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Old 09-26-2012, 12:06 AM
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Default 05 quad cab 5.7 hemi swap

So I was looking around online recently and I found a interesting little bit of info. For a couple of years they put a viper V10 in a ram. This news has well upset me. Had I known this I wouldn't have bought the 5.7L I would have done a little more searching and found the SRT 10. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with the 5.7L. Other then I have this friend and over the last 10 years its been a constant battle of one upsmanship. Up until recently I had him beat in the automotive aspect of our little on going friendly battle. He just purchased a 2012 5.7L and has done alot of work to it. So in my persuit to pass him up I have decided that I am going to drop a V10 in my 05. Essentially ending the battle with one clean sweep. I thought about just purchasing a SRT 10 and trading in mine but desided that my insurance company would have a hay day with that. So if I swap they will never know and in the long run this will basically pay for the swap...
So I know they came stock in a select number of models but how difficult is the swap? What all would I need? I have also come across info that transmissions don't really hold up well with the kinds of HP and torque I am looking at. So tranny suggestions will definately be helpfull. If it helps I drive my 5.7 like a raped ape so with the 8.0L I am thinking it might be a good idea to upgrade the tranny?? How much work is this really? Has anyone done this? I don't imagine its a complete plug and play. (nothing I do is ever that easy)
This project is 6 months to a year out. ( I am going to get the truck cosmetically and mechanically where I want it before this project) Also what are the bolt on power adders I can put on the viper v10 that will put it over the top. Basically in a year my buddy and I are going to meet up and I want not only beat him but leave him questioning his manhood. LOL (and thats why they call me the crazy mick) As always I appoligise for rambling. Thank you for any insight and help you can provide.
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