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I Force V8

Discussion in 'HardCore Corner' started by Ryan, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Ryan

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    Anyone seen a Toyota I Force V8 stuck in an FJ40?
     
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    no, but that'd be sweet.
     
  3. Gumby

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    And expensive, And limited aftermarket, and expensive to repair and not as much torque as other engine options.
    But it would be Toyota and that would be cool. I'd like to see a 1FZE in one. although it would have all the same problems.
     
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    I'd go for the 1UZFE (the i-force is the 2UZFE cast iron block), which is the aluminum block 4.0L from the Lexus cars, 260hp stock, 6 bolt mains, roughly 400lbs, it would work nice. The early units are approaching 14 years old, so parts prices are quite reasonable. There are a series of problems with mating them to manual trannys... but all have been solved. check out http://www.lextreme.com
     
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    all this hoopla about aluminium engines, really, without cast blocks how do you teather your boat? aluminium blocks lose performance as they heat up too.
     
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    Ryan that engine swap is exactly what i want to do to my 62 on down the road like really far down the road after my next rebuild. If you do it please post up on it.
     
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    I agree with Gumbo, a blown 1FZ-FE would be very nice, kinda of like the F of its day, torque, heavy, well built and will outlast Strom Thurmond. :D
    It will move an 80 around very easily, think about it strapped to a 40 :eek:
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I work all day at a Toyota dealership in Houston. The only thing that keeps me from strangling the customers who want to give me 20K for a 2004 Land Cruiser is the test drives give ample time to think of how I can keep the 40 as Toyota as possible. Wrecked Tundras and Sequoias should be easy to find. The engine and electronics could be pulled while the rest is parted out. Im checking on the width of the engine to see if it clears the frame. More when I get it.
     
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    anyone strapped twin turbo's to a 2f?
     
  10. Ryan

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    no but have you heard of the rod shop? i hear they do these conversions.
     
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    [quote author=bad_religion_au link=board=12;threadid=5525;start=msg43970#msg43970 date=1064288147]
    anyone strapped twin turbo's to a 2f?
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    The 2F has 4 main bearings, correct? Not my choice for hopping up.
     
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    [quote author=bad_religion_au link=board=12;threadid=5525;start=msg43970#msg43970 date=1064288147]
    anyone strapped twin turbo's to a 2f?
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    Jason Mace has a turbo on his 2F and it fully gets it!

    As for the Iforce, TLC in California put Tundra running gear under a 4dr Banderante last year and he told me that he would NEVER have done it if Toyota had not sponsored the swap.

    He said it would be a nightmare to make the engine work with any other tranny/transfer setup.
     
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    There are adpaters available from a place in OZ. forgot the name... they have a webpage. The 2UZ is a great engine.... a 350w/ 4B carb won't touch it, save for price and easier to swap. :D
     
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    [quote author=bjowett link=board=12;threadid=5525;start=msg45325#msg45325 date=1064623288]
    There are adpaters available from a place in OZ. forgot the name... they have a webpage. The 2UZ is a great engine.... a 350w/ 4B carb won't touch it, save for price and easier to swap. :D
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    Not for reliablity for sure, but for the price I could buy a brand new self contained Vortec 5.7 with a factory warranty and have time and money left over for :beer:
    Granted, I'll have to fix it more often than a 2UZ or a 1FZE, but...
     
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    thanks for the replies. I checked with parts at the dealer .........almost 10k just for engine. im still looking at the 1FZE swap. these engines had to come with a 5 speed in other countries, right?
     
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    I'd imagine a few of you have seen Rod Millen's FJ45 wagon "Retrocruiser", featured in the four wheelin mags around 1999-00. That rig had an I-force in it, but then again that rig was insainly expensive and it was a one-off. The late model over-seas diesel cruisers were available with manual trannys, one could build up one of those to kick the crap out of the I-Force or a GM motor.
     
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    Rod Millens retrocruiser had an entire UZJ-100 under a 45 body. That sure wasn't putting a V-8 in an old cruiser, more like spending upwards of $100,000 to put a old cruiser body on new chassis.
     
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    Rod Millen's retro also had I beleive 4 wheel independent suspension (or maybe just the front) and kevlar or something composite skidplates, and best of all TOYOTA SPONSORED IT ($bling$) , that rig is pretty much a brand new car, not a fj45.