RE: Unique R/T Parts

From: Mok, Alan (
Date: Thu Jun 11 1998 - 15:58:33 EDT

Tire Rack's ad has them listed for $151. Figure in about $35 for shipping,
mounting and balance. Not too bad for so much meat.


'88 x-CHP Mustang LX
'89 Mustang GT (347, Griggs, S-trim and the list goes on...)
'98 Dakota R/T CC (can barely chirp tires - too much traction?)

                -----Original Message-----
                From: W. Jack Hilton III []
                Sent: Thursday, June 11, 1998 12:30 PM
                Subject: Re: DML: Unique R/T Parts

                Not to sound stupid , but my '98 CC R/T won't spin the
wheels .

                I know that you don't really want the wheels to spin anyway
and that it's
                probably cuz of the weight of the CC and the power is plenty
for me , but
                everyone talks about how they can't hold the ponies on the
road ? Do any of
                the other R/T CC owners have a problem with traction on the
stock R/Ts ?

                To be quite honest with you , at about $250 a pop for the
Eagle RS-As , I
                would have a hard time justifying burnin' em anyway .

                At 01:57 PM 6/11/98 -0500, you wrote:
>The R/T's are lowered about 1" in the front and about 2" in
the rear
                compared to a regular v8 dakota. I am not sure how they did
this though.
                It has a heaver front sway bar than stock and has a sway bar
on the rear.
                It has an aluminum drive shaft and some kind of brace which
connects from
                the rear leaf springs to the chassis to prevent wheel hop.
It works very
                well because I have never even felt the slightest wheel hop,
even on 20ft+
                burnouts. BEst bet would be to locate an R/T and give it a
good look over
                to see what your looking for.
>>>> <> 06/11
11:31 AM >>>
>I'm in the process of searching for a 97 or 98 5.2 5-sp.
When I purchase
                one I intend to
>"upgrade" the suspension to R/T specs. I have searched
through the mailing
                list's archives
>hopeing to find a post detailing the unique suspension
components on a R/T.
>Unfortunatly, no luck. Can someone enlighten me on this
>Perspective DAK Owner,
>Bob Wimmer


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