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Rayanne
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2/13/2005
17:17:52

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I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota. It is a 4.7 liter V8, automatic, 4WD, Quad Cab. How do I know if it is a SLT or Sport?

Thank you,
Rayanne





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2/13/2005
18:39:11

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open up that owners manual, or just ask it



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2/13/2005
18:44:08

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I'm thinking that you can tell by the finish on your bumpers.

Chrome & gray = SLT
Body color & black = Sport
Black & gray = cheap

Patriot Blue 2001 SLT Plus Club Cab
4.7L./multi-spd auto/3.55 LSD

Hammerdak
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2/13/2005
18:49:07

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I've got the same truck.
This isn't supposed to sound like I'm calling you stupid but it's going to anyway.

The sport has "sport" written on the side of the doors.

The SLT has a dual-color paint scheme on the bumpers and chrome grille while the sport has body colored bumpers and grille.

The brochure also says the SLT came with hood insulation while the sport did not.

Hope this helps.



Rayanne
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2/13/2005
19:16:03

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I bought the truck used and it does not have any decals on it.

Rayanne



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2/13/2005
19:30:47

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my owners manaul doesnt say the trim.

my dak had SXT badging on the tailgate with a 4.7 under the hood. so go figure.

the bumpers are good way to tell.

although, does a sport plus come with black plastic bumpers? cause i have every other option.





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2/15/2005
00:50:31

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when I bought my sport 3.9 and the dealer tried to tell me it was an R/T because it had the R/t Logo. i laughed in his face...

I pitty the fool who don't know the difference between a v6 and v8



Dan M
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2/15/2005
06:29:38

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Out of curiosity, when did these bumper things come into play? I got a friend looking into buying a used dakota off of a "personal sales lot" here. It's a lot where people bring their peronal vehicles to sell and the lot owner gets a fee for the space. The truck has no badges. Just a sticker in the window indicting the usual - milage, year, engine, power options.

- Dan M



Mr.Sleepy
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2/15/2005
08:27:02

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Easy way of telling exactly what trim package your truck is. Write down your VIN, and call a dodge dealership and give them the VIN and ask them. They have a record of EVERY factory option installed on that vehicle. This will also help you identify any aftermarket parts and give you some direction when it comes time to repair it.



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2/15/2005
08:35:40

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Sport: Bumpers and grill the same as body color. 2001 would have originally had the sport decals on the side, but were probably removed.

SLT: Chrome bumpers and grill, SLT badging on doors. Underhood and body insulation.




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2/16/2005
19:58:57

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I own a dakota sport myself and one thing that I have noticed on the sport models only is the interior.
The sports have bucket seats with a center console between them. Most other models have either a bench seat or a seat where the back flips down in the center to create an armrest.

I'm not sure if that means anything but it is just something I have noticed about the sport models.



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2/16/2005
20:15:38

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Rayanne.
Take your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to a Dodge service or parts department. They should be able to tell you from that.
Also, any knowledgeable salesman who has been at a Dodge dealership for a time should be able to tell you just by looking at it.



Gary F
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2/16/2005
20:38:01

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Trip5981, not true with the bucket seats and console. That was an option. My 2001 Sport has a bench seat with flip up center armrest. As for the bumper thing, (in 2001 anyway) the R/T has the entire front bumper painted body color, the Sport has the front bumper body color with the exception of the top of it which is black. Same as what Broeheem says.

Gary F
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BobbyD
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2/19/2005
01:34:36

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My 02 SLT Plus has no hood insulation. Not that I can hear the engine from inside my cab anyway.

And as said above - factory chrome grill/bumpers and it's an SLT, if they match the paint it's a sport.

VIN will verify



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