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4.0 swap

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by beq, May 13, 2009.

  1. May 13, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    beq

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    I'm looking for info.I want to replace the 3.4 in my 03xcab 4x4 with a 4.0.Dealers and other mechanics look at me like I'm from another planet.Has anyone heard of such an attempt?
     
  2. May 13, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Probably wouldn't fit...:rolleyes:
     
  3. May 13, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    I'll bet the dealers techs look at you like you are nutz. Most of those guys aren't custom fabricators for body/frame parts...They are engine/system types.

    You are talking about a serious swap to pull sometihng like that...Good luck!!
     
  4. May 13, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    fixedforbroke

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    why its just crazy enough to work!
    haha never heard of such i heard of a tundra swap of a 4.what ever to the 5.7 which was bad ass.
     
  5. May 13, 2009 at 11:14 PM
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  6. May 13, 2009 at 11:16 PM
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    some guy on the street taco part of this forum did that.. he has a 4.0 lexus v8 in his truck
     
  7. May 14, 2009 at 1:44 AM
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    johnecon2001

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  8. May 14, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    Its a 2nd gen tacoma too
     
  9. May 14, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    Engage Off Road swapped our 4.0L V6 in their Snowplow Race truck, which was pre-1st gen. The truck started out with a 22re, then the 3.4L, now it has the 1GR. Anything is possible
     
  10. May 14, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    no its a first gen.
     
  11. May 14, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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  12. May 14, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    maybe, but I know their 5VZ was swapped for their original 22re, which only came on trucks before 1995, and 1995 and older trucks are pre-1st gen.
     
  13. May 14, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    yea it could be done, seems like a waste though to me. Why not swap a GM ls motor, its gonna be cheaper and make a lot more power. Just my 2cents... a 6.0l from a 2500 would make your tacoma MOVE, do some mild h/c work, boom 400rwhp. Good luck getting that out of the 4.0, if you did it wouldnt run near as good as the LS motor...
     
  14. May 14, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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  15. May 14, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    dude, ive seen plenty of 1st gen taco's with the 1UZ 4.0 lexus V8. if that cant fit in there, then im pretty sure a 4.0 V6 would fit also
     
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