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Old 02-21-10, 08:31 PM
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FL Almost done!

In 10 days I will have been without a car for exactly a year! Yup walking and catching rides everywhere! Blew my rotary back last march and decided to go with a 1j vvti and the burnout kit for my dd. havent yet decided if I want to go with the wide body or not.
Heres what we have so far... all that's left is a bit of wiring and to throw the tranny in!

Still gotta work on the hood a crap ton to get it to fit... but shes finally looking good again!
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Old 02-22-10, 10:10 AM
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That looks sweet, but seriously? Get a DD ! lol.
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Old 02-22-10, 10:39 AM
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this will be an amazing dd here in a week! Havent spent this much money just to buy another car lol!
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Old 02-22-10, 11:42 AM
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is this still in Huntsville?
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Old 02-22-10, 12:27 PM
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Up until 3 days ago! I came up last week and brought it down to Destin with me!
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Old 02-24-10, 12:27 AM
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dude! same exact swap im doing and almost done also, although i have not tryed to start mine yet.. let me know how it goes. how much did the swap cost u so far for parts + laybor and everything? mines run me bout $5,500 (canadian) the driveshaft alone was 400 dollars though..retarded

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ps/oh and how does the hood fit ? i bought the same one too. LOL

pps freaky my fds also red and my rotary blew up last feb, and ive been carless ever since also.hmm, must b a 1jz vvti thing. LOL
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Ive kinda went all out on mine... my motor was $4500 alone, vvti with 10k on it!! all in all it will be about 15 to 17k just for the swap, but then gotta add in the burnout kit, and paint and body work! ugh!!
I havent started mine up either, were finishing her up this weekend. Ill try and post some vids up when its done.
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Old 02-24-10, 11:23 AM
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The Hood you cant really even put the word fit anywhere near it! lol... It needs ALOTTT of work to fit, But Im sure ill be extremly happy with it when its done.

Its getting finished up friday and saturday!
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Old 02-24-10, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtravagant View Post
Ive kinda went all out on mine... my motor was $4500 alone, vvti with 10k on it!! all in all it will be about 15 to 17k just for the swap, but then gotta add in the burnout kit, and paint and body work! ugh!!
I havent started mine up either, were finishing her up this weekend. Ill try and post some vids up when its done.
dammmn dude. i got my motor / r154 trans / ecu all wiring and stuff for 2500 cash lol. my motors got 40k on it, looks brand new we took the oil pan off to swap for a rear sump. also did the divorced downpipe w/ external dump on the turbo thats on there.. supposedly it makes a BIG difference
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Old 02-24-10, 05:29 PM
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yeah not worried though, that is crazy cause mine is right hand drive too! lol
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Old 02-24-10, 05:37 PM
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wtf , thats scary..we got 2 much in common, ur motor didnt blow on the way to the beach on the highway by any chance either did it? LOL.. i limped all the way home. hopeing to start it this weekend too,moneys low though so we will see

oh and heres a few out dated swap pics.havent got any new ones my cameras broken

heres wen we first mounted the motor


this is the hood..so close to fitting actually, just the intake hits one of the vents.







wil have to get new pics soon. and hell yeah... i plan on DD mine too. LOL may as well just update in your thread, we got the same **** goin on
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A couple of those pics didnt come through
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Old 02-24-10, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtravagant View Post
A couple of those pics didnt come through
maybe they work now..older pics tho. lol before the rad / intercooler stuff.
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lol my vr fd blew up on the way to the beach in march of last year too
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looks good dude! hopefully everything will turn out great for us both!
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Feed Sides came in today!!!
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In a few months, Tampa is going to be saturated with red swapped FDs. Come play with us. :P
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Yeah dude! I gotta make a trip to Orlando here in a couple weeks when shes finished... we'll have to get a bunch of people together and do something!
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Yeah dude! I gotta make a trip to Orlando here in a couple weeks when shes finished... we'll have to get a bunch of people together and do something!
im in orlando and considering doing a 1jz swap soon.......would love to meet up with you and check the car out! PM me and let me know when!
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hell yeah... i gotta break her in and make sure everything is cool before I drive 6 hrs!
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look what came in today!!
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I need a shifter! Anyone know a good short shifter that will work with the r154 tranny?? I cant find one
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I need a shifter! Anyone know a good short shifter that will work with the r154 tranny?? I cant find one
hard to find one dude..+ r154 trans kinda shift sloppy anyways so a short throw isnt gona be much of a help, may as well just cut down the stock shifter will feel less sloppy
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Cant even find a stock one, other than paying 350 at Toyota!
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Old 02-26-10, 07:22 PM
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Cant even find a stock one, other than paying 350 at Toyota!
dude thats brutal.. check www.driftmotion.com i picked up a G worth of parts from there, really good deals. + u live in the states so shipping isnt a big *** headache / customs fees and stuff. i got my full shifter assemb for 50 bucks locally then bought new bushings from driftmotion
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