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93redDak
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8/16/2004
11:42:36

Subject: Engine change info?
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I am swapping out my 3.9 in my 93 dakota for a 5.2 or 5.9. From what i'v heard the engine mounts will line up if the new engine is a magnum? I'm planning on getting the V8 from a same year ram so that everything should be similar. Some people have told me that my ax-15 5 speed tranny won't hold up and some told me it would. does anyone know for sure? If if doesn't does anyone know if i can fit a 5 speed out of a full size into my dakota without mods? Thanks

Eric



Kory
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8/17/2004
00:34:00

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Eric,

Dodge made the 5.2L, 5-spd Dakotas with the NV3500 tranny. That is also the same 5-spd tranny they put in the Ram 1500's. The AX-15 was used with V6 and 4cyl Daks. If you're going to go through the trouble of doing an engine swap, I would try to find an NV3500.

Somebody else might be a little more wise on this, but I don't think Dodge offerred the 5.9L with a 5-spd from the factory, but I could be wrong. The NV3500 is rated to 300 ft-lbs of torque at gross vehicle weight. I've got the same tranny in my '98 5.2L and have had few complaints.
Good luck!

~Kory



93redDak
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8/17/2004
11:42:26

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thanks for the info
i'll have to call some local junkyards and see what they got and take some measurments.
Eric



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8/17/2004
11:53:59

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i believe all '00 up v6 daks got the nv3500. that's what's in mine -'00 QC 3.9



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