I think it would be nice, I have a buddy with a bored out chevy 350 in his S10 pick up, the truck is awesome. Gives me goosebumps when I hear the engine rumbling. The 8.8 Isn't that hard to install, theres a good write up just above. You will need the TJ brackets and stuff, but it isn't that bad to install. Can't help you out with wiring the engine because i have no experience, but I would love to have a 350 if I had a 4 cylinder. Pretty content with the 4.0 L but the 350 would be great. Good luck with it!