Just recently purchased a 2000 Frontier Desert Runner a guy had tucked away for years. Have to say I am so far impressed at the quality of the vehicle Looking forward to posting and getting to know the community.
From a quick glance, the Desert Runner had the specs similar to the Crew Cab (engine, clearance, fuel capacity), but in the King Cab size. Looks like it was basically the King Cab with the crew cab options = desert runner.
I only looked over those data sheets though, I could be wrong.