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Josh
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7/07/2004
05:35:38

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I have a '95 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4x4 and I'm undertaking the extreme project of swapping in a Mopar Viper V-10 aluminum motor, a B&M Race Powerglide transmission with a B&M Pro Ratchet shifter, a full-time 4WD system, and 19" wheels. I am going to strip the interior and install a full roll cage, Sparco carbon fiber seats, 4-point harnesses, fiberglass dash and other racing ammenities. I am trying to find out if anyone has any experience in a engine swap like this. I am removing the A/C system so I dont think it will be too big of a task. Does anyone know the price of the Viper crate motor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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7/08/2004
10:09:10

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Go to www.mopartsracing.com for engine, and try www.engine-swaps.com for some swap info.



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7/08/2004
10:28:28

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last one i had seen was $12,999 for the motor including all it's accessories and puter.

6.6 Lt. Big Block, 727 TF shift kit, 452 heads, edelbrock 750 cfm, .513/.513 284/300 crower cam, comp cams springs, comp cams pushrods, 1.5 roller rockers, dp intake, mopar ignition, mopar windage tray, dual exhaust w/ 40 series flowmasters, 4.10 gears, coilover drag suspension, approx, 3500 lbs

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7/08/2004
10:30:34

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That's cheap compared to the V10 Volkswagen TDI motor at $25,000.



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7/08/2004
15:17:44

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By the time you spend all of that money, you could've saved a little extra bucks and bouoght a 92-97 Viper in the 30k range



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7/08/2004
15:51:09

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I'd rather have the diesel.



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7/08/2004
17:25:06

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why diesel? so you can pull too?
hmmmmm...


I think it would be sick! to have that set up in a dak, I saw a pt cruiser with vip 500 hp engine in it, that was badass! GO FOR THE GOLD!

However I am curious to see how you are goin to do the all wheel drive set up....
sounds like alot of work, and money, good luck!



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7/09/2004
19:34:13

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Diesel fuel is cheap, modifications are pretty easy, the engines are robust and make a ton of torque down low. Throw some bigger injectors at the VW motor and gain probably 50-75hp then get a fueling box and thats another 50-100hp.



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7/12/2004
10:17:33

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Wait till something on a diesel breaks, you will paying out the ace for new parts. Not to mention 5 gallons every oil change.



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7/12/2004
12:48:41

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And replacing parts on an aluminum viper engine is any cheaper?



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