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Crate engines

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 8ballshifter98, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Dec 28, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    8ballshifter98

    8ballshifter98 [OP] Giggity giggity, giggity goo

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    I know a lot of people are proud of their 4 bangers, while just as many or more are not. Just curious, has anybody actually tried to drop a different size engine in theirs? Me and my buddy have joked about dropping a 350 into my 98 haha
     
  2. Dec 31, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    erik_found

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    I had a 280Z for a little while and I knew some guys putting 350 small blocks into the older Z's. It was certainly badass, but the excellent handling of the 240 and 280 went right out the window.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Afwrestler1986

    Afwrestler1986 Well-Known Member

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    Talk to Tacozilla. He has done this.



    EDIT: It is 350Tacozilla on TW.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    MowTaco

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    I don't think he put a 350 in his Tacoma, rather he put his Tacoma on a 350, if that makes sense.
    I believe he put his body on a Chevy frame with Chevy driveline and the 350 engine.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    DGXR

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    I saw some guys who put a 350 into a 1st gen Taco. They had to relocate the radiator for the engine to fit, which caused some cooling problems because the rad fan they used was too small. But the truck sounded burly and they said it was a blast to drive. With adequate prep and correct engineering I am sure it could be a reliable setup.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    kilgoja

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    has anyone put the 4.0 v6 into a regular cab?...curious as to what the mpg would be
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    FL Forester

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    My cousin just dropped a 350 in his toyota (86 or 87). Next is the SAS.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Staff Member

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  9. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    kilgoja

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    nice ...but i was looking for a more real world application...that's like a baja truck or something...lol...it would be something i use as a daily driver
     
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