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stroplion
11-09-2011, 08:27 AM
Hi Guys

Is there a V8 coversion out there as I have blown the v6 up worked it hard.

Thanks guys:banghead:

Aussie Frontier
11-09-2011, 09:50 AM
Some of the guys in the US have put small block Chevs in or a Titan V8. However thats usually in a 4X2.
I give mine a hard time so you musta been pushing it DAMM hard to break it.
What did you break?

Bosshog
11-09-2011, 10:04 AM
Try Marks Adaptors?

scottybobcat
11-09-2011, 11:39 AM
You would have to do a conversion like mine but it would be a lot easier as you dont have to muck around with the sump

WoodyD40
11-09-2011, 10:48 PM
hmmm ... a V8 D40 .... now thats something to drool over.

I think changing the whole driveline would be in order with that amount of power on tap - as the diffs and transfer case will keep breaking ... (i know that the hard way - and thats only with a 2.5td under the bonnet)

d22dave
12-09-2011, 04:00 AM
hmmm ... a V8 D40 .... now thats something to drool over.

I think changing the whole driveline would be in order with that amount of power on tap - as the diffs and transfer case will keep breaking ... (i know that the hard way - and thats only with a 2.5td under the bonnet)

Never going to live that down are you woody, Sounds like your not the only one. Dont know the exact story but heard last week that a goverment d40 did the same thing on a 4wd training course

D40 AUTO
12-09-2011, 09:14 AM
I look at putting a V8 in mine but the drive line was too week and i was going to put my old race motor in (400 bow tie 670hp with NOS) the guy said the body would twiss to much. We can only dream

Dave
12-09-2011, 09:41 AM
I reckon the chaasis would be fine. D40 rear diffs are strong. Dunno about the transfer.

Th front diff wont take it. R200A it or SAS.

ONLOCK
12-09-2011, 09:58 AM
Youd have to run patrol diffs front and rear and run a tb42 or td42 gearbox and transfer case with a marks adapters kit, I wouldnt bother but each to their own

WoodyD40
12-09-2011, 09:06 PM
Never going to live that down are you woody, Sounds like your not the only one. Dont know the exact story but heard last week that a goverment d40 did the same thing on a 4wd training course

Your Right ... not only am i not going to live it down ... i just went out and did it again.

Bluenavara
12-09-2011, 11:45 PM
A Titan 5.6l V8 is rated at 325hp. There's a 70+page build thread on the US Fronty forum on the V8 conversion. Turns out it was quite a bigger undertaking than initially anticipated.

It's not a herculean task to either boost the diesel yd25 d40 to 300hp, with more torque than the V8 to boot, nor is it that difficult to put a Stillen or South African Vortec based supercharger kit on a VQ40, yieling 300+whp.

It could be reasoned that these are easier power-up options than the v8 swap.

Dave
13-09-2011, 02:54 AM
Just rebuild the V6. Whats exactly wrong with it ?

scottybobcat
13-09-2011, 02:18 PM
What Dave said and super charge it

wade193
16-09-2011, 01:12 PM
A Titan 5.6l V8 is rated at 325hp. There's a 70+page build thread on the US Fronty forum on the V8 conversion. Turns out it was quite a bigger undertaking than initially anticipated.

It's not a herculean task to either boost the diesel yd25 d40 to 300hp, with more torque than the V8 to boot, nor is it that difficult to put a Stillen or South African Vortec based supercharger kit on a VQ40, yieling 300+whp.

It could be reasoned that these are easier power-up options than the v8 swap.

Those Titan's are awesome.
I just got back form Hawaii 3 days ago and spent the last week drooling over that V8 rumble.

07 D40 STORM
04-10-2011, 06:28 AM
The Pathfinder comes out with a V8 in the US, I'm sure you could find a wreck and Import one to do the exchange. (Thats my plan if I toast my engine)
Good Luck with the project!

Nissan : Pathfinder | eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2011-PATHFINDER-LE-4X4-V8-NAVIGATION-DVD-BOSE-SUNROOF-HEATED-LEATHER-TOW-/300604129517?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item45fd6700ed)

Cheers!

Tappet
04-10-2011, 07:58 AM
I have no doubt it could be done, anything is possible you just need lots of cash and or time. Been down the conversion road many years ago. Corrola engines in LJ 50/80 Suzukis Holden 6 in early Hilux and I can tell you for sure it's just not worth it.
Fix the 6 and go and buy a V8.

Ronnie
04-10-2011, 12:28 PM
that ebay add haha , "Tim Olson" typical greasy looking car salesman. Back on topic , find a good v8 conversion specialist and throw a shitload of cash at him.

LLadnar
05-10-2011, 01:21 AM
I had been told that a Titan V8 into a d40 was a easy swap? Not true?

Aussie Frontier
05-10-2011, 01:48 AM
The Titan swap is easy as long as you basically bolt in the full titan drivetrain and electrical system lol

NA_R33
05-10-2011, 02:25 AM
It would be awesome, I personally would keep it all nissan, keep in mind there are alot of things you wouldnt think of considering when budgeting for a conversion... When we stuck a vh45 in my r33 doing all the work with myself and a good mate we went way over the original budget and that was doing absolutely everything ourselves.

NA_R33
05-10-2011, 02:34 AM
I think it would be awesome though, VK56 D40 would be unreal!

Heres a pic for inspiration! Supercharged VH45DE (earlier version of the titan engine) in an R33

lakesideguy
28-12-2014, 07:43 AM
The Titan swap is easy as long as you basically bolt in the full titan drivetrain and electrical system lol

Hey, you sound like you have first hand knowledge.
Do you know anyone with actual experience completing this mythical task?
I'm compelled to replace my engine again, and if I have to spend the money, this might be an option.
Does anybody know any performance shops who have done this in Australia?
Cheers!