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Tacoma V8 Possible?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by MagneticTaco4x4, May 20, 2017.

  1. May 20, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    MagneticTaco4x4

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    Is there any possible way to fit a V8 in a 3rd Gen Tacoma? If so, what options are out there?
     
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  2. May 20, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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    Buy a tundra, it will cost so much you could buy a tundra and a half when you include the cost of the tacoma and the warranty you're voiding.

    IF your ultimate desire is to have a v8 in it.. LS based is the way to go for compact fitment, power, and fuel economy.
     
  3. May 20, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    Anything is possible with enough money. If you mean has anyone made a kit to do so more conveniently, then I would say no. Big engines need big axles and tough transmissions so you'd be doing a lot of work outside of the engine bay to make it reliable. You would be better off buying a different truck.
     
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  4. May 20, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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  5. May 20, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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    Just throwing that out there, just wanted to see what some of y'alls responses would be. I just see a lot of people putting V8s in Jeeps after awhile, was wondering if anyone had done it to a Tacoma. Thanks for the link, will read into it.
     
  6. May 27, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    If you can get a crashed Tundra, There was one on ebay last month 9K... I think it would take more money than effort...
    It will fit, just getting the electronics to work is the hard part...
    I have seen a few chevy V8 Tacomas.....
     
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  7. May 27, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    LS swap that bitch!
     
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  8. May 27, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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    Anything is possible...

    You can fit a limo in a dog house if you have enough lube
     
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  9. May 27, 2017 at 2:48 PM
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  10. May 27, 2017 at 2:58 PM
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    A super charger is a cheaper and easier way to go to get another 100 HP...
    Than a stand alone ECU and E85 for another 50-100 HP...

    A 3.5 could easily make 400-500 HP with 10 psi and E85...
     
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  11. May 27, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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  12. May 28, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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    I've got one 4.7 Iforce v8 in a regular cab tacoma
     
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  14. May 28, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    bwahahaha damn! NICEEEEE! I like it.
     
  15. May 28, 2017 at 12:38 PM
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    I think that part of it too comes down to the reliability of a Jeep engine. If you toast the engine and have to replace it, might as well go with something better/bigger. I'd love to toss one of the new Cummins in either of my Tacomas, but I can't justify it til I'm at the point of needing a new engine. I've got just over 5k miles on one of the trucks, just under 200k miles on the other. I don't think that either one is going to be due for a new engine for quite some time.
     
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  17. May 28, 2017 at 1:36 PM
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    Absolutely, I couldn't justify replacing the engine till it was time as well. Should be more options available by that time as well hopefully as far as diesel.
     
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    frame would NOT handle
    torque or hp
    front springs could be upgraded easily enuf
    still would steer like a Pig

    hope U talkin 2 wheel drive

    no good chance 4x3
     

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