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Anyone interested in 1/2jz swap kits for the FC?

Old 09-18-09, 01:50 PM
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Anyone interested in 1/2jz swap kits for the FC?

Hey guys, I was wondering how many people on here would be interested in a swap kit for the FC? The kit would include engine mounts, tranny mount, driveshaft, and wiring instructions. I have not sat down and figured a price yet but there will be a few different options for the kit such as a Rad and cooling fans, downpipe, full exhaust, aluminum driveshaft, etc.

I currently have a 1jz powered FC that I built several years back. I modded the firewall and pushed the motor as far back as possible. These new kits will NOT require significant firewall modification.

Also, other swap kits are in the works for the 1uzfe engine. The 1uzfe is a 4.0l using factory 6 bolt mains, aluminum block, and heads and 4 belt driven overhead cams, and can be found cheap.

Please let me know what you guys think of these ideas. Any input on the setup would be great, as well as any other swap kits you would like to see!

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Old 09-19-09, 10:16 AM
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tech2 makes a 1jz/2jz kit already
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Old 09-19-09, 05:32 PM
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well isn't that cool. anyone interested in a kit that doesn't cost more than the motor?
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i would buy it, if it were somewhere close to the price of ls1 fc mounts. 250-350 would be fair in my eyes
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I'm trying to find the rest of my LS1 parts but if you could through out some prices and pics of your work I might be easily swayed to a 2j...
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Old 09-20-09, 11:23 AM
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i would buy it, if it were somewhere close to the price of ls1 fc mounts. 250-350 would be fair in my eyes
I think that $500 for the mounts ONLY would be possible. The best way to make the mounts it to weld pedestals to the subframe though, so you would have to do a core exchange or have them send it it. Making a JIG would be a lot of work.

The drive shaft (made from a stock rx7 and stock supra) cost me $120 to make, but you have to consider the cost of the cores needed

The wiring isn't really that hard to get it running. I think a lot of people could save a lot just doing it themselves.

You could provide a guide with the kit, but there are several different 1jz ecus and harnesses, along with several different RX7 harnesses so it gets complicated.

The tech2 kit is expensive but probably very nice stuff... remember the company has to make their money, engineering this stuff isn't cheap.

Another issue is a shifter extension if you use the r154 transmission. The w58 is cheaper and fits fine, but is a weak transmission... I blew mine on my mkiv supra at only 500 or so crank. The r154 is good for over 800hp. I paid $300ish for my shifter extension from tech2. It works perfectly and would be hard to duplicate.
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honestly, the tech 2 mock up I saw of their FC kit was placed quite a bit un-ideally. their FD kit is to goddam close to the ground, they actually lifted their show car car but put big wheels on it to try to hide that fact, theres not more than 4" of ground clearance from their fabricated subframe to the ground. I was going to buy it, had FD and 2jz lined up (still have the 2jz), drove the 350 miles to see it in person and left empty handed.

I would be interested in a 2jz FC kit, some firewall modification is ok (full race build)
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How bout a 2jz swap 4 the fd!
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i would be interested in mounts starting to source parts for my conversion
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1jz kit for $300 out of steel should be about the cost if you take a glance at what a kit costs for a 240 its about that As well

for $500 they better be Machined solid aluminum with new mounts lol that is what a Honda mount kit will go for

A 1jz only really needs a set of pedestals and a tranny bracket its very straight forward

Hell you could even make it simpler than that Include:
Weld in pedestals for the motor mounts (that's all it really needs) Using the OEM 1jz mounts
Trans bracket for either the W58 mk4 or the R154 trans
And measurements on where to locate the motor mounts on the subframe

it could be that simple people taking this kind of swap on should realize its not a totally bolt in affair to begin with So weld in pedestals shouldn't be a big deal
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Id love a bolt-in conversion for JZs or RBs, as I dont mind doing a swap, I just dont want to do any major fabrication.
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i'd also be interested in this, starting to get details together for a jz swap and the tech2 kit doesnt look like the best solution
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I'd be interested in another option besides tech2.
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Originally Posted by xerospeed View Post
i'd also be interested in this, starting to get details together for a jz swap and the tech2 kit doesnt look like the best solution
nah. it definitely looks like the best option..until your pocketbook comes into the equation
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I'd be interested in a few years. After my current build is done, a 1JZFC is in the plans...
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So did we stop doing this or is there a chance I can get some?
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Originally Posted by supermoose View Post
their FD kit is to goddam close to the ground, they actually lifted their show car car but put big wheels on it to try to hide that fact, theres not more than 4" of ground clearance from their fabricated subframe to the ground. I was going to buy it, had FD and 2jz lined up (still have the 2jz), drove the 350 miles to see it in person and left empty handed.
I don't know where you got 4" from.
Apparently you saw one in person?
Mine is over 6" clearance.
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Originally Posted by MK3Brent View Post
I don't know where you got 4" from.
Apparently you saw one in person?
Mine is over 6" clearance.
+1

This is correct.

If you are getting much closer than that, the car must be SLAMMEDDDDD.
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