Tag: Dakota

Cool Thread of the Day: RobertMc’s Dakota Convertible Resto Thread

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I think that the 1at generation Dodge Dakota convertible was one of the coolest trucks of all time – not because it was super fast or because it could pull a house off of the foundation –because it’s hard not to love a small pickup with a V8 engine and a convertible top.  This Dakota […] More »

  Comments | By - March 27, 2014

Tech Thread Spotlight: 1g Dodge Dakota Auto to Manual Swap


This week’s Tech Thread Spotlight may not be an ideal project for a novice mechanic but those 1st generation Dodge Dakota owners who want more performance, better efficiency and just plain more fun out of their midsized Dodge pickup – this auto to manual transmission swap could show you the way.  DF member 95_318SLT (whose […] More »

  Comments | By - March 20, 2014

Truckin Fast Wednesdays: Turbocharged Dodge Dakota RT Runs 10s

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The Dodge Dakota RT was well known for being one of the fastest normal production trucks available in the US but for some people, that factory power wasn’t quite enough.  Today’s Truckin Fast Wednesday feature looks at one such Dakota RT that is equipped with a custom turbocharger setup that allows this particularly regular cab/short […] More »

  Comments | By - March 19, 2014

Tech Thread Spotlight: Dodge Dakota 4×2 to 4×4 Swap


Do you have a rear wheel drive Dodge Dakota and you yearn for the go-anywhere properties of four wheel drive? If so, all you need to do is fine a donor 4WD Dakota that is a similar to yours in the chassis length and you can literally swap the body from your truck onto the […] More »

  Comments | By - February 27, 2014

Cool Thread of the Day: 2g Dodge Dakota V6 to V8 Swap

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V8 powered trucks like the Dodge Dakota generally demand a higher price than V6 models but with an abundance of V8 engines in salvage yards around the country – swapping the stock V6 for a more powerful V8 is a great solution for those V6 Dakota owners looking for a project.  DF member varsis went […] More »

  Comments | By - February 27, 2014

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