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replace 3RZ with a 5VZ? how much? how?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 97YoterS, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Apr 24, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    97YoterS

    97YoterS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 3RZ tacoma, i wanting more power, and the 3rz jus aint cutting it, so i thought about replacing the engine wit ha 5vz, so what would i have to change, and how much would it cost?
     
  2. Apr 28, 2008 at 10:01 AM
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    Your best bet would be to get a wrecked 3.4 taco and get the parts off of it. You will need all the computer as well as the motor and tranny. I had a 98 Taco 4x4 with a 3rz def a great motor, I put 190k on mine and it was still running perfect the day I traded it in.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    Homer J-could he smog that sucker w/a V6 having a I4 VIN? I always wondered. Hey I'd get a bang out of swapping my 3.4 for a 4.0:) if it would bolt up to the trans and smog.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2008 at 5:19 AM
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    I dont think there would be an Issue with emission as long ans he uses the same year or newer donor taco. I have seen a 4.7 V8 shoe horned into a 1st gen taco and that was a tight fit.
     
  5. May 12, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    98+ frontend swap with clear headlights, tint, 6" fabtech, 15x12 powdercoated alloys, 35x15.50 SX's, 5.29 yukon gears, 1.5" wheel spacers, k&n filter. paint and line-x to come.
    it would be much cheaper to sell your truck, take that money and add 1/2 of what it would cost to do that swap and go buy another truck.
     
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