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Old 04-05-2011, 02:52 PM
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My 96 ram 1500 has a 5.9L V8 in it, I was wondering if you could put a v6 in it to save on gas? And if you could would I have to change the tranny? The truck is 4WD also.
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it wouldnt be worth the cost. ive got a 99 v6 and i saw like 18 highway b4 i did my gear swap. And as far as i know the 6 uses diff tranny, but if u really really want i'll trade u engines lol. buy a diff vehicle for every day driving, i got a new harley andthat thing goes forever on a gal of gas.
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definitely not worth it. that lil v6 pushing a 4x4 around is gonna suck some gas. i agree with getting a higher MPG vehicle, be it a bike or econobox, over swapping engines. for the amount of time and money you spend swapping engines, you could have had a decent commuter. my 03 4.7l 2wd QC was killing me (back when it was high $4's/gal), so i came across a 93 Accord for $500. put $70 into it to get it running, put 20k miles on it in less than 2 years, turned around and had to sell (since i was moving and couldn't take it with me) for $1200. can't complain. as far as i know, the guy is still driving it.
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The truck will very sluggish. The 3.9's were only rated for 175HP.
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I may just convert to hydrogen power, I saw a guy on youtube running his 96 ram 1500 on hydrogen
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uh...........


yeah.........
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His is an on demand type, I would be full time, and would take alot of modification.


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Welp, I delete my subscription to this thread. Good luck with the conversion.
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