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Can you drop a 4.7 L engine into a Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rdd11, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    rdd11

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    I read some where that a guy dropped a 2005 tundra 4.7 L engine into an 07 Tacoma I was trying too look it up but couldn't find it. Anyone done this or thought about it? Can it be done?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    tc98tacoma

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    I believe it has been done before, I've been researching myself, I have been wanting to do tw same for a while it in my 98 extra cab
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    FearNothing321

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    Wyatt will be dropping a 4.7 into the Beast
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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    There has also been a documented swap of a LS1 into a Tacoma, IIRC is was Tundra Racing that did the swap
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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  7. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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  8. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    .
     
  9. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    This.

    I know a guy who swapped a Duramax and Allison 1000 into a GMT400 Suburban.

    Anything is possible with enough time and money.
    Be aware of possible smog law issues with the swap. In most states that have smog testing, the new engine must be from the same or a later year model, so a 4.7 would be good in a Gen-1 or Gen-2 up to '07.
    After '07, you'd have to move to a 4.7 from a 4-Runner or Lexus.


    Cheapest way to do it? Buy a Gen-4 4-Runner and chop the roof behind the seats :wink:
     
  10. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    This has been posted too many times.

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    The 4.7L V8 is an old design, with a heavy iron block. I'd rather see the GX460's 4.6L V8 in there. And it should fit, because the GX shares its platform with the 4Runner.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Ye I suppose the 4 runner 4.7 might be an easier swap then the tundra. Some good enough thanks guys. However I'm in Canada so not sure how the emission laws would go. Not sure we have anti smog laws. I'm from Alberta so we don't have much of it in that sense
     
  12. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    the reason why Wyatt is doing the 4.7 is because of the amount of torque it makes in the low end, he is going to stroke the motor and make it a 5.0
     
  13. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    this is from the Beast's build thread


     
  15. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    ^Wasn't considering the rock crawler application. Of course, the added weight of the 4.7L is less of an issue when the truck already has a Currie Rock Jock 60 axle. :)
     
  16. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    I was trying to point out if you do it right you can pass a smog test and it can be "relatively easy as long as you know what you are doing and have deep pockets"
     
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    and these other options aren't going to have a similar price tag? Even if it is a little more, I personally would prefer a 30mpg torque monster diesel rather than a 400hp engine built for a sports car or hot rod.

     
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