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Old March 3rd, 2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Any ideas on what I can do to get more power and/or make my 4runner more trail ready?
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Old March 4th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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3.4 swap. I have a 3.0 that has headers, cat-back & a K & N. It is definatly better than the other 3.slo's I have but if you did some shopping you might be able to do the 3.4 for not much more and it is a lot better motor.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #4
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Not sure if its a common swap for you yota dudes, but a common pathfinder swap is a sbc 350...pretty cheap, and self explanatory power increases ;)

Personally, with my 3.0 I rarely find myself low on power even for the dunes. Sure I won't be burning rubber off my 33s, but I have yet to say to myself "if only I had a stronger motor" while offroading save for one or two hill climbs.

4.6 R&P ratio helps a little though..

Food for thought!

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Old March 8th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #5
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I too say leave the motor alone and re-gear.
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My 94 3.SLO auto came stock with 4.56 gears. It is a dog on the freeway with 31's on it. It takes off great from a start but any little hill on the highway slows it down. I have 33's on my 85 4Runner with 4.56 gears & a 22RE it was able to hit 90+ on the way to the Mounds last trip.
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Not sure if its a common swap for you yota dudes, but a common pathfinder swap is a sbc 350...pretty cheap, and self explanatory power increases ;)

Personally, with my 3.0 I rarely find myself low on power even for the dunes. Sure I won't be burning rubber off my 33s, but I have yet to say to myself "if only I had a stronger motor" while offroading save for one or two hill climbs.

4.6 R&P ratio helps a little though..

Food for thought!




My yota im building right now is getting SBC swap. pulling the 22R
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Any ideas on what I can do to get more power and/or make my 4runner more trail ready?
There are so many options you will need to narrow down your questions a bit.

Regearing is a necessity if you keep the production engine and upsize the tires.

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Sorry hadn't been around a bit. Going to look at regearing. I asked this question because last year was going up a slight incline and had troubles getting up it. Haven't had any problems in mud or anything like that. Was wondering cause soon I would like larger tires and hit some tougher trails and want to be able to keep up. Thanks for the input guys.
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My yota im building right now is getting SBC swap. pulling the 22R
If you don't want it to be front end-heavy I would go with a 4.3 Chevy. Its a slightly easier swap and you can get away with using certain Astro van exhaust manifolds.

The power is nice with the SBC but if you don't have a lot of right-foot control you will just be breaking parts.
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I would for sure regear I ran my 3.0 with stock 4.56 gears on 33s and it was a dog on the highway but it did fine in low range but 4.88 would prolly be a good balance for daily driving and wheeling
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