Originally Posted by loganw
Ideally, i would get a nv4500, but if I can't find one, I would settle for a 46rh. Would finding a donor be the best option, or would getting the engine, trans, ecu, and harness from a salvage yard be my best bet?
I would search for both options. Since you have 5-6 months, you can keep an eye out for a donor opportunity.
Two of my friends who have done motor swaps say they engine and tranny is the cheap part...it's all the little things that nickle and dime ya that add up very quickly. So having the whole donor vehicle can "help" keep cost downs...plus then you will also have all the emissions stuff.
But you still have drivelines, gearing, and exhaust system to consider as well.