Dedicated to owners and
enthusiasts of the limited-edition Dodge Dakota R/T Truck. A place
for owner's to show off their R/T trucks and non owners to find more
about these cool pickups. Site includes information, featured Dakota
R/T trucks, Photo gallery, screensavers and more.
Introduction - The Dodge Dakota
R/T went on sale in the spring of 1998 and was produced thru 2003.
The R/T featured a 5.9-liter (360) Magnum V-8 engine rated at 250
horsepower and 345 lb.-ft. of torque. Maximized with a
performance-tuned dual inlet stainless steel exhaust system and a
heavy-duty electronic four-speed automatic transmission (46RE).
Wearing oversized 17-inch wheels and P255/55 R17 tires gave the
Dakota R/T pickup a solid, stable footprint, which further enhanced
handling. The suspension, which was built with a focus on road
handling as opposed to load hauling, was lowered to give the R/T a
sleek, road-hugging look and feel. The Dakota R/T had both front and
rear stabilizer bars to control handling, the rear bar was a beefier
19 mm to minimize body roll in turns during cornering. A
limited-slip differential for improved traction and quicker starts
was also included.
In true street vehicle fashion the Dakota R/T offered a nimble ride
with precise handling and stable cornering with an exceptionally
responsive power train. The Dakota R/T's distinctive sport truck
styling statement was underscored with a unique exterior package,
which included front and rear color-keyed bumpers and flared fenders
to accommodate the vehicle's larger wheels and tires. The 1998 to
2003 Dakota R/T was only available with 2 wheel drive and available
in two body styles a regular cab or club cab.
2006 - 2007: The Dakota R/T was
offered again for 2006 and 2007, however with only cosmetic
modifications. The 260 horsepower 4.7-liter High Output V-8
was standard equipment. A unique sport appearance package in
Inferno Red, Brilliant Black or Solar Yellow that included a non
functional hood scoop, chrome exhaust tips, R/T gauge cluster, R/T
headrest badging, cargo box hockey-stick style decals and 17-inch
chrome-clad aluminum wheels.
The "Road and Track" package was
available on both the club cab and quad cab trucks and was offered
in 2 and 4 wheel drive configurations. Visit our
section for more on the Dodge Dakota R/T truck.