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Engine conversion Help!!

I'm thinking about putting a v8 into my 2006 Tacoma prerunner 4.0, I'm just wanting to know if it can be done. I would like to put a Chevy 350 in it but I'm also open to other ideas. Does anyone have any advise?
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Have you considered using Toyota's V8 that was once offered in 4Runners? Probably not as much power as you can get from a Chevy, but likely much lighter (better handling) and it might be easier to shoehorn it in. It was derived from a Lexus engine and very smooth & refined. I believe a handful of those engine swaps were done several years ago. Might take some digging to find the old threads about them, but they should still be buried somewhere on the site here. Whatever you decide will be very interesting so be sure to keep us in the loop.

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It can be done but do you have the time, resources, contacts, money, and skills to do it?

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I too vote for a Toyota V8. 285 cubes and 250 HP...out of a Tundra


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_UZ_engine#2UZ-FE

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Freshen up your 4.0 and just add a Supercharger. Easiest and cheapest.
https://www.urdusa.com/magnuson-supe...015-tacoma-v6/

My numbers below maybe a bit off but not by much, check their site!. Engine swaps of all kinds are common discussions on the Tacoma World forum. If you decide on a V8 find a donor Chevy with an LS1 or LS2. Less than a 100 lbs weight difference. Gathering parts to do that to my T100. But I have to buy an address outside of CA. first
Different kits available from URD.
Stage 1 HP = 318
Stage 1 TRQ = 308

stage 2 HP = 383
stage 2 TRQ = 355

stage 3 HP = 423
stage 3 TRQ = 379
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