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350 sbc

wanting to put a 350 small block chevy motor in my 02 frontier and just wanted to know if it has been done and would like to get some feedback if yall thinks a good idea
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its been done. a hand full of times at least.
they are the simple of simple if your worried about how hard it will be. you need three wires to run the motor.

all you have to worry about is mounts ds probably a more stout rear end.
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yes i know i posted stuff for a hardbody but IIRC, the frame/chassis on the two trucks are similar. also it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks do what you think is a good idea (although i think more power and sound is always a good idea)

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do u know if i need to cut anything for the transmission
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i honestly never seen the swap done in person or have seen a full write up on it but in the 350 into a harbody link i posted, all that was mentioned was drilling a few holes in the trans tunnel. i think the main concern is getting a breakerless distributor, some hugger headers and mini starter otherwise you may have to "massage" the firewall

read the build thread i posted you may have an idea

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You could use a 4.3 V6. It is basically a small block V8 with two cylinders chopped off. I believe it has all the same bolt patterns as a V8.

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why not an lsx? a 5.3 would nice on a d22..

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fits like a glove. you just gotta worry about using the right headers and a shorty water pump so you can fit the radiator. no cutting for the trans. stock rear end will hold up to a stock 350. the h233 will take a good bit more if you have that particular axle.

in a hardbody, which is basically the same as a frontier

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You could use a 4.3 V6. It is basically a small block V8 with two cylinders chopped off. I believe it has all the same bolt patterns as a V8.
as good as the 4.3 is, i wouldnt wate my time swappin one in a first gen, they make no more power than a vg33. id go with an ls1. they are all aluminum, more modern, and with just a simple cam swap, and headers, could have your truck runnin in the low 12s.

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as good as the 4.3 is, i wouldnt wate my time swappin one in a first gen, they make no more power than a vg33. id go with an ls1. they are all aluminum, more modern, and with just a simple cam swap, and headers, could have your truck runnin in the low 12s.
Stock, but there are almost as many goodies for 4.3s as there is for V8s, and you save some weight. Not a bad option.

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