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5.7 V8 engine fitting?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by toyota for life, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    I have the 2004 toyota tacoma, the older body style, has any one heard of the new toyota tundra engine, there 5.7 v8 fitting in the older tacoma and if the transmission would fit with it? :D
     
  2. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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  3. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    Pretty sure the trans will not fit up to it or hold up to the power and torque of the 5.7.

    As for the engine bay... The 5.7 is a beast and you may need to relocate the radiator and go with an electric fan, beef up the frame/motor mounts. Oh, and then there is all the electrical work you'd have to do.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Not worth the money or effort. Sell your Tacoma and buy a tundra. Problem solved.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    this it true, I just thought of the idea, v8 taco would just be nice, but toyota must have not had the idea to do it yet.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    or the market...
     
  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    fuck the market, shit is over rated. time to upgraded haha
     
  9. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    Why would a V8 Taco be nice? The current 4.0 puts out plenty of power.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    i just think more power the more fun lol, just an idea..
     
  11. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    A v8 taco is a tundra. Have you seen the size of the tacomas now? As big as te tundra was in 2001... It's no longer a mini truck platform by any means.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    yeah you got a point there, you got me thinking now, then i might have to super charge that tundra. good idea man
     
  13. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    They make these for power:

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  14. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    Not to mention the tundra is a better platform for almost all things truck worthy.

    It has more power, better mpg, better towing, nicer looks, better interior and has almost as large of an aftermarket following.

    I would trade mine for a tundra in a heartbeat.
     
  15. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    taco me elmo, i have to say sick truck, i love that front emblem that is sick, how much money you got in that?
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    I'm going to have to trade my truck in for one, I'm just sick of the 2.7 4 cyl, its has like no parts for it lol
     
  18. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    I got it from adres the devil horn group buy guy.

    It's off the truck now and is for sale. ;)

    I put a 8inch hid in its place.

    An yea the early 2000s tundras are beast!

    I almost bought one in 2001 when I sold toyotas.

    It was going to be almost $35k when I was done with te add ons!!! Hahaha
     
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    Turbo it!
     
  20. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    it wouldn't go good on my truck, my truck has no balls what so ever lol
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