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    Default Is the Dodge Dakota 5.9 Crew Cab more rare than the R/T?

    How come I don't see many Dodge Dakota Crew Cab's with the 5.9? I believe I've seen one for sale on Facebook one time. Did Dodge make fewer than the R/T? My friend has an 04 4-door Crew Cab 2wd but it's the 4.7 non-limited slip. There's actually enough room to sit behind the front seats fairly comfortable. I've been thinking about getting another Dakota and looking for an R/T Club Cab or a V8 Crew Cab but with the limited slip rear. I would even be happy with a V6 since it will be a daily driver. Definitely have found more V6 Dakota's with limited slip than Ford Rangers.

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    As far as I know the 5.9 was only an option in the QuadCabs for two years. It might have been a more expensive option over the 4.7 as well as the 4.7 getting better mileage. I'm definitely no expert on the 4.7 though, I just know I avoid them. There is a lack of 5.9 QC's but they are out there. Funnily enough I came back here a few days ago to refresh on 5.9 mods because I bought a very nice one 3 weeks ago. I only found two near me in the sea of 4.7's and V6's but the other one is still for sale.

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    I've only seen one for sale locally. Friend has an 04 4.7 Quad Cab. It sounds like engine is knocking at startup. I asked a mechanic about the 4.7's. He said they are junk when they get high miles on them. It's got good power, just seems a lot more to work on than the 5.2 and 5.9's. I have a 00 Dakota brochure that's how I found out about the 5.9 Quad Cab. I guess it went on until 03 the last year of the Dakota 5.9. There is only suppose to be 501 Regular Cab Solar Yellow R/T's and I know there's 1 more of them a few miles down the road from me that just sits. Up until awhile ago there was 2 more near me that were for sale that I see are now sold. I might look for an R/T Club Cab but might even settle for the 3.9 Club Cab because I need a little more room plus it will be my daily driver. I will only get one with the anti-spin differential option. Which will be a little harder to find unless I go for another R/T.

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    Sorry for the thread jack. Trying to get my post count up so I can post a potential truck for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1QIKRT View Post
    Sorry for the thread jack. Trying to get my post count up so I can post a potential truck for sale.
    All you had to do is ask.

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