Find Of The Day: This 2006 Toyota Tacoma has a Twin-Turbo 2JZ-GTE under the hood.
Combine the ingenuity of the great people in the Pacific North West and their need to make a regular Tacoma into a total forest sleeper and you get this. According to a Craigslist ad that popped up earlier this Sunday in Eugene, Oregon, someone is selling their 2006 Toyota Tacoma with a 2JZ-GTE swap. Although the seller is asking a whopping $17,800, it’s not that off the mark from what they usually go for and it does have quite a desirable swap underneath the hood. Check out an album of photos below just in case that ad suddenly disappears.
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According to the seller, this particular Tacoma sports a lifted body and suspension with 33-inch super swampers around all four corners. The odometer on the truck reads 89,600 but the swap was put in around 76,000 with work done by the previous owner before that. Most importantly, the title is all clean.
When Toyota came out with their second Tacoma back in 2004 you had your choice of a 2.7L inline four that put out a decent 159 HP and 134 lb-ft or a 4.0L V6 with 236 HP and 289 lb-ft. While the V6 was powerful enough, most came with the four-cylinder engine. Swapping in a Supra motor (because that’s what a 2JZ-GTE is) bumps up available power to 276 HP and 333 lb-ft. While that’s just marginally better than the V6, the tuning capabilities are limitless. 400 HP? 500 HP Tacoma?
Unfortunately, there’s no mention of that infamous Getrag transmission from the Supra which would make this Tacoma even more desirable.
Tacoma’s definitely keep their resale value and the fact that most Tacomas haven’t lost 50 percent of their price thanks to depreciation speaks well for the brand. Typically, swaps bring the price down on a tuner car. But in this case, we might make an exception.
And given the choice between this or a new TRD Tacoma, we might have to sit and think about that one for a moment.