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Old 09-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Mercedes Diesel Swap

I have a 3.0 with a 5 speed tranny and want to know if anyone has done a deisel swap with a mersedes 5 cyl. I think I will have to do a 2in body lift but not sure what else.......

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Old 09-03-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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here's a start:
http://www.yotatech.com/search.php?searchid=5100366

the fora has a 'search' function, ya know....
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It has been done and has been done recently. There was a guy on www.toyotadiesel.com that did this swap. But I think he used the Mecr auto tranny. But you should be able to figure out some way to mate the two together if you are going that deep into a project.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:08 AM   #4
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Thanks abunch......."Rather Diesel" on toyota diesel is doing exactly what I was wanting to try...He is posting awsome info and some great pic's.This will help me tons.You guys on here are great....I. to ya
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:54 PM   #5
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I had wanted to do the same swap. I wish I wasn't in such a rush to get this thing I got on the road. I'm sure it is a matter of time before this one blows too. Keep us informed and post s link to the thread you are talking about.
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i work for a shop that has made an adapter plate to use the benz motor (5cly) and retain the stock toy 5 speed we have 2 trucks currently running the motors and there both beasts off-road in 4 low there almost unstoppable one of the trucks is an 87 4runner with an s.a.s done to it the other is a late 80's early 90 extra cab with a big ifs lift and there both running 38.5's i have a few wheeling pics and vids of the 4runner


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Dude that video was cool. first gen after first gen after first gen Nice !!
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ya it was killer
was kinda wasted when taking the vid
but was killer this weekend just got back from up north
went offroading for a bit
with a big a** dodge and a few toy's
a 2L 4runner
a hj62 cruiser
a 3slow extra cab
had a blast got stuck in a nice hole for 2 and a half hours
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Very interested in this swap myself... may have to do it one day... if gas starts going up again...
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lol nice give us a shout to talk about the swap
talk to tristan and he can give you a quote on
how much it will cost
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plus the price of bio is low
and we have a source for it here in toronto
200L $150
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crazy85 I love that first shot of the mud-it looks like a scene from willy wonka

the front edge of the mud looks like a wave of chocolate folding over see what I mean...?

dang I got to go eat a ding dong or something or a Ho Ho (oops not that kind)
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lol i know it was beautiful.......
the trails were perfect that weekend
there where a few trouble spots
a few times we needed the winch
but all in all was a killer weekend i have more pics and vids of the swap truck if anyone is interested
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #15
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did you take a look at the price out on one ....have fun with that
we do it for less then that...
they wanna use a gm tranny .....
we use a toyota tranny
so less to buy
less to mod
the gearing is great
power is amazing in 4 low
we also make it to suit your needs
and are a toyota specailist's

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ok after reading more into that
they want 10- 25 grand for a turn key
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ok after reading more into that
they want 10- 25 grand for a turn key
I wasn't saying anything about their pricing. I've looked at them, but not for quite a while. I had remembered them being expensive and knew there is a reason I've never expected to be able to afford this conversion.

Also, they are close to me and in the States; Grass Valley, California. Instead of Ontario, Canada.

Read a little more and you'll see they do have adapters for several Toyota transmissions. . .

Someone turned me on to them for their Hy-steer setup a couple years ago.
Check it out. I've never seen another setup like theirs: http://www.4x4labs.com/steering.shtml
I like the idea, But found a much better deal with Marlin (free). So that's what I ended up going with. Though, I might consider changing down the line.

Sorry! Not trying to Hi-Jack your thread! : )
I've liked the idea of the Mercedes swap since I was steered toward 4x4labs. Until now, they were the only ones I knew of doing this swap.

Keep us posted, we're looking forward to seeing where you go with this and how your swap works out for your!
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i think our kit and don't quote me on this was in the 5g range for a full running truck with you not having to do anything
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Wow!! Good Price!!!!
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for the increase in power and torque its worth every penny
not to mention the the increase in fuel economy
the 4runner its in has 5.29's and 38.5's tsl's
in 4low it crawls nicely along the trails
pain in the a** for us guys behind him in gas trucks but w/e
that things a beast
for anyone interested in the swap contact the shop or pm me and ill get more details out to you
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