You're too cool for words.
he should not revert to name calling
1) I used to own a Jeep. I bought a '99 WJ and drove it around for two years. It was nice, but not nearly reliable enough for a daily driver, and I quit my job to go back to school so I didn't want to worry about making the payments on it. So I sold it and bought my Subaru.
2) My point by bringing up the motors in Subarus is that bigger isn't always better. There are smaller, more powerful engines available. So what? So the 350 has plenty of potential. The 454 has more, but do you really need that kind of potential? Do you really need 400+ ft-lbs of torque for crawling? Not really. Often times too much power is a cause for problems. If you drop in a motor with a lot of power you then have to consider the rest of your drivetrain. (I realize he's got plenty-strong enough axles, but that's not always the case) Will the axles, u-joints, transmission, and transfer case hold up to the power? With big power you break things more often. A buddy of mine snapped a u-joint because he forgot to release his e-brake while going up a steep hill. That's something he probably wouldn't have done with his stock 400, but when he did it he had a bored/built 460.
3) In case you are uninformed, the running gear in a 3/4 ton Ram is pretty much the same as a Grand Wagoneer/J-series. So if you need me to lie about what it is, I can say "I need to pass emissions in me J20, please help". I shouldn't have any trouble getting help.
4) Why don't I go to the Ram board? Because the Ram boards are all pretty much overrun by people with '94+ (pretty-boy) trucks who are generally more concerned with how much chrome, how high a lift, and how big a tire they can put on their rigs that will never see dirt. I'd rather get advice from my peers who tend to think more like I do.
5) Why don't I sell the Ram and get a Jeep? I'd love to, but I really would like to keep a truck around. If I get a Jeep, it will be a Wrangler of some sort. My only viable reason for having a second vehicle is that I ocassionally need to cart bulky stuff around, or stuff I don't want to put in the Subaru, like garbage going to the dump, or sheets of lumber. Tell me how I can put a 4x8' sheet of plywood in a Wrangler and I'll get rid of the pickup. There's a '94 YJ w/300k miles on it for sale for $5500, dual tops, a/c, etc. It was towed behind a motorhome resulting in the rediculously high mileage.
So, trousertrout, if I'm being immature for giving my honest opinion, so be it. Maybe you need to look in the mirror and look up the definition of hypocrite.