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6bt swap in 97 Dakota...?s
I have always wanted to swap in a 12v p pump 94-98.5 in my 97 Dakota with NV4500 5spd. What the plans are for now... I have all the legal issues worked out with DMV, still have to get it inspected once installed tho. Have been researching this for a couple of years slowly.lol... Im am open to all recommendations, scrutiny ect. I want to build it right the 1st time. I know allot of people put the 4bt in the Dakotas but if Im doing this much work Im going big lol. Ive only seen 1 Dakota with a 6bt so far, so anymore info would be greatly appreciated.
Parts: Im still searching for an 12v, tranny&tcase. I have D60s front & rear from 85 f350 already, planning on leafs.
My 1st ?: in a tight fit for the engine would I benefit from a bent down manifold instead of the straight (normal) one? Gunna want to run twins one small one larger in future.
Thanks for the help!
2007 3500 5.9, SRW, Quad, SB, G56, 4x4, 6" lift
97 Dakota 5.2 5spd 4x4, 2"lift, auto meter, ham radio, cb Cummins swap soon......
Last edited by The#1Dakota; 06-02-2011 at 09:59 AM.