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Dodge Dakota Owners - Meet the Members

bonnie_rickbonnie_rick Posts: 115
general introductions including the specifics of
your truck!

Bonnie Rick
Conferences Manager, Town Hall


  • mailman54mailman54 Posts: 111
    Handle: Mailman
    Home: Hopewell, VA
    Truck: 00 2wd Reg Cab 4.7 Auto w/Tire&Handling
    Acces: X-Line spray liner & Leer 100XL Cap
  • raptor01raptor01 Posts: 45
    Rick Smith (Raptor01)
    Navarre, Florida
    2000 Quad Dakota
    2wd, 4.7L, auto, SLT, SLT+, Patriot Blue/Driftwood
    Aftermarket Accessories: Fender Flares, Reese Hitch
  • newquadnewquad Posts: 33
    Susan H
    SF Bay Area (Albany),CA
    2000 Quad Dakota
    2wd, 4.7l, auto, sport plus, all other options except 4w anti-lock, limited slip and alarm, White
    Aftermarket: Fender flares, door sill protectors, Line-X spray in bedliner
  • andy_jordanandy_jordan Posts: 765
    Well thanks to all of you who hung in for this owners' group.

    My name is Andy Jordan

    I live in rural southern Ontario

    My truck is a 2000 4x4 Patriot Blue Club Cab 4.7 SLT+ with the 5sp and the 3.92 rear end. I have the tire and handling, limited slip, tow package, and most other options.

    The truck has been customized with ARE LSII tonneau, colour matched bug deflector and stainless steel nerf bars and push bars.

    I am a frequent off roader, often in less than ideal conditions to pursue my hobby of running sled dogs (Alaskan Malamutes).

    I am an ex-pat Englishman and am one of the co-spokespeople for this group.
  • tjumptjump Posts: 14
    Name Ted Jump
    Handle: tjump
    (such imaginatino I have, no?)
    Home: Pflugerville, TX
    Truck: 00 4wd Quad Cab 4.7L 5spd White 4x4
    Acces: Manik guard, mopar nerfs, bed liner,
    soon to have Yakima MTB rack for me and
    my riding buddies.

    This is my 1st truck after driving small (like Honda
    civic variants) since '91 and before. Gotta say I'm
    pretty happy with it even if I'm still adjusting to the
    fuel-pump shock (hey, I know the Dak's got great
    mileage for a truck - I'm getting 15+ with my lead
    foot, but my last car got a lot more ;^).

    Okay, that's enough, I'm babbling.

    Oh, and if anyone near Austin TX wants to help indroduce me to off-roading, just pop me a mail at and I'd greatly appreciate it.
  • steve234steve234 Posts: 460
    Steve A
    Stillwater, OK
    01 Quad in BX status. 4.7L, Auto, 3.92, TT,SLT Plus,
    Current vehicles: 91 F150 SC, 93 Shadow, 73 Dodge MB300 Motorhome.
  • hennehenne Posts: 407
    Robert Henne

    Biloxi,MS and Woodbridge,VA as of 07-14-00

    00 Dodge Dakota Quad, 4x2, 4,7, auto, towing pack, slt, flame red, pretty much loaded out and a Roll-N-Lock tonneau cover.
  • gsu1gsu1 Posts: 43
    My name is Wally White.
    I live in Covington, Ga. 45 miles east of Atlanta.
    If anyone in the Atlanta area is interested in getting together for some off-road excursions let me know.

    My truck is a 2000 Quad. 4.7 auto 4x4. Patriot Blue w/ driftwood lower. T&H. loaded with everything.
    The only thing I have done to the truck is add a Line-X bed liner. Have not had much time or money to do anything else. Looking to add nerf bars and a Roll-n-Lock tonneau cover.
    henne-how do you like the cover. Is it water tight.
  • tpmillertpmiller Posts: 45
    a round of appreciation to Andy Jordan,themacguy and Bonnie Rick. I'm in central Pa with a 4x4 white Sport Quad 4.7, auto, tow pak, and installed a bedrug which I like. Am awaiting a fold a cover.
    Unlike Andy, I have three and one-half (lab mix) border collies who don't do anything they're supposed to other than herd lawn tractors, play frisbee and occassionally chase the geese out of the pond. They love the Dakota though.
  • bookittybookitty Posts: 1,303
    Wonderful start thanks to the efforts of Andy Jordan, Jack (themacguy) and Bonnie. If I left out anyone, my apologies, and thanks to them also.

    Norm Rosenberg aka Bookitty
    Reside in Eastern Pennsylvania and spend time in our New Jersey beach home located on an island 6 miles at sea (LBI).

    Drive a 2000 Amber Pearl 4X4 Quad with the 4.7, 3.55 LSD, T&H, SLT and any other junk that was laying around the plant.

    I love not only my Quad, but also this great group, whom I have come to rely upon so much since first accessing this site and the Dakota topics.

  • themacguythemacguy Posts: 416
    I'm Jack Barton, a co-host with a_j (Andy) of our little 'Dakota Tribe' here on Edmunds. I live in Midland, Tx - home of the CAF (Confederate Air Force), oil/gas, and as you might remember, baby Jessica (from 'stuck in the well' fame back in the mid 80's) who will be a twenty + millionaire in 3 years. Both of the George Bushes lived here, and I am fortunate to call 'Jr.' my friend.

    I bought the 2000 Quad off the truck (literally) from Benny Boyd Dodge in Lampasas, Tx. on Christmas Eve 1999, just couldn't wait to order. It's a black Sport w/ Agate, 4.7 auto and most options except 4wd, lsd, t&h group, 6X9 mirrors and the overhead computer thingy. I've added bedliner, flares with 17X9 R/T wheels/tires, the gullwing lid, Hothchkiss swaybars, performance shocks, front wind deflector and nice side steps / boards / tubes. I auto-x the truck a bit, when I'm not working the crap out of it in the oilfield.

    Have 2 little girls, 3 Shelties - down from 5 :'-( - and 2 ex-wives. Outside of work I race, rally Porsches (& now the Quad) and play tennis to stay young(er) than my 42 years. And I like good chili (w/o beans); NM chili has beans in it. What I'd like to see happen for us are some 'meets' at least 'geographically,' once a year or so... I'm working on that if any of ya'll wants to help. I've done LOTS of Porsche & Vette meets. Anyone?
  • stvdmanstvdman Posts: 62
    Steven Natale
    Seminole, Fl
    2000 Quad Cab, Sport, Black, 4.7/auto, most options.
    Also own 1995 Mustang GT
    prior vehicles:
    1976 F-150 360 V-8
    1987 F-250HD 4x4 351 V-8
    1989 Thunderbird SuperCoupe Supercharged V-6
    1990 Cougar XR7 Supercharged v-6
    1993 F-150 Lightning 351 V-8
    1996 Ranger 2.3 4 cylinder (yuck)
    I have owned these over tha last 12 years. Alot of Fords, first Dodge anything.
  • jkinsleyjkinsley Posts: 20
    Jeff Kinsley
    Hartville, Ohio

    2000 Black Quad Sport, 4x4 (part time)
    4.7L, Auto, LSD, T&H, overhead console, etc. and of course my agate interior with perfectly matching beige headliner, ...... actually mine has every available option except buckets, engine block heater and the rhinestone oil drain plug.

    After Market:
    Westin Step Bars
    Westin Safari Bar
    A.R.E. "Z" truck cap

    Have 1600 miles on it now and love it! MPG keeps climbing with each tank-full. I figure by August or September I'll have to stop every so often and drain some out.

    Great truck and great group of guys here! I've learned much from everyone's posts.
  • 99slt99slt Posts: 14

    I'm Bob O'Connor from Cleveland (temporarily). I call Durham N.C. home. I bought my 1999 Dakota from Deacon Jones Dodge (Smithfield, N.C.)on 02-02-99. It's a Standard Cab, 5.2L, V-8 with a 3.52 ratio, T&H, HD Service group, LSD axle, Sliding Rear Wndw, Emerald Green. I added a Rhino Liner in a custom color to match the truck. I have 24k miles and average 14 (city) and 19 (interstate). I absolutely LOVE this truck.

    I truly appreciate this forum and its members knowledge base. Thanks to all.
  • 1st post in the new forum.

    My name is Preston Sparks
    Handle: Cowtown Aggie
    Live south of Ft Worth Tx.

    '00 white quad 4.7, 355lsd, 5spd 4x4
    towing, bedliner cruise & A/C . . . .(My work truck!!) All I have to do is keep my wife out of it!

    I REALLY appreciate the info to be found on this site. I hope to be able to share a little as I find out about the diferent aspects of quad ownership.

    1st tidbit . . .If you want to drive / use your own truck - don't EVER let your wife drive it! ;=)

    Cowtown Aggie
  • Michael T. Simons
    Lampasas, TX
    I may live in Texas right now but my heart is in the U.P.!
    2000 Quad Cab (this is my second Dakota, '90 CC)Forrest Green Sport 4X4, 4.7lt, 5spd, 3.92ls, 4wl anti lock, HDSG, Trailer Tow Gp, Skid plates, T&H, Cruise Control, RAZ, Fog lamps, PCG, 6X9 mirrors and the Engine Block Heater.
    Add ons - A.R.E. CX Cap, MOPAR rear area rubber mat (a great thing), Diamond Liner sprayed on bed liner, Cobra CB.
    Soon to add ons - Flowmaster muffler w/dual out exiting in the stock location, some type of grill guard/winch mount and Ramsey winch, a safari rack on the cap and a Pro-glass Shaker hood.
    An other of the "mature" group, 45yrs. Two kids needed more leg room, still have to haul the two cattle dogs and occasional dirty things (spare engines and parts from swap meets).
    I would list all my prior automobiles but don't have the time. High spots - '70 Charger 500, '74 Road Runner w/340HP, '62 VW w/corvair engine, '62 corvair convertible, '72 Scout II, and current project '73 Cuda.
    Also ride vintage motorcycles (been told this is because I'm too cheap to buy a new one). I have a tendency to hold on to my vehicles. Still have my '85 Ford Tempo w/200,869 mi on it.(engine is currently out so that the front mainseal can be replaced)
    The Quad is my daily driver and family truckster, about to get a large addition to it's 8,000 mi with a trip back to God's Country.(Da U.P.)
  • resqmanresqman Posts: 71
    Bruce Ramsey
    Raleigh, North Carolina

    00 Flame Red, SLT +, 4.7l, 3.55, auto, bucket seats, Agate (black) interior, power everything, overhead console, AM/FM/CD/Cassette, HD service group, Tire & Handling, Tow package, two-tone paint, sliding rear window, leather steering wheel.

    -Fender Flares (Light Driftwood to match 2-tone paint)
    -A.R.E. "CH" bed cap (cab height Flame Red)

    Proposed extras:
    - Line-X spray on bedliner
    - Hidden strobe lights, front and rear
    - Additional backup lights
    - Ram-air hood

    Daily driver. Needed room for the boys (7,4) who are not going to get any smaller. Needed place to haul lawn/garden supplies, lumber, household stuff. Didn't want an SUV and traded in the mini-van for the Quad.

    Member of all volunteer technical rescue team ( That means Confined Space, Trench, Building Collapse, Swiftwater, High/Low Angle Rope, Search and Hazardous Materials rescues. On call 24 x 7 x 365 so I often respond in personal vehicle. I needed something that could handle my personal gear and have enough ground clearance and hauling capacity to take me to challenging environments. The team also has three boat trailers that need to be pulled. The rescue team has more trailers than we have team equipment with the capacity of towing.

    500 miles today. Beginning to see the mileage creep up to 14+ suburban/interstate combo. Has required extrodinary control of the right foot and frequent use of the cruise control.

    Never been a wrench head. Washed a car in the driveway with a bucket and hose less than 10 times in my 39 yrs. The Quad is changing my outlook dramatically. Find myself talking about cat-back exhaust with strangers at drive thru's and searching the web for aftermarket body mod's.
  • bookittybookitty Posts: 1,303
    Bruce, welcome to the club. It sounds as if you are an individual that anyone would be proud to know, truck or no truck. Are the hidden strobes used for response to emergency calls? You truck sounds great as well. Again, a hearty "welcome!"

  • bookittybookitty Posts: 1,303
    Sorry for the misspelling of your handle in the previous post.

  • ferousferous Posts: 226
    Thad Bishop (ferous)
    Kalamazoo, MI

    2K 2wd Quad SLT 4.7 5spd 3.55lsd (ordered loaded)
    Driftwood w/Century Cap
    My wife has a '96 Grand Caravan. The only other Dodge I ever owned was a '74 Dart 6cyl. Swore I would NEVER own a Dodge after that one. Thank God things change.

    "SAY YA TO DA UP EY" that's for Mike Simons(yooper_romad)
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