Can you take a 3.0 V6 out of a 88 4runner and swap it with a 4 cylinder? What kinda mods would you have to make?

Asked by Oct 03, 2013 at 09:39 AM about the 1988 Toyota 4Runner 2 Dr SR5 V6

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If you are trying to save on fuel, this swap will only decrease the mileage, and cost you more than you intend to save on fuel. A 4 cylinder, pulling a heaver vehicle, will work harder and consume more fuel. If you have the cash, time, tools, and modifications,... anything can be bolted/welded/machined in to place.

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88 year model has 2 engine choices, 22r (2.4 l4) and 3vz (3.0 v6), you can swap the engine and the transmission together. The 4 cyl engine is more reliable. However, smog is a different animal. If you plan to use for offroad only,upsize to a 3.4 is a better choice.

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