I want the torque monster headers. Besides the cost. They make an already tight engine bay look even worse. I don't know why this dude thinks he's saving money by putting a junkyard engine into a truck that never had that engine. Especially when the going rate for a v8 equipped explorer is under 3 grand. DUDE. Not talking poop. But if you can do it for less than buying a v8 equipped truck , you are on some bomb ass poop.
I have a 2000 v8 2wd Eddie bauer. Yes. It would make for a fun prerunner/broverland type vehicle. But it's still not a well supported vehicle and I would not recommend it for a first build. Get a tanger, f150, fullsize bronco or some other well documented and supported truck.