Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and new to Dakotas as well. I just purchased my first Dakota last night. I bought a former Us Forest Service 1991 extended cab 4X4 with the V6 and 5spd. I was a mechanic for a little over a decade and our shop truck was a first gen Dakota so I knew they are good trucks. I am a little surprised at the power this V6 has though. It's more than enough to haul anything I need. I would love to say that it's going to be a full pre runner build, BUT realistically it'll end up with the torsion key lift kit, and add a leads in the back to give some 31x10.50's a little more room. It's mainly going to be a rig to take the family camping and haul things when I need to. I'll be fixing it up as I go of course. It wouldn't be right to leave it stock.