Re: Ready to swap 6cyl to V8...need help..
It really is a matter of opinion, so here is mine: I agree with Tory that if you keep the original drivetrain, you can always "go back" to original. Even if you never do, the knowledge that you can makes it easier on the mind when doing the upgrades. If cost is an issue, you might want to look into a crate engine. You can select the performance / cost level you want, and you are basically getting a brand-new engine. There are many options to choose from.
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