Originally Posted by Dillon_fitz16
I was doing some research and was wandering money wise would It be be easier to go with the coyote or the old push rod? The push rod would be cheaper and easier to find but would it be better to spend the extra money for the new coyote? I just really want some outside opinions before setting my mind to anything specific
The old pushrod would be far cheaper and easier. But will make nowhere near as much power as the coyote. I've been putting together a list of items i will need for a coyote swap since i plan to do one for my 2001 eventually. There are a lot more parts out there nowadays making it a lot easier.
A coyote swap you can count on being 12k. But that doesn't factor in that your rear end won't handle the power, and your transmission won't bolt up without a new bellhousing (and most likely not hold the power either). And without the proper suspension upgrades you will have a car with a lot of power but be completely unstable......
Just things to consider. Get the suspension and other stability issues out of the way, and then the swap will be a lot easier when it actually happens.
Personally i'm nearly done with all suspension upgrades that'll be needed, my drivetrain is good, i want to get the fuel system out of the way first also. Then it'll be easier when it actually happens.