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In the coming months, I'm planning to swap the 22r out of my truck for a 22re being as a) the 22r in my truck is tired and b) I'm sick of the carb and all the hassles on inclines. So I've decided that since my tranny and xfer cases need to pulled for rebuilding anyway, why not just do it all since the truck will be down for a while anyway. I currently have the G52 tranny with the transfer case shifter in the tail-housing and I know that the efi vehicles come with the W56 with the transfer case lever on top of the xfer case. Will I need to change out the shift forks in the tcase and use the W56 behind the 22re or can I just rebuild the G52 that's already in the truck and use it? I know I'll need a gastank from an efi vehicle, engine, harness, ecu as well. Motor mounts for the 22r and 22re are the same right? How about accessories like the ps pump and ac compressor? Same parts different brackets or different altogether? This will have to be a smog legal motor so there will be a lots of vacuum lines and whatnot, but am I overlooking anything major before I start hitting up the junkyards for parts? Anyone bothered to do this swap? I have no interest in a v6 for this truck and am doing the 22re for simplicity. Thanks for any insights.
 

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Thanx for the link. I know Geiger usd a W56 tranny but I just wonder if you have to. Anyone on here know for sure? If so then I'll have to change out the shift forks.


Originally posted by beasttoyota4x4:
<STRONG>go here and call em'
http://allprooffroad.com/index.html

chris geiger did it to his. i think he has an 82. he might have some info on this site as well!

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good luck <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
 

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Just did mine this summer. I had a whole donor truck and I didn't have to worry about smog tests. Sounds like you have everything under control. I was able to use my carb. tranny, but I couldn't tell you what it was right off the bat. I ended up swapping the entire truck wire harness just for convenience. Wasn't that hard to do, just time consuming. Good Luck!!
 

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Thanks for the info. Does your carb tranny have the transfer case shift lever in the tailhousing of the tranny? We've got an '88 runner at home that I can look at for specifics but I'm wondering what to do about the trannies. Hunt down a W56 or rebuild my G52. Also did the gastanks interchange easily? It would be nice if they would just bolt up.

Originally posted by Drop the Bomb:
<STRONG>Just did mine this summer. I had a whole donor truck and I didn't have to worry about smog tests. Sounds like you have everything under control. I was able to use my carb. tranny, but I couldn't tell you what it was right off the bat. I ended up swapping the entire truck wire harness just for convenience. Wasn't that hard to do, just time consuming. Good Luck!!</STRONG>
 

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22re and 22r blocks are identical. Therefore the tranny doesnt care whether you have a carb or efi on top. The reason people use the efi tranny is because it is a little stronger than carb. The better tranny is from a turbo yota. If you are going to get a new tranny get a turbo. They all interchange. I had an 86 turbo 4x4 and the turbo blew. I put in a 22re with weber carb. It was cheaper than fixing the turbo. So the decision is which tranny do you want? If youre going to spend the money to rebuild then get a turbo and put the money into that.

As far as accessories, since all the blocks are the same accessories arent an issue. All my turbo accessories worked on the new block. My 85 efi 4runner has no accessories that have anything to do with the efi. Power steering, ac, and water pump are the only ones I can think of.
 

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the G52 and W56 trannies are interchangeable! I had a W56 in my '87 and replaced it with the G52. the W56 t-case bolted right up to the G52, just had to cover the shifter hole in the tranny. not sure how you'd put a G52 t-case onto a W56 though. if you can, grab a turbo (R151F) tranny and you'll be plenty strong. the W56 is a little longer than the G52, or at least the shifters sit back further on the tranny and t-case (located on top of t-case vs on tranny), so you may have to do some tunnel trimming. HTH.
 
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