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Cwn_Anwyn's 87 Dodge Raider DD build

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So this is what has been keeping me from working on the Blazer like I should be.:doah:

I picked up an 87 dodge Raider (actually a Mitsubishi Montero sold by Dodge) a few years ago to use as a daily driver cause the Blazer was killing me on gas mileage and it needed a break from DD duties. These are fairly capable little rigs but they have a sucky aftermarket support. No one makes anything for them. Stock it came with 4.625 gears (some had 4.88ish gears as a high altitude option). Mine came with a factory Limited slip in the back. They also have a boxed frame from the factory. Mine had the sluggish stock 2.6L 4 cylinder but you could get them with a V6 3.0 also. Here is what mine looked like stock.

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(I lost some pics so I had to find an image online that was close to my stock Raider)

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Specs

Year
1987
Make
Dodge
Model
Raider
Interior
Stripped stock interior, lined the floor. Monty bouncy seats up front.
Factory Options
LSD rear diff, LSD front diff (V6). 4.63 gears
Engine
2.6L Turbo motor
Transmission
stock automatic
Transfer Case
stock transfer case
Suspension
cranked torsion bars up front, 2" lift shackles in the back. Roughly 2"s overall lift.
Tires
33"s

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