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Old 05-05-2004, 04:26 PM
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Is it possible to put 4.7L engine into 4cyl 97 dakota? If so, do I have to change the rear axle? Can I put any transmission on it or is there specific kind only because the truck was originally 5spd.</P>

Old 05-12-2004, 02:34 PM
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Default Changes on Dakota

they should fit...they frames are the same.</P>


you may need new mounting brakets...a new wire harness, new PCM</P>

as for the tranny, It doesnt matter between auto or manual...just bolt patterns realy. I wouldnt think the two have the same patterns...but if you find a junked 4.7 just grab the tranny too.</P>


they axel you have now will be fine</P>
Old 06-05-2005, 01:23 AM
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man your looking at some serious work and cash involved, why are you looking at this swap. just want an 8 or looking for power.

if it was power you were looking for why not dump the money into a turbo setup
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