So I finally got myself a reliable daily and can concentrate fully on the Challenger without having to drive it everyday. I've been planning on doing a 5 speed and or engine swap for a while now and have been weighing out my options. Keep in mind I'm a student and am on a tight budget, lets say $1000 said and done. I'd like to keep the car pure Mitsubishi but I'm open to any ideas as long as it's relatively cheap and has good performance/durability per $. At first I was thinking starion swap but around here there hard to find. Almost nonexistant in junkyards and people who have engines want a premium for them.
5 speed D50 trans. with stock narrowblock G54
Pros- Cheap, no ecu/efi to wire, Already have engine
Cons- Little performance/aftermarket, no "cool factor"
5 speed D50 trans. with mild 4g63 narrow
Pros- Most performance, proven platform (cheap+plentiful parts), common swap (starion)
Cons- Expensive, lots of custom wiring.
Nissan Ka24de with 5 speed
Pros- Cheap (have a line on a good runner for $300), Decent performance, proven platform (cheap+plentiful parts)
Cons- More custom wiring, Would need custom driveshaft, Nissan engine in a Mitsubishi may lead to