Not many Daks here, let alone R/T's, you might try DODGE DAKOTA FORUM It gets quite abit of traffic and the search feature works quite well. I know I went with the PERMA KOOL Black Magic fan conversion on mine. Gained quite abit of HP from removing that big heavy fan. Also using a Robertshaw 180 degree thermostat made a big difference as far as cooling when I'm wheeling. The 5.2 and 5.9 actually run better with the 180. The factory 195 is set for maximum emissions, not performance.
Hey, I saw a slick '01 Dakota back at home which had the Ram towhooks added on...looked as if the factory put 'em on...the guy told me they were a little more of a pain in the a$$ to rig up than the aftermarket ones, but he still went with them as the grade of steel is apparently quite a bit better.