A powerful 2JZ engine was installed in a 2004 Ford pickup

A powerful 2JZ engine was installed in a 2004 Ford pickup

June 21, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The Hoonigan team is currently building a very unique example of a Ford F-150 pickup truck that they say will “destroy tires.” The project was based on the 2004 Ford Lightning model.

Instead of the standard engine, a powerful Toyota 2JZ was installed. The standard Ford F-150 Lightning was powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8, but as we know, nothing beats the legendary 2JZ if you want an insane level of power. The Hoonigan team may have a new engine installed on the F-150 under the hood now, but they still have a lot of work to do to present a finished vehicle that shows amazing results on the dyno.

Replacing an engine from a completely different car is, to put it mildly, difficult.

The F-150 Lightning may have made a comeback in recent headlines as an all-new electrically powered Ford truck, but things were a little different in 2004. The F-150 Lightning used to be a very loud truck thanks to its V8 engine. The car was delivered with a short cargo platform. To revise and refine this formula, the Hoonigan team decided it was time to add one of the finest engines on earth, the legendary 2JZ from the Toyota Supra.

Full assembly requires a lot of custom assembly as the 2JZ is a completely different design, even from an engineering standpoint, than the standard Ford V8. Tuning is also an important component of this build, as the 2JZ has more turbocharging, larger injectors and a dedicated air intake. We’re very happy to see all this hard work in action during a customization session later in the build.

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