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Engine Swap?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1998tacoma4x4, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    1998tacoma4x4

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    Anyone know if i can swap in a tundra 4.7L engine and 5 speed manual or 4 speed auto into my tacoma. I have the 3.4L right now. What kind of price am i looking at, and would it just swap right in or would i have to overhaul the whole truck to make it work? Any input is appreciated.
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  2. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    With enough money, you can swap in any engine you want. Its a completely different engine, so it wont "Drop right in."
     
  3. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    i know that its possible to fit a chevy 350 into an early '90s taco, but i'm not sure about a '98
     
  4. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    chris4x4

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    You can "Fit" any engine you want, it all depends on how much work you want to do.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    I knew it wouldn't go right in but i was hoping it would be easier than say a chevy 350.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    I would think that it would be far more difficult than a Chevy V8. Computer issues, and all. It would be a neat project, but would be quite complex.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It should be a little more easy. Maybe just reinforce the frame, swap the computer, new engine and tranny mounts, new tranny, Might have to mover the radiator forward a little. Then, just route the vacuum lines, and such, and BAM....Finished. Good chance Im over simplifying it.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    I would think a carbed 350 would be easier.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    And basically have the same power (with no mods), and more weight.....
     
  10. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    Same power? What's the rating on a 350?
     
  11. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    They range from 150 to 450 depending on tune and ignition/carburation set up.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    the 4.7 is only 270 hp. 350 would be easier the get aftermarket parts for (cam, carb, ignition set, etc.). Even a TBS, oh yeah, I went there...........:devil:
     
  13. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Yeah, but with the 4.7, you wouldnt need to buy all that crapo.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Yeah, but you would need the comp, exhaust (same for the bowtie), harness, miscellaneous items.

    I think all in all it would be just about the same "hassle".
     
  15. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Anything is possible... I remember in high school people stuffing v8s into these:
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    and these
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  16. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    BAH! I stuffed a V8 in this:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    It was in peices, but it fit with no modifications.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    I put a V8 in my fridge once



































































    ....[​IMG]
     
  19. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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  20. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    LOL!! No locky...Just having some fun. ;)
     
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