No way to make this affordable unless you got it for free . I'd have to think you could sell your ride and buy one for pennies on the dollar less than a swap of the engine , tranny , drivetrain , electronics , computers , suspension , etc . Parts plus labor...... i don't even want to think about that price .
thats a helluva price on the engine,theres a local guy in Md that did that to his car,swapping from V6 to 5.7...but it did cost but less than it would have if he bought a new one.I think he bought a totaled car for a couple hundred and was able to use all the driveline components.HHP then did all the work for him...it did come out great though
IT can be done....if you really want to. Hell, there is a guy putting a Viper engine/tranny into a base model charger.
There is another person doing a 3.5 to 5.7 swap. If you have the 5speed that makes things dramatically easier since you then don't need the tranny to swap. Many of the parts of the wiring harness are the same up to a point.
Excluding labor, I would estimate the cost at about $6500, not including engine either. Pretty tough to swallow for just going to another stock engine. More than taking and putting a supercharger on you're current engine costs to get about the same power.
The guy on the other Charger board that did it had a cost of 6500 including labor.
I would never do it - for the money you can almost to just upgrade to the real thing and you'll have the better interior, brakes, and everything else. Just not worth the hassle, except if you were doing it for a project. Cost wise it makes little sense.