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I've got a 98 ram 1500 Laramie SLT limited with an engine that isn't good. I'm wondering how easy it ...


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Old 05-26-2016, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a 98 ram 1500 Laramie SLT limited with an engine that isn't good. I'm wondering how easy it would be to swap in a 5.9 instead of the stock 5.2. The drivetrain is an automatic with OD and rear wheel drive.


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Should be a direct swap. Just make sure you transfer the 5.9's computer as well.


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Just the computer?

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What about the transmission

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What about the wiring harness?


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Old 08-25-2016, 06:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What size tires are on your truck? When I bought my truck, it had the same 20 inch wheels as yours. I don't particularly care for them, but I'm going to have to put new tires on soon. Thinking of selling the wheels and going back to 17s.


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What size tires are on your truck? When I bought my truck, it had the same 20 inch wheels as yours. I don't particularly care for them, but I'm going to have to put new tires on soon. Thinking of selling the wheels and going back to 17s.


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My truck has the stock wheels, the front passenger is that spare, but the original is in the bed.


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isn't there some rotational balance issues to consider?
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96+ will need the correct engine flexplate and 94-95 will need correct engine tq converter. PCM needs swapped. Anything else is year dependent


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