5.7L swap into a Gen 1 tundra?

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    Default 5.7L swap into a Gen 1 tundra?

    Has anybody done a 5.7L swap into a gen 1 tundra? My boddy has a 05 dc and is thinking about getting a salvaged gen 2 tundra and doing a tranny and engine swap into his. Before we start this project just wanted to check if its been done before and maybe get some tips or if its even possible to do.
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    Ys somebody has done it, I forgot his name tho. U can find it on YouTube. He also posted pics of it when he was done, he also did a turbo on it

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    Default Re: 5.7L swap into a Gen 1 tundra?

    Quote Originally Posted by younggunner85 View Post
    Has anybody done a 5.7L swap into a gen 1 tundra? My boddy has a 05 dc and is thinking about getting a salvaged gen 2 tundra and doing a tranny and engine swap into his. Before we start this project just wanted to check if its been done before and maybe get some tips or if its even possible to do.
    From what I know of those motors, they literally rely on recieving readouts from the ENTIRE truck.. all 4 wheels, ABS, axles, ect..

    You'd be better of (IMO) finding an LS1, or something of the sort.
    Kits, and parts out the ying-yang.. plus MUCH cheaper.. and READILY available.
    Plus more horsepower potential than you can shake a stick at!
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    Default Re: 5.7L swap into a Gen 1 tundra?

    When my 4.7 is toast I'll be swapping in a Ford 5.4L and transmission, then I'll have a Foyota. But I sure hope I don't have to do that any time soon!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YotaRamz View Post
    When my 4.7 is toast I'll be swapping in a Ford 5.4L and transmission, then I'll have a Foyota. But I sure hope I don't have to do that any time soon!!
    Of all motors out there, why a ford 5.4? (Not trying to attack you or anything, just curious.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanoDavis View Post
    From what I know of those motors, they literally rely on recieving readouts from the ENTIRE truck.. all 4 wheels, ABS, axles, ect..

    You'd be better of (IMO) finding an LS1, or something of the sort.
    Kits, and parts out the ying-yang.. plus MUCH cheaper.. and READILY available.
    Plus more horsepower potential than you can shake a stick at!
    someone on here did a LS1 swap i believe. search it
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    There is absolutely no way I would EVER contaminate my Toyota with a Ford or Chevy engine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfrench116 View Post
    There is absolutely no way I would EVER contaminate my Toyota with a Ford or Chevy engine...
    I agree, if u wanna go fast get a supra inline6 w/twin turbo n before u know u have 800 hp. Or just get another 4.7 n supercharge it!!

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    Default Re: 5.7L swap into a Gen 1 tundra?

    say what you want about chevy, i hate chevy too, government over priced plastic garbage. but when it comes to motors...they are lighter, have more power, last longer, and have more potential than any similar sized motor from ford or dodge. If my 4.7 blew, I would probably put in an LS1. (and i really, REALLY hate chevy)
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    Amen to that. Just the amount of aftermarket parts and ability to swap out parts in wide range of years is awesome. Also availability of manual tranny is freakin awesome. That should be reason alone to got with an LS motor
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    if anything happens to my 4.7 the truck will get a 6.0/4L80......then I can finally put a turbo on my truck!!!!
    I like to build BAmufflers

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    Foyotard?

    It's been done, and turbo'd. 5.7 turbo sizing
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    Hey Hey now!
    Easy on the hatin' on Chevy! 1st car (I still have and will NOT EVER get rid of) '65 Impala!

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    Hey Hey now!
    Easy on the hatin' on Chevy! 1st car (I still have and will NOT EVER get rid of) '65 Impala!
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    sorry didn't mean to post that twice!

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