Ditching the 3fe for modern performance and economy.
We have been doing engine swaps in Landcruisers since 1985, of course back then more power was the only concern, these days we all want our cake and eat it too. Thanks to GM's Atlas engine program which began in 2002 we can have the best of both worlds, great power curves and modern economy. This particular FJ Swap is our proof of concept test vehicle. While we have completed a few Atlas swaps, this build used for before and after performance data and verification of our transmission to transfer case adapter.
Built in 1991 this FJ80 has 235,000+ miles on the clock (12,000 + on the Atlas) as usual the 3fe was still running strong and in decent shape. However our client was looking for some more towing power and economy. A perfect candidate for a 5 cylinder swap.
Front axle has been completely rebuilt including bearings, races, seals, rotors, EBC brake pads, and stainless brake hoses. Old Man Emu Medium duty 2.5" lift kit. All front and rear suspension bushings replaced with new OEM bushings. New tires, new Optima yellow top, and radiator.
ACCELERATION STOCK SWAPPED DIFFERENCE
60 foot 4.696 3.547 -1.149
330 foot 10.192 8.525 -1.668
1/8 mile 15.192 13.085 -2.107
1000 foot 19.2375 17.237 -2.001
1/4 mile ET 22.71675 19.885 -2.832
1/4 mile MPH 62.075 73.975 11.900
0-60 21.703 14.553 -7.151
WEIGHT STOCK SWAPPED
FRONT 2700 2440
REAR 2360 2280
TOTAL 5060 4720