Originally Posted by 92 Green YJ
And finally, since you live in CA, your gonna have a hell of a time getting the swap approved and smoged. The engine you swap in will have to be the same year or newer than your YJ and ALL smog equipment from the donor engine will have to be re-installed with the new engine. Then you get the joys of dealing with the referee stations and even trying to get in to get it checked over. Unfortunately CA is a real PITA with engine swaps.
I am fully aware... That is why I was looking at 2RZ engines because they were used in 1995 and up Tacomas.
I have been doing a lot of reading, and as long as you do everything correctly then the inspection should go smoothly. I've read a few threads where they didn't even check for a CAT?? I guess the emissions testing will show whether or not it has one..
Originally Posted by Lemoore-on
When I really think about it, if I was to go thru all that trouble why settle for another 4 banger?
I think a 4.0 makes much more sence
More power, better fuel efficiency, still same general size. Plus it's a bulletproof engine.
Anyways, I think i'll just stick with a 6 cyl conversion, since they're less expensive and more widely available..