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Old 08-29-2017, 11:50 AM
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You can't leave us hanging like that.
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cant wait. sleek looking ride
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Damn fine looking! The all white was the right choice.
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Well since some guys on here follow my instagram, the cat is out of the bag. New motor is home and currently under my bench. Plans are to slowly build it as my car is still running. Baby 2 is on the way so it will be a slow process. Ill continue to upkeep the Turbo LS until I have a complete assembled long block.

I have prepared myself to be hated on by most die hard GM guys, in my eyes its just an 87Z28. Not a collector car and its far from stock anyways. I love my turbo LS setup I just feel its time for something new and different. Ive been messing with LS stuff for the better half of 10 years now. I want a new challange.


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1994 2JZ-GE 3.0L Inline 6 (NA motor, same internals as a GTE minus oil squirters and higher comp pistons)
BC272 Cams
Headstuds, thicker head gasket, upgraded springs
Aluminum intake with 90mm TB
Sch40 stainless manifold
Turbo is in debates. 7875 billet (may be a tad laggy) or a billet Borg S369
T56 conversion
MS3-Pro
Lots of boost.

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Well since some guys on here follow my instagram, the cat is out of the bag. New motor is home and currently under my bench. Plans are to slowly build it as my car is still running. Baby 2 is on the way so it will be a slow process. Ill continue to upkeep the Turbo LS until I have a complete assembled long block.

I have prepared myself to be hated on by most die hard GM guys, in my eyes its just an 87Z28. Not a collector car and its far from stock anyways. I love my turbo LS setup I just feel its time for something new and different. Ive been messing with LS stuff for the better half of 10 years now. I want a new challange.


Here are the plans

1994 2JZ-GE (NA motor, same internals as a GTE minus oil squirters and higher comp pistons)
BC272 Cams
Headstuds, thicker head gasket, upgraded springs
Aluminum intake with 90mm TB
Sch40 stainless manifold
Turbo is in debates. 7875 billet (may be a tad laggy) or a billet Borg S369
T56 conversion
MS3-Pro
Lots of boost.
I'm a die-hard gm guy, but I also believe it is your car and you should do whatever you want with it.

Hell, I've even started looking at electric motor conversions.
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Well this dummy took a great video doing a rolling 2 step launch. Waterproof case killed the sound .

Been driving her every day to work and loving ever minute. My daughter constantly tells me "to make that noise" the BOV. 3 years old and loving it. However her and my wife didn't care for the 2step. Thought I was sending my wife into early labor LOL

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Nice, she looks good. We have similar driveways... 3rd gen a me a 4th gen ram

do u man. I did a 521 BBF before I went LS and people loved it. Given it was a physically huge motor it wasn't a 4 banger.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:56 PM
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Looks good Jay. Any LS parts you're going to get rid of now?
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Looks good Jay. Any LS parts you're going to get rid of now?
Currently not at the moment. I want to wait until i have Everything for the complete swap and running before I part anything

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Currently not at the moment. I want to wait until i have Everything for the complete swap and running before I part anything

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Okay. I'm looking for a 5.3 shortblock if you hear of any locally.
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I will keep my eyes peeled. Don't know if any right now. Surprisingly they don't pop up often. Same with the 2jz I got that's why I jumped on it lol

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Okay, thanks Jay.
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Still here, nothing new!






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Hey you're just down the 401 from me. Nice ride. Doing any shows this way this summer?
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Hey you're just down the 401 from me. Nice ride. Doing any shows this way this summer?
I usually go to all the larger local shows (windsor surrounding area), gonna be a bit harder this year with a new born. I usually bring my soon to be 4 year old with me.
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Resize the photos for smaller and it will upload correctly. Car looks good!
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white cars popping up everywhere and man am i starting to take a liking to them.
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Still enjoying her. Love the ms3pro. Literally havnt touched the tune in over a year.
Quick little rolling pull clip

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Sounds real good! Boosty cho cho boi! Except for the popping on decel/throttle lift. What you boosting it at?
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Sounds real good! Boosty cho cho boi! Except for the popping on decel/throttle lift. What you boosting it at?
thanks! It's around 14psi currently. Debating on doing a few things the winter. I would really like to put ac in it but that would require an entire new turbo setup. Decisions, decisions
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Quick little clip of the 2 step in action. After my quick drive today I came out to the clutch pedal on the floor. Gave it a quick bleed and flush. Seems to be better now. Has been 2.5 years of abuse without changing fluids. Hopefully it doesn't need a clutch or slave anytime soon. Still up in the air on the 2jz swap and definitely dont wanna spend 2k on a twin disk if I'm not keeping the LS.

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Quick little clip of the 2 step in action. After my quick drive today I came out to the clutch pedal on the floor. Gave it a quick bleed and flush. Seems to be better now. Has been 2.5 years of abuse without changing fluids. Hopefully it doesn't need a clutch or slave anytime soon. Still up in the air on the 2jz swap and definitely dont wanna spend 2k on a twin disk if I'm not keeping the LS.

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https://youtu.be/LPruKk8MUU0

Personally, I think you should do the 2j swap. I myself am torn on what motor to build for my car. I'm thinking either a built replica dz302 with Itb's (going for approx 450 @9000rpm) or getting a 1jz. the 1j revs faster and a bit higher than a 2jz, and 400-500 hp is just a bigger turbo away. I'm building the car to drift/track a lot, and I want to make the best of my two favorite worlds in motorsport. I love 3rd gens because of my dad(he had an iroc) and I like jdm stuff from seeing it growing up (fast and furious, formula drift, etc). A 1j in a trans am would give me a more japanese sound and still make good power.

The biggest concern I have with the jz is the wiring... the fab work for mounting it would be pretty easy, as will a t56 adapter from collings or something, but the wiring would have to be basically a 100% custom thing. If I cut out everything, I was thinking I could run the engine on a standalone harness+ecu, then just have the chassis harness running independently. I'll probably have a buddy at a local shop help out there, because tbh I don't know wiring for sh*t... that's partially while I'm considering a dz302 type motor because wiring is virtually nonexistent.

What are you planning on doing for wiring if you do swap it?
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Personally, I think you should do the 2j swap. I myself am torn on what motor to build for my car. I'm thinking either a built replica dz302 with Itb's (going for approx 450 @9000rpm) or getting a 1jz. the 1j revs faster and a bit higher than a 2jz, and 400-500 hp is just a bigger turbo away. I'm building the car to drift/track a lot, and I want to make the best of my two favorite worlds in motorsport. I love 3rd gens because of my dad(he had an iroc) and I like jdm stuff from seeing it growing up (fast and furious, formula drift, etc). A 1j in a trans am would give me a more japanese sound and still make good power.

The biggest concern I have with the jz is the wiring... the fab work for mounting it would be pretty easy, as will a t56 adapter from collings or something, but the wiring would have to be basically a 100% custom thing. If I cut out everything, I was thinking I could run the engine on a standalone harness+ecu, then just have the chassis harness running independently. I'll probably have a buddy at a local shop help out there, because tbh I don't know wiring for sh*t... that's partially while I'm considering a dz302 type motor because wiring is virtually nonexistent.

What are you planning on doing for wiring if you do swap it?
wiring is the least concern. I run MS3Pro which I wired myself. i love wiring so i can just buy a new hardness to wire the 2jz since i wont be using factory style injectors, coils or cam pickup.

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