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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#15 of 374 From the Owner of a Gentleman's Truck:
Jun 27, 2000 (5:38 pm)
I'm Bob O'Connor from Cleveland (temporarily). I call Durham N.C. home. I bought my 1999 Dakota from Deacon Jones Dodge (Smithfield, N.C.)on 02-02-99. It's a Standard Cab, 5.2L, V-8 with a 3.52 ratio, T&H, HD Service group, LSD axle, Sliding Rear Wndw, Emerald Green. I added a Rhino Liner in a custom color to match the truck. I have 24k miles and average 14 (city) and 19 (interstate). I absolutely LOVE this truck.
I truly appreciate this forum and its members knowledge base. Thanks to all.
Jun 27, 2000 (6:06 pm)
1st post in the new forum.
My name is Preston Sparks
Handle: Cowtown Aggie
Live south of Ft Worth Tx.
'00 white quad 4.7, 355lsd, 5spd 4x4
towing, bedliner cruise & A/C . . . .(My work truck!!) All I have to do is keep my wife out of it!
I REALLY appreciate the info to be found on this site. I hope to be able to share a little as I find out about the diferent aspects of quad ownership.
1st tidbit . . .If you want to drive / use your own truck - don't EVER let your wife drive it! ;=)
Jun 28, 2000 (6:24 am)
Michael T. Simons
I may live in Texas right now but my heart is in the U.P.!
2000 Quad Cab (this is my second Dakota, '90 CC)Forrest Green Sport 4X4, 4.7lt, 5spd, 3.92ls, 4wl anti lock, HDSG, Trailer Tow Gp, Skid plates, T&H, Cruise Control, RAZ, Fog lamps, PCG, 6X9 mirrors and the Engine Block Heater.
Add ons - A.R.E. CX Cap, MOPAR rear area rubber mat (a great thing), Diamond Liner sprayed on bed liner, Cobra CB.
Soon to add ons - Flowmaster muffler w/dual out exiting in the stock location, some type of grill guard/winch mount and Ramsey winch, a safari rack on the cap and a Pro-glass Shaker hood.
An other of the "mature" group, 45yrs. Two kids needed more leg room, still have to haul the two cattle dogs and occasional dirty things (spare engines and parts from swap meets).
I would list all my prior automobiles but don't have the time. High spots - '70 Charger 500, '74 Road Runner w/340HP, '62 VW w/corvair engine, '62 corvair convertible, '72 Scout II, and current project '73 Cuda.
Also ride vintage motorcycles (been told this is because I'm too cheap to buy a new one). I have a tendency to hold on to my vehicles. Still have my '85 Ford Tempo w/200,869 mi on it.(engine is currently out so that the front mainseal can be replaced)
The Quad is my daily driver and family truckster, about to get a large addition to it's 8,000 mi with a trip back to God's Country.(Da U.P.)
#18 of 374 Another Quadder
Jun 28, 2000 (2:50 pm)
Raleigh, North Carolina
00 Flame Red, SLT +, 4.7l, 3.55, auto, bucket seats, Agate (black) interior, power everything, overhead console, AM/FM/CD/Cassette, HD service group, Tire & Handling, Tow package, two-tone paint, sliding rear window, leather steering wheel.
-Fender Flares (Light Driftwood to match 2-tone paint)
-A.R.E. "CH" bed cap (cab height Flame Red)
- Line-X spray on bedliner
- Hidden strobe lights, front and rear
- Additional backup lights
- Ram-air hood
Daily driver. Needed room for the boys (7,4) who are not going to get any smaller. Needed place to haul lawn/garden supplies, lumber, household stuff. Didn't want an SUV and traded in the mini-van for the Quad.
Member of all volunteer technical rescue team (www.redsteam.com) That means Confined Space, Trench, Building Collapse, Swiftwater, High/Low Angle Rope, Search and Hazardous Materials rescues. On call 24 x 7 x 365 so I often respond in personal vehicle. I needed something that could handle my personal gear and have enough ground clearance and hauling capacity to take me to challenging environments. The team also has three boat trailers that need to be pulled. The rescue team has more trailers than we have team equipment with the capacity of towing.
500 miles today. Beginning to see the mileage creep up to 14+ suburban/interstate combo. Has required extrodinary control of the right foot and frequent use of the cruise control.
Never been a wrench head. Washed a car in the driveway with a bucket and hose less than 10 times in my 39 yrs. The Quad is changing my outlook dramatically. Find myself talking about cat-back exhaust with strangers at drive thru's and searching the web for aftermarket body mod's.
#19 of 374 reaqman Welcome
Jun 28, 2000 (4:10 pm)
Bruce, welcome to the club. It sounds as if you are an individual that anyone would be proud to know, truck or no truck. Are the hidden strobes used for response to emergency calls? You truck sounds great as well. Again, a hearty "welcome!"
#20 of 374 resqman, Sorry!
Jun 28, 2000 (4:12 pm)
Sorry for the misspelling of your handle in the previous post.
#21 of 374 Formal Hello
Jun 28, 2000 (5:48 pm)
Thad Bishop (ferous)
2K 2wd Quad SLT 4.7 5spd 3.55lsd (ordered loaded)
Driftwood w/Century Cap
My wife has a '96 Grand Caravan. The only other Dodge I ever owned was a '74 Dart 6cyl. Swore I would NEVER own a Dodge after that one. Thank God things change.
"SAY YA TO DA UP EY" that's for Mike Simons(yooper_romad)
#22 of 374 HOWDY
Jun 28, 2000 (6:27 pm)
I am a Houston police officer currently assigned to the Westside command DWI TASK FORCE. I am responsible for the the identification, and removal of intoxicated drivers from the roadway. I am also a DRE, which stands for drug recognition expert. That just means I am qualified to conduct an examination of persons suspected to be under the influence of drugs while driving.
Before becoming a cop I was a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter flight mechanic, avionics technician, and aviation electrician for 7 years. I received 3 humanitarian medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Not bragging but I am proud of that one. I have a 2000 quad cab sport 4x2 4.7l auto 3.92 lsd, white with agate interior. Modifications; factory wheel flares, spray in bed liner, stick on bug deflectors, homemade "cold air intake system" flowmaster muffler, self installed side molding(1"), I have just about every option with the exception of the steering wheel radio control (wish I had it though) and no towing package but will soon install the reece hitch.
I hope to install the fabtech 3 1/2" suspension lift in september or october, just have to save for new wheels.
This is an excellent forum!!!!!
#23 of 374 Hidden Strobes
Jun 28, 2000 (7:01 pm)
Thank you Bookitty. Yes, the hidden strobes are for emergency response.
They are sold as different power packs that will drive 2, 4, 6, or 8 lights. You buy bulbs in pairs of the colors you want to run red, white, yellow, blue, green. You remove your existing light assembly, drill a 1" hole, snap a strobe bulb with rubber gasket into hole, replace light assembly in vehicle. Run wire to power pack. Install switch to power pack and power pack to battery or fuse box.
No noticeable difference to the vehicle. All your factory lights function as normal. When needed, hit the strobe pack switch and the new strobe bulbs fire. You can still use your headlights at night, you just get an extra strobe burst of light periodically. You can put red strobes inside your headlamps and get red strobe light from your white headlight. Since the strobe bulb is inside the lamp assembly, you also get the reflectivity of the lamp assembly to assist the strobe bulb.
The colors you choose are defined by law for the various agencies depending on where you live. In New York, fire department uses blue lights and police run red. In Georgia, fire runs red, police run blue. In some states police run red and blue to help overcome color blindness. Yellow is typically construction/wrecker/non-essential vehicles. Park rangers run green. White cannot typically be used facing rearward (blinds following drivers).
You can purchase light bars for the roof, fog light style bumper bolt-ons, hide behind grill, and dash mount lights. The most expensive, difficult to install, and absolute coolest are the hidden strobes. What good are toys if you can't have the ones you want!
#24 of 374 Hello everyone.
Jun 28, 2000 (8:44 pm)
Allen Lum AKA (bigal31)
Bought her Mid February (Quad not the wife)
Married 4 yrs July 13th.32 years young no children,yet.
Flame Red Quad 4X4 Sport 4.7L
31" tires Auto/lazy I guess.
Heated mirrors/rear defroster
Westin nerf bars (black)
Mud flaps (rams head logo)
Under the rail liner (Mopar)
Bed rails - Black Aluminum (Mopar)
Rear floor molded cargo tray (mopar)
sill guards (Mopar)
2745 miles 6/28/00
Things to come:
Lift kit,believe it or not.33"-35" tires
Grill guard not sure yet which one
Catback Duel Exhaust/intake kit
Just want to thank everyone for their help,most of the time.I look forward to coming home and turning on the computer to read all your words of wisdom.Anyone here can E-mail me any time and for any reason...bigalfatalaltavista.com