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Greaseable Anti-inversion Spring Shackles and Pins for Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Greaseable Anti-inversion Spring Shackles and Pins for Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Engine Conversions
Many people call us asking about this or that modification.  There are some that we have seen, or have been told about.  We are ALL different, what works for one, might not work for another.
One of the most common questions is V-8 conversions.

Engine Conversion - A lot of people out there have a non stock engine in their Land Cruiser.  Our opinions vary on this.  We have owned some converted trucks that we really liked, while there were others that just didn't seem right.  There are several things to think about with engine conversions:

Desired Results - Depending on Engine type and size this can vary.  V-8 generally will increase speed.  This can be good, could be bad.  Land Cruisers' suspension may not handle the extra speed.  The best conversions we have driven have been bare bones motors.  They give added speed and highway ability, without over doing it.  If we do a conversion, we suggest using a 350 GM V-8, infact we sell Factory Rebuilt Target Master Engines.

Price - This can be deceiving, a V-8 can be found cheaper than a 2F, no question there.  The price comes in with the conversion components.  3 spd Land Cruisers are cheaper to convert, while later models require several things; bell housing adapter, clutch slave relocation, cooling issues, motor mounts, metric to standard fitting, etc.  Generally, conversions are as expensive as rebuilding the original engine.

Torque - The stock inline-6 is pretty torquey down low, where as the V-8's power comes on later.  This is a toss up to what your desired results will be.

Parts - The V-8 wins here, hands down.  You can find water pump or set plugs in just about any parts store in America.  The 2F is a little harder, but YOU KNOW, you can always call JT Outfitters and it'll be on its way.

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