Totally understand that I was goofing around looking for after market parts no intakes nor Camshaft sets listed. Not much in the body nor suspension either. Good thing I am kind of handy with a wire feed & tig welders.Dakotas are great for the low budget build as long as your ready to fabricate anything and everything. I have plans for mine its just slow going.
Yea I pulled the cam shaft out of the 4.7 and put in a diesel. Best mod yet! ;)I
Totally understand that I was goofing around looking for after market parts no intakes nor Camshaft sets listed. Not much in the body nor suspension either. Good thing I am kind of handy with a wire feed & tig welders.
Mine has over 210k on the ticker. Just did a water pump. Carry a spare ignition coil and a few other things that just like to quit. Beside minor issues of age it just keeps going. It get driven everyday. When it sat for a month it had more issues then when I drive it. Love the thing.I built one back in ‘09, a ’98 sport. Loved that thing. Manual everything. However, it was having issues 10 years ago I can’t imagine what it would take to keep one on the road today.
Or you can upgrade and add HIDs to the new projectors.Ok 2nd gen Dakota peaple I need some new head lights. Do I just grab some high dollar bulbs and a factory junk yard stock housing to replace my drivers side that busted? Or is there a complete housing LED setup that dosent suck?
Looks like people are reporting the housings are melting in some instances. Think I might stick with the stock headlights and add some aux lights later. kinda like the understated stockers.
Yea thats the atitude to have with these Dakotas. they are super cheap. but they will need some love. I love fabing but I love saving money even more. Last month marked the 4 year mark on my engine swap and in just fuel savings alone in 4 years paid for the diesel swap. So I will kill most of that savings with a SAS swap now. ;)If my FJ Cruiser ever hs some sort of catastrophic failure and I decide to do everything new on the cheap, the 2002 to 2004 Quad Cab Dakota is at the top of my list. Lotsa parts to repair the stock components and I wouldn't be so hesitant to take my wrenching to the next level. I would be hesitant if I had a Gladiator or TRD Pro. At the time of this post, Dodge Dakotas are going for:
Leaves alotta cake to buy goodies.
- $5k ish U.S.
- Quad Cab
- 130,000kms or 80,000 miles
I would not get one though if I didn't enjoy a little wrenching on the weekends.