I have access to a 2000 model Durango with a magnum 360 and all the running gear. Is it possible to swap the 360 into my 1988 Ramcharger with a 318 TBI? Open to all suggestions, tips, info. Thanks in advance!
yes, the engine fits quite well; Trans not so well b/c its electronically controlled and for it to work you need to keep the durango wiring and pcm. Not a easy task b/c lots of sensors that need to be exact. Transfer case is a no go b/c its a drivers side drop- keep the 241 in your 88.
I hope you were not thinking about using the axles from the durango also.
88 has the bonus that the 5.9 that year came with a carb and can run a carb legally in most states if electrical engineering is not your thing.
motor bolts right up to any of the mentioned transmissions . some changes in balance of converter / flex plate . use the parts from/with the motor . use u shape motor mount brackets from a 360 truck if the rango has the newer style brackets on the motor , 318/360 1 side is 1/2 inch longer on 360 ... swap dizzy from 318 into 360 , look where rotor is pointing before ya pull it , put 318 back in 360 pointing the same direction ( its a screwdriver blade thing can only GO right or real wrong 180 off ) . # 1 wire is 2 towers away from clip .
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