engineer Pete Hagenbuch added: The 3. The number and types of aftermarket rims is limited but rising. This engine would remain with the Dakota as long as it had four-cylinder engines. Also included is a pair of custom Leather and Cloth monogrammed buckets not installed and other extras, If desired. About the 1987 Dodge Dakota The Dodge Dakota is also known as the Ram Dakota. New brakes, tires, front suspension.
For 4x4 models, wind resistance was higher, with the drag coefficient at. Strap clips are required in this position. The convertible sold slowly in the south, but basically nothing changed. The drag coefficient was 0. Sales were low, and the truck didn't offer much in power, looks, or ability which was not surpassed by other offerings of the time.
These Dakotas were redesigned and looked similar to the larger Dodge Ram, since this was seen as a more modern look. Pushes tire way outside wheelwell. Speed bumps are kind of interesting, the front wheels move over smoothly, and then the rear seems to leap off the road. It was a new idea in light trucks. The first inches on the gas produce little change in rpm, but as the halfway point is reached, the increase is more pronounced. With the vibration absorption you get in a torque converter they were okay as far as driving was concerned. Bed also has First Aid kit, fire extinguisher, and Bitchin Products cast aluminum finned battery box with Optima battery.
We were all asked to help out if we had a glimmer. I found that if you remove the stock jack, the jack storage area can hold almost all the tools you will need on the trail. And they wanted to have an upgrade power plant from the 4-cylinder so the V-6 was designed as a way of furnishing a V-6 for the least possible tooling costs. Engine Performance problem 1987 Dodge Dakota 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual I have a 87 dodge dakota that has had all of the vacuum hoses either melted or broke. The Dakota was supposed to have most of the fun-to-drive aspects of a compact pickup and good fuel efficiency, with most of the utility and ruggedness of a full-sized pickup.
The convertible sold slowly in the south, but basically nothing changed. I have a stock vucuum diagram, but I still dont know how or where to hook up all of the hoses. Changes included a lower compression ratio, special pistons, high-strength valves, higher-pressure springs to avoid float , better-sealing rings, a special cam, select-fit bearings, a special exhaust manifold, and a diecast aluminum cylinder head cover. The Dakota was clearly a rush to market in '87. Has polished Mopar Performance finned aluminum valve covers. The Quad Cab, however, earned 5-Star ratings in all crash tests and 4-Star ratings in tests for rollover.