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I am looking into purchasing a wrecked ram 3500 which has the 6.4l hemi in it. Before i do, i had a couple of questions

My first question, is will this engine work for an engine swap? I have seen the 6.4l pulled out of the cars, and am assuming it is the same engine.

Second question, is will the transmission it has work or does it have to be the 545rfe for the swap.

Third question is, will the axles work for a one ton swap. I dont think there are any kits for these, so that would have to be made, but other than that would they work.

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That sounds like an awfully expensive wreck since the 6.4 was only available in 2014+ models (correct me if I am wrong)

There isnt a kit out there that uses the 66/68 rfe but the engine should work. You might have to change a few accessories though. Best to ask the company whose kit you decide to go with.

As for axles, no one makes a swap kit for those but since Dodge sensors work with ford unit bearings, I bet it wouldnt be awfully hard to get things to play together.


With all that said, if I was spending money on a wrecked 2014+ that had coil sprung suspension and all these goodies, I would say F trying to put everything in the JK and instead try to put the JK on top of the Ram ala the UA JK several years back. That would be BADASS!


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Thanks for the info. I was actually thinking that putting a jku body on the 3500 would be cool also. The reason i ask is i saw a 3500 with a hemi, single cab dually go for 6.5k at an auction not too long ago.
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With all that said, if I was spending money on a wrecked 2014+ that had coil sprung suspension and all these goodies, I would say F trying to put everything in the JK and instead try to put the JK on top of the Ram ala the UA JK several years back. That would be BADASS!
Beat me to it. I think you would be way ahead just trying to swap the JK body on.
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Assuming the frame wasnt tweaked... There's a reason that a 2014 heavy duty truck wasn't worth fixing.

You could probably sell the axles to someone and fund a set of super duty axles fairly easy. Then you'd be all set. PLUS that 6.4 would be incredible. Contact Todd at JSS to see about using that trans.

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The reason i ask is i saw a 3500 with a hemi, single cab dually go for 6.5k at an auction not too long ago.


If you see a 2014+ Powerwagon go for anywhere near 6.5K with all the damage centralized to the cab only i.e. powertrain and frame are solid, let me know. I will buy it.


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id imagine it would be heavy roof/cab damage, a '14 with frame damage would get a new frame, unless it was a combo of both. and i agree, the jk body on the 3500 would be cool

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