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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?

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look at the r/t factory truck..
318/auto
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You might need to beef up the front suspension.
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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..

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Thanks for the info.

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