Tacoma X-Runner with a Turbo 1JZ

2005 Tacoma X-Runner with a turbo 1JZ inline-six

Brian Nimmo purchased a 2005 Tacoma X-Runner new for a daily driver. Several years later he used the truck to compete in the Top Drift Pro-Am drift series. Brian and his friend replaced the stock 4.0 L V6 and RA60 6-speed manual transmission to a 2.5 L 1JZ inline-six and R154 five-speed manual. The engine … Read more

Toyota Tacoma with a Turbo 2JZ

Toyota Tacoma with a Turbo 2JZ inline-six

What should you do when you want to go faster than the rated roll cage in your Supra Mk4 will allow and you worry about slamming it into a wall? Consider doing what this gentleman did and take the heart out the Supra and install it into a cheap Tacoma truck. The truck is now … Read more

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

Toyota Tacoma with a 1UZ V8

The owner of this first generation Toyota Tacoma wanted more power than the factory 2.7 L 3RZ-FE inline-four produced. He considered using a LS1, SBC, and even turbo 3VZ V6 but disliked certain aspects of each choice. It wasn’t until he stumbled across Lextreme and its forum that he settled on using the mighty 1UZ-FE … Read more