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Nhbonecollector 05-11-2013 07:16 PM

05 motor swap
I got a 05 ram 1500 4x4 with the 4.7 with almost 179000. Wanna build a new motor and was wondering if I can put a newer 4.7 in it or if I should just buy a motor from the junkyard and start building? Any advice is appreciated

HemiLonestar 05-11-2013 08:47 PM

Someone who knows a bit more about 4.7's will chime in I'm sure, but with a newer engine you might have to worry about computer compatibility. The 08+ 4.7's are quite a bit different. You might be able to rebuild your short block and go with newer heads and intake manifold if you're looking for more power.

snrusnak 05-15-2013 11:19 AM

^yes, even though they are basically cosmetically and dimensionally the same, the newer(08+) 4.7 is very different. You would be looking at probably swapping the complete pcm and harness, all sensors, etc. along with the engine.

coachb66 06-15-2013 11:25 PM

Just my two cents, I just did a swap on my 03. I search high and low for a used engine. Almost bought a entire used truck for the parts, but every test my mechanic used. Made my search come up short. The best used engine I could get was 1800 with less then. 100,000. My enigine went out at 106,000. So It didn't make sense to me to pull the trigger. Finally found this place To be honest, I was ready to give up and move to the other side. My mechanic went back and forth checking with the company. He convinced me to go ahead a purchase this remanfactured for 1900 This still may be my last ram, but I must admit it runs like a beast! Added a better oil pump and a torque converter, it will be my sons in a couple of years. Never again will I go down this road. I thinks it worth looking into. Talking to my mechanic and Tom from accurate engines they knew everything that is wrong with the engine, I just wanted the truck to run. That It does!

Stampede4.7 06-19-2013 11:03 AM

It's almost plug and play. You will need a tune, you only really need to run one spark plug, may need to redo the factory Y pipe, and an 08 intake adapter plates, which I have some for sale.


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