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Swap a GRFE 4.0l into my 96 taco?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by toohipsi, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Feb 3, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    toohipsi

    toohipsi [OP] New Member

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    I'm sorry that I am starting my first post here with such a odd question. I have a 96 4wd with the 3rz-fe and basically it doesnt have the power that I want. I have looked into doing a diesel swap but I really dont know how much cutting and welding I want to do to the frame. So my question is has anyone swapped the 4.0l into a older generation taco? Thanks for the help guys.
    -Matt
     
  2. Feb 4, 2008 at 9:26 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    From what I have been told (and I have no direct experience on this), you are looking at about the same amount welding work work to get the GRFE into your Tacoma as you would be to drop a diesel engine in it. The GRFE swap would also require a transmission adaptor plate. If you got a diesel made for that year, you may not have to worry about the adapter. Both swaps would envolve ECU and dash work - which is the least fun of it all...

    If you want some more info, take a look on http://customtacos.com (lots of 1st gens with custom engine work) and/or contact Todd @ http://dieseltoyz.com at info@dieseltoyz.com.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Feb 4, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    toohipsi

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    Thanks for the help. I will check out that site.
     
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