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Old 06-19-2011, 02:04 PM
SigSauer54 SigSauer54 is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ohio
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Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Beige
Engine: 2008-???? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
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Buddy of mine did an engine swap in a 05 3/4 ton due to it being a lemon truck and the 5.7 falling flat on its face up any grade with the smallest payload. Dropped in a '93 12 valve cummins, had a getrag 360 transmission rebuilt by the local transmission shop and installed. Truck runs perfectly only none of the instrument clusters work and all indicator lights around the gauges are lit up. Apparently this can be solved with a wiring harness. All in all it was a lengthy and costly project. Should You undertake it, be prepared to be fabricating all of Your own engine and tranny mounts, especially in a 1500. Depending on what engine You choose it very well could be and probably will be heavier than your 5.7 and You probably already have a 2 - 2.5 inch rake in the front so youll need to beef up your front end as well. Hopefully your rear diff will be compatible with whatever set up you choose or else you be adapting or replacing that as well. Hope this helps!
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