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Old October 12th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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i got this guy that is going to maybe give me a 3.7 mg supra non turbo motor and i need to know if im able to put it in my toyota tacoma. im prolly going to take the motor anyways but i want to know if it will fit. so can anyone help me please thanks
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there is no easy way to put the supra motor in unless your really talented and can modify a bellhousing to bolt to the motor and to line up properly. the engine size isnt an issue in the engine bay its just the compatability. there isnt any conversion kits for that motor that i have seen so i will say that it is possible but the hassle and custom work will cost alot of money and time and in the end you will be better off to build the stock motor or find something that you can easily bolt to the tranny.
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There was a guy on the toyota mailing list from off-road.com several years ago that had a turbo Supra motor in his late-90s 4Runner and he said it was a major pain.

I would have to agree. It isn't the room, its the compatibility is where you will have the most problems. Let alone you better be a wiring harness wiz too.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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I am not sure about in a Tacoma but the swap is pretty easy in a pre taco truck. Like in a late 90s 4Runner. It's basically the bellhousing from a Supra and the 7M, it all bolts together. The motor mounts from a 5M in a pre-86.5 make it bolt right in. Then you just have to do something with the cooling fan/radiator. The last part is the ECM which I think isn't that hard but I don't know the details on it.

It's an easier swap than a Chevy.

But I am not sure on the Taco.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #7
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do some searching on some of the boards that have been around a while (pirate). The 5m and 7m used to be a very popular motor swap. Now most do 3rz's, 5vze, 1uzfe, and of course bowties for those with no imagination. :D
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Its the same bolt pattern as a 22RE, but I don't think they make great wheeling motors, IMO.
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Its the same bolt pattern as a 22RE, but I don't think they make great wheeling motors, IMO.
I kinda agree, generally a sports car motor or luxo/sport motor (1uzfe) just isnt setup well for low end torque, and the proper power delivery. I know of a guy who put the 1uzfe in a buggy and hated it for that exact reason. Just not really a crawling motor.
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why would you want to swap the taco motor for something different?

the taco motors made okay power.
better than the 22re
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