2006 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2006 Dodge Dakota Overview

Some buy it for its sinister big-rig look. Some for its V8 Magnum power. Some buy it to haul kids. Some to haul wood. Whatever reasons they buy it, people love the Dodge Dakota, a mid-size truck with grander aspirations. After going through a big redesign in 2005 that made it the biggest, roomiest, and most powerful truck in its class, the 2006 Dodge Dakota adds a few new trim packages.

The Dakota is available only in 4-door Club or Quad cab. The Quad cab trades cargo space for rear passenger room, with a 5.3-foot bed compared to the 6.5-foot Club Cab bed. Trim options include the ST, SLT, and Laramie. SLT adds a body-colored front bumper, power windows and locks, keyless entry, and fog lights to the base ST model. The Laramie adds leather seats and Satellite radio. Looking to get off the beaten path or scare some cows? For off-roading fans, the 2006 Dakota offers the TRX and TRX4 packages. The 2WD TRX features off-road tires and monotube shocks, and the 4WD TRX4 adds skid plates and anti-slip differential.

The Night Runner package comes with the SLT and is basically for cruising the city streets at night with its all-black exterior, blacked out grille, and 17-inch chrome wheels that scream for attention. The newly-returned R/T features the 4.7-liter, 260-hp High Output V8 engine, hood scoops, and chrome exhaust tips.

New options for 2006 are curtain side airbags and a sunroof in Quad Cabs. Midyear on the Club Cabs, the rear doors open wider than 90 degrees for easier loading access. Engine options remain at 3.7-liter, 210-V6, the 4.7-liter, 230-hp V8, and the High Output V8.

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    Fittment

    Would the coilovers from a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 fit on the 2006 Dodge Dakota? I know it would give it lift but obviously that's what I want! Everything pretty much looks the same if I have to change ...

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    Dash light on, small thermometer inside a tooth gear

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    Aftermarket Radio

    Okay so if i installed this aftermarket radio in my dodge and the radio never goes off but just displays the time nothing else would this kill my battery bad its not big just a regular head unit

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    Motor Swap

    What motor would be good to swap in a 2006 Dodge Dakota 3.7l to a better and possible swap?

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    Hemi Swap

    Hello I was wondering if I could put a 5.7 hemi in my 06 Dakota 4.7 v8 manual transmission, I want to keep manual, but will the hemi even fit in my truck? And will a 5.7 work with the G238? Or woul...

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