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Old July 29th, 2010, 02:51 AM   #1
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Default V8 5.9L to V10 8.0L Swap???

So i have the opportunity to get my hands on a NICE 99' V10 for a dirt cheap price.

I can't seem to find any information anywhere to answer this.

Anyone know if its possible to fit a 99 8.0L v10 into a 99 ram 1500 4x4 SLT?

I have a distinctive feeling that this i'snt exactly going to be a walk in the park... BUT if anyone could answer this for me or direct me to somewhere i could figure this out at, i would greatly appreciate it!!

I dont have all that much time to figure out if im going attempt this or not before my bro sells this thing, but i dont want to make a hasty decision im going to regret later =P
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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:39 AM   #2
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It's been done in a dakota with major mods, usually they choose a 3/4 - 1 ton chassis for this swap. I would say it's kinda like a big block swap. Standard crap applies.......make the exhaust fit, complete computer swap from the original truck, the engine harness, trans harness, gotta see if the fuel pump pressure can hold up? Maybe even a fuel tank swap, I don't know about the front suspension on a 1500........the weight shouldn't be too drastic from a v8 to a v10?, I bet that trans for the v10 is totally differ from the v8 one and has a HUGE cooler, fab some engine mounts or just buy them. I've seen guys swap in a turbo cummins deisel into a gas 4x4 truck was pretty bad ass. Would be a cool unique project. Good luck

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Old July 29th, 2010, 06:02 AM   #3
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i think a body swap would be easier. unless the v-10 is in a 2wd truck and thats not what you want. the v-10 is not light. 3/4 ton v-10 and 3/4 ton ctd use same axles and springs.
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i think a body swap would be easier. unless the v-10 is in a 2wd truck and thats not what you want. the v-10 is not light. 3/4 ton v-10 and 3/4 ton ctd use same axles and springs.
Thanks for the input guys, i been looking into it, and honestly doesnt seem worth the effort. i think im just gunna beef up the 5.9.
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If your not going to swap the v10 in I would be interested in getting my hands on it for a swap.
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