Well, I'm just finishing up my 4th 3.4l swap. My first swap into/keeping a auto, 340h. The engines bolt in easy and the swaps can go really fast. This last one took me 3-4months though. Money was the big holdup (new baby) this time, but the project still was finished.
This was the first time I had to rebuild the chassi/body of the truck, it needed: ball joints, wheel bearings, brakes, cv boots, radio, drivers seat, carpet scrubbing (funnay stink), and other stuff that I forgot. Strange because most of the 4runners I've built have 75-100k more then this one and they didn't need this much work. Lack of maintence kills, this last truck at 125k (why it needed soo much).
I test drove it the first time a couple days ago...... it was fast.... in 1st gear only!!!!! I forgot to wire in the speed sensor....duh. So 3 hours later after repairing the wiring harness...... I have a check engine light.... park neutral switch......I forgot to wire in the park/neutral switch......... yes, last time i repaired the harness I put it all the way back togeather. 1.5 hours later it runs good and shifts through all of it's gears, woot. But there is a problem! It feels slow! well, you get used to supercharged power and nothing else feels quite right. I "raced" one of the guys I work with, his 3.0l didn't even think of keepin up so i felt better about the power. I think a supercharger might be in my wifes future
I took it to the Emmisions lane today and it "fast passed", they also didn't look under the hood. The truck smells awfull, the "exhaust paint" is burning off, it's not supposed to. They were looking around it after the test, asked me if it blew up! One of them though it was on fire, even had a fire extinguisher (sp) in hand. I payed my fee and drove away against the managers recommendation. It still stinks after 100 miles.
My wife likes the idea of the 4runner, she has been stuck driving the F350dually. Somthing small will allow her to park closer when shopping, this might be bad.
I know this is a worthless post but if you have any questions ask away and help out. If I get a chance to do another I might do a writeup or somthing. I'll educate myself on posting pics and such. On a side note, now that this weight is off my shoulders i can start to install my 62" alcans on my 4runner.