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Old 06-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Taco Engine Swap????

Humor me for a moment please.

I have always been fascinated with AEV JKs with the HEMI engine swap. The only problem is, at the end of the day, it's still a Dodge product.

Has anyone known of or heard of swapping a 5.7 into a 2nd gen Tacoma? Obviously, the tranny has to be swapped, as well as some electronics I'm sure.

If it can be done, what is a ballpark price to accomplish this?

Practical? Not really. Really cool? To me it would be.
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Can I have your supercharged engine when you're done? Trying to build up my spare parts pile.....
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Can I have your supercharged engine when you're done? Trying to build up my spare parts pile.....
My son gets this one. Just thinking about the next one.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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I've always been of the opinion that if a vehicle was available in a V6 and an I4, the engine compartment was large enough for at least a small block V8.

With enough money and skill, pretty much anything is possible. I know a guy who transplanted a Duramax/Allison combination into a GMT-400 Suburban K2500.
Not cheap, not truly worth it, except you can't get a Duramax in a Suburban.

The biggest problem is going to be integrating the Tundra electronics into the Tacoma dash, and as time goes on, more and more body functions are becoming integrated into the engine control electronics.

Personally, I would start with a manual Tacoma RC 4x4 and transplant in a pre-electronic SBC with a Muncie 4spd and manual transfer case with SFA and manual hubs.
Limit the electronics to a good ignition system and aftermarket EFI.
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id love a 5.7 with big bore kit to 8.1 and slap a trd supercharger on it
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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id love a 5.7 with big bore kit to 8.1 and slap a trd supercharger on it
the absolute most the 5.7 3UR will bore/stroke out to is 6.4 Liters. largest i've heard of is 6.2 liters.

Ok for prices.

Depending on where you source your engine, would be at the very least a few grand, most likely more.

Figure about $5K for the TRD Supercharger

If you wanna keep the stock Auto 6 Speed you could, but you'd prob want a proper manual, so figure at least another $2-5K in parts alone. plus custom bellhousing ETC. which would be hella expensive.

driveshaft, rear axles/diff should be upgraded as well, another $2K ish+

All this is plus engine management, custom fabrication and labor fees etc.

all in all, hella, hella expensive

if you have the means, knowledge, resources to do this by all means do it.
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A couple of people have swapped in a LS engine into a 2nd gen. As mentioned earlier, with enough time and money anything can be done.

Toyota swapped in a Tundra 5.7 with 6 speed auto. It ran high or mid 12s.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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Okay. Rough estimate...what would the cost be?
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #10
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17 million U.S. dollars.
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I would think it would cost 12-15k, half of that would be all fabrication to get things to fit and work. No emission testing in TN?
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #12
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I've always been of the opinion that if a vehicle was available in a V6 and an I4, the engine compartment was large enough for at least a small block V8.

With enough money and skill, pretty much anything is possible. I know a guy who transplanted a Duramax/Allison combination into a GMT-400 Suburban K2500.
Not cheap, not truly worth it, except you can't get a Duramax in a Suburban.

The biggest problem is going to be integrating the Tundra electronics into the Tacoma dash, and as time goes on, more and more body functions are becoming integrated into the engine control electronics.

Personally, I would start with a manual Tacoma RC 4x4 and transplant in a pre-electronic SBC with a Muncie 4spd and manual transfer case with SFA and manual hubs.
Limit the electronics to a good ignition system and aftermarket EFI.

I think this would be tight putting a v6 on a single cab 4x4 perfect trail rig
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A couple of people have swapped in a LS engine into a 2nd gen. As mentioned earlier, with enough time and money anything can be done.

Toyota swapped in a Tundra 5.7 with 6 speed auto. It ran high or mid 12s.
SpeedFreak jammed an LS1 in his 1st gen .. sick!
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SpeedFreak jammed an LS1 in his 1st gen .. sick!
Sick or sick bro sick? Big difference.
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A couple of people have swapped in a LS engine into a 2nd gen. As mentioned earlier, with enough time and money anything can be done.

Toyota swapped in a Tundra 5.7 with 6 speed auto. It ran high or mid 12s.
Don't forget the supercharger.



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Nice idea but it shows the heavy brickness that are trucks.
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Toyota could have done a better job with that swap. They either had traction issues, or it was just slow.

Either way, that swapped XR has serious potential, if they built the engine, and setup suspension/traction better for drag.

There are a few companies that have internals for thw 5.7 as well.
Parts are still expensive.

All around cheapest is swapping in an LS based engine with transmission. Then building up from there. Still expensive though.
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