Dakota engine swap


Asked by Aug 02, 2016 at 04:42 PM about the 1999 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 1999 dodge dakota it has a 3.7l v6 manual
and i want to put in the 5.7l v8 but was wondering
if i cud keep the same trans? Any suggestions?

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A lot of people ask the very similar question, and I have to first ask, why? It would almost be easier to buy another Dakota, R/T and you would already have everything setup. The engine swap will require a different trany, different radiator, different ABS, different brains box, and probably a lot of wiring harness changes.


Well i want to keep my truck becuse i have a lift and other upgrads so thats why but thank you

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