Originally Posted by Lil'John
By no LSx swap, I mean literally no interest in small block LSx swap. Small blocks are not high on the list... not saying they are completely off the table but as noted, there is something about a big block
Are you talking about a small block chevy 400? Or is there another 400 I'm missing?
I wouldn't waste a dime on an SBC, I bet he means 400 SBC. Shit spends all that money on heads and other bullshit and still need injection to make same power as an LSx or 6.4L hemi.
If you go 8.1L and ZF6 wheelbase maybe an issue to get a transfer case in it. So you could go NV4500 or 4L80.
There are small diesel options that will not rattle your brain. The 3.0L powerstroke, 3.0L Ecodiesel and New GM 3.0L I6 d-max. These would be spendy but the 3.0L PS and ecodiesel may come down price wise in couple years. 280hp and 500ft/lbs plus get at least 15-18mpg I bet towing.