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Found a 3in suspension lift for my 00 dak 4x4 from "lift usa" never heard of them any reviews? Also what is the backspacing on a stock dakota 15"rim.
 

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Never heard of them. For the wheel backspacing. Take your rim and lay a straightedge across the back of the wheel.... Lay it face down without a tire. Put a level or square or something known true (NOT A 2X4) across the wheel edge and measure the distance to the axle/hub mounting flange. That is the wheel backspacing. Remember the Dakota sport came stock with 15x8" and 31x10.50 rubber. The R/T came with 17x9" wheels and 255/50 or 60 R 17 tires. The ecm has to be reprogrammed to do the swap or any tire swap or the speedometer will register wrong. Almost every new scan tool will let you change this on the Dodge. If it doesn't allow you to then it's only a code READER. A dealer used to do it for free but not anymore. You usually pay. So figure out your tire size (rolling diameter vs. Stock) and get as close to the stock offered tire size that can be programmed to the ecm. There is about 8 or 9 tire sizes that can be programmed without buying other crap for speedometer program options. Otherwise its simple to fit tires in there.
 
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