By Patrick Rall
Many of our recent Muddy Mondays features have looked at Dodge/Ram trucks in big open areas but this week, we look at a 1998 Dodge Dakota storming through some slop out in the woods. The footing doesn’t appear to be especially treacherous at first but when the Dakota gets in up to the axles roughly halfway through the video – there is far more mudslinging than originally expected. Fortunately, with the help of a set of 33×12.5 Super Swamper Thornbirds, this midsized Dodge pickup is able to dig through the sloppy mud and water.
The Dodge Dakota doesn’t always get the respect of the bigger Ram 1500 but this video is a reminder of just how great the Dakota was in an offroading scenario as the truck shown in this video is stock shy of the tires, a 3 inch body lift and a Flowmaster exhaust setup on the factory 318 cubic inch V8. This truck also has an odd road friendlier front bumper a rear roll pan (with the exhaust poking through) and a can extension that gives this truck a ore rough and tumble look while the 318 sounds great (best heard at the end of the video) thanks to the folks at Flowmaster.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!