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okay heres the deal, im really sick of the little v6 in the fronty, and ive been toying with the idea of a V8. and then theres my friend putting a lexus V8 in his 4runner lol. so i guess i gotta keep up right? lol. so has anyone done a V8 swap into a fronty yet? or seen any done, or have any info at all on one? ive been looking all over, havnt found a single swap. not even a beefed up v6 swap. whats out there?
 

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whats out there?
If you're talking about the 05/06 model, a lot of folks who still have a lot of warranty left on their trucks! What year is the 4Runner your buddy is swapping engines on? I would suspect you'd find more information on this topic in about three years when these trucks are no longer under warranty and people are more willing to experiment! Of course you could bravely pave new ground and drop a 304 HP 5.6L Titan engine in your Frontier! I'm betting it would give your buddy's 4Runner a run for your money!
 

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actually im running a 2000 crew cab. i think if i had the 05 the 265 hp would be plenty, its atleast better than the 190 im getting now. but my buddys 4runner is a 94 (2nd gen) and the lexus engine i believe comes from a 90-99 LS400 or something? im not caught up on my lexus stuff lol. anyway that swap is about 300 hp stock, and he might beef it up a little bit, he will hit 350 at max. but i doubt that, so im kinda aiming for about 270-300.

and i would seriously think about paving the way for everyone and being the first one out there. but right now im working at a ski resort and i really need my truck! lol. so maybe this summer when i can ride the bike i can put my truck out of commsion. but my problem still lies in a engine. the titan engine would be sweet, but thats an expensive engine. where my buddys engine will cost him about 800 bucks, the titan engine would be a couple grand prob. and i dont think it would be that easy of a swap. older engines are tipically easier to swap. so i guess i still need to find a donor, that would fit decently easy on a 3" body lift. any ideas for engine?
 

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never mind i looked into the QX4 it makes 240 hp, and wouldnt be any easyer than the engine i found. uses the same tranny thats in the truck, so i basically just have to mount it and wire it. heres a pic of the donor i think im going to use, anyone want to take a guess at waht it is?

 

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jojo said:
that a 3.0LV6 twin trubo out of a 300zx. 8)
someone knows their nissans 8) thats about a 300hp Twin Turbo V6 haha. should be a nice match up against that 250hp lexus V8.

but do you think its going to sound ricey? because right now with a high flow cat and borla exhaust my V6 sounds like a 8, not ricey at all, and i cant have my truck sounding like rice, so with my exhaust i have now it shouldnt sound ricey right?
 

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badass, well if i can swing all my payments i think ill start dumping some money into swapping that engine this summer when its done raining so i can ride the r6 lol.
 

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are you gonna do any mods to this engine (i.e. better intercooler, blowoff valve, headers, exhaust)? Those would maybe put you at 320-350hp at the flywheel.
 

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ill deff be putting a loud *** BOV on it, i want that thing to scream PHSSSS!!! lol i dont know what im going to do about an intercooler yet, i dont want anything hanging down real low, but headers will be there along with a exhaust and intake, ill prob think about a chip too. over time there will be some performance upgrades but the stock engine and the swap is going to drain my funds to 0 lol. so that will come over time.

anyway dude im clear up in oregon, your more than welcome to fly up lol but other wise thanks anyway
 

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Seriously think about an intercooler, even a small one. It will keep the turbo's cool,, maybe check the ones out of a mini cooper or a wrx. If you heat those turbo's enough then it will cost you more in the long run.
 

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Seriously think about an intercooler, even a small one. It will keep the turbo's cool,, maybe check the ones out of a mini cooper or a wrx. If you heat those turbo's enough then it will cost you more in the long run.
 

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yeah ill deff have a intercooler on it, it just wont be a massive really nice one, but there will be one. i just dont want it hanging down and me wack it on a rock or a trree or something lol. after all i am a tree huger i got the dents to prove it lol
 

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the intercooler just cools the and condenses the the air. the more air and fuel you put into the combustion chamber the more power your going to have. if you want to keep the lifespan of the turbos longer, you'll need a turbo timer. it keeps the engine running at an idle for a couple of mins. after you turn the off the car. it lets the oil cool off so the hot oil dosent sit in the turbos and destroy your barrings. sorry for the spelling :oops:
 

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anyone know of a real shallow or short intercooler. ill be running a shrockworks front bumper, so i dont want it to hang below that.
 
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