can I swap out my 5.9l for a 5.7 Hemi in my truck

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Asked by Nov 25, 2015 at 04:18 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT LB 4WD

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 1997 dodge ram 1500 and I'd like to get a hemi with MDS swapped into my truck, is this possible?

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It is possible, but it is a lot of work. Best to start with a donor truck. you will need all wiring and electronics from the hemi truck. There have been several documented swaps into Dakotas on the internet, and it would probably be similar.

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Did you get this done? I have an 01 i plan to put an 05 hemi into

I would suspect you'd have to weld the brackets for engine mounts in proper spots,than do the same for proper space for transmission mount. Replace the engine harness,computer, all the necessary hook ups, and than drive shaft and rear axle,shocks springs and all necessary changes. Be cheaper to buy newer truck.

I would suspect you'd have to weld the brackets for engine mounts in proper spots,than do the same for proper space for transmission mount. Replace the engine harness,computer, all the necessary hook ups, and than drive shaft and rear axle,shocks springs and all necessary changes. Be cheaper to buy newer truck.

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