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replacing a 4cyl. with a v6

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaman96, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Feb 21, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    tacomaman96

    tacomaman96 [OP] Member

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    I'm thinking of doing some more work on my 96 standard cab taco once i get it all repaired, would love to put a lift kit on it but if I do that I think i'd like more power. Would love to replace my 4cylinder 2.7l with 187,000 miles on it with a v-6. is this even doable? has anyone ever done something like that? how much might it cost besides the price of a used engine, would any modifications need to be done for a v6 to fit. do you think it would be more practical to just rebuild the engine I have, or get another slightly used 4 cylinder. Is all this work really worth all the money and time or would it be more practical to sell my old 4 banger and buy an old 4wd that runs and start fixing it. the one i got needs alot of front end work due to a recent accident, I've already spent 600 buying parts and not near done yet. not to mention I kinda like the idea of an access or crew cab since I have a wife and kid, it's pretty inpractical to take the three of us with a baby seat in that little standard cab. we have another car but sometimes have to take the truck.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    SharkMan

    SharkMan Carolina Alliance: Citadel Div

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    Charleston SC
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    Just buy a 6 cylinder truck, its not worth the extra cost and time to try and install a new engine.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Slippery Rock, PA
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    92 4Runner SR5 3.0v6 4x4(sold) 02 Tacoma SR5 TRD Offroad 4x4 (sold)
    I would look into getting another truck. IMO
     
  4. Feb 22, 2008 at 7:21 AM
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    TacoSteelerMan

    TacoSteelerMan Active Member

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    Arkport N.Y.
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    dry K&N cold air kit BONE STOCK
    You can only interchange the 2.7 from a 95 or 96 they have a distributer your choices for this model are very limited to buy used 4 banger..A new truck may be the the most effective method to get what you want...If you buy a 4 banger be carefull it needs a distributer,97 will not work without electrical upgrades GOOD LUCK
     
  5. Feb 22, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    I can't add more, good luck ! :D
     
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