2wd 3.0 swap to 22RE

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  1. Sean holm

    Sean holm Newbie

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    Hi i have a 93 ext cab 2wd. 3.0v6 5speed. Im wanting to swap it for a donor 22re. I have the brain and wire harness. Am i going to need the adapter and or what else am i going to need? Thanks in advance (i wont be able to check messages till after work)
     
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    Everything ive read says that its simpler to swap in a 3.4 5VZE than it is to swap in a 22R
     
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    Yea thats what ive been told also, but i have a 22re donor motor reality available. If i had 3.4 motor i would go that route.
     
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    You're going to have to remove the mounts for the 3.0 from the frame and make some for the 22r or get some from a donor. Not the part that mounts to the block but the ones on the actual frame
     
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    Sell the donor, get a 3.4, save time and effort on the swap?

    I'm sure it's apples to apples as far as overall cost, either you're paying for more motor, or paying for Fab work.
     
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    What’s wrong with your 3.0?
     
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    Its a 3.0 thats the problem
     
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    Mine seems peppy enough... I’m fixing Toyota’s mistakes and seeing how it goes; figure $2,000 into what I have vs $2,000 for more headaches?
    Right now I’m topping out at around 105 with just a timing adjustment and getting rid of some of the emissions crap. Next will be getting rid of the EGR, changing the intake, and slapping in a set of Doug Thorley headers to get rid of the crossover pipe and see what happens
     
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    Some of us have been tainted by the engine lol
     
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    Lol; I’ve heard the horror stories.head gaskets don’t last, no hp,gas guzzlers...
    Honestly I was going to do an engine swap as well, but this one pulls strong, so I figure I’ll at least give it a chance
     
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    The 3.0 isn't a bad engine, just wasn't executed properly. I've found rebuilding the thing works out quite well. make sure you get a shop that knows what they're doing as the block, heads and lower manifold will need to be cut. Once it's done you'll be surprised at the output and longevity.
     

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