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Old 01-01-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Would you ever buy a Toyota pickup with a Ford/GM motor? I see alot of people taking out the original 4 cylinder motors and dropping in bigger motors from Ford or GM so they could add more power, I've once seen an early 1980s Toyota 4x4 pickup with an Olds 455 underneath the hood.
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: United States
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Probably not. I would buy the Toyota for it's reliable long lasting engine, something Ford does sometimes, and GM rarely produces.
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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Maybe you've heard of the recent huge Toyota recall and their past practice of hiding and denying recall problems Toyota just STARTED THE LARGEST RECALL OF ANY AUTO COMPANY


SEEMS THEY DON'T WALK ON WATER LIKE U MIGHT THINK
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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unless I did the swap myself no those old 80's toys had alot of rust problems plus who knows how much mileage the motor has and most of those are abused and have the crap kicked out of them
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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No I would not, never know if they did the swap properly or if they abused to motor or truck.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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Probably not. I would buy the Toyota for it's reliable long lasting engine, something Ford does sometimes, and GM rarely produces.
Ford and GM both built many of the longest lasting, most robust engine designs. They both used car engine designs and did minor changes for medium and heavy duty truck use and industrial applications.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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I would not because first that has to be done correctly and is a major job to do so. Then you pretty well have to be able to work on it or know someone who can. Such a conversion is for customizers rather than a every day driver for most people.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Maybe you've heard of the recent huge Toyota recall and their past practice of hiding and denying recall problems Toyota just STARTED THE LARGEST RECALL OF ANY AUTO COMPANY


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You gotta be kidding me about Toyota going through a huge recall and that they just started the largest recall of any auto company, I am aware that Toyota's reliability and durability has declined in the recent years
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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No, but I would buy a Ford/GM pickup with a Ford/GM engine.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Heck no! Toyotas are the best vehicles in the world. Putting in Detroit crap will just cheapen it.
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