Dodge Ram 1500 1997

Asked by Dec 30, 2007 at 10:08 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 1500 with a 5.9 istalled, I keep reading that the only 5.9 engine that can go into this truck is 1994 - 1997 can someone please tell me if this is true, if not what is the lastest year I can install.

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You have a couple of options. From what I gather , you can use a 5.9L v-8 from 1994 up to 2001 . The biggest diff from 1997 and earlier is the engine was bumped up to 235 horsepower in 1997. You could go with the 5.2L engine , it will have the same bolt pattern to match up with the transmission , but you might have issues with the computer matching up to the smaller engine. ( fuel delivery and economy) I hope this helps you out .

I have a 1997 Dodge Ram XLT I was wondering if I could swap it to the Hemi or bump it up 225 horsepower the way it is thank you

can someone tell me if I can put a Hemi in a 1997 Dodge Ram XLT

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