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Old 09-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Daihatsu Rocky Engine Swap

I have a 1990 Daihatsu Rocky and want more fuel efficiency and power with the 31" mickey thompsons on it. It was only getting 12 mpg on the highway and had other issues to work out, that are not going to be cheap, so I am looking for a way to get a VW TDI engine into a Rocky...Any words of advice? The other alternatives I was thinking of initially were doing a 92 supra engine, or a basic 22R. I don't know how many people have any expertise, experience or advice for me, but I am hoping someone does.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are adapter kits to hook the TDi to a toyota transmission, thats the direction I would go.
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a guy back home in oregon took a rocky and a toyota pickup (i want to say 85 toyota and 87 rocky) and put the whole drive train from the toyota into the rocky. all the electrical connectors were the exact same, even the dash connections were the same.
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