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Missing the boat without a midsized truck(Dakota 2)

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by CDJSalesPro, Aug 3, 2015.

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  1. md80891

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    You can see the Champ hips. If possible using one platform it sure would be nice to offer two styling choices. One traditional and one more aggressive to match Charger. Have you looked into that?
     
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    I figure, if anyone can do retro right, it's fca; and the ram line is the only line missing a retro vehicle. Chrysler 300; dodge challenger, jeep wrangler; fiat 500. I think a little sport truck like the SSR was supposed to be, would be perfect tbh, with the styling somewhat like the sidewinder. I'm messing with a charger to do it now, but I think this could be cool.
     
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    We could only get a wrangler platfom if that.
     
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    suzq044 Resident Photoshop Nerd

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    Well, it kind of came out Meh lol [did one with a Ram nose, and one with a modified (slightly) Charger nose. Based on the Charger, obviously, no changes to the wheelbase.
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    Hellcat either one of those and I would be a buyer. Heck, Id even settle for a 392 in one. Would be sexy with the SRT392 hood on there Suz *hint hint*

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    I was thinking a 4wd unit
     
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    Right; with eight or nine inches of ground clearance and decent approach, departure, and breakover angles.
     
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    So, a Ram 1500? ;)
     
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    don't hold your breath for a v8 Wrangler truck or otherwise--the engine compartment is likely getting smaller not larger and a hemi won't fit as it stands
     
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    Well the sidewinder was no 4wd machine. Lol - plus, if you want 4wd, you have the regular ram, but smaller. Or my old Cherokee truck thing I did..

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    Cab might have to be a hair longer for head clearance and yeah AWD would rock! Wouldn't have to have much of payload capacity cause afterall-its a sport-truck, not a work truck. Much prefer the charger nose, but if its sold under Ram, thats not gonna fly.
     
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    Why not?

    Not that it matters, since the Rebel and Laramie limited show that Ram isn't married to the crosshairs.
     
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    If you have a wrangler pick up just one with an aggressive Charger type treatment. One platform two bodies.
     
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    Twin charged V6 or IHI supercharged
     
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    suzq044 Resident Photoshop Nerd

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    What would be the point of that? Not speaking down to you with the question, btw. I get that the Wrangler is a little narrower than the Ram, but not by much, because of the tires most would put on them, also those two aesthetics don't really get along. lol -- tall front end vs. not a tall front end. It'd be like throwing a Charger front clip on a Ram, it just wont look right.

    Plus, there's always AEV
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    suzq044 Resident Photoshop Nerd

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    Also, I didn't even Know that there was a lil' red express.. Dakota.

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    Thus why a Jeep Truck may be coming...

    Mike
     
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    Well not exactly factory, but yes. They were dealer package custom trucks produced by LER Industries of Edwardsburg, Michigan included fiberglass step sidebox, exhaust stacks and decals.

    The 1990-1992 the Li’l Red Express or Li’l Red Dakota had the 5.2L V8 engine and sold in small numbers.

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