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Need Info: Swapping a 2TRFE for a 1GRFE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RastaTaco, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    RastaTaco

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    The power of my 2.7 isnt cutting it after 2 years, I want to swap for a 1GR-FE but I need to know if it'll fit on my R155F Tranny??
     
  2. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Welcome to TW.com.
    You're better off just selling your truck and buying a truck with a V6. It involves more than just making sure it will fit your transmission.

    If you don't want to do that....you may want to look into putting a super charger in.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:57 PM
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    RastaTaco

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    Yeah I'v been considering trading it in, but im weighing my options.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Yeah I understand, we have a lot of members who made the mistake with buying the I4. Just wasn't the right match for them.

    You may also want to consider 'biting the bullet' and waiting until the new Tacoma comes out. I think it will come with a more powerful V6 Vs. the currant 2nd Gen.

    You could also consider re-gearing the diff, if torque/acceleration is an issue. But like I said, the super charger option could be good too.

    Have a good one.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    Quick_1911

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    This could be interesting...Probably the first 4.0 Reg Cab Taco ever.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    BlueT

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    Dont quote me but I am pretty sure its not, but you can always go to 6 speed manuall which is better anyway
     
  7. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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  8. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    if you get a wrecked donor truck it might not be that bad to do this swap. I found a wrecked truck with good power train for 5500. but itd besweet to have the 6 in my reg cab and part the unused stuff out. itd still be a big endevor
     
  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    regear instead?
     
  10. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    Problem with regearing is because you get amazing low end you lose up top and is not all that freeway friendly
     
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  11. Feb 16, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    what superchargers are availible for the 2.7

    and would a turbo be a better option
     
  12. Feb 16, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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  13. Feb 16, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    i havethought about putting the new 4.0 in my truck. i dont know if there would be different mounting holes or how much wireing harness there would be then needs to be changed but it seems like the best way to add hp. the 159hp from the 2.7 is great from that 4 banger but i need more power. i am affraid if i put a turbo or blower on it i will blow it up


    any ideas?:confused:
     
  14. Feb 16, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    It's not going to blow up. Consider this to go to the 4.0:

    4.0 motor
    tranny (and possibly tc if 4x4)
    driveshaft (and possibly front if 4x4)
    engine harness
    ecu
    exhaust (including CATS and sensors)
    engine mounts (more than likely)

    .........that's just off the top of my head

    You would need all of that to do it properly.

    With time and $$$$$ anything is possible,
     
  15. Feb 16, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    If only they made a Reg Cab 4.0 :cool:
     
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    s/c, the 2.7 is an amazing motor for durability keep it
     
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