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03-04 Dakota quad cab with plow?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Brett K, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    I am considering getting out of my current 3/4 ton Silverado plow truck mainly because of a lack of reliability and lack of rear passenger room. I would like to go with something a little more manageable for my wife around town, enough room for the baby seat in the back, and strong enough for a light duty plow. I have read that I can go with a plow under 500lbs and most likely I will add timbrens. I am considering a Blizzard 720LT at 380lbs or a 6ft9in fisher at around 450lbs. Is a Dakota quad cab with a v8 a good pick? What does the tow package consist of? stronger suspension, different rear ratio, better cooling, trans cooler, etc? or am I better off adding these aftermarket?

    Thanks for any input you might have.
  2. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    trailer to will add trany cooler and probabily engine oil cooler, tow frame and trailer harness.
    you want heavy duty service and/or snow plow prep for bigger alt and tougher front springs which I doubt they offer on a Dakotas, especially qcabs. There will be no camper special package which would add rear booster springs and sway bars.

    If you're looking for plowing your own drive and maybe a friends or 2 you should be ok, but this will not hold up to commercial use. the Trucks not designed for it, espeically with the weight distribution of the Qcab. You might have a tought time finding someone to install the plow with no manufacturer listed approval there will be no application listings for it.
  3. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    From what I have found so far, Blizzard, Fisher, Boss, Hinikerm and Western all list applications for the Dakota and their front axle rating is actually higher than a half ton ram.
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I am renting this truck right now as my ram is having some body work done. DO NOT BUY IT. Trust me, after driving your 3/4 ton around this dinky truck sucks. IMO you would be better off getting an SUV for what you have described.

    CURLERIC Member
    from NY
    Messages: 39

    I Got The Suv 05 Durango W/ 7.5' Hiniker & Timbrens I'll Let U Know How It Goes. You Will Likely Void Warranty Without Hook.