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Taco Engine Swap????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Blake, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Jun 1, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Blake

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    Humor me for a moment please.

    I have always been fascinated with AEV JKs with the HEMI engine swap. The only problem is, at the end of the day, it's still a Dodge product.

    Has anyone known of or heard of swapping a 5.7 into a 2nd gen Tacoma? Obviously, the tranny has to be swapped, as well as some electronics I'm sure.

    If it can be done, what is a ballpark price to accomplish this?

    Practical? Not really. Really cool? To me it would be.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    Can I have your supercharged engine when you're done? Trying to build up my spare parts pile.....
     
  3. Jun 1, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    My son gets this one. Just thinking about the next one. :)
     
  4. Jun 1, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    I've always been of the opinion that if a vehicle was available in a V6 and an I4, the engine compartment was large enough for at least a small block V8.

    With enough money and skill, pretty much anything is possible. I know a guy who transplanted a Duramax/Allison combination into a GMT-400 Suburban K2500.
    Not cheap, not truly worth it, except you can't get a Duramax in a Suburban.

    The biggest problem is going to be integrating the Tundra electronics into the Tacoma dash, and as time goes on, more and more body functions are becoming integrated into the engine control electronics.

    Personally, I would start with a manual Tacoma RC 4x4 and transplant in a pre-electronic SBC with a Muncie 4spd and manual transfer case with SFA and manual hubs.
    Limit the electronics to a good ignition system and aftermarket EFI.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    id love a 5.7 with big bore kit to 8.1 and slap a trd supercharger on it :drool:
     
  6. Jun 1, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    the absolute most the 5.7 3UR will bore/stroke out to is 6.4 Liters. largest i've heard of is 6.2 liters.

    Ok for prices.

    Depending on where you source your engine, would be at the very least a few grand, most likely more.

    Figure about $5K for the TRD Supercharger

    If you wanna keep the stock Auto 6 Speed you could, but you'd prob want a proper manual, so figure at least another $2-5K in parts alone. plus custom bellhousing ETC. which would be hella expensive.

    driveshaft, rear axles/diff should be upgraded as well, another $2K ish+

    All this is plus engine management, custom fabrication and labor fees etc.

    all in all, hella, hella expensive

    if you have the means, knowledge, resources to do this by all means do it.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Okay. Rough estimate...what would the cost be?
     
  8. Jun 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    I would think it would cost 12-15k, half of that would be all fabrication to get things to fit and work. No emission testing in TN?
     
  9. Jun 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    I think this would be tight putting a v6 on a single cab 4x4 perfect trail rig
     
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    Don't forget the supercharger. :)

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    Wtf is brickness?
     
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    Toyota could have done a better job with that swap. They either had traction issues, or it was just slow.

    Either way, that swapped XR has serious potential, if they built the engine, and setup suspension/traction better for drag.

    There are a few companies that have internals for thw 5.7 as well.
    Parts are still expensive.

    All around cheapest is swapping in an LS based engine with transmission. Then building up from there. Still expensive though.
     
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    yes i know what a brick is. still dunno what brickness is :p

    but yes, you are right; most trucks are pretty slow. most, not all.

    don't think it was traction issues. they had the stock 5 lug rims widened to i think 11" or so and the whole rear suspension was re-worked to accomodate those huge slicks.

    heard something like swap wasn't "calibrated" correctly. dunno exactly what they meant by that, but apparently that's the official reason why it was slow lol.

    yeah at least an LS swap the parts are cheaper, you can make more power for less money than with a 3UR swap, and you can throw a good 6 speed behind it from the get go too.
     
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    Good to know Kelson. I actually never followed up on that XR build, and was just speculating.

    Either way, with around 500whp, it should have been faster.

    I have seen quite a few fast SRunner bricks. ;) Most all of those guys are running turbos.

    I actually even debated at one point, to swap in the 3UZ into my truck. Mind was rambling on with that one.

    However, if I do start another build when i finish with my truck, it will have a 3UZ. Stronger all around than the 1GR. Crank can handle 1500 wtq. Closed deck, iron block. Re-tap the block for larger head studs, rods, pistons, and valve train. It will easily surpass what my built engine can handle.

    Problem is matting a strong enough transmission to it. Where there is a will, there is a way though. :thumbsup:
     
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