Lately I've really been wanting to get rid of my MarkIV Gli for a late '80s Toyota Pickup. Just need to find one in good shape (but not too nice), it seems like the only ones that come up are semi rice with crap paint jobs and hack job lifts. Saw a stock excellent condition brown one the other day with a factory bed cap... automatic though also wasn't for sale (maybe for the right price).
Get on the LOUD pedal!
Ok guys here is my question for you. I have been enjoying my 4 runner for a while now and if there is ONE thing I could change about the truck is the motor is a dog.
Not sure if mine in getting tired, but with the larger tires and stock gears it is super slow. It makes me think it would be hurting in mud or sand and not have enough power to dig through the thick stuff in anything but first gear.
Are there any popular motor swaps out there? I'm assuming not aftermaket support for the V6 that I have in there right ? (3.0 V6). I was looking at 3.4 swaps , but wanted to ask to see if maybe other options were feasible.
Also , if anyone has done the 3.4L into a second gen could you provide links to buid?
I have decided the stock front suspension is good enough for the stuff I use the truck for so going to keep the IFS , just going to tackle the motor swap this winter and cant wait for more power. Coming from my old 4.0XJ this thing is way down on Tq and power. Thanks
There's kits for swaps out there. GM v6s, small block Chevys, and Ford engines. Most, if not all, would need a wiring harness also. I worked with a guy that had a 350 strapped to the stock tranny of a '94 v6. The tranny went and then he blew the motor trying to get out of the hole he was in. North West Offroad has some kits.
Why not regear what you have?