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Bigsexy
12-22-2010, 04:03 PM
i have a 88 D100 (2whl drive) and its got the V6 motor and auto 3spd tranny.. Im defenatly NOT a dodge guy and would like to get some ideas of what the best engine/tranny swap would be for this truck? Im not lookin for a bigblock, But i do need more power then wat i got now.. just going over mission brdge it looses speed and i must have it floord to keep 90/100km/h. Any suggestions on a good swap ???

crazylike
12-22-2010, 05:21 PM
get a 318 if you want fuel mileage and reliability. just make sure you change the oil pump before you install it to your truck as they seem to be the weakest part of the motor.

if you don"t care about fuel economy to much get a 360.

either way you go your gonna need to get the computer from the truck you get the motor from, and your gonna need to change tranny's also which will probably lead to the need for a shorter driveshaft.

rmiller026
12-22-2010, 05:44 PM
dont bother dood sell it buy something with the v8 its not worth the money or the head ach to get into that on a truck like that by the time all is said and dont u can probly buy another half ton thats 4 x with a 318 cheeper
my 2c yo

crazylike
12-22-2010, 06:15 PM
dont bother dood sell it buy something with the v8 its not worth the money or the head ach to get into that on a truck like that by the time all is said and dont u can probly buy another half ton thats 4 x with a 318 cheeper
my 2c yo

you have a point there..

Bigsexy
12-22-2010, 06:21 PM
im not guna sell it an bya 4x.. i already hava 4x.. this ones gettin lowered later. it was my step grandpa's truck and he had bought it new in 88. things only got 101K km on it and has been driven by a 65 yr old man its entire life. Its practically mint int & ext.

Just lookin into future engine transplants tho as this V6 is absolute garbage [cheers]

rmiller026
12-22-2010, 06:47 PM
ahhh its got sentimental value ecttt then id find the exact same truck with the v8 and swapp everything over having a parts truck is the way to do it so ur not spending hours tracking down one little part that u would just have sitting there on ur parts truck

Bigsexy
12-22-2010, 09:13 PM
im kinda thinkin bout a newer dakota motor.. or a R/t swap.

rmiller026
12-22-2010, 09:56 PM
If ur turnin it into a lowrider u should dump a 440 with a 6 pack

crazylike
12-22-2010, 11:01 PM
if you gonna do all the work to update to a rt you might as well go big block the gas mileage be about the same.

Bigsexy
12-23-2010, 12:06 AM
if you gonna do all the work to update to a rt you might as well go big block the gas mileage be about the same.

just an idea at the moment.. but its good to no that they suck lol..

FU Toolbag
12-24-2010, 05:48 PM
im not guna sell it an bya 4x.. i already hava 4x.. this ones gettin lowered later. it was my step grandpa's truck and he had bought it new in 88. things only got 101K km on it and has been driven by a 65 yr old man its entire life. Its practically mint int & ext.

Just lookin into future engine transplants tho as this V6 is absolute garbage [cheers]

no sentimental ttachment to the motor then?

But really, If you have to ask, it's probably outa your skillset.