Last post on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:20 PM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Tires, Wheels, Truck
#18 of 27 Why 6 lug pattern?
Aug 21, 2007 (10:26 am)
I have a 2000 QC. I bought it as a third party buyer. It already had after market rims on it. They were KMC Stealth 18". I got the tires rotated and one of the rims is bent in the hub. I had an extremely hard time finding a replacement rim. All places had was the five lug Ford and Chevy pattern. Why did Dodge do this? How can I get rid of my old rims? Do you know anyone who is interested?
#19 of 27 Re: Why 6 lug pattern? [cpav5unc]
Aug 21, 2007 (6:02 pm)
Dodge used a six-bolt wheel on the Dakota for many years because they designed the Dakota to be a actual working truck instead of an image truck. In fact, I've heard a couple of pre-'05 Dakota owners say they are very disappointed that Dodge went to five-bolt wheels on the latest generation Dak.
Six-bolt wheels torque more evenly and are generally thought to contribute to reduced lateral runnout and thus less wheel vibration at speed. They also provide a stronger mounting under high torque and stress load conditions.
You typically will not find six-bolt Dodge wheels for the Dakota in many places because...well they're not for Chevies, although the bigger custom auto places here in Rochester, New York seem to carry them.
#20 of 27 Re: Why 6 lug pattern? [dustyk]
Aug 21, 2007 (6:23 pm)
I agree with Dusty - the 6-bolt pattern is for strength and contributes to the overall heavy-duty nature of the Dak. It is a true WORK truck... not some "me too" weakling pickup truck look-alike. My 2000 dak also has a 12-bolt rear-end. (differential)
Even if your Dak has 4 or 5 bolt wheels, you would have the VERY SAME PROBLEM because most folks do not carry Dodge wheels. You problem is not the 6-bolt pattern... it is the fact it is a Dodge. (Dodge=Different!!)
I assume that you are aware that 5-bolt Ford is not interchangable with 5-bolt chevy nor 5-bolt Dodge...they are ALL different bolt patterns. (diameter of bolt-pattern is different)
Have you tried researching for a replacement dodge wheel on the internet? There are MANY places which should carry what you are looking for.
#21 of 27 Dakota rims fit
Sep 04, 2007 (5:06 pm)
#22 of 27 Dakota rims fit
Sep 04, 2007 (1:57 am)
Does anyone know if rims from a 2004 f150 will fit a 2003 dakota 6 bolt?
#23 of 27 Re: Dakota rims fit [mbnorton]
Sep 04, 2007 (5:21 am)
I don't know for sure, but my guess would be they don't. Ford has always used a different center pattern than Dodge.
#24 of 27 Re: Dakota rims fit [mbnorton]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Sep 04, 2007 (5:06 pm)
F150 wheels have either 5 or 7 lugs - no way they'll get on a Dakota 6-lug.
kcram - Pickups Host
Jan 13, 2008 (6:57 pm)
Im 16 years old and im looking for some a/t tires to put on my 2001 dakota. I have Bridgestone Dueler Apt p235/75r15 105s on there right now and i want something more aggressive. Im looking for something that is a resonable price but will give good traction off-road.
#26 of 27 Re: dakota a/t tires [2001_dakota]
Nov 16, 2008 (1:21 pm)
A good all around tire for on and off road is the Good year Silent Armor. I have them on my 2001 dodge ram and I have been very happy with them. I do alot of driving working construction and there is very little road noise and (knock on wood) I have never gotten stuck in the mud with them either.
#27 of 27 spacers
Jan 21, 2010 (3:20 pm)
I have a 95 Dakota and have second hand aftermarket tires and rims that i want to install. Does anyone know if it is ok to put spacers or adaptors on just the front and not on the rear? The top swing arm is rubbing on the inside of rim. Thanks for any feedback.