I have a 95' Dodge Dakota, is there anything I can do to it to upgrade it performance wise?

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Asked by Feb 10, 2015 at 02:33 AM about the 1995 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Car Customization

3.9L V6 rwd

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you can add a KN cold intake or equivalent, get headers, straight pipe the exhaust (or at least get a better flowing one than the stock), new spark plugs, use a lighter oil ( I like to use synthetics personally 5w-20 Mobil 1), use a performance oil filter. those are the basic things you can do to add just a little more pep without doing major work on it. If you want better performance in handling upgrade your brakes, grippe tires, change out the power steering fluid to a more responsive (I use lucas here), change the brake lines from rubber to braided. If you really want to get more performance you can add a turbo or start changing out the heads, rods, and cams. but if you get into that it is some major work and the engine may need to be re-tuned. Also you could change up the gear ratios or start lightening the truck up and change parts of the frame or accessories with carbon fiber or aluminum.

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dump the 3.9 for a 5.2 or 5.9. you aren't going to squeeze much power from the 6.

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