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<IMG SRC="smilies/maggie.gif" border="0"> I was thinking that I want more motor in my truck to pull my bigger tires. I already have a 3.0L engine in it now and I recently got a performance toyota clutch added to it. I don't know what would be good for my truck though. Thinking that a 3.4L performance engine would be one good way to add power or maybe just adding performance parts to my truck now. Need advice on what to do...thanks in advance...CHRIS.
 

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3.4 toyota engine?

if so it think it would probably be a real pain in the arse to do. not sure though.

the 4.3 chevy swap is really popular. the ford v8 swap is popular. and the chevy 350.

i've heard there are not a lot of performance parts for the 3.0 toy engine though! <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0">
 

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Your V6 trans and oil pan will bolt to it. Als o the power steering lines. I don't know about the accsesaries though. I saw one on the Taco board for $1000. You'll also need all the wiring. Don't waste your money on the 3.0, It's a lost hope regardless of what people say.
 

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it's not even worth all the work to swap engines for .4 extra litres. Just put some headers on. If you really feel like doing the swap, I would say go with the Chevy 4.3. With a V6 (i have a '92 with a V6 as well) you should have plenty of power to haul your truck around with even 35's, as long as your geared correctly. You do know about gears, correct? As long as your geared correctly, I even see the four cylinder guys hauling 35's around. But as far as swapping in a 3.4, I would say definitely not worth it. How big of tires are you running?
 

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Originally posted by crawlytoy:
<STRONG>it's not even worth all the work to swap engines for .4 extra litres. Just put some headers on. If you really feel like doing the swap, I would say go with the Chevy 4.3. With a V6 (i have a '92 with a V6 as well) you should have plenty of power to haul your truck around with even 35's, as long as your geared correctly. You do know about gears, correct? As long as your geared correctly, I even see the four cylinder guys hauling 35's around. But as far as swapping in a 3.4, I would say definitely not worth it. How big of tires are you running?</STRONG>
It's not just .4 liters it's the 40hp and 20ftlbs more plus the option of a bolt on supercharger. Ya the 4.3 has more torque but it would be more work as the 3.0 and 3.4 blocks are nearly identical. I've got 5.29's and now 36"s and my 3.0 is a dog. Although it wasn't bad with 5.29's and 33"s.
 

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I'm running 35s on my truck now. I just recently got them and want to have the power a little bit too. I really cann't decide what I want to do. I'm rubbing a little bit right now on the front tires, was thinking about selling my brand new 35s and putting on 33s and adding more horsepower to my truck and adding a phat overhall on my exterior. What do yall think? If I keep the 35s then I need a suspension lift. I would like to have a skyjacker but cann't find one for my truck. 92 3.0 V6 5spd - any suggestions on what do? or where to look for a lift? Thanks in advance - Chris <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm currently running 35s with the Taco V6 and 4.10s (will regear very soon) but the truck is running alright around town and on the freeway. The tacoma engine has some good oomph behind it.
 
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