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Mac10
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10/15/2001
11:32:29

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I picked up my 2002 4x4 Dak last week and it is alot taller than my 98 4x4 Dak was. Has anyone else who has a 2002 encountered the same thing? When I got it home, I parked it next to my Wifes 93 4x4 Dak that has 32" tires and a 3" body lift and they are the same hight. I ordered it with the off-road tire and handling group. Did Dodge change something for 2002? I'm not complaining. I realy like the extra hight.



Knobbyman
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10/15/2001
12:22:56

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If your telling me I could have waited a extra month and gotten a taller truck... I'm going to kill you ;-)



4wDakota
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10/15/2001
13:58:35

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What size tires on your 98 and what size tires on your 2002. What rims does this "offroad handling" package come with?



Knobbyman
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10/15/2001
14:34:06

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I checked out Dodges website.. and the 2002 looks the same as the '01 I couldn't find any information about a "OFF ROAD" version like they have in the Rams but websites are wrong .. and I found 2 mistakes or contradictions on there site anyway. Let me know what comes with that off road group. Also what size & type tire & wheel .. and you might just measure from the ground to the bottom of your frame.. I guess that'd be the easiest way to tell if they were lifted at all.



Mac10
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10/15/2001
18:01:04

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I measure 17.5 inches from the ground to the frame at straight below the door handle. I measure 9" from the front tire on each side to the fender flare. The off-road tire and handling group comes with the P265/DR16 all-terrain OWL tires,16x8" wheels, fender flares and rear stabilizer bar. I had 31" tires on my 98.



RESQready
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10/15/2001
19:29:24

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My stock 2000 sits just over 14" from ground to frame, and 6" from tire to fender flare. Your new truck is definitely taller!

I have noticed that more and more dealers are offering after market off-road packages with their new Dakotas. Nothing looks better than a lifted Dak on the show room floor with 32" tires and custom wheels. Of course they're limited to body lifts at this point (as far as I know). Did you measure 17.5" to the frame or rocker panel? A body lift would not raise the frame from it's stock location. If you really do have 17.5" to the frame, you just made A LOT of people very jealous!

DJ
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BlueTwister
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10/15/2001
21:08:16

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My 99 RC measures the same as Mac 10's.I have no lift and I run 32x11.50's with 15x8 wheels.RESQ I measured from the ground to where the metal starts just below the rocker panel.I think maybe all the heights are the same give or take an 1/2".Really the newer trucks like the 2000's should set a little higher than my 99 but I haven't seen it yet.Every book I read on the new Daks compare ride height and the newer seem to be taller a little bit.Oh well who the hell knows just glad I bought my Dak!!!!

1999 RC 4x4 / 318cid / MasterCraft 32x11.50s
15x8 Optima Alloys/ Pioneer Sound System

Jon
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10/15/2001
21:37:09

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I had a 2000 4x4 CC and today I bought a 02 CC 4x4. Parked right next to each other the same thing crossed my mind but I didnt think much of it. The 02 is taller. Cool, but now I am only going to park next to older DAks.



Mac10
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10/15/2001
23:32:55

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RESQready, I measured 17.5" to the frame. I do not have a body lift.



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