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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Holiday, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Holiday

    Holiday [OP] Member

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    mmkay. I'm about to be the grateful recipient of a 20k windfall. I want to find a 1/4 ton tacoma (standard and 4x4 of course)and put a small block V8 into it. Is it doable with this much? would I need more? What are the best years/trims/ etc etc for such a project?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Contact Tundra Racing. $20k should be PLENTY for a swap of this nature. A 2JZ-GTE can be had for about that cost.

    Tundra Racing LLC
    2243 West. 24th St.
    Panama City, Fl. 32405
    850-769-3465
    Fax: 850-215-1529
    Email: TundraRacingLLC@aol.com

    They dropped an LS6 into a reg cab tacoma. And they are currently working on dropping one into an X-Runner.

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  3. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    For 20k...including purchasing the truck...no...unless you start with a SHITTY taco. In that case, what's the point?
     
  4. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    What if i managed to find the base truck outside the 20k? I could probably find the know-how to do much of the work myself, I'm neighbors with a guy that works on performance vehicles, and am acquainted with a few truck lovers

    haha I've learned to love (and hate) rain with my '99 ranger. this thing couldn't be any lighter, and with 2 wheel drive it slides like it has a beast engine but it's only packing a whopping 4cylinders of fury :( but heaven forbid I drive on a highway during rain....*shudder*
     
  5. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    i bought it used and the first set of tires were so slick that i would lose traction (on turns) in second gear on dry road....
     
  6. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Good point, I overlooked the part where he was still looking for a truck.

    Even then, you could probably still do it. If you can find a truck for $10k or less, then you will be able to do the swap with the remaining $10k (assuming you do most of the work yourself).

    You can get an LS1 or LS6 + trans for around $2500-$3000 in good condition. Tundra Racing makes the motor mounts, radiator, plus other swap parts.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    I'll be trading in the ranger too, and know a couple people willing to give a few thousand. not enough to buy the coma, but close enough to probably give me a little over 10k left over. What year coma should i look for?? I have a buddy with the '03 and you can't beat that little truck, it does everything, but older=cheaper and easier to work on
     
  8. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    I would like a 5.7 in a Taco ... :D

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  9. Jan 31, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    any videos of this bad boy in ackshun?
     
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