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engine swap

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by A10crewdog47th, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Sep 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    A10crewdog47th

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    im thinking of dropping a 318 that i recently stroked and rebuilt into my 2000. has anyone ever tried this and might have some tips for me?
     
  2. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    icon co's, built right uca's, all pro 3" rears, gauge light swap, k&n cai, thrush exhaust
    did a 383 into a 1985 excab on my buddys truck the two things your gonna need the most of time and $$$$$
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    05RedTaco

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    Extensive fabrication will be needed to fabricate motor mounts. Then you have to deal with electrical nightmare :)

    As said before you will need a lot of TIME an MONEY...
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    yea i know that much. the issue i am worried about its clearence. how much fab will i need to do to be able to fit it in to the engine compartment. how much bigger than a 350 is it.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    icon co's, built right uca's, all pro 3" rears, gauge light swap, k&n cai, thrush exhaust
    it all depends on how much time you want to put into the build i have seen an LS1 stuffed into a 1982 pickup and he still retained all the a/c equipment and efi systems. im sure like said above custom mounts also an issue is exhaust routing and firewall. when the 383 went into my buddys truck that motor was pulled and replaced half a dozen times to get the location and clearence right a hammer helped move the firewall for the hei, and headers needed a lil help too. a body lift will give u more room under the hood and through the tunnel. i haven't done the swap your planning but there are some of the small problems that i have seen. good luck
     
  6. Oct 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    thanks. if i can get this to work out its going to be a beast. it will be pushing about 600 ftlbs of torque and around 560 horsepower.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    seen a 289 ford engine in a 89 xtra cab
     
  8. Oct 7, 2010 at 5:30 AM
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    that's some pretty good power what ru going to use for a drive train? all that power through the stock toyota drive train could be a mess of broken parts just some other things to keep in mind with the build
     
  9. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    im not real sure yet. im still building the engine up. i do know that it will not be a stock drive train. im thinking about a 4 speed with the granny low out of a old chevy. but im not to sure yet. any ideas?
     
  10. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    Sounds like a headache.. You're gonna get horseshit milage with any old chevy 4speed, not to mention you wont be able to keep up with interstate traffic at a reasonable rpm.

    The cost involved is going to be 5 digits, especially if you cant do it yourself.. I just dont see the need to go backwards with old technology. If you were to swap a v8, it better be an LS series..
     
  11. Oct 8, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    to start on drive train you have to right idea toyota tranny wont hold up well a great tranny is a iirc nv4500 and there are adapters out to mate that to a toyota tcase then the rear dif looks like you have the 4 im not to up on new tacomas on if they had a differt gear set for the 6 if they did use that and you will still may break it out front if your going 4x4 a sas would be the best option with some bony long shafts and birfields they hold up very well with that power you will tear up the stock ifs and this is all dependent on how you drive it if you just want the look and baby it the stock will last a bit but if you ever plan on off road or getting on it these sock parts are good at holding up to the hp they were designed to be used with after that its a mess don't get me wrong im not trying to talk you out of this build this is just my two cents i give props to anybody that wants to under take a major build like this
     
  12. Oct 8, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Aside from the power and size, thats a heavy engine. Your gonna have to significantly build up the suspension, and reinforce the frame to hlod the extra weight...
     
  13. Oct 8, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    my next engine swap will be a iforce 5.7L into my baby! :woot: lol
     
  14. Oct 8, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Yeah, after the RTR x-Runner surfaced, that is all we're going to be hearing about for quite a while now...
     
  15. Oct 8, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Wait what? there is a tacoma out there with that engine already?

    just googled it wow! i had no idea it was already done and i was kind of being sarcastic in a way when i said that
     
  16. Oct 12, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    yea i understand all that. i dont plane on keeping it very stock. then only interstate time it would be getting is on a trailer. im going build it into a toy for the hills. i will probaly go with danna 60s. and yea it will cost in the 5 digits to get it to were i want it. with the engine alone i will be very close to making it into the 5 digits. just in the bottom end i have close to 5 k in it.
     
  17. Oct 12, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Wait....You have $5000.00 in the bottom end of a 318? :confused: What have you done to it? And Why a 318? For less than $10k you can have a crate GM motor that will leave that 318 for dead. Dont get me wrong...I have always been a hude MOPAR fan, but the 318 isnt a very good platform to dump money in, and get large HP numbers......And there is nowhere near the parts avalibility as the GM motors have.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    Wow. What could you possibly do for 5k to a bottom end?
     
  19. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    Pay some shop to wipe their ass with your money.
     
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    mmmm . looks like you should go the option of buying a 1500 and throwing the taco body on there ... and as for 5k in the bottom end , it's possible , a friend of mine owns a $38,000 LS1, that being said it's all custom , and i think of last fri the fastest nitrous ls1 in the world, i told him i wanted a copy for my taco
     
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