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2001 Dodge Dakota - Sickota

One Ill Dodge

John Mata Jr
Jul 1, 2010
Photographers: Layed Out Video
Owner: Aaron Buck
Ride: 2001 Dodge Dakota
Hometown: Pottstown, PA
Photo 2/7   |   2001 Dodge Dakota Truck left Side View
This Dodge Dakota isn't the only victim that caught a case of chronic customitis (our own self-proclaimed semi-medical term), since its owner, Aaron Buck, became quite bogged down by its incapacitating symptoms as well.
The bug didn't bite right away, however, since Aaron had nothing more than mediocre plans for his new ride, but all hope was lost once the toxin took effect.
The truck was purchased for a measly two large on eBay, but as anyone would expect, it was nowhere close to being pretty. If pressed, Aaron would probably rate the truck's condition as a solid 4 on a scale of 10, but he wasn't looking for anything more than that, especially when taking the amount of his winning bid into consideration. His plans were to construct a basic air suspension system and conduct minimal bodywork so he could apply an even coat of paint to advertise his business. Once he accomplished both feats, he began hitting the show circuit trying to drum up some business, but he constantly caught himself envying trucks that were lower, sported bigger wheels, and wore flashier, louder paint. Needless to say, Aaron was sent into a foaming frenzy and he once again ripped into his truck with little to no regard about his initial intentions.
Photo 3/7   |   2001 Dodge Dakota Truck custom Interior
Presently, Aaron's Dakota is laying rocker on 22s, which is impressive on a Dodge Dakota considering all of the extra work that it takes. And also keep in mind Aaron wasn't planning on going that extreme in the beginning. He especially went crazy on the wild paintjob, as that's his profession, and there was no turning back. We all know the routine though; once the fever settles, there really isn't much to do except allow it to take its natural course. In Aaron's case, we think he actually served as a catalyst since we detected very little resistance on his part to the infiltrating illness. For information not pertaining to a cure for this dysfunctional disease, check out the Lowdown.
Photo 4/7   |   2001 Dodge Dakota Truck rear Right View
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 22x9.5 ADR Maximus
Tires: Nexen 255/30ZR22
Chassis Modifications
Suspension Front: Slam RE-7 'bags with custom setup
Suspension Rear: Slam RE-7 'bags with custom link
Control Arms: Custom tubular arms narrowed 2 inches
Compressors: Two Viair 380c
Frame Mods: Custom 2x3-inch frame from firewall back
Performed By: Owner
Photo 5/7   |   2001 Dodge Dakota Truck wheel And Tire
Body Modifications
Shaved: Antenna, gas door, tailgate
Body-dropped: 3 inches
Body Mods: Custom bumper/grille
Misc.: Custom sheetmetal cowl hood, sheetmetal bed
Performed By: Owner
Brand & Colors: All House of Kolor paint, custom-mixed Cinnalime Pearl, Sunrise Pearl, Chrome Yellow, Kandy Tangerine, Kandy Pagan Gold, Black, and White
Misc.: Pinstriped in Neon Green
Performed By: Owner
Photo 6/7   |   2001 Dodge Dakota Truck custom Graphics
Seats: Buckets out of something (owner doesn't remember exactly)
Dash: Full custom sheetmetal dash and center console with matching paint
Gauges: AVS
Performed By: Owner
Head Unit: Sony
Mids & Highs: Sony component speakers
Subwoofer: JL 12w7
Amplifier: JL 500/1
Misc.: Custom sub box also painted to match
Performed By: Owner
Photo 7/7   |   2001 Dodge Dakota Truck skull Graphic
Headers: Stainless
Transmission: Stock
Rearend Type: Stock but narrowed 6 inches
Detail Work: Painted valve covers and dress-up work
Performed By: Owner
Special Thanks From Owner
"I would like to thank my parents and brothers for all the help and support and also a big shout out and thanks to all the guys who build killer trucks and inspire others to do the same."


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