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About the Milodon Pan working in a 4X4....I tried to install mine today, NOGO it rests on the differential bracing in the front of the sump.

Headers make improvements all across the RPM band, not just above 5500.

Does Hipoteck make 4X4 motor mounts?

I built my own, but to just order would be great!!

You will probably not see any difference in the Converter, the outsides looked the same to me. The difference will be internal.
Wait... The milodon pan doesn't work on the 4x4? They specifically told me that they did... 🤦🏼‍♂️
Good to k ow about the headers. Been thinking about getting the stock manifolds ceramic coated for $350. But might just look at aftermarket. But I'm not sure what would be best suited for this application that will also last.
And ya, as soon as I get to the point of making motor mounts, I plan on making extra sets for the 4x4.
 

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Also, can the differential bracing be cut out or notched to accommodate the pan? I think I saw something about that in one of these threads.
 

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Wait... The milodon pan doesn't work on the 4x4? They specifically told me that they did... 🤦🏼‍♂️
Good to k ow about the headers. Been thinking about getting the stock manifolds ceramic coated for $350. But might just look at aftermarket. But I'm not sure what would be best suited for this application that will also last.
And ya, as soon as I get to the point of making motor mounts, I plan on making extra sets for the 4x4.
I’m going to call Milodon today and get their take on it. There is a notch on the passenger side of the pan, if it was on the driver side it might fit, I see no need for it on the side it is on.
I might be able to cut the bracing ribs off the diff, but don’t really want to.
 

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Spoke with Milodon, they said it should fit, but are researching it on their side.
Keep us posted - good information for future MOPAR peeps. I'm updating the Thread Information about the Milodon pan on 4x4's until we have a solid answer.
 

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Spoke with Milodon, they said it should fit, but are researching it on their side.
I spoke with milodon today too. He suggested making sure the engine is mounted in the right position to clear the oil pan before welding up the motor mounts. So that's what I'm going to do and see if it works. But I wont be able to get to that point for a few weeks. So if you find something out before that, let us know.
 

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I got under the truck and looked at things, I removed the trans mount and blocked it to the correct height, then slid the engine and transmission back 3/4 of an inch. It fit, but the heads are super close to the firewall! I don’t think there will be enough room on the trans crossmember to drill the 4 holes for the mount.
 

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At this point I’m going to make my own pan and engine mounts. This will also allow me to use the brace from the engine to the trans, and the mount from that one to the front diff. These did not fit with the Milodon pan. I was going to just forget them, but a friend who is an engineer recommended that keep them.
 

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That's very disappointing to hear. Almost makes me want to just sell everything off and put in a remanned 4.7. 😞
If you do your own pan, let me know if there are some dimensions I can follow, or if you want to make 2 of them.
 

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I will certainly record the dimensions. I am starting with a truck pan, so it has the rear sump already. Probably have to have it deeper and modify the pickup tube also. I am going to bolt it down to a spare block to try to keep warpage to a minimum
 
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