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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#36 of 374 Hello Dakota owners
Jun 30, 2000 (6:49 am)
Just joined Edmunds today, I've been accessing it for quite a long time now. It's a great site!
I used info gained from it to purchase my 2000 Quad SLT, Patriot Blue/Driftwood, Agate/GRAY!, 3.9, Auto, 3.55, T&H, SLT decor plus & a Mopar bed liner. I've added an Extang "Tonno".
I say this site was a great help in purchasing my Quad as my wife and I walked out of our local Dodge dealer 4 times until we got our deal! We landed it for $400 over invoice plus the bed liner.
We tried one of the on-line car price services, their offer was good but the trade allowance was very poor! I traded a 1999 Dakota CC SLT with only 4000 miles. Couldn't wait until the Quads showed up!
The truck is super! I have less than 1000 miles on it now and have had it for about 2-1/2 months. I read where someone has experienced the truck "hopping" when hitting a bump at speed. I have felt this also. My 99 never did that. Is it the R&P steering? Also one day at an intersection my turn signal stopped flashing (neither right or left would flash). Then after the ignition was turned off the I turned on either signal and the lamps lit without flashing! This is with my ignition keys in my hand! The next day I checked them again, still doing it. I started the truck heard a click, now all is once again well with the signals. I know if I take it in for service the techs will say, "We can't duplicate your problem" and will not do anything. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
I hope to gather info from everyone on their new Quad experiences. I hope I can contribute the same.
Pfurter from West Central PA.
#37 of 374 More info.
Jun 30, 2000 (2:34 pm)
steve234-Here is a little more information on my Quad cab. 4.7 w/ 3.55 lsd, auto, 4x4, T&H, tow pkg, sliding rear window, power everything, cd cass. The only thing that I have added is a Line-x bed protection.
My wish list includes nerf bars, safari bars for the front, roll-n-lock bed cover, 3" lift ?, either flow master or dynomax muffler system. Heck maybe someday a supercharger. Now only if I can talk my wife into letting me buy all these things.
Jun 30, 2000 (11:45 pm)
Occupation: duh, Mailman
Home: Hopewell, Virginia
3.92 gear ratio, LSD
Added factory fender flares & body side moulding
Also have 91 5.2 2wd auto Dakota w/105,000 miles
Love the 3.92 gear ratio on my 00 4.7 Dakota, 91 5.2 had 3.55 and I was always pressing the overdrive lockout button when going up hills. No more! This thing is always in the power band! Haven't used the overdrive lockout once with 3.92
Mileage average in the 17's so far after 4700 miles.
Looking for good rear anti-sway bar next. Regular cab does not get rear anti-sway bar with Tire and Handling Group. What a bummer!
Jul 01, 2000 (3:48 am)
Snowcountry - from north central BC (that's British Columbia for you folk's way south)
No where near Columbia, not very British though our Canadian QC'ers will know Molsons Canadian's "the Rant"
July 1st is the 133rd birthday of our country, founded by the "fathers of confederation" at a peacefull meeting in Charlottown PEI
We won the War of 1812, we are your largest trading partner, settled our west without firing a shot, make the best beer, and admit that Dodge City, Michigan makes a heck of a truck.
These QC forums were the reason I bought the truck, figured since some pretty intelligent forum inhabitants bought a QC I couldn't go wrong.
Pat blue, 2wd 4.7 5spd 3.92 LSD Tow Dealer mounted mud flaps and roof racks
On my third tank of gas, first fill up was ugh -like 13 MPG (U.S. Gal) Third, all highway 100KPH was bang on the factory EPA of 26 MPG (imperial Gal) I think our gallons about 15% bigger so that would be 22MPG US. Hauls awesome, put her in 5th, set the cruise and anything less than a 7% grade it just motors right on.
I live in an area with 8months of snow and 4 months bad sledding, I hope I don't regret getting 2wd
I hang around the QC forums regulary, post occasionaly, I enjoy the yacking, info is very useful, seems like quite the mixed demographics.
#40 of 374 Howdy all
Jul 01, 2000 (8:09 pm)
I am sure glad the AJ and themacguy got this off the ground. Great group with outstanding information being provided.
My name is Carl Schmidt and I live in San Ramon CA which is approx 40 miles SE of SF. I am a Native Californian and have lived here all of my 61 years. Been married 42 years and have two children. I retired for the Govt. 5 years ago after being a civil servant for 33 years. Over the last 5 years I have been working in the private sector doing marketing back to, who else, the Government. I am now semi-retired. My advocation is flying single engine aircraft and boating.
My QC is intense blue with a cab high Stockman shell. I have a 4X2 w/ 4.7 auto, 3.92, T&H, tow group, all power everything, sliding rear window, upgraded radio/cd and just about every other option but 4 wheel abs and LSD.
I plan to add mud flaps, flares and will be installing a K&N filter.
#41 of 374 Hey Carl!
Jul 01, 2000 (11:13 pm)
Just wanted to say hi to another fellow Bay Area person on the list. I live in Albany, but worked in San Ramon at the hospital there the last 4 years. Just changed to John Muir. Glad to see another quadder in the area!
#42 of 374 Hello from KC
Jul 02, 2000 (2:34 am)
Name: Greg Bilhimer
my truck vital statistics,
ordered 12/16/99 took delivery 1/28/00
sticker price:$25,455 paid:$24,000
4x2 Sport, Flame Red, 4.7L V8 automatic 3.55 lsd.
Heavy Duty Service Group
Power Overhead Convenience Group
Sport Plus Group
Trailer Tow Group
Deluxe Convenience Group
AM/FM/CD/Cassette/Equalizer with steering controls
Leather steering wheel
Sliding rear window
6x9 power mirrors
Add ons: Line-X bedliner, factory fender flares kit
Wish list: aftermarket filter system, cat-back exhaust, maybe some neat wheels later.
#43 of 374 TIRE & WHEEL UPGRADE
Jul 02, 2000 (5:31 am)
What size tires will look best (and not rub) on 15x8 split-star wheels going on 1998 Std. Cab 2wd SB Dakota (replacing factory 215/75R15s on 15x6 factory steel ugly rims!)
#44 of 374 RE: TIRE & WHEEL UPGRADE
Jul 02, 2000 (11:54 am)
31x10.5 is what Dodge puts on the 15x8, I doubt going larger than that would be safe w/o altering the suspension. I have no idea if different tire designs/tread patterns would make difference, but they may.
#45 of 374 RE: Tire & Wheel Upgrade 2
Jul 02, 2000 (4:21 pm)
On the two wheel drive go with a 235 75R 15. These are roughly 30 in tall and aprox 9.5 wide. The 31X10.5 may rub when at full lock on a two wheel drive as the suspension is lower and of a different design. Also 235's are normally less expensive and there are more options in tread patterns and load ratings. I use Goodyear Wrangler H/Ts on my two wheel drive Dakota, with real good wear. These are an all season highway tread (where I spend most of my time with this truck) and they work well in snow.