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96 Dodge Dakota

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Land Decor Inc., Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Land Decor Inc.

    Land Decor Inc. Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Never plowed with small truck before, but need smaller truck/plow to do tight commercial jobs and driveways. I have a 1996 dodge dakota I am thinking about setting up for snow. Help on plow size and brand for this truck. Truck is Extend Cab 4X4 V8.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    After having a Meyer on a 99 Dakota and a Western on a 92, get a Snoway or Blizzard.
  3. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645


    i had a 7' Western on my 87 Dakota LB, worked pretty well. I would say stick with a blade that is 6'9" or 7' don't go any bigger and you'll be fine.
  4. CarCrazed4Life

    CarCrazed4Life Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    I agree and would go one step forward and go with a Snoway. I have an 04 Dakota Quad/Crew 4x4 4.7 V8. I use an Snoway MT 7'6" Plow on my truck. The Downpressure is awesome. Its the lightest plow so you can get more plow for your truck.

    Only thing I did is use Load E rated 245/75/16 Tires and Timbrens Front & Rear. I took the Torsion Bars and lifted the truck all the way up, and had Decent Bilstein Shocks/Struts installed all the way around.

    If you look at those are all basic things (tires, shocks, etc.) but my truck does awesome, and with the Salter on back I get away plowing in 2WD for the most part.

    I think a Snowy MT 7' would be a great option if your looking for it. I out plow a friend who owns a landscaping business with his Ford F150 4.6 with a Myers.