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fred56 12-08-2012 08:59 PM

V-8 conversion
I have a 97 Dodge Dakota w/4 cylinder & 5 speed. What kind of problems will I encounter in changing over to small block MOPAR(318/360) and automatic overdrive? Will the rear end currently in it handle the torque of a mild small block?


gearheadslife 12-08-2012 11:22 PM

look at the r/t factory truck..

jimmy_stikx 12-09-2012 09:45 PM

You might need to beef up the front suspension.

OneMoreTime 12-09-2012 09:56 PM

It is all factory parts so there are no known issues..the rear end should be fine they are all the same chrysler 8 1/4 inch for all of those trucks..


fred56 12-11-2012 08:23 PM

V-8 Conversion
Thanks for the info.


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