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4.7L V8 Engine Swap

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by big matt, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. big matt

    big matt [OP] New Member

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    Is a 4.7L V8 engine swap possible for a 2010 Double Cab? Will I need to replace any other parts? Any Recommendations on where to buy the engine?
     
  2. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    With enough money, anything is possible. You'd have to replace everything, the engine, ECU, make the drive lines work and possibly beef up the suspension to handle the extra weight. Unless your V6 is toast, it's not worth it in my opinion. If you want power, go for a supercharger, intake, headers and an exhaust.
     
  3. Foihdzas

    Foihdzas What is hummingbird?

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    x2 , x3 and x4

    lol
     
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    h.zack801 Goose

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    I agree about how much work it'd be. But I mean...if I had the money I'd do it in a heartbeat. I love my Tacoma, but I can't help wishing I had that low rumble of a V8. Not to mention if you had the V8, THEN supercharged it...

    Besides...NObody else would have a v8 taco. "Hey man, check this out..." :thumbsup:
     
  5. Warhorseforever

    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

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    What he said, for the money you would put into doing a V8 swap properly I'd go with a diesel swap for the better economy, veggie oil is free if you went that far, better power band, and just because not many others will have it.
     
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    I would buy something that will actually go fast if I wanted fast.
     
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    The tranny is off a tundra with a 4.6L so just the engine really and accessories that you need to get it running.
     
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    Why do we get posts like this?
     
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    Its already been done the 5.7 tundra engine will actually fit in the engine bay.
    http://www.topspeed.com/cars/toyota/2011-toyota-tacoma-x-runner-rtr-ar97724.html
    504 HP and 550 lb-ft of torque.
     
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    I never really understood why either. Most OPs never end up doing anything because they don't have the means to. It is a cool idea but in the end you have a brick that can't turn and can only be fast when you find traction which is almost never.
     
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    But just imagine how it'll look and sound totally Brodozered out hauling the 250 quads out to Glamis! Gonna need that power to get over the Banning Pass!
     
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    lol, this.
     
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    The real questions need to be: what is your level of skill with something of this nature? Do you have plenty of tools incase something needs to be modified? If not, do you have a quality shop near you that can do the things necessary to make it fit?

    Is this you DD, or do you have a second vehicle, since there will be a lot of down time?

    I am pretty sure that the transmission is different for the 4.6 than the 4.0, but do you know for sure? You will need that ECU, and or a standalone to run it.

    New drive shaft most likely as well. This is an extensive project. Need to be sure you are capable before you get knees deep.
     
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    Why go though the trouble of putting a v8 4.7 in a newer taco when the 2000-2003 tundras are the same size and made for the engine ?
     
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    TurdTaco13 cuz my life is dope and I do dope shit

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    1st post bumps a 2 and a half year old thread. Awesome. Welcome to TW! :rolleyes:
     
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    Lol x2 had to look up to check but ya very first.
     
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    He's got a good point tho
     
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    Rock Lobster It wasn't a rock...

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    Supercharger or fast car mod is much easier. :)
     
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    First thing as to why he could possibly want to do it, because im pretty sure with the motor and trans included, it would prob cost around 5-8k. That most of the time isn't enough to buy another truck in "possibly" as good a shape as the one he already has, and not near enough to buy a "fast" car either. For another, I love my truck, but I would also like to do a 4.0-4.3 swap in mine when the 3.4 gives out too.

    Its like, why do you mod your "fast" car? Why don't you just buy a faster one instead? Because its cheaper to mod than it is to buy better... "most of the time."
     
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