depending on ur wheel size i run 17's with 245 45 17 inch tires, and i used universal cups from FBI, they will put u about 3 inches off the ground, to lay out on 17 or 18 with a lower profile tire set the bottom cup in the lower control arm, make a hole the same diamater and recess the cup almost flush with the control arm, cut 1 inch off ur upper cup, or if u have bigger wheels that will take a little more cuttin, and to keep the top cup from movin take a piece of thread all and screw a nut on 1 end, weld the nut, then add a lock wassher and another nut, put that through ur shock hole and then washer,nut,lock washer, nut it
go to www.alteredaltitude.com and email them and say you have the older dakota. i have an 87 dakota fully bagged and they did my whole truck. they are really great guys there, they know their stuff. they are gonig to post pics soon of my truck on thier site
i use upper s-10 cups cut for 20's and i plated the lower control arms on my 94. suicidedoors.com has the best stuff by far and excellent customer service. (ive never had good service with fbi) http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2483812.