Anyone ever tried something like a 6G72 swap - i.e. the motor from a mitsu 3000gt? Seems like it would be a good little motor to try. Can get a N/A one for cheap, run it like that for a while(220 hp would be ok), and then swap on the stock turbo setup from the VR-4
. Everything is the same except for the headers and the intake from what I've seen.
Only a couple of issues:
Trans - most of the motors were mounted laterally. But luckily the montero used a longitudinal engine and I can use that trans, possibly those motor mounts.
Headers - again lateral engine problems. but I think they will still work with a custom pipe from the turbos back to my existing cat-back system.
Electronics - I think if I can pull all the electronics out of a donor car I can make it work. might have to use the 3kGT cluster, but maybe not.
Driveshaft - probably have to get a custom one made to go from the mitsu trans to the 8.8.
Truck is still registered in TX, not a huge deal on emissions.
Anything I missed, other than the usual swap problems?