We just follow what Chrysler considers the generation seperations. What other sites call a gen two is really more like a gen1.5. Same goes with many other sites considering the current 08+ dakotas to be 5 is reall a 3.5. That''s because those two werent complete redesigns, more like a "facelift". same goes for the 06-08 rams, those are like a gen 3.5im srry i guess mine needs to be moved i did not read what yall consider a gen 3 dakota im used to it being 97-04 on other forms.