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Help me pick a motor for swap in my 82
« on: Nov 07, 2018, 09:33:29 AM »
Guys and Gals, I finally picked up a truck I have wanted forever. its a first gen 4x4 long bed.

It currently has a 22r with a LCE kit, I think this one but it leaks oil and still dont have much pizzaz!
https://www.lceperformance.com/Builder-Series-Street-Engine-Kit-22R-RE-1985-1995-p/1011037.htm

I love this truck but would love it WAY more with an engine swap. This wont be a serious wheeler more of a DD and overland rig. I have been studying swaps for about a week for the 5vz and it looks really tight in the first gen truck.

this brought the 3rz into my mind. Is one of these motors considerably easier than the other? The HP of the 3rz is almost double the 22r but the Tq is just about the same. will my current transmission bolt up to either of these?

I'll continue to study on my own but any insight you guys can offer is GREATLY appreciated.

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Re: Help me pick a motor for swap in my 82
« Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2018, 10:08:32 AM »
Do your homework. Read through the threads all over this board. 3rz is extremely simple swap once reading and seeing all these threads. Just be prepared for wiring or buy a harness.
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Re: Help me pick a motor for swap in my 82
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2018, 10:22:02 AM »
The 3rz would probably be the easiest.  It fits in nicely. Mikes 1st gen 3rz swap has plenty of power, its a lot of fun to drive.  You can use a W56 with this swap. Depending what year 1st gen your transfer case should bolt up to a W56 A or B.  For a harness I would get a hold of Mike at Offroad Solutions.  read Big Mikes Official 3RZ Swap Thread on the engine section of the forum.  A 5VZE would be great, and a little more unique.  More power. but a little more work.   Or you could really get crazy and put like a 2JZ or 1UZ in there. 
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Re: Help me pick a motor for swap in my 82
« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2018, 10:24:22 AM »
SPUDS015 is putting a 5vze in an 82.  Build thread in the projects section.  worth checking out to see if that is something you are up to.
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Re: Help me pick a motor for swap in my 82
« Reply #4 on: Nov 07, 2018, 12:27:43 PM »
Thanks guys, I am reading big mikes swap thread now. I think id be plenty happy with the 3vz. I messaged him to see if he ever started making those engine mounts.

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Re: Help me pick a motor for swap in my 82
« Reply #5 on: Nov 07, 2018, 12:37:16 PM »
No, but they are available from toy only swaps. Do not waste your time with chilkats
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Re: Help me pick a motor for swap in my 82
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2018, 10:27:15 PM »
cummins r2.8!

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Re: Help me pick a motor for swap in my 82
« Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 2018, 03:06:47 AM »
The 3RZ is good.  My personal preference for a 1st gen would be a hotter carbed 20r or 22r, but I'm weird :).
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