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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 05-31-2009, 09:45 AM
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Question Engine swap?

One of my buddies who's got a Ram 1500 4x4, not exactly the sure of the year, has the original 5.2 (318) in it. He's wanting more power, and though I know you can get a bit more power out of the 318 that's in it now, he's talking about a motor swap. He made mention that he knows where he can get a 360 for less than $1000, and it's got less than 100,000 miles on it. I pretty much told him that if it's in good condition, to think about getting it. He didn't go into much else detail about the motor, so I can only post what I know for sure. Here's a couple of questions, assuming that this 360 is one of the 5.9L Magnum motors, what would need to be changed over? That is, other than exhaust manifolds, brackets (alternator, A/C, Power Steering pump, ect), and any other obvious stuff (providing 5.9 doesn't have any of this stuff on it)? I'm sure the transmission will bolt up to it, same bell housing bolt pattern. This should be a fairly easy swap, other than the height of the truck that is... As for the year of the truck, like I said, I'm not sure exactly, but I'd say probably a mid to late '90s model. We've also been tossing the idea of putting a big block in it, I have an extra one sitting on the porch that needs a rebuild, would be a bit interesting, but a very big pita to do though.... So, any ideas, suggestions, ect? Also, another good reason to swap the motor is so if he should mess the 5.9 up, he can always go and put the 5.2 back in it...

After checking out some member photos, and liking what I see, lol, snookers truck is quite similar to my buddies truck.... Figured that would be a fairly good reference....

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Question Motor swap

You need to know where the motor is coming from and dose it have its ECU with it
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You need to know where the motor is coming from and dose it have its ECU with it
Guess I got a question or two for the guy about that 360 then....
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