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Old 11-14-2018, 08:48 PM
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Lightbulb 2.5l to 3.0l swap

Just out of curiosity, what would it take to shove the Dodge Stealth's Mitsubishi 3000gt engine into a 98 Dakota that currently has the 2.5L 5 speed in it? Preferably keeping it rear-wheel drive. I have no doubt that this is impractical and would be a waste of time when you could just throw a 3.7L in or the 318 or even a 360 but just for grins and giggles, let's put the 3.0L in. Thoughts?
 
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:36 AM
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Was that engine ever used in a rear drive configuration? Might have a hard time finding a trans to bolt up to it.

Front wheel drive Dakota? That would be interesting.
 
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:40 AM
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I dont think you would get what you want out of it the Dakota is heavy.
 
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:02 PM
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Was that engine ever used in a rear drive configuration? Might have a hard time finding a trans to bolt up to it.

Front wheel drive Dakota? That would be interesting.
There are quite a few rear engine transverse vehicles that are not sports cars. And GMC made a front wheel drive motorhome for awhile.
 
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