Hooker Blackheart BHS542 Transmission Crossmember

Compatible with 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota 2WD with 2003-up 5.7,6.1,6.2,6.4L Gen III Hemi Swap


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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, ideal drivetrain geometry, and clearance for Hooker Blackheart swap headers & 3.00" exhaust system.

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) to locate the engine slightly forward & eliminates modifications to the firewall & brake booster. Hooker Blackheart swap headers & exhaust systems (available separately) are designed as part of the swap system & provide clearance with all the transmission options.


  • 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, NAG1, TR6060, 545RFE/46, or A727 Transmission (Available Separately)
  • Black Coating for Durability & Corrosion Resistance
  • 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/ HEMI0005ERL I
  • 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, BH2374 or BH2375 Headers Developed Specifically for this Vehicle
  • 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

Product Attributes

BrandHooker Blackheart
Emission Code5
Manufacturer Part NumberBHS542
Product TypeTransmission Crossmembers
Part NumberBHS542



This part is legal for sale or use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles, Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles, and Racing Use Only Vehicles because it does not affect vehicle emissions and is not covered by emissions regulations.

Tech Resources

Installation of this crossmember requires the use of an adapter bracket that matches your transmission of choice below (available separately).
BHS526- 8HP70
BHS527- NAG1
BHS528- TR6060 (Mopar)
BHS529- 546RFE/46RH/46RE
BHS530- A727M

Rubber mounts- 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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