Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

The owner of this first generation Toyota Tacoma wanted more power than the factory 2.7 L 3RZ-FE inline-four produced. He considered using a LS1, SBC, and even turbo 3VZ V6 but disliked certain aspects of each choice. It wasn’t until he stumbled across Lextreme and its forum that he settled on using the mighty 1UZ-FE V8. The engine was installed using custom mounts, custom intake, SC400 ignitors, modified LS400 wiring harness, and controlled by an Adaptronic ECU. The factory W59 five-speed automatic transmission was mated to the V8 thanks to a modified bellhousing. It was upgraded with a QMI hydraulic throwout bearing, OS Giken flywheel and clutch. This allowed the truck keep the transfer case and 4WD. For more photos and details please read the build thread.

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Source: Four Wheel Forum (build thread)

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