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1jz swap on 2002 5 lug taco any advice or comments?

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by tacowhore, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    i have the itch to beef up my taco. wondering what everyone thinks about a 1jz swap?

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  2. Aug 6, 2012 at 2:35 AM
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    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    That would be bad ass. Check out supra trucks for their 2jz swap SR.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    is there much difference between the 2jz and the 1jz?
     
  4. Aug 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    yes
     
  5. Aug 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    Why not just weld an inline twin onto the front of your current motor? Helluva lot easier
     
  6. Aug 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    I've always been interested in dropping an inline N/A 6 cylinder into my taco....
     
  7. Aug 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    im a noob, inline twin?
     
  8. Aug 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    I haven't looked into the 2jz mainly because I was concerned about the price!
     
  9. Aug 7, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    LOL if you don't have deep wallet don't attempt engine swap and leave your truck alone.
     
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    All those motors are more than enough. My friend pulled his 7mgte and put in a 1jz, his supra was quick. I'd get the 1jz over a 2jzge with a turbo kit slapped on it. If its feasible for you, get the 2jzgte, most parts will be easier to find in the states as opposed to sourcing out parts overseas for the 1jz. Install a good headgasket and studs before dropping it in so you won't have to do it later. Just make sure it has enough fuel and you shoudl be fine. Gonna be more power thatn you can put down anyway, sounds like fun!
     
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    nvm aha ive done my research, still not a seasoned vet tho
     
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    i cant get a rebuilt 2jzgte with tranny harness and ecu for 2600
    that do you guys think of that?
     
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    ^^ Seems like a decent price. By decent I mean average. You also have to remember when you're adding more power, especially to these little 5 lugs you're putting stress on everything else. A stock tranny and clutch would take a shit at some point. And that wimpy 7.5" rearend just isn't enough.

    I know a lot of turbo guys run a mustang/explorer/ranger diff in their trucks. (same bolt pattern for the wheels)
     
  14. Aug 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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    you're not really thinking the swap through. its going to be a ton of work to just get the motor in. its not just a bolt in and go type swap. you need to cut up some stuff, beef up your diff, change your drive shaft, get custom mounts made. most likely run a stand alone ecu.

    you're gonna be into it close to 10k because you cant just swap in the motor and be done with it, you need to upgrade your brakes or your truck will never stop, need to beef up your suspension. it's a ton of work. but like i said before, if you have the means to make it happen then go for it. i would LOVE to swap in a 2jz into my truck some day. and like everyone else says, 2jz or nothin.
     
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    If you can't handle a mostly bolt in turbo setup, you're doomed on an engine swap.
     
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    Well we shall see. I'm still weighing my options. To me tho the swap
    Is preferred for sure. Thanks for all
    Your advice guys
     
  17. Aug 8, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    You're probably better off going the turbo or supercharger route. That's what I'm hoping to do eventually.
     
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    I haven't found a super charger for my model but I did find a turbo kit on lcengineering. Same price as the engine tranny harness and ecu!
     
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