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This was my first Dakota (02 Quad Cab 4x4) I bought used with 30,000 Miles on it in 2003.
In 2004 they released the pictures of the 2005 and SORRY, I think it is UGLY! I had to trade in my 02 with 58,000 mi for a 2004. HERE it is brand new! I made a SWEET Deal on it in the end of 04 and they gave me all of the accessories on it for free. Stainless tube steps, bug shield, window guards, and the roof rack. I didn't like the roof rack much when I got it, but it kinda grew on me, I do not see too many Dakotas with that on. It came with a tonno cover I did not need (had one on the old QC) so the dealer threw in a dual exhaust. This is not an off the shelf exhaust, It was a Magnaflow system that was custom bent 3in pipes by a muffler shop about 25 miles from my house.
Now it is about May of 2005 and I needed to add something! I went to a swap meet and bought a Brand new steel hood for $250 with the scoop on it. I had my brother paint it so he added custom Flames to it. He paints guitars and Bikes on the side but he works at a dealership so he could not do the whole truck.Here is the hood.
He did the tailgate too!
September 06 and my wife is starting to worry, I have the itch to modify again!
I ordered a body lift Kit on e-bay and it is time to install it! I know,,,,BODY LIFTS SUCK! but if you own an 03 or 04 Dakota you know, that is our only option so here it is in process.
This was very easy to do if you can turn a wrench! I did the whole lift by myself in about 10 hours except for the back bumper. I needed my wife to put the bolts in for me cause it is HEAVY!
Here it is done!
NOW FOR THE TIRES!!!!! This is a hard decision, based on price, the LOOK, and the tire needs to be functional! I went with 305x70x16 Cooper Discoverer STT's and here they are!
I have some more mods. I installed a bullydog tailgate lock, drilled a hole in the roof for a CB antenna and my cold air intake is in the mail right now! I will post more ASAP! Until then, here are some more pics!
NEW MODS ADDED.....For Christmas I got some new taillights but it was winter here, so now the snow is gone and here are the pictures.
I got some info on those Halo lights I wanted so I ordered them. I am not sure if I like them so let me know what you think!
I SOLD THE HEADLIGHTS TO A GUY AT WORK! i COULD NOT GET USED TO THEM. THE HEADLIGHTS STICK OUT WHERE THE PROJECTOR PART IS AND I JUST DID NOT LIKE IT. WARNING TO ANYONE WITH A LIFT ON THEIR DAKOTA AND WANTS THESE LIGHTS. I AM NOT SURE IF IT WAS JUST MY SET OR ALL OF THE PROJECTORS BUT I COULD NOT GET THE HEADLIGHTS TO ADJUST DOWN. I KEPT GETTING FLASHED. SO I SOLD THEM FOR A $50 PROFIT! IS THAT WRONG???? NOW I WILL GET MY RIMS AND HERE IS WHERE I FOUND THE BEST PRICE! Show Less
If you are looking for rims for your Dakota or any other parts for trucks check out 4x4Groupbuy.com. He has great prices and if he does not have what you wan... Show moret, just give him a call, he may be able to get it. These are the rims I got from him and they will only take a week to get them! Let them know that you found him here, I do not get any kick back for this so don't worry. I am just trying to help out the small buisness owners and not all of the BIG guys that take all of our cash! Here are the rims!
Weather is getting better so I will take some pics of the other addons I have when I mount the new rims!
Here are the rims on my truck.........I got an awsome deal on these rims! Give him a call!
I did have to do some trimming on the front bumper to fit the rims. The rims are one inch wider and they stick out a little more than the stockers. This is all I had to trim.
Time for another Mod! I want to a swap meet here in Wisconsin and got this brush guard for $75 and it was brand new! I had to modify the lower brackets to make it work with my body lift so here it is.
Here is the new bracket. I think I am going to add some gussets to strengthen it and add some tow hooks.
I think I am going to add Headers next. I am also going to cut out 2 of the bars in my brush guard and add some fog/running lights. I'll keep ya posted. Show Less