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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 12): Wire, Fill and Fire!

There’s nothing in the world like firing up your project car for the first time. The thrill, the excitement, the smoke…the smoke?!  Well, hopefully not too much smoke. After seven […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 11): Wiring Up and Cooling Off

In this update we’re starting on our big wiring job and keeping that turbocharged tornado frosty with a front mount intercooler and methanol injection kit. LS-based engine swaps are popular […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 10): Plumbing for Fuel, Oil and Water

It’s time to tackle the important job of plumbing the lines for all the vital fluids that will keep Firebolt alive and well. This turbo 5.3 will need plenty of […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 9): Rear End, Driveline and Punch List Punch-Out

A couple of updates ago, you saw me load up our junkyard Ford 8.8 that was removed from a semi-cooperative 2001 Ford Explorer. I originally kicked around the idea to […]

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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 […]