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Dodge Dakota V6 to V8 engine swap

 
TrbnSrgn71
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Posted: 01/16/08 10:05 AM

I own a 2001 Dakota Sport 2wd with a 3.9 V6 & 5 speed manual transmission. I want to swap it out with a V8. What do I need to accomplish this?  

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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 01/16/08 11:50 AM

Should be pretty straightforward. The 3.9 V-6 is just the 5.2 with two cylinders lopped off. Not exactly sure off the top of my head,  but I'd imagine all you'd need is new engine mounts, wiring harness, and a few other things. Anyone else have any advice?  

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john99
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Posted: 01/17/08 01:01 PM

hi my name is john  and my E-MAIL is

    john-r-woolard@hotmail.com

contact me I am interested in your v6 engine 3.9  

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88dakota
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Posted: 01/22/08 05:02 AM

I am also considering swapping my 3.9 with a V8 but mine is a 88 4x4 how much trouble should I exp Confused ect  

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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 01/22/08 02:32 PM

88dakota, I believe the V8s were only offered in the "long-nose" versions. You might have to change out your core support and front grille to accommodate a V8. Sorry I'm not more of a Mopar expert.  

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jazhonkey
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Posted: 03/06/08 08:53 AM

I have a 98 Dakota With a $ cylinder - The engine took a dump - I would like to install A chevy V8 - Where could I get a kit or info about an engine swap?  

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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 03/06/08 12:57 PM

Try Turn Key Engine Supply. They're mostly the Gen-3 and 4 small-blocks. If you're looking for help with the older ones, there are a lot of other companies that do those.  

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sealy0890
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Posted: 04/16/08 11:49 AM

I own a 2001 3.9 dodge ram V6. im getting a 5.2 to swap it out with. will i need a new transmission or will it work with my V6 automatic i have now?  

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jkindla
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Posted: 05/13/08 11:28 PM

I have a 1993 dakota sport x-cab with the 3.9 v-6 but i am wanting to put a sb 350 in the truck and was wondering where or who has done this before  

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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 05/14/08 04:30 PM

If you're sticking with a Mopar motor, it should be fairly straightforward. The 3.9 V6 is essentially the 5.2 with two cylinders hacked off. But if you're going with a Chevy engine, you might have to get some adapters and special wiring harnesses to make it work.  

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semo03hemiram
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Posted: 06/22/08 07:13 PM

Guys, check out DodgeTruckWorld.com. There are several guys on there have swapped out their engines for v8's including the hemi.  

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gamebreaker5577
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Posted: 04/13/09 07:35 PM

hey i have an 03 dodge dakota the shell has 182xxx but i swaped then engine out and also the tranny and thy only have 65-70xxx on it it is in really good shape i have pics i am trying to sell it $5,500 or b/o really need to sell this quick needs nothing at all interiors very nice before i bout this guy was a smoker but its been a year and been smoke free  please email me i have pics really need to sell willing to bargan down to a sertain point plz email me at jdemario@twcny.rr.com  

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02dakotaRJM
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Posted: 05/01/09 11:18 AM

i own a 2002 dodge dakota 3.9l v6 and want to swap it for a v8 does anybody know where to get a kit and will i need to swap transmissions, i have the 5 speed manual now  

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loryhicks
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Posted: 06/14/09 12:47 PM

my 02 dodge ram 1500 needs a new 4.7 v8 engine but the prices are better for a 5.7 v8 engine ,will it still fit if i upgrade?  

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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 06/15/09 10:59 AM

5.7 or 5.9? 5.7 is the Hemi, the 5.9 isn't. I'd be surprised if the Hemi is cheaper than the 4.7, but I guess it's possible. If it's between the 5.7 Hemi and the 4.7, go for the Hemi, no contest!  

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