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stay with the 22r or not stay
« on: Aug 27, 2007, 09:11:19 PM »
I am just starting my 1983 toyota rock crawler project. The motor has a rod knock so I am trying to decide wiether or not to stay with the original 22r, or do I do a motor swap for a v6 fuel injected?? anyone framilliar enough with this motor to recomend or not for a crawler. I am afraid I will do all the work and still not be satisfied off road with the power. What motor do you recomend???

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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #1 on: Aug 27, 2007, 09:35:46 PM »
Stay with the 22R man. The V6's aren't that great.   :_oops:
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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #2 on: Aug 27, 2007, 09:41:20 PM »
If you are going to crawl, a 22R is a good motor. If your going to run down the freeway then you mite want to think about some thing bigger.

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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2007, 09:44:53 PM »
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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2007, 10:25:42 PM »
I have the buick 3800 in my 86 Yota.  Mine has a cam/headers and dual exhuast, along with MSD ignition...but she packs a serious punch.  Im stock gears on 4:10s and I can cruise down the highway no problem.  16 MPG all day.  LOve that mototr so far.  Advanced adapters makes all the kits to bolt your tranny/tc case to it aswell.

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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #5 on: Aug 28, 2007, 04:36:29 AM »
Go here! 
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=19275.0
I can attest to Dean's/4THEWKN's truck kicked ass with the 3rz.  Excellent power and better mpg.  Bigmike posted 18? mpg before the super!  Marlin has the bellhousing, ORS has the harness, just need to do a little fabrication, and find a R series transmission!
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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2007, 08:04:28 AM »
I agree with sticking with the 22R or upgrading to a 22RE if your going to keep her in rocks. Ive got a 4.3 in one of mine an like it, but i use it more for on road as well as off. A trailer queen, 22R is an accel chioce. :biggthumpup:

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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #7 on: Aug 28, 2007, 08:15:23 AM »
go with the 22r. It is a very reliable motor, and the 3rz, you are probally going to rely on power pushing you over the rocks, then in turn brake stuff. it's called crawling for a reason.
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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #8 on: Aug 28, 2007, 02:20:40 PM »
Stay with a nicely built 22r, cam, headers, and propane. With 5.29's I can pull up any highway in 5th. I have been very happy with that  combo. In 4 low with a 4.7 tcase it has enough torque to not want to stop with the breaks
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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #9 on: Aug 29, 2007, 04:26:46 PM »
Thanks for the info, I decided to stay with the 22r and bought a long block last night. any sugestions on the brand of cam? header?

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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #10 on: Aug 29, 2007, 11:52:02 PM »
Thanks for the info, I decided to stay with the 22r and bought a long block last night. any sugestions on the brand of cam? header?
I would put a 20r head on it....And as far as cams go, Engnbldr makes a few as so does LCengineering.

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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #11 on: Aug 30, 2007, 05:49:42 AM »
I would look at what LC has got, they got a few different chioces depending on your applacation.

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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #12 on: Aug 30, 2007, 08:35:25 AM »
Stay with a nicely built 22r, cam, headers, and propane. With 5.29's I can pull up any highway in 5th. I have been very happy with that  combo. In 4 low with a 4.7 tcase it has enough torque to not want to stop with the breaks

You couldn't get away with that here in Colorado.  Mountain passes are super steep and long.  The 22RE is great off-road, sub-par on road here in CO.
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Re: stay with the 22r or not stay
« Reply #13 on: Aug 30, 2007, 09:19:41 AM »
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