I went to visit a friend that I haven't seen in about 3 years and in his back yard under a tree was a 98 Dakota Sport 5.2 Magnum. I asked him why it was sitting there and he said because a ball joint went bad and it popped while driving. I asked him if he would sell it to me and he said he would have to find out how much the pay off was on the loan he had against it. When these trucks first came out my grandfather bought one and we took it out to go fishing every friday like clockwork. I loved it and told him that I would have one some day. My buddy called me and said the pay off was $2,000.00. So, I bought it. I love this truck. When I first saw it, it was covered in grime from the tree but with a little elbow grease I got it pretty clean. It has normal dodge clear coat damage but the paint is good. My brother and I will probably wet sand and reclear it. This truck has a nice little amount of power but the torque is what I love. Someone put 4x4 wheels and tires on it. I like the wheels but hate the tires. They will be getting changed next week. I am gonna go for a nice staggered stance. I was thinking like 235/50/16's for the front and maybe 265/45/16's for the back.. The "ball joint" problem was a broken sway bar link that cost me $15.00 to fix..