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V4 to v6 swap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by LUISFER, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    jspadaro

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    Right, thank you, but I wasn't clear - I'm wondering how much $$$ the LS6 engine swap was.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    :facepalm: on my part. Sorry. I wouldn't have the foggiest idea on what the swap would cost.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Yeah, since the engine and trans are probably several thousand alone, I'm sure the answer is "not cheap." Would totally rule though.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Just trade your truck, you will need more than a new engine. You will also need a new tranny, the lines in your engine bay will be replaced with longer ones. You will have to cut the old motor mounts and replace them with new ones ETC.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    If you're paying someone, expect it to be in the $10,000 - $20,000 range depending on attention to detail and where you get the engine and transmission from. The rear axle will also need to be swapped to handle the power. Custom driveshaft, mounts for everything, wiring, etc., etc.

    It's a big job.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    I am a big fan of engine swapping... Back in the 70's and 80's model anything. Today there is just wayyyyyyy too much BS to go swapping a 4 to a 6 in a Taco when they come off the line like that everyday.

    If you're gonna do a swap put a Jet engine in that bitch. Now thats original...
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Dear OP AKA:anonymous:I know that this is just :deadhorse: but this kind of ignorance makes me feel:puke: :annoyed::frusty::sick:...Im pretty sure if you use the :pccoffee: and read threads on TW, eventually you will break the :ballchain: of ignorance and we can all :rockband::cheers: in the meantime, PLEASE refrain from further :rasta:I know you enjoy watching :cookiemonster: but I think school might be a better use of your time...lets start with this lesson... your tacoma does not have a v4...
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    Do a V7 swap. Almost the power of a V8 but not really and probably not the same MPG of a V6.:D
     
  9. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    Pugga

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    And probably cheaper than the V8 also!
     
  10. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Sweet. Just find a V8 with a blown cylinder and there ya go.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    guys get real...a V7 swap is way to much $ for him. He can just pick up two pistons at NAPA and duct tape them on...FTW!!
     
  12. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    Cheap and real easy install... Performance results may vary...

    carnivaldrag-08.jpg
     
  13. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    Now that'd be something to see! Just gut the damn thing and "start over"...with a jet!
     
  14. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Op how many miles on your i4. My truc really woke up after the first 5k miles. ( after break in and a few small mods like drop in filter, exhaust, removing secondary filter and synthetic oil all around.)

    edit: still not a v6 nor power of a v6 but it runs good. Plenty of power for normal driving.

    My last cars were a 6.0 2500hd and a 05 6.0 GTO. So I like power but the Tacoma is plenty for what it is
     
  15. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    Yeah that is sweet!! Unfortunately business is slow at the moment. When it picks up it might be an option.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    As soon as I pay it off, I plan to get a car. Then the Tacoma will just be my toy. That was the plan all along.
     
  17. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    what kind of toy? Offroad? Then the 4 will suite you fine.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    Mine is still new. Its got around a thousand miles on it. I was just disapointed with my first drive around the sand dunes.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Yup, do the supercharger. I break into a sweat thinking about all the little details involved in a v6 swap. Plus, that way it's unique. You swap a 4.0 into the truck you have, you have nothing to show off. Noone's gonna be impressed cuz it's just a stock setup. All that work and nothing to brag about!:eek:
     
  20. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    A really impressive build would be to somehow get dual VVT-i and then add a turbo. Maybe build things up a little first, if you're going through that much trouble.

    The technicalities are way over my head, but I'm guessing you'd exceed the V6 baseline power without replacing the transmission, engine mounts, etc... The price might be under $6000 if some of the labor was discounted. Just a thought.

    Edit: I thought the Venza had the same engine, since the displacement was the same. Ass-u-me-d.
     
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