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Old 01-24-2011, 09:13 PM
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I recently inherited a 2010 ram 1500 with the 4.7L V8
I'm currently deciding to drop a 2010 5.1L V8 Hemi into, but have a few questions about the process.

1. How cost effect would it be, would it just be cheeper to trade in for the hemi model?

2. would it require a new transmission?

3. how much would it roughly cost if it is possible to make the swap.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:29 PM
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I say trade it in less headache. And do you mean 5.7 liter Hemi vs 5.1?
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i was looking at the 5.1L for the fuel effectively
the truck currently has the 4.7L in it which isnt the hemi
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Just trade it and save yourself the headache of engine swapping. theres too many electronics on these newer trucks to make it work
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i was looking at the 5.1L for the fuel effectively
the truck currently has the 4.7L in it which isnt the hemi
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go with the swap.
it'll be like a bad dream that will never end.....lol

TRADE IT IN
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Trade it in
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Definitely trade it in.

Also, got any info on this 5.1 Hemi? Never heard of it. Do you mean the 6.1?
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No such animal as a 5.1 Hemi. Current Hemi's are 5.7, 6.1 and the soon to be released 6.4.

Yes, the transmission is the same but for the cost, you're better off trading.
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for what you would lose in trading it you would lose way more trying to make the swap work.

less headache and if you trade, you can be driving a hemi tomorrow! and have no miles on it.

JUST TRADE IT AND POST PIX
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