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Anybody know of any 1st gen Tacos with LS1 conversions?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Speed Freek, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Speed Freek

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    ARP Head Studs, Ported Head, MLS Head Gasket, GT3076R Garrett BB Turbo, Synapse Tubular SS Exhaust Manifold, PSI Forward Facing Sheet Metal Intake, Intercooler, 550cc injectors,255lph Fuel Pump, Speed-Trac Traction bars, Heim joint Strut bars, URD Short Shifter, CC Twindisk Clutch, , Haltech Platinum Sport 1000 Standalone ECU, Pre-runner rear springs, V6 rearend with TRD limited-slip Differential New list....LS1 with T56 6-speed trans...simply awesome.
    I was wondering if anyone had any info on this, probably going to slap one in my 98 Taco (2wd), since my Turbo motor shit the bed, and I am not going stock again, need to upgrade from 23psi and only thing could think of is an LS1 with T56 behind it, I already have the 8.4" rearend with a TRD LSD in it so good to go there.

    Havent found anthing online anywhere where one was done, a couple that were started, none ever finished, I probably wouldnt be the first, but maybe one of the first...

    Should have the motor within a week or so and then fitting begins.

    I was trying to put a 1GR in it but the deal fell through, and I had already started fitting it, oh well moving on to bigger and better things..

    Some call it Blasphemy putting a Chevy motor in a Tacoma,I call it ABSLOUTELY AWESOME..:p
     
  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    Hahaha, me neither, looks like I will a pioneer of sorts (probably not, but whatever, lol)

    More to come, going to have Tacorvette soon...:eek:
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    How do you pass a smog test with a v8? IMO you wouldn't get past the visual. No concern? Sorry I've never gotten a concrete answer on this.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    ARP Head Studs, Ported Head, MLS Head Gasket, GT3076R Garrett BB Turbo, Synapse Tubular SS Exhaust Manifold, PSI Forward Facing Sheet Metal Intake, Intercooler, 550cc injectors,255lph Fuel Pump, Speed-Trac Traction bars, Heim joint Strut bars, URD Short Shifter, CC Twindisk Clutch, , Haltech Platinum Sport 1000 Standalone ECU, Pre-runner rear springs, V6 rearend with TRD limited-slip Differential New list....LS1 with T56 6-speed trans...simply awesome.
    I will need to put a shell on my truck to get it registered as a non commercial vehicle, then its technically a car and then I can swap a car motor into it as long as I have all the emissions in place, go to the ref and should be good to go...if not I can register it in Arizona as well since I have a house there...
     
  5. Dec 4, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Picking it up today...:D
     
  6. Dec 4, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Sweet! Pictures and videos please!
     
  7. Dec 4, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    You need to keep track of this build all the way through and keep us posted on your progress. That is gonna be a crazy swap.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    Here it is...due to pics making this thread useless, I decided to add some usefullness to it..


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  10. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    ok now put that in your truck quick
     
  11. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    ummm yeah
    hahah
     
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    Cool! we'll call it a "Chevota" 0r "Toylet" :)
     
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    Good I wish ya well and to always have a smooth go at registration time because I WANNA SEE THAT ENGINE IN THAT TRUCK!! This is the wet dream of just about everyone in here including myself who generally misses a v8 in my life! Carry on-I am subscribed:D
     
  14. Dec 5, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    Haha is that a seatbelt holding up the motor?
     
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    yea that looks like a seatbelt tied up holding it ha ha
     
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    Its a Tacovette, lol :p

    Are you on THumper talk too?? If so whats your screename? I recognize your avatar from over there (I am Diesel Power ATK):cool:

    Yep, they are good for lots of stuff VERY STRONG!! Like bull, lol.

    I am off to molest my engine...
     
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    What year did that come out of?
     
  19. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    98 Tacoma getting a 2001 LS1 :D

    Today is cutting time, already test fit to see where the interference is, going to need to cut the trans tunnel and the firewall where it starts to slope for the trans, gonna chop it up to get it in, then redo the sheetmetal to clear..
     
  20. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    I think you will pioneer this. Only one I know of is an LS6 in an 05.

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