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Dodge Dakota, Audio, Lights, Tires, Truck
#1160 of 1179 bed rug installation
Jun 13, 2006 (6:31 am)
I am strongly considering getting a bedrug for my 2005 Dakota Club Cab. But after reading the installation instructions, I was wondering what people are doing about the tie-downs in the bed floor. The general instructions from Wise are to cut a small slit or remove the anchor and reinstall over the rug. That will work for the ones by the tailgate, but am I going to loss access to the ones in the floor? Are people cutting hole in the bedrug and putting the rubber stopper in the bedrug???
#1161 of 1179 bed rug installation by aaron18
Jun 14, 2006 (2:51 am)
I removed and reinstalled the anchors over the bedrug when I installed the bedrug in my Quad Cab.
#1162 of 1179 Re: bed rug installation [aaron18]
Jun 22, 2006 (6:22 pm)
The caps in the floor on the 2005's are very thin, and don't have much of a lip to stay put on the painted floor, muchless on the flexible foam and carpet of the Bedrug. I have an '05 Quad Cab, and only put the floor section down on my bed, but did NOT cut holes in it for access to the floor tie-downs. I've been able to make due with the four corner tie-downs.
Disclaimer: I have a cap on my bed, so the Bedrug stays put, without the sides being installed. It could easily blow out, if I didn't have the cap.
#1163 of 1179 fuel gage malfunction
Jul 13, 2006 (5:11 am)
I just put a new instrument cluster face on my 2004 Dodge Dakota. Yeh, I got suckered into buying one of those with the flames on it that glow at night when the lights are turned on. Anyway, I did everything right with removing original cluster sticker, taking out all the needles, and replacing them after the new cluster face was put on. After driving a bit I noticed all the instruments worked except the gas gage. The needle wasn't moving and I knew I had already used up half a tank. So I took the dash, panel, ect. off again thinking the needle may have been pushed down to far and was getting stuck, Well, I put the needle back on making sure there was room between the needle and panel, drove the truck again and this time the needle moved about a quarter tank down and stopped. Is there anyway to just fix the gas gage some how or do I have to buy a whole new cluster panel? I spent 85$ on this stupid flame face (although it looks really cool) but I don't want to have to replace the whole cluster because then I also loose the flames that I just bought. Any suggestions
#1164 of 1179 05 Dak: Modded but neads Rear Discs
Jul 20, 2006 (9:48 pm)
I have an 05 QC. The rear brakes suck...for that matter they may as well not be there for all the good they do.
I would be curious to know if anyone has changed these rear brakes out for disc brakes.? If so what was entailed in the job.? do it yourself or at a garage.? If at a garage...how much.??
As some other posts have noted...the new Dak with an ~5L diesel would be awesome. 250 HP with maybe 330-350 ft/lb torque. Oh yea.
come on Dodge get your poop in a group.!
Jan 20, 2007 (3:28 pm)
What is a good aftermarket exhaust system for a 2001 4.7L Dodge Dakota?
#1167 of 1179 Re: Dakota Exhaust [tomstokes86]
Jan 23, 2007 (6:09 am)
Depends on what you want and how much you want to spend...You can go simple and get a flowmaster 40 series 2 1/2 in with off set inlet and opp. off set outlet and a piece of extension pipe and it will bolt right up to the factory tailpipe......Sounds good too
#1168 of 1179 Re: Dakota Exhaust [blk4x4]
Jan 25, 2007 (6:32 pm)
Really im just looking for something that sounds good on the truck. I am not to familiar with the Dakota, so I dont know what is a good system to go with. I know sometimes certain brands and mufflers, etc. sound better on certain cars though.
#1169 of 1179 Re: Dakota Exhaust [tomstokes86]
May 19, 2007 (1:08 am)
on my 97 dakota with a 318 i have the flowmasters performance series on it with 3 inch tips. depending on the size of the engine determines the size of the exhaust you want. the exhaust i have gives it a nice groaty sound and gives it a good muscle tone.