I cannot speak for Dodge, but I drove the 4.8l in the Chevy just the other day... I was impressed. Certainly a huge difference over the 4.3l.... LOL... But I would recomend the 5.3l in the Chevy. Stronger power, still has a manual shift trans, and with the AFM gets much much better gas mileage over the 4.8l. Something to think about.