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LS swap or supercharge

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by tacotruck2005, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Apr 4, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    tacotruck2005

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    2005 toyota tacoma 4.0 liter v6 engine automatic trd sport for off road and used for daily use.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    BassAckwards

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    What kind of power are you looking to make? I vote supercharger regardless, but it might be more cost effective to go LS if you want big #s
     
  3. Apr 4, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    LS Swap !!!! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Apr 4, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    tacotruck2005

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    Truck is built for off road conditions. Looking for same power that bigger trucks have, since most of my buddies either have fast drift cars or big trucks.
     
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  5. Apr 4, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    LS might be a good option for you. The supercharger is great, but it will create a good bit of heat, so that isnt the best for offroading.

    Before swapping motors, a regear to some 4.88s might serve you well. Truck will feel much torquier/peppier
     
  6. Apr 4, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    What would you say is best for off roading conditions no engine mods, engine swap, boost, or other options?
     
  7. Apr 4, 2019 at 4:37 PM
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    Reh5108

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    Your not going to get big power from a blower. Turbo it and your motor will be the limit.

    With that said I vote turbo LS
     
  8. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Do u live in America or kalifornia?
     
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    Kamille.bidan

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    What’s the whole point of buying a Toyota (or any non-GM brand)? And then throwing a Chevy engine in the vehicle?

    Same goes to people that put Honda engines or SR20DETs in Toyota’s.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    Because LS swaps are very popular !!!!
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    People like what the LS has to offer. I'm not aware of any Toyota engine that has as much aftermarket support as an LS. Maybe Toyota should offer a V8 in the Taco :notsure:
     
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  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    You can buy a LS motor at a junkyard for a couple hundred $$$$ then build the motor to suit your needs . Also a LS can support up to 1500hp with ease
     
  14. Apr 16, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    I understand that part, but why not just buy a GM vehicle.

    I recently saw Datsun 240z with an LS motor, and it literally made me sick. There are so many great Nissan engines. Why not use a Nissan engine?
     
  15. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    Oh ok, you literally got sick? Drama queen

    Anways I bet OP $100 he won't do any power-adders and he's just kicking the tires
     
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    As mentioned the aftermarket support is outstanding and it doesn't take much $$ to make big time hp on the LS platform . There are so many LS motors in Junkyards and for cheap $$ it makes it easy to build compared to finding a serviceable Gen 1 SBC

    I've seen many junkyard LS motors with a quick refresh inexpensive rebuild making well North of 1200hp an holding up to that abuse without an issue
     
  18. Apr 16, 2019 at 4:10 PM
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    Ooooooohhhhh. This debate again! What is it? The trillionth time? Ahh. Says here the trillionth and 2nd time. :pccoffee:
     
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    Cant wait to see a new GM LT4 with a ported LSA Supercharger swapped into a Tacoma !!!:thumbsup:
     
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