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Getting a 1ZZ-FE into a 4Runner?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Doc Frankenstein, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Apr 7, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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    Doc Frankenstein

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    Hi guys,
    I'll get right to the point. I'm finding lots of 1st and 2nd gen 4runners for sale locally with blown/knocking/none at all engines. I have a complete parts car (03 Vibe AWD) for my daily (05 Vibe FWD). So, how hard would it be to get a 1ZZ-FE to go into a 4runner? I know it's not the best engine choice for one but, I already have it and everything to make it run in something else. Just need some more Toyota knowledge.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 28, 2016 at 10:45 PM
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    Doc Frankenstein

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    anyone?
    any info would help
     
  3. Apr 29, 2016 at 8:07 AM
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    Sorry man I got nothing to help on this..... I'm reading 03 Vibe AWD and 05 Vibe FWD?????
     
  4. Apr 29, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    Doc Frankenstein

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    Think Toyota Matrix with Pontiac body panels. I have a complete parts car with a crap transmission but a good running 1ZZ-FE in it. I'm wondering how bad it would be to stuff that motor into a 1st or 2nd Gen 4runner.
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2016 at 6:51 PM
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    "Not all who wander are lost"
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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    Anything can be done it aatter of how much hair you want to have left after you are done. He'll I've seen a 302 in a 4x4 tracker.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2016 at 8:57 PM
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    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    Aren't these transverse mounted 1.8ltr. engines? I had one in my '99 Corolla. Peppy little engine, 120hp I believe... No torque really tho. Most likely more trouble than its worth.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2016 at 9:05 PM
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    yeah it's not much on torque but I was thinking it would work for a daily/mild trail rig plus right now it's just sitting in my driveway and I keep finding cheap 1st gens with blown/no motors
     
  8. May 22, 2016 at 9:24 PM
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    Just get a 22re..... and build it ..... I rebuilt my 22re for my pickup a few years ago and it was bad ass..... I got all my parts from http://www.engnbldr.com..... I spent about 2grand with machine shop work .... bored it .40 over put a mild cam in it..... complete rebuild..... had 35s on it with 5:29 and a Aussie locked and that lil Toyota pickup would do a nice brake stand plenty of power.....
     

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