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Old 07-24-2013, 07:49 PM
Hellbilly04 Hellbilly04 is offline
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Default '98 5.2 to a '99 5.9 swap?

I'm lookin to swap the 5.2 liter out of my 98 ram 1500 with the 5.9 liter out of my 99 Durango. I'm relatively new to this and would appreciate any help and advice available
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Swap how? Can't tell what's going where. Basically, keep the flexplates with their respective engines (5.9 is weighted, 5.2 is not). Get computer flashed to match engine.

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If it was me I wouldn't swap them unless i blew up the 318. They are similar motors and your only talking 245hp stock (360) vs the 318s 220hp stock and only like 40lb-ft torque difference. Like I said if you Blew the motor its not bad they are pretty much the same and It should bolt in just with a computer flash and some elbow grease. But unless your motor is gone I would just do a CAI, Throttle Body Mod, and a Tune (maybe 4.10 gears) and you will have yourself a nice truck with more than that in HP. Oh and sell the motor and pay for the other parts lol

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