Is it easier to swap a 5.7 ltr or a 4.7 ltr into a 2008 dakota with a 3.7 ltr v6

Asked by Jaymie3 Sep 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM about the 2008 Dodge Dakota SXT Extended Cab 4WD

Question type: Car Customization

I heard that the 5.7 lines up better
with my trans so all I would need is
the ecu,exhaust manifolds,front
engine wireing harness.

3 Answers

May I ask why you are going to swap an engine in a 6 year old car?

Best Answer Mark helpful

The v6 doesn't have enough power or torque

1 people found this helpful.
905

You are probably making a mistake to do the engine swap unless you swap the tranny too. The tranny for your 3.7 is not designed for the load of a 5.7, or even a 4.7, even though it will bolt up fine. The next thing is that the computer will probably need to be changed out because it is designed for the 3.7. Then, of course, the exhaust, radiator, and other things should be swapped too. Why not just trade or buy another Dakota that comes with a V8?

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 53 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $3,500.

Postal Code:

Dodge Dakota Experts

  • #1
    Samantha Brown
    Reputation
    2,030
  • #2
    98DAK
    Reputation
    1,900
  • #3
    banana
    Reputation
    1,660
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge RAM 1500
244 listings starting at $5,995
Used Ford F-150
139 Great Deals out of 11,330 listings starting at $100
Used Chevrolet Colorado
14 Great Deals out of 1,788 listings starting at $4,950
Used Toyota Tacoma
41 Great Deals out of 1,538 listings starting at $1,294
Used Ford Ranger
6 Great Deals out of 1,704 listings starting at $2,992
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
99 Great Deals out of 7,452 listings starting at $4,500
Used Nissan Frontier
17 Great Deals out of 675 listings starting at $6,800
Used GMC Sierra 1500
87 Great Deals out of 7,508 listings starting at $1,188
Used GMC Canyon
12 Great Deals out of 1,290 listings starting at $5,495
Used Dodge Durango
42 Great Deals out of 897 listings starting at $5,900
Used Dodge Charger
19 Great Deals out of 688 listings starting at $3,300
Used Toyota Tundra
23 Great Deals out of 1,080 listings starting at $6,995

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Dodge Dakota SXT Extended Cab 4WD For Sale
1 listings starting at $10,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.