Heavy-duty Dodge Dakota 1987-1996 Bumper Kits
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Aftermarket Dodge Dakota 1987-1996 Bumper Kits
The Dodge Dakota is a mid-sized pickup truck which was produced and sold by Chrysler Corporation's Dodge Division from 1987 to 1996. For its first generation, the Dakota offered two body styles: a regular cab and an extended cab configuration. It was equipped with an all-wheel drive option, which was quite unique for a mid-size pickup at the time. The Dakota also featured a smaller and more efficient engine than most of its competitors, making it an ideal choice for buyers who needed the utility of a pickup but who also wanted good fuel economy.
The first-generation Dakota was available in three trim levels: base, SLT and Sport. All models came with a standard 96 hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, but higher trim levels were available with a 3.9-liter V6 with 175 hp. Buyers could choose between a five-speed manual or an optional three-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the engine, front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive was available.
In 1990, the Dakota underwent a mild restyling, and a new range-topping Laramie trim level was added. This version featured standard extras such as power windows and locks, a tachometer and cloth upholstery. The interior was made more comfortable with additional sound insulation, which helped make the cabin much quieter.
On the outside of the Dakota, a new grille and hood ornament gave the truck a more modern look. The headlights were updated, and the taillights were now mounted higher, improving the visibility. The suspension was also improved and the anti-lock brakes became standard from 1992 onwards.
The second-generation Dakota was introduced in 1997. This generation received a more significant facelift and improvement; it was now larger, with a wider track and a longer wheelbase than the previous model. It was also equipped with more powerful engines, including a 5.2-liter V8 producing 230 hp. The second-gen Dakota was available in three body styles: regular cab, extended cab and crew cab.
Throughout its production run, the Dodge Dakota gained popularity due to its durable construction, roomy interior, and relatively high towing capacity. It was also praised for its good off-road performance, thanks to the available AWD system. Overall, the Dodge Dakota was a well-built truck that offered plenty of utility and reliability. It was ideal for those who needed a pickup that could do a bit of work, but which still had enough comfort and style.