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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 8): The Turbo Arrives & Exhaust Build Begins

Back when I built Thunderbolt, my LS3 Miata, I had a very clear project plan laid out.  I wasn’t the first person to do an LS-based drivetrain conversion on a […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 7): More Tear Down, Steering Relocation, & 8.8″ Rear End

Our first job of the day is to clear out the interior a bit which will give us room to work on a couple of upcoming jobs, like wiring this […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 6): Engine Accessories & Transmission Arrive

I want this truck to have all of the creature comforts that it came with in its prior life as a 4-cylinder runabout, so it’s time to sort out our […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 5): Engine Assembly & Test-Fit Time

In past updates we freshened up this LM7 V8 by installing a mix of quality replacement parts and Summit Racing‘s Pro LS Series high performance goodies to complement our turbocharged […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 4): The Teardown

I’ve put this job off as long as I could. While this 2.4 liter automatic Tacoma’s acceleration is painfully slow, I was enjoying doing truck stuff with it. Hauling lumber, […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 3): Engine Mods & Reassembly

After a thorough clean up and inspection of our 5.3 V8, it’s time to build it back up with a big, beautiful shopping cart full of new parts. Our work […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 2): Engine Teardown Time

In this update, we’re breaking this junkyard 5.3L V8 down to see what we’re working with and start the process of breathing new life into this trusty old workhorse. This […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 1): The Master Plan and Engine Arrive

Four years ago, I embarked on a journey with Summit Racing to build my dream car. Since high school, I had been fascinated with big engines in little cars, but […]