Hey guys.....stoopid page posted on me for some reason........looking to get a new crate engine for my truck and do a complete rebuild! Saved a bunch of $$$ and would like to drop a 10k$ motor in it. Where do I start looking? Do I go to a dodge dealership and ask them? Or they gonna rip me off? I just want the same engine I have now but with 0 km on it. Or should I just get a rebuild on the one I have? Any ideas? Thanks guys
Thanks boss. I’m leaning that way as there’s nothing wrong with it.....I just want fu cking dodge to come out with a new dak!!! I love my BIG BLACK BERTHA! I just want to keep her running smooth for years to come. She only has 92000 on her engine now but 290000 on her fat azz!! LOL. Saw a helicat swap on YouTube and thought that may be the way to go.....although I couldn’t do it in a million years but I have the cash to get someone else to do it! Maybe this time I’ll throw a turbo or supercharger in her....depends what the wife gets done to her track stang this year! Thanks again for the advice! Anyone else wanna chime in? Love the thoughts and advice!
Yeah I looked but I live in Canada now and they rape you on the duty and exchange rates. Hate living here as u can’t get any decent parts for a decent price! I think the rebuild would be the best option as it will only cost around 3000$ and I can get the upgrades as I go. I’m planning on doing it in the winter as I’ll be working and won’t need it until I get home. Wife can use her winter suv this year! LOL
...food for thought - if you're going to have the bottom end completely reconditioned, you could opt for a stroker kit too, and instead of spending $ on having the crank turned, rods recon'd, new pistons, etc you could spend similar (maybe less) $ on a stroker bottom end kit - if your engine is a 360 you'd end up with around a 408. I'm not as savvy on which kits so I can't make a recommendation, and I will say they all seem to lend to more of a 'horsepower' application and less of a 'big block torque' application, but they do make for some serious increases in cubic inches, and toss on a set of basic new aluminum heads and headers and you'd have a fairly solid small block.
...or you could drop a 440 under the hood; it fits...but it's a hellaridiculous amount of work... 🤣...