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3RZ to 5VZ how? PLZ HELP!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 97YoterS, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. 97YoterS

    97YoterS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    North Carolina
    Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax 4x4
    None of your business
    ok, so lately ive been driving my friend's 2000 5VZ TRD 5speed Tacoma, and noticed a huge difference in torque and horsepower between the 3RZ and 5VZ, and Ive been wanting to take out the 3RZ and replace it with a 5VZ V6 motor, but what would change if I switched out the engines. Transmission? Wiring? Driveshaft? PLZ someone tell me, cause Ive never had a straight answer from nobody!:confused::help:

    P.S. How much would it cost if I took it to somebody to swap out the engine's, because I dont know a dam thing about swapping engines in a Toyota:(
  2. ubermx5

    ubermx5 Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    Santa Clara CA
    98 2.4 5 speed
    K&N Air filter
    see if we had a compatibly guide for the years this would help right here and now..

    I do not have your answer, but it could be done i know this much, but what you can keep and what has to be replaced is not known to me.
  3. HighDesert

    HighDesert Active Member

    Dec 9, 2007
    99 4x4
    The transmissions differ. So, unless you can find a donor vehicle, you would probably be better off selling your vehicle and buying another as it will likely be less expensive. If you are intent on a motor swap, why not try to find a D4D; you would have the torque of the six with fuel mileage well into the thirties.
  4. 350TacoZilla

    350TacoZilla Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Clear Spring MD
    2.7L 3RZ,K&N filter, 4" deck plate mod,flowmaster 40 series,3" body lift,3" suspension lift,35's. I also have another tacoma a 97 with a 350 small block in it on a 1972 blazer frame...
    it would be a near complete drivetrain swap.... engine,trans,transfer case.... wiring engine computer the works... cheaper and easier to call up LC Engineering and get performance cam,header and supercharger for 3RZ i have personally seen a 250 rear wheel HP 3RZ ... I think LC may now offer complete crate engine 3rz's that you could add the super charger to
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