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Engine swap

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Drummondj, May 16, 2018.

  1. May 16, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    Drummondj [OP] Tundrakid93

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    has anyone ever swapped out a 4.6 for a 5.7? If so how much of a project is it? Will it bolt right up to the transmission I have?
     
  2. May 16, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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  3. May 16, 2018 at 5:47 PM
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    Haha that’s awesome. Well I have a tundra that is in mint condition and I’d love to swap out the engine when it wears out and if the truck is still in great condition I’d love to put the power house under the hood
     
  4. May 16, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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    Good luck wearing it out lol
     
  5. May 16, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    Haha I was waiting for that comment lol I’m just day dreaming really lol I’m trying to figure out ways of getting more power outta this truck without buying a new one since this truck is in amazing shape and only has 100k miles
     
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  6. May 16, 2018 at 6:25 PM
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    Easiest way to remove the engine is to lift the cab/body. Unless you have access to a lift it would not be cost effective to swap a 4.6 to a 5.7
    If you do, swapping is pretty straight forward but you will need the ecu from the 5.7 which means you need the key as the ecu is coded to the immobilizer chip on the key.
    The tranny will bolt up but the ab60 5.7 gear ratios are different from the a760 4.6 tranny, not to mention the a760 and 9.5 rear end was not designed to handle the torque of a 5.7
    Considering all the labor and parts required to swap correctly involved, WHY?... just buy a 5.7
     
  7. May 16, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Buy a new truck with 5.7L would be easier. :D
     
  8. May 16, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    true. just not cost effective either
     
  9. May 16, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    Ya I’ll just add some performances goodies and drive it till it dies lol if it ever does lol
     
  10. May 16, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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  11. Feb 15, 2020 at 7:57 PM
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    Not to hijack the thread but looking to drop a good low mileage earlier ‘01 4.7 motor from a rusty-ass truck into a solid 2006 with a crapped out motor.
    I’ll have the entire ‘01 donor truck with ecu and harness trans etc. Suggestions that I need to worry about? Long time Toyo owner with engine swap experience (50-60s cars) thanks in advance
     
  12. Feb 15, 2020 at 10:54 PM
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    You can only use the short block from the 2001 and have to transfer the heads and intake from your 2006.
    Non vvti vs vvti. Having swapped 50-60 cars, this should not be a problem but why? Find a vvti motor to do the swap
     
  13. Feb 15, 2020 at 11:57 PM
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    Thanks for the input Nick. As stated I have a perfectly good ‘01 motor with 115k with the truck rotting away around it and the chance to pick up a very solid and clean ‘06 with a blown motor. Wondering if it would work. I have 50’s and 60’s GM toys but use Toyo daily drivers. Thanks again
     

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