It was almost like they owned the place! Dodge Quad Cab Dakotas dominated the landscape at the 1999 SEMA/AI Show. Dodge, the Official Sponsor of the ’99 edition of the automotive aftermarket spectacle, came in with a vengeance and proved that not only are things different at Dodge, Dodge is dominating!

With the introduction of the all-new Dakota Quad Cabs for 2000, seven of our sister publications at Emap Petersen—Hot Rod, Hot Rod Bikes, 4-Wheel & Off Road, Sport Truck, Motor Trend, Bike, and Hunting—collaborated with Dodge Truck in an effort to bring seven market-specific Dakotas to the 1999 SEMA/AI Show—the ultimate aftermarket manufacturers forum for performance, restoration, and styling products.

Check out the accompanying photos and take pride that Dodge is the first name in trucks for the new millenium. Even better is the opportunity you’ll have to see these trucks in person at a car show near you in 2000.

4-Wheel & Off-Road
While discussing 4-Wheel & Off-Road’s 4xQuad with editor Cole Quinnell, he noted that the focus was to build a “high-profile image vehicle that would be very functional for mud and sand.”

The power demands of deep terrain call for torque, and nothing other than Mopar Performance’s 500ci Wedge engine would do. Pumping out 575hp, the real deal is the 600-plus lb-ft of torque.

To make that power combination work, a ProTrans 727 TorqueFlite is mated to an Advanced Adaptors Atlas II transfer case which motivate a pair of Dana 60s. At each end of the four Dynatrac axles are National Tire & Wheel-supplied Weld Racing wheels wearing giant 39.5x18 Super Swamper Boggers.

As for the fully custom suspension, it was engineered by Offroad Unlimited and offers a whopping four feet of vertical clearance and a full 12-inches of travel at each wheel. But don’t you dare call this Dodge a monster truck. This fully-functional Quad Cab is fitted with a custom four-link suspension, both front and rear, featuring the use of Bilstein shocks.

Should this Dakota come across another four-by that’s stuck, a Ramsey Winch is available to yank the obstacle out of the way.