Strokers dont last as long? Do it properly and youd have no problems, Ive got 100k on my stroker I built and no problems at all. Drive it everyday to work.
If spending money on an engine a stroker is the only way Id go now. $1500 would build you a pretty nice budget build..
1996 Cherokee Sport -4.6L Stroker, TB Spacer, Cold Air Intake, APN Header - D30 front / 8.25 Rear -RC 3" Lift -Dakota Leaf Pack -Rough Country Discos / -31" General Grabber A/T2s on 15x8 Cragar Soft 8s -Diamond plate rear quarter panels -Front bumper with hoop - IRO Double shear Track Bar and HD tie rod -Homemade light bar