View Full Version : 3.4L toyota .. in A 79-83 TRUCK ?

01-30-2008, 05:22 PM
so I'm thinkin' of doing this ... I have a low milage "package" set up for the Trekker (78000K)

anyone ever seen this done ?

I like to see some photos of the engine in the engine bay .. but cant find any .

01-31-2008, 01:18 PM
doo it...offroad solutions can make you a stand alone wire harness to make it work, and they have all the engine mount and exhaust related shit you'll need.

looks like you'll be the first...

01-31-2008, 05:05 PM
I can do it all myself .. and if I have any wiring issues , I have a wiring "guru" on call , if need be ... not worried about that ..

I was more or less .. just wondering how it has worked out ??

fuel economy is my BIGGEST issue ..

dirka dave
02-01-2008, 08:58 AM
I have been toying around with the same idea. I have a 97 4runner with a 3.4l and that little v6 is awsome... I thought about a supra twin turbo, but I think it is too heavy. I dont think it would be too difficult a swap.

02-01-2008, 10:05 AM
what about a diesel swap ??

02-01-2008, 05:37 PM
good luck finding one...[1c]

Hello Kitty
02-01-2008, 05:39 PM
i should do that also. stuffed a 3.0 v6 in my 83 p/u and heck there is no room.


02-01-2008, 05:39 PM
yeah .. for the price for a diesel swap ... I can buy a lot of gas

02-01-2008, 05:40 PM
i should do that also. stuffed a 3.0 v6 in my 83 p/u and heck there is no room.


LOVE to see some pics !!

02-01-2008, 09:56 PM
Keep in mind that the 3.4L is taller then the 3.0. People who swap the 3.4L in place of a 3.0 in 1988-1995 models need a small bodylift. The plenum will hit the hood in a small area if you don't.

02-01-2008, 11:00 PM
nothin a hammer cant fix...

02-02-2008, 07:58 AM
or a fiberglass manufacturer :)

dirka dave
02-02-2008, 08:26 AM
I think there is enough room under there, if not install a hood scoop.

FU Toolbag
02-02-2008, 08:59 AM
It's only an inch, just drop the motor mounts a bit.

02-04-2008, 08:16 AM
It's only an inch, just drop the motor mounts a bit.

That might work on a older one with a solid axle, definitely not with an ifs setup on the 86-95 toyotas.
The oil pan as a dent on one side for the diff, there are oil pans available with the dent on either side for the 3.4L.
The newer toyotas have a drivers side front diff, the later T-100 trucks still had the 3.4L with the older style torsion bar ifs and a passenger side diff.

02-04-2008, 05:10 PM
engine .. and "stuff" is ordered .

i'm going ahead with it .

03-03-2008, 10:19 PM
Not what you asked for but i thought you might like this as an option.
92 4runner

03-04-2008, 07:53 AM
yeah nice ... but a little out of my budget :)

03-07-2008, 08:48 PM
A V8 4Runner
How sweet

03-08-2008, 08:21 AM
holy... re /re motor to change your plugs

dirka dave
03-17-2008, 08:29 PM
Cool, looks like a tight fit.