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The standard cab of our '92 Dodge Dakota seemed to be getting smaller, so I decided I needed an extended cab.
What I found was a one-owner '98 GMC Sonoma (same as a Chevy S-10 from the wipers back) with only 46,600 miles - that's less than 6,000 miles per year!

Front (stock) Wheel (stock) Rear (stock)

Here's what it came with . . .

Year/make/model
Engine
Horsepower
Torque
Transmission
Ring/pinion ratio
Brakes
Wheelbase/length/width/height
Vehicle weight/payload
EPA gas mileage
Exterior
Interior
Factory options





 Dealer-installed

1998 GMC Sonoma extended cab RWD
OHV V6 (4.3 liter - 262 cu.in. - VIN code X) 
175 horsepower @ 4400 rpm
240 foot pounds @ 2800 rpm
4L60-E automatic (overdrive 4th gear)
3.42:1
Four-wheel ABS (disc/drum)
122.9"/203.7"/67.9"/63.3
3232 lbs./1461 lbs. (9500 lbs. GCWR)
22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway
Pewter metallic (base coat, clear coat)
Graphite (deluxe cloth)
Third door (driver's side), air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, tilt steering wheel, 60/40 bench seat with center arm rest, deep tint windows, Z85 suspension ("maximum capacity, very firm"), 15x7 alloy wheels, P205/75R15 tires
Pendaflex over-the-rails drop-in bed liner

. . . and here's what I've changed so far to make it work better for me.
As modified

Front suspension
Front alignment
Rear suspension
Rear wheel track
Driveshaft alignment
       Long load support

New wheels

Front tires
Fatter rear tires

2" drop spindles (BellTech #2100
Camber set at 1/2 negative, other specs stock
2" lowering blocks (
JTR #S10-502
1" alloy wheel spacers (
mcmotorsportsoutlet)
4 shims, alloy support spacers (
JTR #S10-320)
Class 3 hitch receiver (Reese #33054) and removable 3' bed extender (Harbor Fr't #39168)
Old Camaro wheels (they resemble Porsche "cookie cutters")
215/70R15
245/60R15


This would be the next step.



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