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I want a bit more power out of my truck which got the old four banger and was thinking about the 3.0L v6, just how hard would it be to swap the engines? I'm more concerned about the electrical than anything.

Also, would there be any bigger better, easier swaps out there I could do?
 

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Well what would be one of the better engines to put in? Witout having to change the transfer case, i would consider changing the rear end though.
 

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Well what would be one of the better engines to put in? Witout having to change the transfer case, i would consider changing the rear end though.
The V6 transfer case only bolts to the V6 transmission. The V6 transmission only bolts to V6's, so you'd have to change engine/tranny/t-case if you're set on a V6. Leave the stock rear axle alone, it's stronger than you think.

The V6 and L4 mounts are totally different which means cutting and fabricating new ones.

I swapped from the V6 to a 22R so I know what's involved.
 

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The newer toyota 3.4 5VZ-FE is far more reliable than the 3.0, it has more power and gets better gas mileage. Like a 3.0 swap, changing from a 22re requires reworking the mounts and replacing the transmission and transfer case (not sure about the differentials). You will need to swap all the sensors, wiring harness and computer, and there's an issue with oil pan clearance that requires either a body lift, or I think you can use a 3.0 pan (not sure).

By the time you've finished spending money to do the swap, you probably could have sold your current truck & bought a 2000 3.4 taco for less net $$.

Check this site for all kinds of good info:
http://www.offroadsolutions.com/tech.html#engine

Or yt has a whole forum on the 3.4 swap:
http://www.yotatech.com/f160/
 
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