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    I recently replaced the factory radiator on my 01 Dakota R/T with a Stayco brand radiator from a vendor on eBay that according to their website fit a 2000-2003 Dakota R/T. It is a nice 2 row aluminum radiator that seems reassembly well made and was fairly inexpensive. So, today I thought I would try and locate a similar radiator for my 1999 Dakota R/T. Much to my surprise all I seem to be able to find are 1 row radiators. Does my 99 model have a 1 row radiator on it? Did the factory change the radiators from 1 row to 2 rows in 2000?

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    Well crap......I meant to post this question under General Discussion, not here. Oh well. I'll leave it here for now and see what happens.....lol. Thanks !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder204 View Post
    Well crap......I meant to post this question under General Discussion, not here. Oh well. I'll leave it here for now and see what happens.....lol. Thanks !!!
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    Stock radiators work fine, why the need to upgrade?
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    I agree that the stock radiator is good and dependable.

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    How many rows does our stock radiator have? Other than lack of maintenance, the plastic end caps are the weak point in radiators, and will crack over time.

    Rock Auto shows these for the 2000-2003 as replacements:
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...,radiator,2172

    Rock Auto 1998-1999 Radiators:
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...,radiator,2172
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    Just a tip: The TYC and OSC radiators listed on RockAuto carry a lifetime warranty. The other brands listed only carry 12 or 24 month warranty.
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    I ended up buying another radiator off of eBay for 80 bucks, free shipping. After doing some research I now realize that the early models, 98-99, have a different radiator support. And yes, the stock 1 row radiator will cool sufficiently. Thanks !!!

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    My truck is a 99, and till this day, the stock radiator is still in it, upgrade the fan and shrouding around it ! Done deal

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