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  1. Dodge Dakota General Discussion
    I have a 2000 v6 sport Dakota, I’ve been wondering what the size of the biggest motor I can throw in? Could I swap it for a v8? Or a small block?
  2. Dodge Dakota Knowledge Base
    Hello Folks: I have an 04 Dakota 4x4 3.7L with an engine of 80K mi, but the body is dead due to rust that taking over the vehicle. I want to keep the engine, but want to know what other Dakota's it's compatible with. What trucks may I use?
  3. 4.7L V8 Specific Topics
    Hey guys, I'm considering doing an engine swap in my 02 Dakota 4.7 with the 5 speed. My plan is to pull an engine from a scrap yard and install it. More than likely the trucks I'm going to find will be automatics. My question is as long as I swap over the clutch (maybe replace while I'm in...
  4. Dodge Dakota General Discussion
    I have a 1993 dodge dakota 3.9 v6. I'm curious as to what engines will swap in. I know the 5.2 v8 will but if possible, can I go bigger? Without any crazy modifications any way.
  5. 3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    Hi I just got a 5.2 318 magnum to put in my dakota. I also got a 4 barrel intake for it and i want to put it on with a 4 barrel carb but I have a few questions. 1: i know the transmission will bolt up but will it work with the carb instead of fuel injection. and also is their any problems i...
  6. Internal Engine Mods
    Hey everyone. Well I have a 2006 Dak V6. 6 speed. And my tranny was about to go but my engine decided to go first. I was curious of what what engines and what years can I do a swap with. Ive tried searching multiple sites and asked different mechanics what would be the easiest swap or a...
  7. New Member Introductions
    what i need help with is finding a new engine for my 1987 dakota 4x4 only problem is i cant find a single place that has a motor for my truck i've called all the local salvage yards where i live (kenosha WI) but i got the same answer "no we don't have one" any one out there with an old engine...
  8. Internal Engine Mods
    Folks, I just bought a 3000lb camper trailer, and would like a little more power. From what I've read, the V6-V8 swap is pretty easy if you stay in the same model year and type. Man trans. I'm smart with wires, could handle the new harness. But as far as mechanics, I don't want to get more...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I bought my Dakota used in KS back in 09. I've made several trips back, three times towing a U-Haul. I just bought a camper and am exploring swapping the V6 for a 318 V8. I have the service manual and am pretty good with electrical circuits.
  10. 3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    I have a 91 3.9L v6 and everyone on here knows the 91 and down have barely any horsepower! So I was wondering if its possible and if so what would I have to do to make the swap to a 92 or 93 3.9L magnum?
  11. 3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    i have a 1999 v6 mag dodge dakota with a manual transmission and im looking to put a 87 318 in it out of a ram truck. wondering if anyone knew of what trans im rolling with so that i can find out if the 318 will fit up to it. also looking into prerunning the truck and yes with that big of an engine.
  12. Dodge Dakota General Discussion
    Hello everyone. I’m looking at getting a new 4.7 engine for my y2k Dakota as I blew the old one (my fault not the engine) I’m looking into either a crate engine or a rebuild one. I’d like to not do any fabrication! if anyone knows of a good website or shop they have used before any help would be...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am new to the forum and have some questions about swapping the I4 in my 91' Dakota with a 318 or a 360. I already have a 360 block so I am wondering how hard it is to swap a v8 into a stock I4/5 speed truck. If I pulled a v8 or even a v6 out of the same gen dakota as mine would it...
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