Toyota Land Rover?
Is it frowned upon to put in an aftermarket engine from another vehicle brand into a Land Rover, specifically an older model where the engine may be poked? For example putting in a new Lexus V8 engine and gearbox. If I rolled up to a Land Rover gathering and mentioned what I have under the hood, would I receive comments of disgust, or would it be just another chap enjoying his vehicle, albeit with a little meatier power being appreciated. – Richard ( durbanville) ed – The Lexus motor is a good motor. Just remember it is a high revving engine but with less low- down torque. They are relatively cheap at about R6 500 excluding the ECU. Make sure that whoever does the conversion knows a lot about electronics. The whole conversion with ECU, adapter plate, mountings, oil cooler and prop shaft modifications will cost in the region of R30 000 to R35 000. If I can make a suggestion… Keep that bonnet closed and tell your friends you had a Wildcat exhaust fitted. If I do see you in my home town of Durbanville, I might still wave at you! And is it frowned upon? yes!