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Old 02-03-2011, 02:28 PM
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I have a 199 Ram 1500 with a 3.9 liter V6 and I going to replace the engine soon. So I was thinking why not improve instead of just replace. Does anyone know a good powerful engine that I can replace it with and if so what mods do I need to make it fit?
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It all sepends on how much work you are willing to do and how well you are at figuring out how things work, I swapped a 1998 corvette LS1 into my 1988 dodge ram, took 4 months taking my time, but I was only in $1700 and I sold the 440 stuff for $2400, so really I mad a profit.

The truck went from running 15.7 @ 84 getting 9 mpgs with the 440 to
running a 14.05 @ 94 getting 17.9 mpgs with a stock LS1 engine. Most members here will say go Hemi, but the LS1 is cheap and easy to build / modify.

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Thanks, I will look into the LS1 but about how much did just the engine cost you and did you have to modify the engine bay any?
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