It is on 33s with stock gearing and I realize this is a huge factor, but I am basing this on the performance with stock tyres. I do plan to regear though especially since I will be going to 35s. Just haven't had the chance yet as I need a roadworthy certificate before I strip it down.
I am planning on keeping it as light as possible when I rebuild. Where can I save weight? I know aluminum bumpers and skid plates and alike will save some weight but is there much else I can do?
What do you mean by engine? Stroke, turbo, supercharge etc? Or do you mean an engine conversion.
Also I am not worried about the work involved, the time needed planning and researching. I have a fair bit of time and I'm young and healthy so can do it. And we also have a hoist, engine crane and everything we need to do it properly. Any specialized tools that we don't have I will get. My only constraints are the cost and the effectiveness of the results. I'm happy to put a decent amount of money into the engine but only if the results are worth the costs. I realize this is subjective but I'm sure you all know what I mean. And I will be doing all the work myself (for cost savings and quality) so the costs shouldn't be too bad compared to a professionally done conversion.
Thanks for everyones help.