5.9 into a 5.2

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  1. Eliwab22

    Eliwab22 Junior Member

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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.[​IMG]


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  2. Yeret

    Yeret The Village Drunk

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    Should be a direct swap. Just make sure you transfer the 5.9's computer as well.
     
  3. mario.macias575

    mario.macias575 Junior Member

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    Just the computer?

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    mario.macias575 Junior Member

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    What about the transmission

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  5. Eliwab22

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    What about the wiring harness?


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    mario.macias575 Junior Member

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

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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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