I had a 97 that was a great truck, one of my warehouse guys still drives it. I went for the 97 to the 08 and there is a world of difference in ride quality, plus the dash is, or will crack at some point. I tried in vain to find a replacement for my 97 with no luck. Keep you truck sir. Put the money into you current truck to get the final look you will be happy with. The HEMI is good for 200k if maintained properly.