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Can you swap a 98 Dodge Ram 5.9 360 magnum into a 97 Dodge Ram 3.9 v6 magnum

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Old 02-13-2019, 03:14 PM
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Needing help and seeing if itís do able or not I have a 98 Dodge Ram with the 360 magnum *frame is rusted and cracked* and wanting to swap it into my 97 Dodge Ram with the 3.9 v6 magnum that has a rod knock also is 2wd and 5 speed manual nv3500 what all would I need to do the swap?
 
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Originally Posted by Caleb Englert View Post
Needing help and seeing if itís do able or not I have a 98 Dodge Ram with the 360 magnum *frame is rusted and cracked* and wanting to swap it into my 97 Dodge Ram with the 3.9 v6 magnum that has a rod knock also is 2wd and 5 speed manual nv3500 what all would I need to do the swap?
97 Ram 360 PCM (manual or automatic transmission depending on which one you go with), either a 46RE (Auto) or NV4500 (Manual), and a 97 360 Intake and Wire Harness.
 
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97 Ram 360 PCM (manual or automatic transmission depending on which one you go with), either a 46RE (Auto) or NV4500 (Manual), and a 97 360 Intake and Wire Harness.
well can I just swap interior and everything from the 98 to my 97 and keep the nv3500 behind it Iíve read on here you can use the nv3500behind the 360
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:36 PM
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You can, but, don't expect the NV3500 to last long behind the 360. There is a reason they never came that way from the factory.

Instead of trying to use the 98 electronics, getting the wiring/pcm from a 96 or 97 truck would be much easier. Also, the 98 intake manifold isn't going to have a provision for the second coolant temp sensor.... you will have to either get a different intake, or, drill/tap for the second sensor.
 
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You have to get a flywheel and clutch for a 5.9 2500 with the nv4500 transmission, because the 5.9 has an externally balanced flywheel.
 

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