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4.0L V6 in Reg Cab 4x4?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CK4500, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    CK4500

    CK4500 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a project in mind. I currently drive an 08 Double Cab. I love it, but I would love a Regular Cab even more.
    This is my Taco:
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    What I would like to do is build the same exact truck, but in a Reg Cab. I don't think the 2.7L 4cyl can handle this setup.

    Has anyone every swapped a 4.0L into a Reg Cab 4x4?
     
  2. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    dont do it, your truck is soo sick
     
  3. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    Money, persistance and lots of choice words will let you accomplish just about anything mechanical. I say if your up to the challenge, go for it and take pics:thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    I think a reg cab that high will look stupid. Just my opinion.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    do it! regular cabs FTW
     
  6. Mar 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    I'm sure someone here will be happy to do an even trade:D
     
  7. Mar 6, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    well I have done this before with a Honda Civic, and then later added a supercharger and other goodies. With the Tacoma, I doubt the engine bays are that much different. My only concern would be connecting the drivetrain. I would tackle this myself over a summer.

    Where I live, insurance "write off" taco's are easy to find. Right now there are two I can get. One auto and one 6 speed.

    I was hoping to find someone Who has some knowledge of this swap.....
     
  8. Mar 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    well why don't you keep the DC and buy a reg. cab then have the best of both worlds BTW that DC looks sick.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    My issue is also that the DC doesn't fit in my Garage! So a Reg Cab would be nice. I am not a fan of the Access Cab, but it would fit nicely in my garage.

    I'd do both if I had lots of money!
     
  10. Mar 6, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    get the 2.7, then supercharge it...same power to the wheels as the 4.0
     
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    Putting the 4.0 in would be cheaper me thinks. And the option to put more power via a charger in the future would be even better. And the 2.7 with a 6" and 35"s? eehh.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    twin charge. ftw. lol

    but the 2TR with the supercharger WOULD be lighter than the 1GR. the only thing though is im pretty sure the swap wouldn't be too bad...plus there are ALOT more parts for the 1GR than the 2TR...

    the swap would be a lot of work not to mention custom driveshaft, ok nvm thats like it besides motor mounts and computer work and everything else....
     
  13. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    Depends of you start swapping the rear axle and front diff to change the gear ratios...because keep in mind it will be setup for the 2.7, which is a 4.10 and that would seem to be really tall for a 4.0
     
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