Are Dodge 1500 4×4 parts compatible for 1998 to 2001?

I have to do a few repairs on my 2001 Dodge 1500 4×4, like hub bearings and axel bearings. When checking part prices I found that prices for 00-01 are about HIGHER for hub bearings than 98-98. A guy I know that runs an auto salvage yard tells me they are the same part. He says I should buy the 98-99 part because the parts dealers are just trying to make more money off parts for newer model vehicles. Now, normally I would think a salvage yard was trying to dupe me if they told me something like that but he didn’t try to get me to buy a part from him, just told me to go ahead and buy the older model parts. Does anyone know if this information is accurate?

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One Response to Are Dodge 1500 4×4 parts compatible for 1998 to 2001?

  1. Bob T May 25, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    Salvage yards are fairly accurate but a parts house would know better. Compare part numbers. Maybe the newer ones are made with a different steel alloy.