Re: Need help/input
Sleeper? Whew, this is going to be an expensive project now matter what you choose to do.....
Building a Six:
Forged Internals (4.2 is a good place to start)
Upgraded BRAKES / Suspension (Need to do this with a V8 swap anyway)
8.8" rear with 4.11's (Need to get an 8.8" for V8 anyway... get gears too)
O/R Exhaust with longtubes (Gonna need new exhaust for a V8 swap)
TUNER! (You'll want one for a V8 swap too right)
Windstar Upper (match ported to lower)
Ported Lower Intake
NITROUS! (sleepers don't want the whine of a supercharger or turbo, RIGHT?)
Swapping in a V8 is labor intensive and expensive considering all of the under-hood parts, computer harness crap, and assorted other suspension, exhaust, brake upgrades. You are going to duplicate many of the expenses regardless of which engine you use.
With a V8 you are NOT going to go to all of this work and expense to just toss in a junk yard engine, so building/buying a "worthy" V8 is gonna really add $$$$$$
Just my 2 cents... The built V6 is the route I would take.......
01 V6 5 spd
Windstar upper, shorty headers, high-flow catted X, American Thunder catback, SCT Tuner, ASP 25% UDP, FRPP T-Lok