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UPGRADE to V6?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Tacomapro, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM
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    Tacomapro

    Tacomapro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    SR5 Regular cab 4x4 K&N Cold Air, Toyota 16" Baja Rims, 18" Magnaflow Muffler, and 35% front tint 15% rear glass tint.
    What all parts would be needed to swap my 2008 2.7 for the 4.0? I have a regular cab SR5 and the V6 was not an option.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    lol, I'd suggest just trading your truck in and getting the V6 Access Cab.

    You'll need to swap everything from the engine to the transfer case. Not to mention the electronics needed to get the engine working. You'll need a custom length drive shaft (not too big of a deal) and you'll probably need some work on your suspension to carry the added weight of the V6 + 4WD transmission.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    ah not too sure with tacomas. i did a 2.3 to a 4.0 in a ranger last month in less than a week. but the problems i ran into which might be similar was engine mounts so had to buy soled engine mounts and welded them in. also make sure the wire harness from the i4 snaps together with the v6 cause it is a pain in the ass to swap out the wiring behind the dash. most use the same as the v6 but some models dont. but it was totally worth it.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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    Tacomapro

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    The access cab would be an easy fix. I have no need for the extra space and only like the look of the regular cab. I guess I am in kind of a pickle.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:46 PM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    oh also had to get the ignition reprogrammed into the ecu just go to any shop for that. or use the ignition from the v6 motor
     
  6. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:50 PM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    its all coming back to me of every thing that u will need. if u do any off roading u should upgrade the rear end cause with all that power you will explode the diff.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Omg swap a 3ur!!!!!
     
  8. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    BC2469

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    what all will I need to swap to do this conversion. Can I keep my transmission and transfer case. do they make kits for this ?
     
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