Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
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Thanks for those pics, Rocky! It appears to me that the Ram stick follows the same general lines as the Dakota/jeep modified shifter, so maybe I'll give the coreshifters one a try. They have some info on their site but it all involves taking measurements once the engine/tranny/transcase are all in place....then you order and wait another three weeks for the shifter....not the way I like to do it, but I'll see how receptive they are to some question/answer via email.
I dug a bit and came up with two AMS spec sheets, one for the 2500/hemi flywheel and one for the g238 Dakotas (both the 4.7 v8 and the 3.7 v6 use the same one, so that's good for used parts pickers like me). The only critical difference that I can see is the "crank bolt circle diameter" (3.151" for the hemi as opposed to 2.73" for the dakotas and "ring gear OD diameter" (14.59" for the hemi and 15.1" for the Dakotas). I don't have enough experience with custom fitting clutches (shade tree mechanic and i have never brought a vehicle to a shop but this will be my first engine/tranny swap) to know if these differences are a no-go! Like is there enough starter slop in the bolts to take up the .250" for the ring gear? Are those bolt holes circles close enough that it'll bolt? How comfortable am I with that much fudging? I just don't know!
Just checked the Ram 1500 with the g238 and its the exact same part number/flywheel as the dakotas.
Last edited by Dekooy; 03-26-2019 at 06:44 AM.