Originally Posted by corbett_auto
It does sound like you have it all planed out. But it just seems like a waste of effort to add power adders to an old/tired engine. Kind of like force feeding Viagra to an 80 year old man.
I'm interested in what others think..... but I'd recommend you spend the $3000 on the engine swap. Something simple for now, and then as time and money allow slowly add on all the other goodies. It may save from unexpected break downs in the near future.
Just my two cents.
I'd agree. Spend the money on a new engine instead of power adders. It's worthless. 3.0s are decent, 4.0 is better. V8 is better. Since I could tell you think Ford is top dog, here's a good one:
Ofcourse, you can also get a used engine with low miles from a totaled truck/car, but you never know how the engine was treated and such. But an Engine swap should DEFINETLY be first on the list of mods.