Who does a engine and trans swap?

Honda48X

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I have a pre-runner that currently has a bus trans and a 2180 VW engine. Not enough power and need to take it in and have it replaced with a bigger engine. Any advice on a location near Yuma or El Centro ca. Here are some pics of the engine area. It currently has 930cvs. New to the Pre-runner world.
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Honda48X

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Thank you. Any thoughts on what I should put in? I’ve been told a Ecotec or would a another type of motor work. Trying to keep my costs down so I can’t put a LS in there. Someone was saying a Subaru engine.
 
Both are viable choices. I've also heard that the Honda Fit engine is a compact, reliable package, but I'm not sure adapters are available for it.

Good luck with your plans.
 

Honda48X

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Both are viable choices. I've also heard that the Honda Fit engine is a compact, reliable package, but I'm not sure adapters are available for it.

Good luck with your plans.
Thank you Garrett. I think for the space I will need a compact motor.
 

burninfuel

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you might be running the wrong transaxle, type 2 or better 091.
they have a 538 ring and and with close ratio 3-4th gearset you could still do 80 mph.
close ratio "sand trans" are available.
Benco bus box
 
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