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LS 400 LEXUS ENGINE (1UZ) IN A RANGER SWAP?


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Cool. Good enough for me! I don't have any VG experience (at least that springs to mind), but I had an '01 QX4 with a VQ for a few years. Always impressed me with how well it did, and a friend still owns the vehicle. Last I heard it was around 300k.
 


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I was thinking about doing a k series like a k20 turbo or a 1uz in my ranger also there is a YouTube that goes by the name NIGHTRIDE they are doing a 1uz swap in a Miata so I’m sure that it’ll fit in a ranger;missingteeth;
How would you fit the k series Honda engine? Would it fit perfectly for a rear drive platform?
I wished someone has tried the 1uz swap.
 
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Yes, I'm in the process of buying a couple cars with them in them. And yes thats the SOHC version found in 80s 300zx, hardbody pickups, pathfinders and either maximas or altimas. Some were NA, some supercharged and some turbocharged. Most were 3.0L, pathfinders are 3.3L. Fairly easy to make good power with stock bottom end.
I have also thought about the 3.0l engines Nissan used in their pickup trucks. Was just wondering if it'd fit in a ranger without much modifications.
 

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1989 Ford Ranger, custom frame rails and suspension from the front of the cab fwd, 1UZFE with a M122 supercharger on top 8psi nets around 333whp and 338fttq. Has a MegaSquirt II stand ECU its mated to a TH400.
 

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1989 Ford Ranger, custom frame rails and suspension from the front of the cab fwd, 1UZFE with a M122 supercharger on top 8psi nets around 333whp and 338fttq. Has a MegaSquirt II stand ECU its mated to a TH400.
That thing looks awesome. Nicely done
 
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1989 Ford Ranger, custom frame rails and suspension from the front of the cab fwd, 1UZFE with a M122 supercharger on top 8psi nets around 333whp and 338fttq. Has a MegaSquirt II stand ECU its mated to a TH400.
Could you share some experiences here pls?
What problems did you encounter with this engine swap?
 


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