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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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I know a lot of you guys from other boards. I've been a toyota guy for years, I have been on TTORA before, I actually always thought it was Toyota Tacoma ORA, and I never had a taco. It wasn't until recently when I was researching to do a 3.4 swap that I realized that it's an open Toyota board. Anyways, just wanted to say hello to all. Hope to see some of you guys around and on the trail!

Here's my latest rig: 1990 4runner. 1 tons, coilovers, linked. 40's. Only about 8' of frame left to keep her a toyota. Also doing a 3.4 swap here over the next month or so, so I wanted to drop in, as I'm sure I may have a few questions.





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Nice rig. And yeah, they switched it from tacaoma territory to toyota territory a few years back.

A 3.4 swap in for a 3.0 should be cake. I'm in the midst of my swap/build (into an 85 xtra cab) and QuickDraw is swapping into an 80 right now. Minerdude and just finished his, EKJ have one as well. There's a few on here that have done quite a few.

You might also want to check out yotatech as they have some very well documented 3.0-3.4 swaps: http://www.yotatech.com/f160/

What year donor are you working with?

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I'm working with a 96 T100 motor. Should be straight forward, I've read a lot of the swaps on yotatech. Few things with the exhaust are going to be a PITA, but I'll make it work. Going to have Brian (thefatkid) make a harness for me when I get to that point.

The motor is the exact same length (forward to back) of the 3.0 correct? Only reason I ask is that my rad mount has a super tight clearance in front of my current 3.0 motor, barely clears the elect fan that I have on there, would hate to redo a bunch of my tube work up there to clear the radiator from the motor.
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The motor is the exact same length (forward to back) of the 3.0 correct? Only reason I ask is that my rad mount has a super tight clearance in front of my current 3.0 motor, barely clears the elect fan that I have on there, would hate to redo a bunch of my tube work up there to clear the radiator from the motor.
I'm not sure on the length measurement... I used custom mounts/placement, etc... my motor placement followed no rules and is pretty tight all the way around.

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That is going to be a tough one C. The fan brackets are very close to the same lenght. It will take placing the engine. The block measurments are the same though.
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What's up Christian! 3.4 swap will be killer in your 4Runner. Nice choice.

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Thanks guys. The rig was a ton of work, but I was very happy with it this passed season of wheeling. Motor sounded like a diesel the last couple trips and finally gave way when I was out in GJ to wheel. Picked up this motor for a great deal a month or so ago thanks to Scotty (Addicted) who found it for me.

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Yeah, the fan bracket is off on my 3.0, and I don't need it on the 3.4, but it's the upper pulley that is really close on my 3.0, hope it'll work with the 3.4 in there. We'll find out shortly, it just changes a lot of stuff (winch mount/front tube work) if I have to redo it. We'll see.

Any input on a good place to buy a rebuild kit or just a gasket kit for a 5vz? I'm to the point where I need to decide if I'm just going to pull the heads off for a "look" or put it all back together, need to price out my options. I should probably just do a rebuild since it's on a stand.

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Sweet rig, thought your name looked familiar (co4x4). I need a 3.4!
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I would use the Toyota gasket set. As for rebuild kits, local machine shops can get you a good selection of internal parts. Somtimes I perfer to use toyota rings also, even if using aftermarket pistions.
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It's not. 5VZ swap is in progress this winter.

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YOUR TRUCK IS SICK! Nice article in crawl as well! Good pics. I bet you own ten copies of that issue, at least I know I would.
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I'm still amazed the stock 3.0 is alive. Ah, reliable death-defying Toyota.
It finally gave out in GJ at the end of last season, motor swap is in progress.

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Yeah, I've got a few copies. Crawl was pretty good about sending me all the copies I wanted.

Thanks all! Hope to wheel with some of you guys this year. Got me a new motor and some new rubber, so it should perform even better this year.
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Any ideas on new tires and what are you doing with the old set? 'Cause I know a certain little 84 that would love to wear them; half-bald or not. Did you keep the 3.0 or scrap it?

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Well, I'm unmounting them today. They're in great condition though. Not sure on your price range, but they're yours if you want, I'm coming down to the springs tomorrow and can bring them down.

Give me a call and we can talk about it.

I've already got a set of sticky krawlers.

Right now the 3.0 is sitting in my garage, need to pull some goodies off it before it goes out. Probably going to sell the headers, intake, and anything else someone needs. The shop that's buying it only needs the longblock.

Yeah, pretty good trade on my old sled, I already had a new sled, and it was just taking up space. Unfortunately when I took on this project, I still had my old crawler, new sled. needless to say, it was a full garage for a couple months until i sold the old crawler.
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