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Engine Swap

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 661prerunner, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    661prerunner

    661prerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm not looking to put a new engine in myself just asking out of curiousity

    What engine would you drop in your Tacoma Bigger Toyota engine, Chevy etc. Hopefully no one says Ford
     
  2. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Keep it in the familly = Toyota
     
  3. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    the new tundra engine :)
     
  4. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    That would be sick:D But If your talking 5.7 in a 1st gen I doubt it'll fit but I think a 2nd gen would be worth gambling on
     
  5. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    2nd gen is what i was talking about and yea the 5.7 :)
     
  6. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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  7. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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  8. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    Yeah It sounds like its well worth the money

    and after actully reading it it says the bay is unmodified and just the rear axle is shortened but you still need serious cash to build this beast
     
  9. Mar 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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  10. Mar 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    I would rather shit in a bag and tape it in the engine bay than swap in a cheby or ferd motor.

    Keep it toyota man.... the 3.4 is damn near bullet proof.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    Yeah I think a 3.4 built by Lc Engineering would be dope
     
  12. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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  13. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    steve o 77

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    You're gonna be hard pressed to have a better performing bullet proof setup than a supercharged 5vz with URD fuel mods. It's simple and proven.

    You throw in a v8 and you'll end up making it completley nose heavy and have more motor than the suspension and axle can keep up with (assuming you're talking about prerunning/desert driving). If I blew my motor (again) I'd still go out and put in another 5vz in it even if I won the megamillion jackpot tonight.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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  16. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    yeah in all honesty engine swapping a tacoma would be pretty pointless, they have plenty of power in stock form (even the 4 cyl).
     
  17. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    If I couldn't find a good used toyota engine, I would lean towards the chevy 4.3, it's pretty bulletproof and I think would make a good match for the Taco. Not an easy swap though by any stretch of the imagination.
     
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