Thanks Steve, I am more likely to wait and upgrade when necessary than to make expensive performance modifications that will take years to yield a return on investment. I bet that 454 sounds good with headers, CAI and Banks exhaust though. Old "Hotrodders" never grow up. I only drive from home to the VA Clinic or Loews but my daily driver is a 93' Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L that I bought new. At about 25K miles I juiced it up a bit with a chip, headers, cat back dual side exhaust, K&N air filter, tranny kit, Roush heads, 10" American Racing Mags, 285/60 performance tires etc...That old truck still sounds good but has well over 250K miles and mostly serves as a farm truck now.