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In response to there being a vast number of questions on whether certain parts are compatible/interchangeable between trim levels or model years, this thread is for those of you looking to do swaps from one truck to another and want to know will it fit? Will this part work on my truck? If you want to know will a bumper from a 1997 fit your 2001, here is where you can find out! All we ask is that questions that are not relevant to the topic be posted in the appropriate section of the forum!

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2nd Generation Transmission

Transmission Swap (Re: 2001 318-360 compatability)
“The 46 went "RE" in 1996. Any 1996 or newer 46RE will swap.”
Note: “The number refers to the torque rating. Essentially 42,44= low, 45= medium, 46=high, 48=OMG!
The "R" stands for rear wheel drive. The "E" means electronic valve body, as opposed to the earlier 46RH which had a hydraulic valve body.”
Source Thread:http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=124469
Also… (Re: 99 318-360 compatability)
“Well Mike the trans are interchangeable . But the torque convertors are different . The one from the 5.9 is externally balanced . If you use that in the 5.2 , you will have a vibration from the motor . Yes the rear main is accessible with the trans out . I am a believer , if it's not broke don't fix it .”
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=60269
 

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2nd Generation Engine

Engine Replacement (318ci/5.2L)
“Any 1992 or newer 318/5.2 Magnum shortblock is a bolt-up affair. Have fun.” (re: 2001 Ram)
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=124459


5.2 to 5.9L Swap
“The balance weight on a '97 is on the flexplate, so use the 5.9 flexplate and any zero-balance converter (5.2/5.9, 1996 or newer). Use matching computer.” *
* “As long as you're sticking with the same trans I know from experience that it doesn't matter which ECM you use.”
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=121050
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“i do believe mostly everything is interchangeable but you will need a new fly wheel and harmonic balancer seeing as the 318 is internally balanced and the 360 is externally balanced”
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=97404


Fuel Pump (Re: 1996)
“looks like in the 1500 series Rams, the fuel pump is the same
(96) 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L V8 & (96) 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L V8
Part Number: 1966-07006127
Brand: Airtex
Notes: Fuel Pump Module Assembly
It looks like a few other parts are also interchangeable
http://www.mopartsracing.com/parts/ram.html
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=95711

Timing Chain, Cover, and Water Pump 2001 5.2-5.9L
“I already back tracked the timing chain/sprocket set and that is compatible.”
“Believe it or not the 3.9, the 5.2, and the 5.9 are interchangeable on the timing cover.”
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=118581
 

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2nd Generation Suspension

1500-2500 Suspension Swap
“A guy at my local autozone has a 94 1500 with 2500 suspension on it. he told me everything off 2500 and 3500 will bolt right up to a 1500 exept for the rear leaf springs. but all you have to do is bend the mounting ears out a little to fit in the bigger 3 inch wide leafs. im swaping everything while i have it torn apart so its probly guna turn into a week long project. hers what im doing,
- 2500 shocks and struts
- 2500 coil springs
- 2500 leafs
- wheel bearings
- ball joints
- u joints
- tie rod ends
- and all other bushings up front.”
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=86136
 

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2nd Generation Body

Rear Window:
“They are interchangeable as a unit from 94-01. The difference being 94 to 96 has two sliders that meet in the middle. 96-01 has a single slider. I might be a little off on the year, but the footprint is the same if you pull the whole thing and aren't looking to just replace one pane.”
“My '97 has dual sliders. I had thought that the dual slider switched to the single slider in '98 when they redesigned the interior?”
Source Thread:http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=100928&highlight=rear+window+swap


Front Bumper (Chrome):
1996 brackets will not bolt directly to the 2001 frame, however the 2001 brackets will bolt to the 1996 bumper.
This weekend I decided to finally put a straight bumper on the truck - I chose one off of a '96 1500 assuming that this bumper will fit on a truck with the exact same bumper; I was mistaken (as was the salvage yard). When I went home to install the bumper, everything lined up perfect except the front two brackets where the three bolts mount the bracket to the frame.
I removed the '01 brackets off my old bumper and they fit the '96 bumper no problem. THEN everyhting bolted right up.
**Note: I suggest swapping the carriage bolts for hex bolts as vice grips and eventually a grinder were needed to remove the brackets from both bumpers because the carriage bolts just kept spinning.
 

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2nd Generation Interior

Dash:
“I believe the 94-97 are the same, 98 on its own (see below), and then the 99-01s.
The 98s are different as they have a cig lighter where the air bag stuff is on the 99-01, easy fix, remove the lighter. Also the 98 has a pull out switch, 99-01s are a turn knob, it still fits but its a smaller opening.”
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=73098&highlight=dash+interchangeability

Headliners:
“Then again not all Gen 2 parts are interchangeable. Take something as generic as a headliner. I tried a '97 in my '95 and it was 4 inches too narrow. I still haven't figured that out.”
Source Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=100928&highlight=rear+window+swap

Overhead Consoles:
1994-1998 Exact
1999-2002 Exact
2002-2012 Different set-ups, same general footprint
Source Link: http://www.jimsautoparts.com/mopar_performance_dodge_truck_magnum_interior.htm#roof%20and%20overhead%20console
 

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2008-2004 5.7L hemi swap HELP

im currently parting out my 2008 dodge with 5.7L hemi, a man came to buy the motor he has a 2004 dodge ram 5.7L hemi (blew up) he isn't sure if my motor would fit in his , dodge didn't do any mount changes ect from these years did they? it should work correct? both 4x4
 

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what about gen 3? mine is a 02 ram 1500 4dr 4x4 but with a 4.7 i had read the 4.7 are considered the 3rd gen? so how would i know what brush guards from other ram years will fit mine? thanks
 

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If ANYONE knows about later sway bars in particular, on Gen.I trucks, SING OUT!!!

Thanks!
 

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Cajun, I don't see seats being addressed anywhere, and I really need to know this so I can get me a replacement. Any help?

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Rear Window:
“They are interchangeable as a unit from 94-01. The difference being 94 to 96 has two sliders that meet in the middle. 96-01 has a single slider. I might be a little off on the year, but the footprint is the same if you pull the whole thing and aren't looking to just replace one pane.”
“My '97 has dual sliders. I had thought that the dual slider switched to the single slider in '98 when they redesigned the interior?”
Source Thread:http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=100928&highlight=rear+window+swap


Front Bumper (Chrome):
1996 brackets will not bolt directly to the 2001 frame, however the 2001 brackets will bolt to the 1996 bumper.
This weekend I decided to finally put a straight bumper on the truck - I chose one off of a '96 1500 assuming that this bumper will fit on a truck with the exact same bumper; I was mistaken (as was the salvage yard). When I went home to install the bumper, everything lined up perfect except the front two brackets where the three bolts mount the bracket to the frame.
I removed the '01 brackets off my old bumper and they fit the '96 bumper no problem. THEN everyhting bolted right up.
**Note: I suggest swapping the carriage bolts for hex bolts as vice grips and eventually a grinder were needed to remove the brackets from both bumpers because the carriage bolts just kept spinning.
my 99 has a dual slider
 

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I have a 2011 Ram 1500 4x4 quad cab SLT. I have some front end damage from accident, bumper, hood, grille, etc. I really love the new 2013 ram sport front bumper, grille, projector headlamps. I know the headlamps will fit on truck, and work with harness adapter. I have been to a couple Dodge Dealer Parts Departments, and searched the internet. I can not find any answer as to if the 2013 front bumper, and grille will fit on 2009-2012 model. If I buy the parts they can not be returned if they doesn't fit. I know there may be some different brackets, impact absorber is different. I would just like to know if anyone has done this conversion, or have any information on if these parts will work or will not work without major modifications, cutting, drilling,etc. I am new member but longtime fan of this forum. Sorry for the lengthy question.
 

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Can someone please post a comprehensive list of ALL parts required to swap a steel front bumper, with a "Sport" front bumper cover? My ram is a 2011 SLT Outdoorsman 2wd. I am in the process of converting it to a street truck and really like the look of the front end of the Sport
 

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Will a door panel off a 2013 ram fit a 2012 ram? Love the trim on the 2013!
 

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i believe that you can read the posts made by ARTH
if i recall correctly, he is converting his 2009 to appear more like a 2013

door panels i believe was the latest conversion
 

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For anyone contemplating an SRT-10 brake/suspension swap

Thought I'd write this here in case anyone was thinking about it. Pics are worth a 1000 words, so...

1. SRT spindles are compatible with regular 1500's. These are a requirement to mount the bigger calipers and have room to clear the bigger rotor (15"). As far as I know, 04-05 spindles are completely compatible with 02-05 1500's. Unknown as to whether the 06 SRT spindles are backwards compatible with 02-05 or strictly 06-08. Going forth with this swap ties you to a minimum 20" rim up front from then on (and then it has to at least be a factory spec 20x9 or larger with the right backspacing).
Stock

Not stock, note the difference where the upper ball joint goes



2. SRT-10's are 2wd, however the spindle is laid out the same (minus a difference at the top for improved caster/camber/handling) with the big hole
in the middle where the hub bearing mounts (uses the same exact hub
bearing, don't let someone try to sell you an "SRT specific" front hub bearing
for an inflated cost) and has room for for the front axle to pass through into
the hub. Theoretically, this swap should work for 4x4 1500's as well (but I
don't know of anyone who has tried it).


(Had to borrow an image from the pick-n-pull guys, couldn't find one anywhere else)

3. 2004 calipers are large 2 piston sliders. 05-06 calipers are larger 4 piston fixed. These are compatible back and forth, they use the same mounting ears on the spindle and the same exact rotor. Personal preference.


4. SRT lower control arms are different, but not a necessity.

5. Regular 1500 front sway bar and SRT-10 front sway bar - exact same diameter, no difference.

6. Coil springs - if you want a little front end lift with a little better handling, install SRT quad cab front springs. I found this out the hard way. My 2wd ended up a little nose high. SRT regular cab coils bring it back down and are stiffer for better handling.


7. SRT rear calipers are large 2 piston sliders. They are bigger than stock 1500 front calipers and use a slightly larger and thicker vented rotor. These are not a direct bolt on to a stock 9.25 rear (but anything is possible with metal fab skills). They are of course a direct bolt on to an SRT Dana 60...


8. SRT Dana 60 rear - damn near indestructible. 04's have 4.10 LSD, 05-06 have 4.56 LSD. Uses the same exact speed sensor and brake lines. Direct bolt in to your existing springs. One thing to note: if you aren't lowering your truck ALOT, don't get a regular cab Dana, they are lowered from the factory and are undersprung (leafs are under the axle tube). Dana from a quad cab mounts just like stock, in fact the SRT quad cab leafs are identical to regular 1500 leafs (part of how they managed to get some form of tow rating for the SRT quad). SRT regular cab leaf springs mount completely different, are shaped different and have built in wind up snubbers. Possibly useful, but most likely not a straight bolt in. Installing a Dana may require a custom driveshaft, especially in a quad cab (my driveshaft is 6' long...). SRT quad cabs use a 2 piece driveshaft.


9. Shocks - SRT's came with Bilsteins from the factory. They are excellent for ride and handling for a 2wd quad cab (only truck I can vouch for is my own). SRT regular cabs came with a dampener shock (also Bilstein) that goes from the top of the Dana to a cross member under the bed to reduce axle wind up. If you install a Dana and want to use this feature, you will need to weld in a bracket on the cross member, as non-SRT's don't have it there.

10. Rear sway bar - SRT regular cabs came with a dinky little sway bar; SRT quads did not. Most aftermarket rear bars will clear the Dana (all of them will clear a 9.25) and you end up with a better bar anyway.

I am always happy to answer any question that may arise.
 
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