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Old 02-08-09, 03:28 AM
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1jz rx7 swap?

Hey i know rotorys are amazing but i was wondering how much work the cost and dificulty of a 1jz swap into an fc? I havent heard much about it but found it on car domain. any ideas?
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Old 02-08-09, 03:32 AM
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this is the man you want to talk to
https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=809205
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damn dude lol thats the guy i found on cardomain. haha so far thats the only one ive seen with the swap. i pmed him tho thanks for the help.
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a friend of mine (red87tll) is working on one, I made all his mounts for him. It isnt a real easy swap, you ahve to cut the firewall to get the engine in the right place, but it is doable
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2JZ or bust!
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FL 1jz

you DON'T need to cut the firewall! LOL 1jz is a more reliable than 2jz or 7m. One of my friends has a 1jz in his fc with 500 rwhp on stock block fcd and apexi safc single turbo.
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you DON'T need to cut the firewall! LOL 1jz is a more reliable than 2jz or 7m. One of my friends has a 1jz in his fc with 500 rwhp on stock block fcd and apexi safc single turbo.
plus one, only reason im cuttin mine is for a rhd swap. this conversion is very ez as far as swaps go
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you do if you want to keep any kind of reasonable weight distribution....
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bullshit, didn't cut my firewall and cyl 1 and 2 are the only ones in front of my strut towers, corner weighted and balanced my car is 51/49 in my fc. post facts not speculation.
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Oh snap.

Glad a read this thread.

I was hella worried about weight balance.

In terms of cost with the jz swap, i found the non vtak (It's all vtak to me....******* variable valve timing bullshit) versions to be cheaper. The 1jzgtte and 2jzgtte motors cost about the same but most are coupled to an automatic.

Shipped to the front door, a jz motor with all the bells and whistles coupled to a 5 speed transmission will cost about $2600.

An engine alone for aroung $850-1100.

The www.2jzswap.com swap kit with all the "gorilla work" parts is $1500.

So if you're really, really really crafty, the swap can be done for about $4k.

If you're really lazy and hate headaches, about $5,500 which isn't bad all things considered.

If all goes well, i will be ordering a jz/5speed swap next year and buying the kit parts little by little. It looks very worthwhile and a great alternative to a v8 swap. Reliable power, great sound, good mileage and best of all, PEACE OF MIND.

I"m going to rotary hell when i die. Especially b/c of my screen name.
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Originally Posted by TurboII RudeBoy View Post
bullshit, didn't cut my firewall and cyl 1 and 2 are the only ones in front of my strut towers, corner weighted and balanced my car is 51/49 in my fc. post facts not speculation.
I don't see how you ended up with 51/49...are you using the huge tremec 6 speed transmission to put more weight behind the firewall?
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Depends how much weight he shed up front and how big his speakers are in the hatch!
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Depends how much weight he shed up front and how big his speakers are in the hatch!
well done sir
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Originally Posted by TurboII RudeBoy View Post
bullshit, didn't cut my firewall and cyl 1 and 2 are the only ones in front of my strut towers, corner weighted and balanced my car is 51/49 in my fc. post facts not speculation.
Total boner dude.
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I"m going to rotary hell when i die. Especially b/c of my screen name.
haha, dont you have another thread asking abt a KA fc?? you should change your screen name to YESpistons haha.

anyway, this is a hell of a good choice for a swap, 1j or 2j if you have the $$. the one question i have for those of you who have done this swap: exactly how did you get this long *** motor to fit under an fc's hood?? i saw a thread where one guy cut his hood so that some of the jz's timing cover was exposed and ive hear of ppl banging the **** out of the firewall and tranny tunnel, cutting the firewall, lowering the front subframe, etc. how did you guys do it and how hard was it because from what ive read (and i could be wrong) thats the toughest part to this swap is just making it fit. thanks ahead of time
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Hey i'm currently in the process of this build i will supply as many photos as possible
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aww no mention of my build????
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There was an fc on craigslist that had a 1jz swap in it. It was here in the Sacramento area in Ca. Looked bad ***! Good luck if you decide to go that route!
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yeah ive seen a few Fd's with the swap, and these guys claim its freaking awesome, and have only seen 1 fc on youtube with the completed swap. I've spoken to Chris over at Tech2Motorsports, has owns an fc with a jz swap, daily driven, SCCA. He doesnt regret it one bit. I'm already 6k In to this project, of course that includes many upgrades along the way, but i'm pretty excited. It's on hold because I'm currently in Okinawa Japan till the end of March
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oh with the swap kit from tech2 there is no cutting of the fire wall or tunnel. Of course the jz long *** block is tucked right up against it but I'll post some photos. Its clean, very clean at that. It was rather simple. I raised the car and bolted the crossmember to the engine, then dropped the car on to the motor. the kit comes with a shifter extention new tranny mounts, bolted right up. and the aluminum drive shaft was a perfect fit.
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Thumbs up 1j ftw

heres a really early pic of mine in my fd, VVTI motor. almost doneeee





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There was an fc on craigslist that had a 1jz swap in it. It was here in the Sacramento area in Ca. Looked bad ***! Good luck if you decide to go that route!
That was mine! I'm building a 1jz 280z now

I sold the car to some kid from AZ... lucky kid that car was awesome.
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1jz 280z??! nice, im a little more modest and am working on a turbo L28 240z now haha
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