The localized stiffening assured that the overall frame stiffness improvement was used effectively. Dakota front seats were designed to absorb energy from rear impacts for occupant protection. The powerful and capable parts of the equation in the 2008 Dodge Dakota begin with powertrain choices, which include a new V-8 engine -- the only V-8 option available in the mid-size pickup segment. Interior loaded with form and function The new 2008 Dodge Dakota's interior includes a new instrument panel, center console and accent finishes, and several new interior storage choices. In between is the middle ground: your personal map of destinations — like off-road trails and deserted beaches. A new structural transmission cross member, which attached to the webs of the frame side rails with four bolts per side, contributed to the overall stiffness increase. Standard is a capable 210-horsepower V6, while an impressive 302-horsepower V8 is available.
The recall began on March 27, 2015. Advance multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags are standard, and supplemental side-curtain air bags are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Besides delivering extra legroom thanks to the additional cab length, Dodge designed a new storage system under the rear seat so that gear can be organized and contained in the truck without rolling around and then taken anywhere in custom-fit removable containers. Doors overlapped the sills, which eliminated a visible sill gap and helping to keep road splash off the inner sills. Have a look around and pick your option out of projects with custom wheels.
After all, a Dakota like our tester tips the scales at a full-size truck weight of 4,500 pounds. An additional power outlet is also provided. Dodge Dakota frames Dakota frames were redesigned to increase stiffness, strength, durability and dimensional accuracy. Springs received a proprietary, two-part treatment consisting of a corrosion-resistant zinc-rich primer followed by an appearance top coat. They were firmer initially than the former two-stage springs, but were free of the harshness that occurs when loading or sharp bumps bring the secondary leaves into action.
The reductions in turning circle for all models are summarized in the following chart. This new glass also provided a better appearance than previous dark-tint glass because it had a dark color rather than a mirror-like finish. This joint is more precise than the spherical joint used previously in this location The spherical joint, which compensated for minor angular variations in the linkage, was moved to the idler arm where it does not affect precision. The reductions in turning circle for all models are summarized in the following chart. The knee blocker was also the glove compartment door. There's no economy gain for staying with the V-6. Hub installation on the truck at assembly required no adjustment; it used a single high-torque nut.
New trim levels have been added bringing the number to six. The system consisted of a bonnet clamped to the throttle body and a molded duct between the air cleaner housing and the bonnet. With rear seats folded, up to 30 cubic feet of storage space is available. Handles and escutcheons were molded in black, glass-reinforced nylon that had a grained finish designed to resist wax buildup. This affected both 2-3 and 3-4 shifts. The tunnel was also narrower, increasing foot room on the driver's side.
Up front, octagonal front frame rail tips collapse rearward in an impact in order to absorb energy and deter force from the cabin. So I don't end up with rims I can't use or sell without loosing money and adaptors. A power accessory delay, standard on all 2008 Dodge Dakotas, allows power functions, including radio, to operate after the vehicle is turned off. Car and Driver points out that the Dodge Dakota 2008 does not hold much of an advantage over some of its competitors. Separate cargo box and cab mounting brackets replaced a common mounting bracket system.
The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. The cabin has the basic necessities, is comfortable, with well laid-out controls. Wheel base differences were accommodated in both center and rear sections. The mechanism was combined with the upper hinge to minimize both weight and cost. Standard rear brakes had 9.
The handle and escutcheon were molded in black, glass-reinforced nylon, which had a grained finish designed to resist wax buildup. Muffler volume was increased 13% compared to prior models for a quieter tone and lower back pressure. The pedal for applying the brake was mounted on the left cowl side, as in the past, but produced none of the characteristic ratchet sound of its predecessor during application. The 2008 Dodge Dakota continues to offer the largest and longest standard cargo bed in its class: 6-foot-6-inches in the Extended Cab. This reduced fan noise by reducing the amount of work the fan had to do. In January 1997, this coating was replaced by a specially formulated epoxy polyester powder applied to all exterior body surfaces This provided an added measure of chip resistance and also reduced the potential for paint de-lamination due to ultra-violet radiation. The cuffs provided a tight seal that contributes to low induction noise and keeps dust from bypassing the air cleaner.
Combined with a slight change in ignition timing at idle, they improved idle quality in neutral. In January 1997, this coating was replaced by a specially formulated epoxy polyester powder applied to all exterior body surfaces This provided an added measure of chip resistance and also reduced the potential for paint de-lamination due to ultra-violet radiation. On regular cabs, the rear window also had a conventional tint. Carryover box inner walls retained indentations to support lumber, forming an upper load floor that will carry 4 x 8-foot sheets of plywood or other similar materials with the tailgate closed in the eight-foot configuration. The supersizing of America is certainly at play here. The engine sounds great even with the stock mufflers.
The higher basic rate also kept the body attitude more consistent from empty to loaded condition than do two-stage springs. Both frames provided tire clearance to assure a tight turning circle. Revisions have been made to the springs and shock tuning. The 2008 Dodge Dakota is available in six trim levels and two body styles: The Extended Cab, which has rear-hinged aft doors, and the Crew Cab, which has four conventional doors. Grade hunting prevention worked with automatic speed control as well as normal driver control. When traversing sharp bumps, which produces high shock absorber velocities, the controlled damping force reduces harshness. There's no economy gain for staying with the V-6.