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2007 Navara with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

This 2007 Navara was built by The Lab Limited in Hamilton, New Zealand to serve as a shop truck. The project started with a 2007 Navara King Cab installed over a custom chassis with a 2010 Navara 2WD front suspension and Pathfinder R51 rear suspension. For power they went with a 4.5 L VK45DD V8 converted from direct injection to port injection running on a Emtron KV8 ECU. The engine connects to a six-speed manual transmission from a 2WD Navara D40 using a modified bellhousing. They upgraded the R51 Pathfinder rear end with a viscous LSD from a Z32 300ZX with 3.70 gears.

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

2007 Navara truck with a VK45 V8

Source: The Lab Limited FB page (build album)

2 thoughts on “2007 Navara with a VK45 V8”

  1. In Japan, the VK45DD is so so very cheap. Its listed at 276hp, but one would think that an ECU swap would fix that. Isn’t direct injection supposed to be more powerful anyway?

  2. how did you convert from direct injection to port injection.
    i have the same engine that i want to put into a 4×4 navara.
    cant get the stock ecu to start the engine with out the key code

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