4.7 single t-case
60" chevy rears
hybrid rear-up-front packs
Interior Cargo light; page: 2
Installing Pusher-fans with a 7mge; page: 3
CB and interior upgrades; page: 7
Slider build; page: 11
Chevy springs with no overload; page: 13
60" suburban springs vs 64" truck springs; page: 17
stretching the rear; page: 18
No wheel-spacer front axle build; page: 22
Tundra brake upgrade; page: 24
this build started in 2009, unfortunately i didn't grab pictures of the engine swap.
I picked up the truck for a few hundred bucks. the guy was right in the middle of an "re" conversion and had the wiring harness pulled out and all of the interior piled loosely in the back.
When I got it home and started going through everything, i realized the "re" conversion was in the beginning stages and would require a decent amount of time to finish. so I decided i might as well do an engine swap.
After a few months of research, i decided to go with a 7mge.
-over double the stock horsepower
-minimal fabrication required
-no turbo to try to keep cool
-fairly simple wiring
I picked up a 7mge and all the wiring off craigslist and had a buddy go through it at a local shop and rebuild the top end. With a lot of help from supracharged.com, we had it in and running within a few months.
Here's a list of a few of the major parts:
gas tank (88 3.0 v6 4runner)
- i would probably opt for a 4 cyl (22re) tank if i did it again, i like the larger tank capacity of this one but it hangs down a lot further and now has several dents.
sr5 guage cluster (88 3.0 v6 4runner)
Radiator ('93 3.0 v6 4runner) - direct bolt in!
- i did 2.5 all the way back, with a crossover behind the t-case. i would definitely go with 2 1/4 if i did it again, and i would probably do the crossover behind the bell-housing.
*edit: ran 2" from the header back with a magnaflow glasspack coupled to a thrush muffler.
Fuel lines: ran a new hard line from the tank and used the old one as the return.
i'll keep updating this list as i think of things to add.
I wanted to keep the ride height as low as possible, but still have some decent articulation.
-Went with 63” chevy’s in the back, with 11” bilsteins
*edit: upgraded to 12" bilsteins with a little steeper angle
helpful info here: https://www.yotatech.com/f115/chevy-.../#post51969565
-hybrid packs up front using the stock main
*edit: now running "ruf" packs
overall, I was happy with the ride. Kept stock steering and was able to trim enough to get 33" super swampers to clear