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ls1 taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kartracer, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Oct 5, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    kartracer

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    If you could buy a taco with a ls1 in it would you buy it and how much would you pay

    the reason I ask is because me and a good friend are thinking about building a 08 base access cab taco and Putin a corvette ls1 in it with 375hp then building them to sell
     
  2. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    No. I bought a Toyota mainly for the engine... they last.

    That said, I'll probably be dropping an LS1 (eventually twin turbo) in my 280z :droll:
     
  3. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    Would you build the truck for speed? I assume not for off roading?
     
  4. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    tell him to scrap the chevy and do a turbo diesel and then I'd buy one :cool:
     
  5. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    No....

    Because I already have an LS1 in our garage. :D
    I wouldn't put an LS1 in a tacoma unless I was extremely bored, extremely intelligent on how to do it, and a lot of money to burn.

    Seriously...you'd never make a profit trying to sell them.

    Calculate all the costs involved ...I'll bet the costs to swap an LS1 into a tacoma (including all transmission & axle upgrades needed, time, labor, & parts), you could probably buy a used corvette for that amount.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    Why a LS1? If you are going to spend that kind of time and money, you might as well put a LS6 into the truck. A much better engine with quite a bit more potential. Actually, screw both of them, just go for the gold and put a LS7 in it. And forget the selling part, keep it.

    Like Janster mentioned, you'll never see a dime of profit in a build like this. You might as well fire up the BBQ pit if profit is your goal.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    TreyMR2

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    Not that it would be any easier or faster, but I think it would look cooler with the 5.7L from tundra in it. Lol Just for the fact that it would still be a toyota engine. But I dought you could make much profite off of that either after the costs to make it work.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    You would not happen to know a gentleman named Dan running around with a bad ass chevy V8 in a 280Z would you?
    It is super nice and the install looks factory.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    I do not, but it sounds like a sick car :D
     
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    Many many years ago, there was a Toyo 4x4 around here with a small block chevy in it. The tailgate read Toylet.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    there is no way in hell i would put a chevy motor in such a high quality truck.. that would cut the value in half. there is a reason this is the #1 selling mid size truck.. QUALITY... you stick anything chevy in it you might as well as give it away when you sell it.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Resale value?

    Ripping out the original engine & drivetrain is gonna ruin the resale value no matter what manufacturer you put in it.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    OK STANG88! I'll bet if they said the 5.4L Supercharged V8 (500hp) of the GT500 you'd probably jump up and down and say how much of a good idea it is.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    El Diablo

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    I wouldn't put a high performance engine in a new anything. I would like to put a high performance motor in maybe an older 1st gen Tacoma. That would be badass.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    jtav2002

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    I was thinking the same thing. If I wanted to cram a V8 in there, it would be that engine.
     
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