Re: Upgrading on a budget
To be honest...I'd save up and put the money into the engine you plan on swapping. No point in putting that much into an engine you won't use.
I'd probably spend the money strengthening the drivetrain such as an 8.8 with the gears you want, possibly 31 spline if you are planning on big power down the road, invest in a good built transmission, upgrade your suspension to handle more power, etc.
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