When it came time to apply the $1,000 budget to the looks of our 2000 Dodge Dakota, we really had to think. There are a bunch of options available and we didn’t want to blow our wad on just one thing. We decided to ask the guys at Stylin’ Concepts to see what they would do to make a noticeable improvement, while staying within the budget. What they came up with for the Dakota was a set of Street Scene mirrors, a Trenz billet grille, GTS taillight covers, and Lund hoodscoops, plus their own front air dam and roll pan.

Since we were changing body parts we told Stylin’ to leave enough coin to have the stuff painted. Once we received the parts we went to Starbuck’s Custom & Collision Center in Riverside, California, to have the air dam, mirrors, roll pan, hoodscoops, and taillight covers painted body color. Just like in other parts of our challenge we saved money by installing some things ourselves. Once these parts were installed the Dakota took on an aggressive street look that set it apart from the stockers driving around.