Last post on Nov 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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Isuzu Rodeo, Performance Mods, SUV
#20 of 25 2001 Rodeo Motor Swap - 2WD to 4WD
Dec 27, 2010 (1:03 pm)
I have a 2001 Rodeo 2WD with a great running 3.2 v6 DOHC, but was hit last winter on the passenger doors. (Bent the bottom frame body)
I would love to know if I can (nearly) painlessly put this motor into a 4WD version... and what changes I may be expecting i.e. bellhousing, mounts etc.
Also important, is what years of Rodeo's can I accomplish this with?
(Is it really true I can't put this in a newer vehicle anywhere in the US?)
Thanks in advance!
#22 of 25 engine swap
May 10, 2011 (4:18 am)
I just bought a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The engine is shot and I am wanting to swap it for a Chevy v8. Does anyone have any helpful knowledge? are there Adapter kits, or should I swap the tranny and transfer case also? Any advice is appreciated!
#23 of 25 95 rodeo engine swap
Mar 07, 2012 (11:01 pm)
hi i have 95 rodeo that my girl friend blew up i swap out that engine w one out of a 96 rodeo mine had coil paks the 96 didnt it had coils at each cylinder plus the engine harness would not plug in to my rodeo so i switched everything from my engine to the 96 engine installed and cant get any spark tryed everything i can think of any ideas please thanks plus i got a lot of rodeo parts ill let go
Nov 29, 2012 (2:41 pm)
i have a 1994 isuzu rodeo with a 3.2 v6 and it's 4wd. the motors still strong and there's no problem with the tranny, i'm pretty sure i can get the same, if not better fuel economy with a fuel injected v8, plus i'd get the added power, i'm just not sure whats going to be involved in the process of the swap. if anyone can give me an idea that would be great.
Nov 29, 2012 (6:40 pm)
Actually the 3.2 has as much or more power than any stock 350. The only reason I choose to do this swap was because the engine was toast and dropping in the 350 was a cheaper alternative. However, if I were to do it again I get the whole drive train and adapt the drive shafts. My fuel mileage dropped from 19 mpg to 13 mpg. The engine was carbed. A fuel injected motor may yield better mileage though. My Toyota swap I did I gained 6 mpgs but the Issuzy went the other way