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11-16-2010, 08:10 AM
Well, its been way too long. Long story short, i sold my truck to buy my first house(good trade). I'm looking for something that can hold 4 people comfortably.Ive been looking at crew cab dakota r/ts a lot, same with the durango r/t. Anyone know anything about these trucks? id also love a tahoe, or crew cab chevy, but i wanna keep er cheap(1500-6000). Im also looking at xj's(dont know why) and 93-96 f-150s as i've alswayse loved the look. any suggestions?any info on the 350 silverados 94-98 and reliability? same with the 302i6 f-150's. looking for somthing cheap to lift aswell, mabie 4 inches, i need to scratch this offroad itch! theres only so much i can do with a mustang and a DD civic![cheers]

11-16-2010, 08:48 AM
dakota v8 only way to go magnum v6 is junk durango's use shit loads of fuel.

11-16-2010, 09:00 AM
that's why i wanted the r/t 4x4 version. what kind of suspension do these trucks have?

11-16-2010, 10:58 AM
independent front and solid axle in rear. i myself like the 94-2001 full size they have solid axle front and rear coils in front leafs in rear. if you like the dakota just make sure they 97 or newer these have a better rating and seem to last a bit longer then the 96 and older.

11-16-2010, 11:54 AM
is this torsion up front?

11-16-2010, 12:01 PM
its ifs but i dont know if its tortion or not

11-16-2010, 12:24 PM
nice to see you back chody, good luck with the whole truck thing :)

11-16-2010, 02:56 PM
lol, yeah, i kind of need one(at least thats what i tell myself) I'm inheriting a 91 GMC Jimmy fullsize next year, but i want something until then, i have a feeling im going to end up with a f-150 for now, TTB seems easy n cheap to lift. Are these xj 4l all that reliable? i herd somthing about 91-94 are good.

11-16-2010, 03:48 PM
if your getting a full size next year just buy something for like 1000bucks stuff some tires on it and run the balls off it. if ya break it to badly buy another and repeat. its only a grand you can get a descent running rig for a grand exspecially on the coast. then you can start buying addons for the full size :)

11-16-2010, 04:44 PM
yeah, my origonal plan was an s-10 blazer ( it was my first vehicle :) ) cheap but i want somthing reliable too.

11-16-2010, 07:37 PM
as much as i hate to say it a cheroke or grand
cheep to buy and trail junky -jj -happy pants
to name a few beat theirs like a red headed step child
yes they break stuff every thing that runs the same trails are going to break sometime cheers

11-17-2010, 08:12 AM
Couple buddys have cherokees, i dont care if they break axles and stuff, just need and engine/tranny thats good. if the 4L is bad enough on gas, id rather have a fullsize truck.

11-17-2010, 08:13 AM
also it scares me that these cherokees are going for 800 bux, "runs like a top"

11-17-2010, 12:06 PM
I have a dakota r/t shes fun but its only 2wd regular cab. I'm thnkin about sellin it and buying a 98 grand cherokee with the 5.9 in it.
Its basically the same motor trans as the R/T but all the goodness of solid axles and coil springs as supposed to leafs and torsions in the durango R/T its also much cheaper.

11-17-2010, 04:24 PM
l have an expidition for sale in great shape.

11-20-2010, 08:55 AM
coming from a parts guy, i know this is for the 99 dakota, I dont know about the years after or before....but they are a bi**h to lift. most companys only make body lifts for them, and from what Ive heard and found, the only company that does a suspension lift, is pretty much crap, completly messes with the geometry of the suspension. that being said, maybe some of you guys know of other companys that makes lifts

just a warning