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Old 09-11-2010, 11:48 PM
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Default 1st Gen. Dakota Owners - Need a Favor

I was wondering if anybody with a 1st generation Dodge Dakota could do me a favor. You can't purchase a hanger/shackle kit for a 1972-1993 Dodge D-series pickup. You can buy one for a 1st generation Dakota. I've noticed that the leaf spring hanger looks similar between the two trucks. I was wondering if one of you Dakota owners could measure the distance between the hanger's mounting holes (center to center) for me.
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how soon do ya need to know? I have one down at my other place, might be there tomorrow. are you talking about the rear shackle? Can't you just make them from scratch?


you mean the front hanger, right? and you need to know the distance of the "Hanger to frame" mounting holes, Right?

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they're not the same as our newer trucks?
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how soon do ya need to know? I have one down at my other place, might be there tomorrow. are you talking about the rear shackle? Can't you just make them from scratch?


you mean the front hanger, right? and you need to know the distance of the "Hanger to frame" mounting holes, Right?
I'm in no hurry. I'm talking about the front leaf spring hanger, not the shackle. The distance between the frame to hanger mounting holes specifically. The pattern looks similar to the one on my D150. If it works, a Dakota spring hanger and a 2"-2.5" longer shackle would put my truck down where I want it around 4"-4.5". The axle flip (6") would probably be too much.
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