Hooker Blackheart Transmission Crossmember

Gen III Hemi Swap Transmission Crossmember for 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota 2WD

Part # BHS542
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Get that Gen III Hemi swap started the right way, by using a fully engineered engine mounting system that provides maximum component clearances, and ideal drivetrain geometry. The transmission crossmember is a modular design that allows the use of several different transmissions & uses a unique mounting bracket for each type of transmission. This design allows future transmission changes by swapping out on the transmission mounting bracket, instead of replacing the whole crossmember. This crossmember works with engine mounting brackets BHS541 (available separately) for optimal engine placement to allow Short Runner Valve Clearance (eliminates modifications to the firewall & brake booster).


  • Put a Gen III Hemi Engine in Your 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota 2-Wheel Truck
  • Use w/ Gen III Hemi Engines 2003 & Up 5.7L, 6.1L, 6.2L, or 6.4L & Appropriate Adapter Bracket for 8HP70, 8HP90, 9HP75, NAG1, TR6060, TKX (Ford), 545RFE/46, or A727 Transmission (Available Separately)
  • Black Coating for Durability & Corrosion Resistance
  • Optimal Engine Location Eliminates the Need for Modifications to the Firewall & Brake Booster – Provides Enough Firewall Clearance for: Short Runner Valve (SRV), Factory 1999-2004 9.75” Brake Booster and Mounting Bracket, and Hellcat Supercharger w/ HEMI0
  • Eliminate the Installation Guesswork & Compatibility uncertainty that Comes w/ Using Universal Swap Components
  • Fully Engineered Swap System that Provides Optimized Component Clearances & Drivetrain / U-Joint Operation Angles When Used w/ BHS541 Engine Mounts
  • Welded Steel Construction – Light Weight Rigid Design with a Clean Appearance
  • Provides Clearance for Up to 3” Exhaust System
  • Includes Crossmember, Frame Mounting Brackets & Fasteners

About Hooker BlackHeart

The BlackHeart team utilizes the latest technology and materials to design exhaust systems, engine swap kits, and mufflers for both import and domestic cars and trucks. Hooker BlackHeart is platform-engineered to provide superb performance, aesthetics, and fitment.

Application1997-2004 Dodge Dakotoa
Brand Hooker BlackHeart
Emission Code6
FinishBlack Paint
Motor TypeChrysler Gen III Hemi
Product TypeTransmission Crossmember
545 RFE
TKX Ford
Type of ComponentTransmission Crossmember
Part NumberBHS542

Vehicle emissions regulations are not applicable to this item.
Installation of this crossmember requires the use of an adapter bracket that matches your transmission of choice below (available separately). BHS526 - 8HP70 (Car Transmission) BHS585 - 8HP70, 8HP90, 9HP75 BHS527 - NAG1 BHS528 - TR6060 (Mopar) BHS529 - 546RFE/46RH/46RE BHS530 - A727 BHS563 - Tremec TKX (Ford) with Bell-Housing RM-8076 Transmission Isolator Mount - Hooker 71223029HKR (black) 71223030HKR (red) or equivalent required Hellcat engines require coolant manifold HEMI0005ERL (shorter length than stock intercooler coolant manifold). 1997-1998 Vehicles Require Factory 1999-2004 Dakota 9.75"" Brake Booster and Mounting Bracket

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