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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:51
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

New Alpine head unit is in, and the Infinity component (fronts) and RF Punch (rears) speakers installed (a while ago). Still very little bass/low end, though I think it is because I am running through the factory infinity amp still... will have to find time/space to install the 4-channel Sony amp I have on a shelf and see if a subwoofer is going to be necessary... I forgot to install the microphone, however, so the bluetooth for phone is currently not working , so it will be coming back out again anyway. sigh.


I may finally get around to the front-end repairs this weekend while the family is out of town and the snow is falling...
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Old April 26th, 2016, 17:14
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

Finally got around to the slaughter of the angry squirrels that lived in my front end -- replaced upper and lower control arms, bushings, ball joints, sway bar bushings and tie rod ends. Upgraded to 02-04 Dakota brakes while I was at it (knuckles, rotors, calipers) - wow what a difference:

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fixed an exhaust leak while I was in there -- passenger front bolts tend to snap off, you can see the shiny nuts on the replacements. Quiet is nice:

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Old April 26th, 2016, 17:29
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

Brake upgrade looks very worthwhile.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 17:51
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

Big time.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 09:21
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

looks like akebono calipers from a wj. id be curious to run the PN's
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Old April 29th, 2016, 09:34
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

I thought they did too...didn't check. Dakota part no. is S5008
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Old April 29th, 2016, 09:50
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

Different parts.

Dakota
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Grand Cherokee
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Old April 29th, 2016, 09:55
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

It would be interesting to set them next to each other... having worked with both they are virtually identical.
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Old June 9th, 2016, 08:49
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

Dak got a partner...

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Old June 9th, 2016, 09:23
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

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A bad picture link because I am not a member of sevenmile? Sweet, sweet.
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Old June 9th, 2016, 09:47
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

oops.

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Old June 9th, 2016, 10:05
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

Looks more cozy than the MJ trailer!
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Old June 9th, 2016, 10:16
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

definitely an upgrade over the 'Nest. The 1/2 MJ remains in my yard... for now, though it has been relegated to utility uses, hauling dirt, bark, rock, etc...
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Old June 9th, 2016, 11:51
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

The bed isn't a camper setup anymore?
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Old June 9th, 2016, 12:14
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Re: Grin's Dakota QuadCab

No, sold the nest last year.
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