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Old 04-17-2009, 11:49 PM
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I can get a V10 motor out of a 99 ram for cheap, how hard do you think it would be to swap into a 96 ram 5.9? Couldnt find any info on the net to see if someone has done this before, yea its not practical but it would be unique
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there was a guy on here that had 2 trucks and he was gonna switch the motors in them.....dont remember the name
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You'd have to get all the electrical from the V10 Ram (computer, wiring, and everything) and the transmission.

V10s and Cummins 2500s and 3500s, if automatics, were a 47RE transmission. The 5.9L or 5.2L V8s were 46RE. They are not cross compatible, you'll have to swap out transmissions as well as the engines and electrical.
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I looked at my brothers ram 1500 with the 5.2 and the my 2500 with the V10 to see if the v10 would even fit in a 1500 and it doesn't look like it would. The transmission also has a cooler on the radiator too and the radiator is really big and takes up a lot of space. I don't know if the engine compartments are the same size on 1500 and 2500 but the V10 looks like it was squeezed into my 2500 with basically no space to spare.
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I'm 99% it can be done. Back when I was a member of a Dakota forum (I had a 1995 with the 5.2 V8 prior to my Ram), a guy managed to squeeze a V10 into a 93 or 94 Dakota. He had pictures to prove it, too.

So I'm not saying its impossible, just would take a lot of knowledge and some $$$ or a lot of $$$.
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Sure it can be done, but this is one of those things that really depends on your level of time, patience, money, and mechanical ability. If this truck is your daily driver, then this is probably not for you. If you're one of those people that can't figure out how make an s-bolt then this is probably not for you.

On the other hand if it's a secondary vehicle and you don't mind having it down for awhile, and you don't mind spending the money and your brain works good when you run into problems then this sounds like alot of fun and I encourage you to go for it. If you do decided to do it you should deffinetly take lots of pictures and make a write up on it.

But just so you know you're probably going to be replacing the entire power train, and suspension around this upgrade, and the electric... pretty much everything but the frame and the body.
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I wonder what the weight difference between the 5.9 and 8.0 is. and the transmissions too.
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so i guess performance parts are hard to come by for the V10, but with a cam, roller rockers, 53mm fastman throttle body, new intake and headers and exhaust should put down 400hp and 500ft lb, all this in a reg. cab short bed, what do you think 1/4 times would be? under 14? 0-60 in under 6 secs?
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so i guess performance parts are hard to come by for the V10, but with a cam, roller rockers, 53mm fastman throttle body, new intake and headers and exhaust should put down 400hp and 500ft lb, all this in a reg. cab short bed, what do you think 1/4 times would be? under 14? 0-60 in under 6 secs?
IMO a new cam, RRs, Fastman, manifold, and headers/exhaust will not generate 400 HP from this engine. It may get somewhat close, but no cigar.

With a SCT tune, then you have a chance at 400 HP with those upgrades maybe.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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if you're after power, a built 5.9 would be easier and cheaper. if you're after the "cool factor", then the v-10 would be very cool. but like said above, it will take much research and patiance. besides the engine and transmission, you have to think of the differences between the cooling system, fuel system, guages, suspension, etc. some things may be different yet compatible. gl
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