- Feb 23, 2021
- Reaction score
- West Virginia
On these 4 wheel trails. I don,t understand why someone would want a 500 hp motor. That,s more for going fast ,plus gas to run it is expensive. The fancy gadgets to make it work is weak and trobulesome. I remember watching a mud race in Florida once. Most had big motors ,but what WON the race was a 4 cylinder jeep. He wasn,t over powered. They were. Like being in rock climbimg. You can have too much power. I think some just wants big motors. That little 300 six has out proven them all for being tough--easy to work on,easy on gas,more room to work around. I don,t have one either,but just my opinion. Those big block and newer motors are expensive to buy parts for.Yeah, that doesn't surprise me, they are still pretty easy to find, but they are dinosaurs compared to the motor packages you can drop in these days.
You can get a 5.0L coyote and drop it into just about anything and it's a nasty motor.
The 460 is still a great option, you just have to be mindful of what heads you’re putting on the motor. There are some great heads and some really bad ones that just rob the engine of a lot of power.
I'm very happy with my 460, it'll snap your head back and it doesn’t bog down in thick mud like that old 351M did. I'm a big fan of the 429/460.