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Old 12-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #41
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Per definition, the ZR1 falls into that classification. Even supercars have a low and high price range, but the minimum range had to be above the average consumers means (which a zr1 is). And I doubt that anyone would argue the performance and eye catching package that was created in this car.

The other part for me, pull up to a nice venue in one and see if you get the same reaction as a 1000hp m3. Doubt it!!!
But who knows...
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #42
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Planning on an LS1 swap late next season if all goes well. Will keep people posted on that if/when it does happen.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #43
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No, the 46 and 36 are basically the same up front. The biggest thing is getting the wiring to work, but there are pre-fabbed kits out there with wiring harnesses, headers, motor mounts. The rest is moving things like abs etc around to make a 6.2 fit. The power is insane, no s54 2jz or w/e else your thinking will produce the numbers an ls will for a reasonable price. Parts are cheap and readily accessible, maint is cheap, and the engines are strong. Also you dont need FI to make over 600hp/550tq, and the engine is lighter than an s54.
I've only seen the motor mount kits from a German tuning company... I didn't know they had wiring harnesses too?! Do you mind sharing details on where to find these?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #44
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I've only seen the motor mount kits from a German tuning company... I didn't know they had wiring harnesses too?! Do you mind sharing details on where to find these?
Wiring harness you can buy from Holley brand new
ECU you can buy Holley Auto-tuner brand new.

install; enter in modifications and drive away as it auto-tunes!
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #45
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sr20? really? good swap for an e30, wont be worth it in an e46 though
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #46
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Wiring harness you can buy from Holley brand new
ECU you can buy Holley Auto-tuner brand new.

install; enter in modifications and drive away as it auto-tunes!
Thanks mate.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:55 PM   #47
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Give me a cammed lsx all day long! I would really love to see it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:07 PM   #48
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Wow it's been a while since I've been on here.. lol. So.. I have no plans for the BMW anymore. I'm trying to pay it off and sell it within the next few months.
I'll be purchasing an s2000, buying RPF1's, J's Racing exhaust, and some sort of suspension for it. Next year I'll be doing either a turbo or a SC.
I'll most likely go with a turbo, I want to push more power. ~450+whp off PTuning's turbo kit w/ fuel & engine management.

I would do it all before this summer, but I'd rather save up a little first. Hence why I'll be building the F20 motor next summer instead. Stock internals can hold 700 on those motors.. it just sucks that they have the compression that they do.. I want to run 15psi -__-
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #49
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Wiring harness you can buy from Holley brand new
ECU you can buy Holley Auto-tuner brand new.

install; enter in modifications and drive away as it auto-tunes!
Any more info on this..??

Is this their site http://www.holley.com/ ??
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #50
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Any more info on this..??

Is this their site http://www.holley.com/ ??

Holley is the famous muscle car aftermarket- ie 4 barrel holley carb etc

Its a great option for one who has no desire to breakdown a used unfamiliar american car wiring harness or mess with flash tuning and has a built up setup in mind

The hot setup now is:

Lq4 escalade iron small block
Gm new ls cylinder heads
Cam of your choice- tons avail
Bolt on edelebrook or fast lsx intake manifold
Headers custom to fit
Holley wiring and auto tune

Good for about 600 horsepower no turbo or blower invited

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #51
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Wouldn't the LQ9 be better since its a bit higher compression...and even better yet a LS6 block that is aluminum as opposed to cast iron to help in the weight department Iron block isn't needed unless you're putting a couple snails or giggle juice on it making huge power, IMHO.

Regarding the Holley auto tune stuff, i don't think it is as simple as build your motor plug it in and away you go. I've been dealing with LSX engines for 10 years. I have a LS1 & 700R4 in my TJ and a LS6 & T56 & 8.8 in my FD RX-7 and a LQ9 for . I use HP Tuners for both and got both of my harnesses from Howell Engine Developments, there are a lot of options out there for complete plug and play harnesses (which means you need to hook up 4 wires).

Love the LS series engines. Its pretty crazy when you yank a 38" tire 12" off the ground
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:14 AM   #52
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Wouldn't the LQ9 be better since its a bit higher compression...and even better yet a LS6 block that is aluminum as opposed to cast iron to help in the weight department Iron block isn't needed unless you're putting a couple snails or giggle juice on it making huge power, IMHO.

Regarding the Holley auto tune stuff, i don't think it is as simple as build your motor plug it in and away you go. I've been dealing with LSX engines for 10 years. I have a LS1 & 700R4 in my TJ and a LS6 & T56 & 8.8 in my FD RX-7 and a LQ9 for . I use HP Tuners for both and got both of my harnesses from Howell Engine Developments, there are a lot of options out there for complete plug and play harnesses (which means you need to hook up 4 wires).

Love the LS series engines. Its pretty crazy when you yank a 38" tire 12" off the ground
Holley auto tune you enter in your modifications and it does the rest: read up on it- its full can bus and increibly smart. Japan had a product like this in the 90's called apexi power fc: it was like a game boy and even had options for popular modifications all built in (4 different air intake options etc)

I grew up in Detroit and have been around american muscle as long as anyone else

The hot setup due to cost/avail at least here in nor cal is lq engine + whatever heads you like brand new and whatever cam you desire

My client here running holley auto tune also has a ls7 fd3s (900rwhp turbo). Another with ls7 e36m has a na 800rwhp lsx fd3s.

Id be guessing you will probably think pretty similar to him if you really look into the holley product - its that impressive. Cab bus full modern control in a box for you!

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:41 AM   #53
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Watch this space for a turboed 440ci alloy blocked LSX. Should be somewhere between 1400-2000hp depending on the size of the turbo/s that will be used.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:55 AM   #55
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Watch this space for a turboed 440ci alloy blocked LSX. Should be somewhere between 1400-2000hp depending on the size of the turbo/s that will be used.
okay sure
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #56
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okay sure
Yep sure. When I say I'm going to do something I do it.

This is what we are looking at now:


Sorry for the delay, been super busy. Anyway, I have a pretty good idea how to do this project as a 427. If we use an RHS block, I come up with a total of $19,700.00 from intake to oil pan, completely assembled. It would include the best of every component for the power level you are looking to do.
Lunati crankshaft 4.000 stroke
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Diamond custom pistons
Total Seal AP steel ring set
Comp hyd. roller cam / lifters / timing set
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Cometic MLS head gaskets
FAST 102 intake manifold
Anyway, you can give me a ring to discuss other details etc.


Got the S54 removed yesterday, the LS engine and box in and the gearbox crossmember already made. Already worked out that single turbo on the left side of the engine bay is the go for me (I have steering on the right), J Pipe coming round the front of the engine and found a spot for a 4" dump pipe. So it's all going to work well.



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^ Looks sick man, definitely keep us posted!

I change my mind too often... still can't figure out which car to get. S2k is out of the question.
Debating between a 2j swap or an ls1 swap. Just stock motors for now.
I know they're both amazing motors, just depends on what you want.

I want the JZ but I've heard the LSx motors are more reliable and cheaper (cheaper to maintain too).
How much cheaper are they?

Eventually I'll want to see 450hp, then 550, then 650, etc.. step by step lol.
I think that'll be easier and less expensive in a JZ, no?

The rumble of the V8 is nasty (in a good way) but I'm still in love with the JZ's sound..

Also, I think the overall cost for the swap (including labor) will be more with the 2JZ, right?
At least that's what I've heard.

Thoughts?

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