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How sick would the twin turbo Eco-Boost engine be in a 1st gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by x2468, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    x2468

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    I was reading about this engine in motor trend and I have to give kudos to ford. It's a 3.5L twin turbo'ed 6 cyl making 365hp and 420 lb-ft torque and still gets the same MPG as the 5vz (18 mix, 15 city 21 highway). My next thought was, how sick would that be in our little 1st gens! Apparently it weighs 450lbs, so right around the same weight as the taco v6 engine.

    Maybe after I SC my engine, and then beat it to 600k miles, one of these engines will be cheap enough used to replace when the time comes. :D
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    Id take one over my current 3.4 if I could.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    Mounting the engine would be relatively easy compared to getting the computer to talk to the truck.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    Just stick the Toyota body on the Ford chassis. Problem solved
     
  5. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    There I go, over-thinking the problem again. :laugh:
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    Check out the Ford forums. They're not doing that great in the MPG department. If you can keep them off the boost, they do great but because it's a small engine in a big truck so it needs to be in boost to make power. I'd rather supercharge the Toyota V6. It seems to get a lot better mileage just cruising along if you can stay light on the skinny pedal.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    LSX/T56 FTW!
     
  8. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    Ecoboost is gutless from my experiences with them. But would be nice in a Tacoma for sure
     
  9. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    Yea I stick with a good old ls1/t56 if I ever did a swap
     
  10. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    Aint no chevy engine going near my truck.
     
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    In what way? Towing, acceleration, etc? Not that the 5.0 or 6.2 trucks are "fast" I've seen the EB trucks handle them with ease.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    How about the FORD Ecoboost? :rolleyes:
     
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    Check the post directly above his.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    Rather a Ford than a GM. IF I were to do something as extreme as this kind of swap, I would go with the Toyota 4.0 or a Diesel half cut conversion. that being said, I am content with my little old 3.4.
     
  15. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    this would be pretty sweet, someone should make a kit to do it, id buy
     
  16. Feb 9, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Yep... missed the boat on that one :tumbleweed:

    I really liked my old Chevy with the 5.3L, it was a strong engine and never gave me any issues. I'm not sold on Ford's new engine line-up yet, I want to see how the new Ecoboost and 5.0L hold up over some time.

    If I ever went through the hassle of a motorswap, I'd go diesel D4D. :cool:
     
  17. Feb 9, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Are we really going to start a LSX vs. Ford motor comparison? Pre 5.0/Ecoboost there isn't a discussion.
     
  18. Feb 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    Always been a Ford guy. Not sure why, just have. I do not doubt the quality of GM stuff, just won't buy a Chevy, I'd buy another GM brand, just not Chevy. Odd, I know.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    IMO that's pretty ignorant because it is pretty common knowledge nothing beats a LSX for a motor swap with compatability and value. That being said, I would get a 5.0 over a LS3 Maro, F150 over a silverado. to each his own.
     
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    Sounds like you're the one trying to start the LSX vs. Ford motor comparison...

    And you can't simply say that nothing beats an LSX swap because it depends on what final result you want out of a motor swap...
     
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