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Dodge Dakota Lowering Kits

2.2L I4, 2.5L I4, 3.7L V6, 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8

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Dodge Dakota Lowering Kits

Dodge Dakota Lowering Kits

Overview

Dodge Dakota Lowering Kits are a specialized category of aftermarket automotive parts designed for adjusting the ride height of Dodge Dakota pickup trucks. Engineers specifically design these parts to enhance performance, aesthetics, and safety, offering users numerous customization options for their vehicles. The kits contain varied components, including modified coil springs, leaf springs, shock absorbers, and control arms which are integral to the suspension system of the vehicle. The intent of these kits is to lower the vehicle's center of gravity, enhancing its overall stability and handling characteristics.

Technical Features

Within this category, distinct technical features distinguish different kits. The construction material is one such feature, with top-quality, heat-treated, high-tensile-strength steel being the preferred choice owing to its durability and resistance to wear and tear. Another key feature is the degree of lowering that a kit offers, which typically ranges from 1" to 5". This versatility allows owners to choose a ride height that corresponds to their specific performance and aesthetic desires.

Benefits and Applications

The lowering kits offer aftermarket applications, adjusting the suspension travel to improve the ride quality and handling of the vehicle. Lowering the truck enhances aerodynamic efficiency by reducing the ground clearance, thus decreasing the drag coefficient. This added efficiency may slightly increase fuel economy and significantly improve high-speed stability. Moreover, the decreased ride height accentuates the truck's sporty appearance. It alters the angle of the tire, hence an aggressive stance is achieved. Combine this with larger, wider aftermarket wheels and tires for dramatic aesthetic effect and enhanced road grip. It also improves tire-to-ground contact, providing additional traction, especially useful in circumventing bends at higher-than-usual speeds.

Complimentary Upgrades

Complimentary aftermarket upgrades commonly performed along with Dodge Dakota Lowering Kits generally involve the suspension and drive train systems. For instance, a performance upgrade to the vehicle’s shock absorbers and struts can better match the lowered suspension dynamics. Anti-roll bar kits can also be integrated for improved handling and to reduce body roll during high-speed cornering. Larger brake kits may be fitted to improve stopping performance commensurate with the potential for increased speed. Wheel alignment is another crucial complimentary upgrade necessary to ensure even tire wear after the installation of a lowering kit. Dodge Dakota Lowering Kits offer vehicle owners a customizable range of options to enhance their vehicle's performance, safety, and aesthetics. When followed up with the recommended complimentary upgrades, these kits can successfully transform any Dodge Dakota into a visually commanding, performance-optimized machine.

Fitment Includes:

  • 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Dodge Dakota
  • Base, LE, SE, Sport, Shelby, S, SLT, WS, R/T, SXT, SLT Plus, Sport Plus, Laramie, ST, TRX, TRX4, Big Horn, Lone Star

*Please see product pages for any exceptions