Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my 318. It's the best V-8 I've owned in terms of sheer durability. I hate my trans, I've done some work to it make it work the way I want. Either way, a 5-speed swap is in the future, either with the 5.2 or a 5.3. My aspect on it is I can buy a 5.3, mod it and make the power I want for the same price as making my 5.2 put out the same reliable power. I know a cam for an LS-series is $150-300 , a used LS6 intake is about $100 and the heads flow as much as a big block. So I guess my new question is, how much (in a ballpark guess) money would it take to pull 300 horse out of my 318 and what mods are needed.
1998 5.9 Limited, CAI and Exhaust-My toy
2002 WJ Limited 4.7 HO, QuadraDrive-also mine :D