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Old 05-08-2009, 09:57 PM
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Hello got a question. I got a 98 1500 with the 5.1 V8 Magnum and what I would like to do is put a HEMI engine in my baby. I want the SRT 6.1 HEMI. Is it possible to do that swap and if so, is there a write-up. Thanx 4 the help
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:29 PM
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Unfortunately, a 5.1L V8 Magnum does not exist. The options are 5.2L or 5.9L.

If you want to do a 6.1L HEMI swap, no, there are no write-ups that I know of. You would have to swap the engine, all wiring (computer modules all the way down to the sensors), the transmission, and many other drivetrain components. Basically, you'd need an entire donor car/truck, and even then, it'd probably cost as much if not more than buying a used 6.1L HEMI car or SUV. You'd also probably have to do quite a bit of custom work to get everything to fit the way it should and work properly.

The best route for a 5.2L or 5.9L V8 is a stroker kit.
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Unfortunately, a 5.1L V8 Magnum does not exist. The options are 5.2L or 5.9L.

If you want to do a 6.1L HEMI swap, no, there are no write-ups that I know of. You would have to swap the engine, all wiring (computer modules all the way down to the sensors), the transmission, and many other drivetrain components. Basically, you'd need an entire donor car/truck, and even then, it'd probably cost as much if not more than buying a used 6.1L HEMI car or SUV. You'd also probably have to do quite a bit of custom work to get everything to fit the way it should and work properly.

The best route for a 5.2L or 5.9L V8 is a stroker kit.

completely agreed!! buuuuuuuuuut if you have an endless amount of money and or just won the lottery, anything can be done with a little$$. Try searching around google, maybe someone elsewhere has done it.
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Damn....i thought it would be as easy as any other swap. Engine, ECU, Engine wire haress, motor mounts, etc. Ok so there has not been any swap with the 2nd gen Ram?
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Damn....i thought it would be as easy as any other swap. Engine, ECU, Engine wire haress, motor mounts, etc. Ok so there has not been any swap with the 2nd gen Ram?
I have never heard of doing a hemi swap into a 2nd gen. It has been talked about, but I dont think anything every got done about it. I have seen people do a V10, CTD, or an old 426 hemi swap into the 1500, but its like others said above, practically everything needs to be replaced, and by the time you are done, you could have bought a new truck.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:10 AM
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Damn....i thought it would be as easy as any other swap. Engine, ECU, Engine wire haress, motor mounts, etc. Ok so there has not been any swap with the 2nd gen Ram?
I haven't seen any on here, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been done before. Like i said it would be very expensive, cool project though. I know some people have done the v6-v8 swap, 318-360, v8- diesel.

You have a 98, which you could do a 408 stroker w/ a supercharger (96 and up have what they call OBDII- which is your on board computer that runs your trucks electrical for the engine/trans which you can use a chip or programmer with).

Check this guy out, http://www.rm-indy.com/ . For prices on the stroker kit there is, krcperformance.com , http://www.campbellenterprises.com/p...ery=eag2010230 . i havent personally had any dealing with either. KRC if very reputable though. Campbell i have never heard of but im going to give them a call on monday and get some more info on their product. Hope it helps. Try doing some research on cheaper bolt on mods you could do. (click search at the black title bar).
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i believe i saw a video once on youtube where a kid put a hemi the 5.7 in his 2nd gen but i believe it came from like an 03 or 04 im currently looking for the video
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I've seen 440's dropped in our trucks in magazines. They ditch the ECU, run it carb, and a manual. A 440 with six pack induction will hang with the 426 anyday.
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You could use aftermarket EFI, like an AEM tuner or something like that. It would be easier, and you could play around more with tranny options (Allison, anyone?). But, if you do this swap you will be required to have zoomies sticking straight up through the hood. And a paint job that involves skulls and/or scantily clad women.
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OK guys so i found that video here it is and its a 96 with an 04's hemi inside it i couldn't remember if he showed the motor or not but he doesn't so he could be lying but i don't know lol but here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzSitWrPoMY
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He has the money/knowledge to put a 2004 Hemi engine in his truck, but not enough knowledge/money to paint or find a color matched hood, or find/install a front bumper?

Have to pull out the B.S. flag for that one.

If he really had it, he would have showed it to us in the engine bay to brag about it.
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I kinda doubt it. It sounds like a magnum, although I could be mistaken. But that kid looks like a total dip****, and while i know you should not judge a book by its cover, i'm going to anyway.
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Putting that engine in a 2nd gen truck would be a hell of a project. If I had enough money, I definitely would try it. It would require a lot of work, and someone who had done this before and know what he is doing. It would be cool if it worked, though.
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Thats not a hemi, they sound completely different. That sounds bigger than a 5.7 def a 5.9 in there.
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yea i know i agree i just put it up to see what ya'll thought because i know if it was me i would have showed it off and been like " woo hoo hoo look at dat **** " as said by joe dirt haha
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Man I could settle for a 5.7 HEMI or just buy a SRT Charger or 300 but thats not what I want. I figure if someone can put the engine from Nissan Titan into a G35 and make it work, then there should be a way a 6.1 can fit into a 2nd gen Ram.
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If you're gonna go through the trouble of re-doing basically your entire drivetrain, electrical etc to put a different motor in then you should put in a motor that's worth the trouble. and the 5.7 hemi AIN'T IT.
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I strongly agree
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Ok well i guess ill work with what I got so now I need help finding the best way to beef the 5.2 up. I think someone said a stroker kit and Ill look into that. Anyone heard of putting on a turbo/supercharger?
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Yeah, supercharging these motors is fairly common.

Check out this page
http://www.rm-indy.com/

Most of the upgrades for a 5.9 apply to the 5.2 as well.
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