5.9 or 5.7?

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Hi, I'm new to the forums and will soon be purchasing another truck. I am looking at 2002-2005 Ram 1500 Off-Road Edition and am trying to decide between the 5.9 or the 5.7. I dropped a 5.9 into my Dakota that I currently drive and have never had a problem besides a Crank Sensor (@177k miles). However the 5.7 has 100 more horsepower and is probably more efficient as it's a newer engine. I am going to be buying a Ram with 80-120k miles on it so I am curious if the 5.9 is as durable as the 5.7?

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Putting a Hemi in your truck is not impossible, but very costly, different engine setup, computers, automatic transmission upgrade. If you decide to go that route, you would want a Hemi out of a non MDS Hemi, like in the Heavy Duty Rams

There are many 4.7 & 5.9 Magnums still on the road today & they are easy to modify, i think that speaks for itself
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