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Saint-eustache, Quebec

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Waterloo, New York
United States


2002 Dodge Dakota R/T

“5.9 R/T”

1988 Chevrolet Beretta GT (Z51)


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About “5.9 R/T”

I bought this truck bone stock in June 2006. It came from Ontario and had never been owned in Quebec.

About “Loud”

My first car that i've owned for 4 years now, in that time I've painted it three times. after running a stop sign I hit a telephone pole that destroyed the left rear quarter panel. with no autobody experience and very little money I replaced it with one I got off a car in a junkyard in the dead of winter using a battery powered drill. I got it back and welded it on, painted the car Dark Adriatic Metallic.

I almost made it through my first year of school, The beretta's 2.8L threw a rod right through the block two days before the finals. =( Luckily I still got to rock a Beretta at school for those last few days; I borrowed my friend's 96 beretta that I had modded with 3400 LA1 heads and intake system.
after Afew weeks I replaced the engine in the beretta, also the clutch was getting thin from burnouts and racing around school. lol! the new engine is just a get by for now thing and I won't be saddened one bit when It blows! It's replacement is already on the engine stand, waiting...
My new engine is something no one has done before! it's a short stroke 2.8 rotating assembly in a 3100 roller cam block with 3400 LA1 heads and Lower intake topped with a 3500 Upper intake manifold. I'm thinking of a turbo too,



Specs for “5.9 R/T”

Engine is a Mopar Magnum 360 (5.9L). I've never got it on a dyno, but the numbers from Dodge are supposed to be around 250hp and 350tq.

Best 1/4 run up to date: 14.758@93.914mph
Best 1/4 mph: 95.483mph
Best 1/8: 9.437
Best 60': 2.111

New times to come...

Specs for “Loud”

173CI (2.8l) multipoint fuel injected 60* V6
Stock Horsepower:130
Stock Torque:160lbft
0-60 in 8.5 seconds
.89 G's on skidpad (stock) now over .91G's


Factory Options for “5.9 R/T”

Infinity audio system
Fog lights
Overhead console
Tilt Wheel
Keyless entry
Center console with bucket seats
Rear sliding window
Steering wheel radio controls
Cruise control
Electric mirrors
Electric locks
Electric windows
Electric mirrors
Heated mirrors
Rear view mirror with light intensity dimmer

Factory Options for “Loud”

GT (fe2)
digital instrument cluster
AM/FM radio with cassette player
14" aluminum wheels
2.8 liter V6


Mods for “5.9 R/T”

Exterior Modifications:
AAR Fiberglass Cowl Hood
Billet Fuel Door
Billet Stealth Antenna
Custom Made R/T Grille Emblem
Locking Tailgate Handle
New R/T Badges
All Clear Headlights
Pace Edwards Bedrug
Painted Door Handles
Painted Mirrors
Painted Tail Lights Trim
Painted Tailgate Handle And Lock
Stillen Front Bumper Cover
Street Scene Powedercoated Grille Inserts
Street Scene Roll Pan
Street Scene Wiper Cowl
Tinted Windows (All Around)

52mm Holley Throttle Body
Calvert Racing Caltracs Traction Bars
Harland Sharp Roller Rockers
Hotchkis TVS Drop Kit
Hypertech 180 Thermostat
K&N FIPK Cold Air Intake
M&H Racemaster Drag Radial Tires 325/45R17
M1 2bbl EGR Intake Manifold
Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust System
QA1 Adjustable Shocks
Richmond Gears 4.56
Summit Racing Driveshaft Loop
Summit Racing Line Lock
Tom Fox's PCM Flash

Mods for “Loud”

added a full Z-51suspension with double rear swaybars
15" crosslace aluminum wheels with FuZion HRi tires
custom steel exhaust made by myself
strut tower brace
subframe brace
shortram intake
Steel piston rings on clevite77 pistons
polised combustion chambers
LS2 valve springs
INDY seats with fold down rear seats
KYB gas-a-just rear shocks
KYB GR-2 front struts
Illuminated rear "BERETTA"
removed side mouldings
poly bushings in front end
seam welded control arms
FE7 front swaybar
Blue and white Digital instrumentation
INDY exterior mirrors
Painted Dark Adriatic Metallic with silver GFX
Lumina Euro3.4 steering wheel
VR2 stereo with Lightning Audio 4" and 6x9"s and tweeters
Rear shock tower brace
Dual Exhaust from flowmaster 40 to C6 corvette tips


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