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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by proto, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    proto

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    can i drop a v8 in my tacoma? i was thinking about getting one but don't exacly know how much i would have to invest both time and money wise i just started researching this so any info would help. also i was thinkinging about using an 05+ tundra engine would that work?
     
  2. Nov 17, 2010 at 5:35 AM
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    Anything is possible...but you are in for a lot of money to get someone else to do it for you or a fair bit of time to do it yourself. Lots of custom fabrication and setup.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    What Brunes said... Anything is possible with enough time and money. I wouldn't attempt it unless it was a dedicated project vehicle. It will take a lot of work and a lot of money. It's not a quick swap like old engines were, now they have computer systems and sensors that all have to work when it's done, not to mention the drive line and suspension would have to be redone to accomodate the additional power and weight.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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    Would you wait till your warranty ran out?

    There was a thread here where someone was going to do it fwiw. I have not read where anyone has done it yet here on TW.
    I know its hard to believe but that thread got a little sidetracked...
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  5. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    yeah i have the time after being medevaced from afghanistan i'm in a unit where i have all day free and only have to go to my appointments. and i'm gunna use this to fill my time and spend that hard earned cash :D. yeah i just happened upon this 07 tundra engine with 16000 miles on it because it was from a wreck so i wanted to make the swap. the drive line and suspension tho how much would you estimate that would cost if i did everything my self?
     
  6. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    I have had a hand in 2 engine swaps in my life. I am in no way an expert because I was mainly a bystander but... The biggest issue we ran into was a major headache as far as electrical issues go. You gotta take into account that an engine swap is not just plug and play. The components that are installed in your truck have to mesh with the components of the new engine. Not an easy task. If you were to do it all yourself, given you had all the tools, and taking into account all of the new parts that would be needed... I would say look to spend just North of 10k on top of whatever you are paying for the engine.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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  8. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    well the engine was free but 10k was right around what i was looking to spend on this project so that's actually good to hear
     
  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    And just so we're clear. Once you pull your engine I can have it right? Mine's getting up there in miles...
     
  10. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    Is this being done on the '11 Tacoma you have in your profile? Easier to get a new F'runner with a V-8 and chop the back part of the roof off Avalanche style.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    I think that would kinda be badass actually... But cut it straight down "non" avalanche and more truck style. But you still won't have a separated bed from the cab.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    yes sir thats the one. right now tho i'm wondering if i want to swap the engine or spend that on other mods for the engine headers turbo or SC and other things like that. i really would like a v8 in my tacoma.

    and if you really want the engine i'm sure we could work something out :D hahaha
     
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