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Post by coryvon on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:25 pm

wht do you guys think the best engine swap 4 the best price is?my car has the 7m in it rite now and its way to slow.i was talking to a friend who had a crissy with a 1jz and he was telling me if he could do it over again he'd go with a 1.5j.wht do you guys think i can get the most bang for my buck with cause im not rich by no means.
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Post by Turboblack2door on Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:06 pm

2jzge with a W58 trans and if you can swing it our find it 4:30lsd and it should be food to go for awhile
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Post by kamesama980 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:02 am

What's your budget? What's your skill set? What friends do you have?

I ask because if you know what you're doing and know people who can get the motor you can do the 2j swap for $2k with some tweaks. If you don't know what you're doing or friends then it could rin 3x that for a mediocre swap.
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Post by Turboblack2door on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:23 pm

maybe for a gte but you can go to a junk yard and pull a ge and source out the drivetrain for so much less I would think between $1200-$1500 if you are smart with your money and just search and not buy the first thing you see. Price would also be a bit lower if you kept the auto in the car(but who wants that)
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Post by kamesama980 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:08 pm

Turboblack2door wrote:maybe for a gte but you can go to a junk yard and pull a ge and source out the drivetrain for so much less I would think between $1200-$1500 if you are smart with your money and just search and not buy the first thing you see. Price would also be a bit lower if you kept the auto in the car(but who wants that)

That's exactly what I mean. if you know what you're doing, where to look, and who to talk to...it's cheap. If you have to ask, it's obviously not.
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Post by 4Doors4More.... on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:16 pm

1uzfe v8 4.0l 240 250 out the box
and iv been seeing them go for $300
thats what im putting in my cressida wagon mx72

but i also have a x8 and i already have a 2jzge and r154 but im in over 2gs right now
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Post by 4Doors4More.... on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:20 pm

kamesama980 wrote:What's your budget? What's your skill set? What friends do you have?

I ask because if you know what you're doing and know people who can get the motor you can do the 2j swap for $2k with some tweaks. If you don't know what you're doing or friends then it could rin 3x that for a mediocre swap.

yup yup its pretty much me and the forums and some friends here and there. ill probably be in the 3k range just cuz the 2j was for my wagon then 7m started knocking so its going in the to x8 now and 1uz in the wagon.
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Post by luxuryslider on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:53 pm

Ya i think im at least around 15K into my gte swap in my X7, JZ IS NOT SO CHEAP!! 1j=not a lot of aftermarket support around here. 1.5,2jz= alot more support!

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Post by cmdeshon on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:46 am

The CHEAPEST swap would be a 5M-GE good sir! LOL.

im plaining on doing an obd1 (non vvti) 2jzge / Auto Budget Build on my X72.

We will see how cheap i can go. i got an engine / trans for $300. needs all of the wiring and accessories. sourced all of them for around $150. Probably $500-1000 on a rebuild depending on what she needs (might just seal it and stuff it in...)

il keep you fellas posted. Twisted Evil

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Post by forgottenzone on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:56 pm

Heh i am over 20,000 with my 92 MX83 and 2JZ GTE VVTI. and thats just parts. I just started puting it all together. it took me 2 years to find a clean doner car and get all the parts. I am still working on the engine. just did the head rebuild by Motor Works
still have to do the auto trany rebuild that will be another $3 to 4 G's. by the time its all done it will be over 30G's easy. but i want it done write the first time.
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