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I have a 318cc 5.2L Mopar engine in my truck now. I have found an 360cc 5.9L motor and trans for sale for $200. I want to get the highest output for the best price possible. Should I purchase the 360 and upgrade it? Or keep the 318 and put my money into it?
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That all depends. What year vehicle did the engine come out of? With your generation 5.2 having only 140hp, obviously 235 from a newer magnum 5.9 is a substantial increase. So long as you're mechanically inclined to do the swap yourself, it wouldn't be a horrible idea I suppose if you're looking for a decent increase. Still, the 5.9 isn't all bunnies and rainbows.
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