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1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions

Posted By: yotaman1224

1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/09/09 10:44 PM

i got a 1987 toyota pickup 2wd 4speed tranny 22r motor i loveeee the truck but hate the slowness, so i know you can drop in a 7mgte and i got a connection into a 7mgte and 5speed tranny with about 400 hp at 18 lbs of boost, which i would prolly only be runnin 10 lbs but any ways would this be worth it? im thinkin that with this tiny truck im gonna have stupid traction problems could they be solved? im lookin to have a good vehicle for street/strip use and also be my daily driver (but at the same time not worried about gas milage)
Posted By: Snowtoy

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/10/09 03:01 AM

You are likely going to want to run the 18lbs if you are expecting to put down 400hp at the rear wheels. Does the 7m come w/all of the supporting mods for the 400hp?

A couple 100lbs of sand or a water bag over the rear axle should help fix the traction problem.
Posted By: Adam F

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/10/09 06:16 AM

Yea dude...do it. I want to get a 90's 2wd truck and put a big HP engine in it....either 7mgte or 1uzfe. Almost enough to sell my 88 4Runner..

Might want to upgrade to at least a 4wd 8" rear axle. Build a trackbar and some heavier duty leafs....or better yet, build a 4link setup.
Posted By: yotaman1224

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/10/09 08:18 AM

yeah he has the 7mgte with metal head gasket studded head aftermarket intake and exhaust manifolds, big injectors and big turbo and wiring harness and ecu with a 10 and 18 lb tunes he said he was makin just over 400 to the wheels on the 18lb tune but i'd prolly only turn it that high on saturday nights or at the track smile
Posted By: oldskoolkrome

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/10/09 04:24 PM

Has anyone ever considered a 1jz-gte? I have seen half-cut supra's from japan for sale on the ebay motors for $1500. Now that would really wake it up.
Posted By: Snowtoy

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/11/09 01:14 AM

Supratrucks, has write-up on both of the installs.
Posted By: CJM

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/11/09 01:50 AM

My 2WD build will have a 7Mgte est 400HP ..

full custom frame with IFS & IRS

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Posted By: yotaman1224

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/11/09 02:00 AM

thanx for the site reference it will be a big help
Posted By: yotaman1224

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/11/09 07:59 AM

CJM how hard is it to do that idependant rear stuff?
Posted By: CJM

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/12/09 12:22 AM

we actually built a whole new frame .. as I wanted the front IFS + steering rack as well .

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Posted By: Adam F

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/12/09 04:24 AM

Wow man....thats impressive! You should post a build up thread on it.
Posted By: yotaman1224

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/12/09 04:25 AM

that is effin sexy lol ill prolly just be swappin in a 6 lug 4x4 rear end in it and let it ride maybe some traction bars and racin shocks
Posted By: K_Raider

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/12/09 04:38 AM

Everything I have seen you do is effin amazing. Nice job. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: matts

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/12/09 05:01 AM

I like the idea of a 7MGTE powered 2wd mini. The 7MGTE is a lot'a power for a little money. It's got to be one of the best deals going hp/$. And aside from the gasket issue, I hear the bottom end is bulletproof to about 600hp.

Now for the hijack part of the post: Corey!! I've been puzzling about how to make a 4x4 replacement frame. It's the compound curves in the frame rails that were stumping me. You've given me some new ideas!!! And much easier for a 4x4 than what your doing, I think. Thanks for the inspiration.

Also, there are more than a few people putting 1JZ and 2JZ motors into BMW 3 series. 3 series cars from the mid-90's are getting reasonably priced. And there is a lot of nice wheel, suspension and brake hardware for those cars. How about a 400 hp M3 killer for less than $10k!!! Oh yeah! -- Matt
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/12/09 04:32 PM

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Wow man....thats impressive! You should post a build up thread on it.

There is, he just hasnt updated it for years <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" />

Personally, i'd do a 1jz swap, my bud's been having issues with his 7m's... but if built correctly they will last (just not as many rev's, smoothness, hp or potential as a 1jz)
Posted By: CJM

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/13/09 01:30 AM

Yeah .. It's been a couple years now .. I started building the Trekker , so I had to kick the 2WD out of the shop <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

so Now that the trekker is gettin' close to completion .. I will absolutly revive the 2WD build thread !! I'm stoked to get on this one .. as I love the potential of the 7MGTE .. and as Greg has mentioned , build em right !! 1000HP possabilities

the engine I have is from the donar car , and I couldnt see dumping anything else in to it , but the 7MGTE

this one is all new/rebuilt !! block and head all reworked and machened with MLS head gasket , ARP head studs , RC racing 550CC injectors , walbro fuel pump , lexas MAF ... and the list goes on .. not dyno'd yet , but am expecting 400HP with the STOCK ct26 turbo ... not to mention , a simple upgrade of the turbo , could net 600HP !!! but do ya think I need it ? .. I dont !!


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Posted By: Snowtoy

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/13/09 04:01 AM

I thought the 7m needs a 57 trim(modified CT26) to hit 400hp, I know that is the numbers I am shooting for w/my '87 Supra.

Are you running a stand-alone or using the donor 7m's ecu for air/feul management?
Posted By: CJM

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 10/13/09 03:23 PM

I most likely will be going with a stand alone .. and from the info. I have gathered , is that I dont have to re-do the turbo .. I most likely will do that as well , but I want to start and run the engine for the "break in" with the stock unit . This is as far as I got , when I kicked it out of my shop .
Posted By: CJM

Re: 1987 toyota drag truck? 7mgte swap? wanna hear some opinions - 04/20/13 05:57 AM

resurecting an old build thread .. on going , just not much progress .. so today , popped the fatties off of the wheels to make sure they were going to fit
this is what it looks like with the tires stuffed into the fenders


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