Swapping engines in a 1991 FJ80

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A good friend of mine has his eye on a 1991 FJ80 that still looks and seems to drive like new. But he's worried about the 190K miles that are on it. He's wondering if/when the 4.0 goes out on him, if it's possible to drop in a FZJ80 engine in it without to much mod. He's thinking it would be nice to the added horse power of the 4.5 liter. Anyone have any ideas?
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If your buddy doesn't like the power of the 3FE, he would probably be better off finding a 93+. While I'm sure that the swap is possible, with the prices of the FZJ80s coming down significantly, It'd be easier just to buy one with the 1FZE engine.

A V8 swap is probably more viable in the 91. However, a lot of us here have 180+ miles on our rigs, and no worries....so if the price is right he might get in one hell of a cruiser for cheap!

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well been there thought about that.
now have 175k on my 92, my plan and mock me if you will is to have my salvage yard buyers start looking for a 93-97 with e lockers that I can hook up with. This way I can have the engine and the locking axles there and play to my hearts content. shouldnt be a problem given enough time and #6.
as to swapping a 1fze in hilltoppers on the ball here. for the cost of a 1fze even used you can have a 5.7 litre vortec to throw in there. as far as concerned on the mileage wait till you hit 225k to start worrying. That is when I plan on looking for a salvage rig to pillage.
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