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engine swap FROM an 04 tacoma to 89 pickup??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by flyin_hawaiian, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. flyin_hawaiian

    flyin_hawaiian [OP] Member

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    04 tacoma on 35s
    3inch suspension, 3inch body, flowmaster 50 series cat-back duals. 18x10 with 35 M/T
    i was running an 2004 tacoma V6, 5 speed, 4x4, TRD. and i got in to a wreck. thetruck is totaled because the frame and cab were twisted. and i was jus wondering if anyone had heard of or saw a tacoma 5VZ put into a 1989 4x4 toyota pickup. the 89 has a 3VZ engine and 5 speed. if i were to take this project on i would also do a SAS on the 89. is this going to be worth the time and effort? or should i jus find me another tacoma?

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  2. tacobo670

    tacobo670 if you have to ask, u can't afford it

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    Super cherry n some champion stuff on the side
    its possible but lots o work. might have to swap tranny along with it if the '04 is stick. if not then its gonna be harder to match 3vz trans to 5vz. i think.
     
  3. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia Well-Known Member

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    Since they're both VZ-series engines, the 3VZ to 5VZ swap is relatively popular (especially on 4Runners). You can find more info at Tacoma Territory and / or YotaTech.
     
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