Yeah it will only be used in sand so doesn't need quite as much down low power as aus terrain. the 3.5's are very hard to find here. Also means live axle is not so important and judging by some of your vids the ifs on these seems decent.
Ill prob just throw in a 3000gt engine when it shits itself as I think they are pretty much a straight drop in. From what I have read the the drivetrain is quite strong which is important.
Thanks again for the information. I will prob get a rebadge Hyundai model to avoid the middle easy jap tax. They can be had for around 2-3k aud where as pootroll and cruisers will go for more than double that as a bare shell