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Motor Swap question ????

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by z71bowhunter, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Dec 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    z71bowhunter

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    I just purchased a 1996 Tacoma 4x4 auto 2.7liter.Just curious what I would have to change to put the 6cyl in this? Will the transmission bolt up???
     
  2. Dec 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    The transmission I believe has a different bolt pattern between the two. As for changing the engines out, you have a bit of work ahead of you. you will need the ECM, as well as the wiring harness for the swap. It can be done though!
     
  3. Dec 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    It shouldn't be too difficult to find a cheap rusted out V6 truck for your swap.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    far cheaper and easier to rebuild the motor...and IIRC folks sell better heads to up the power. On the other hand, a simple rebuild of the motor might give you the power you want.

    After 27 years, the motor is probably getting a bit tired.

    And I have had good luck in getting a local shop to rebuild my engines if they are running when pulled.

    Howard
     
  5. Dec 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    27 years? It's a 1996 model, not a 1985...lol
     
  6. Dec 31, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    Ok, motors can get tired in 16 years also...sorry about my math, see my post under favorite whiskey...

    Howard
     
  7. Dec 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    LOL......Cheers :cheers:
     
  8. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    Hence my "lol" at the end. I knew you had to have just done the math wrong. Yes, some motors can get tired in 16 years, but I have seen more and more engines running well into the 200k plus range, and 20 years. But yes, you are correct.
     
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