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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 05-01-2014, 01:18 AM
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How hard would the swap be to put a challenger 5.7 into my ram 1500? Just wondering because there is a pretty good deal here in town for a low mileage hemi with PCM, and tranny if I want it, for a little more $$$
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What year challenger??
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Depends on the year. It might have an eagle engine, which won't be a drop in.
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Yup, eagle engine. See if you can get the heads off of it. LX/LC trans (NAG1) doesn't work in the trucks (unless you're willing to do ALOT of custom work, plus stand alone controller).
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What about a 6.1? And, what years should I be looking for? Thanks
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Any year 6.1L will work, they were never a VVT engine like the 5.7L or 6.4L.
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Is the 6.1 a direct bolt in? Or will I have to modify mounts?
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direct bolt in, the front timing cover is different than the 5.7L and if you use the 6.1L heads they have a different intake and exhaust port design. You could use the 6.1L timing cover but you'd have to reroute alot of wires/hoses or use the 6.1L intake manifold and use one of the accessory relocation brackets to make it work. I'd look for GCSRT8 headers, they'll fit nicely if you don't want to pick up LT headers.
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Thanks CdNoil. That helps a lot!
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