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Old 08-17-2014, 02:35 AM   #1
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2JZ into E46

Hi everyone

At the moment i am in the middle of putting a 2JZGE that i have turbo'd into my E46, It is going to be a drift car but will be keeping a lot of street trim to keep the police at bay when i'm cruising it on the street.
the setup was in my old e30 but unfortunately at a local come and try day at the raceway near where i live, i let my wife have a go and well the wall won. so i am now building the E46 323i.
i will get as many photos of the conversion with as much info as i can, any questions let me know.
we will be running a haltech ps2000 ecu but using factory dash cluster just to make it that little bit cooler.
I hope you like the progress and possibly get some handy tips
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:44 AM   #2
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I have removed the rear subframe, replaced all the diff and subframe mount bushes, replaced camber arms with adjustable ones and fitted coil overs, i have the SLR steering kit on its way also have reinforced the rear subframe mounts on the chassis and strut tops as they are common for cracking
we have mounted fixed back bucket seats to the factory bmw rails so we still have the up and down/ forward and back adjustability.
Fuel sytem wise i am running a walbro 400 lph intank pump we have modified the original fuel pump housing so we can keep the fuel level sender etc,
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:41 PM   #4
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Nice... what are you using for the tranny?
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:01 AM   #5
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I am running an r155 which is the same as a r154 supra box but out if a v6 Toyota hilux just has a shorter 1st gear and 1/3 the price


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Old 08-19-2014, 03:05 AM   #6
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:06 AM   #7
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This is the engine bolted in with intake side now complete,


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Old 08-20-2014, 02:30 AM   #8
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More engine bay tidy up, all factory pollen filter etc still fits factory radiator and fan to keep it all neat and tidy


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Old 08-20-2014, 02:31 AM   #9
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How it sits with new wheels and new suspension. SLR steering still to come so front is going to be much wider, what to do about front guards??


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Old 08-27-2014, 12:25 AM   #10
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:12 AM   #11
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:23 AM   #12
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The GE is allegedly better then the GTE when turbo'd (and pretty bulletproof) so you have an excellent base.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:16 AM   #13
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:57 PM   #14
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This is so crazy I am at a loss for what questions to ask first..

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Old 08-27-2014, 05:05 PM   #15
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:12 AM   #16
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ROB DUBLIN for a low boost setup the higher compression GE engine will make more power and perform much better then a similarly worked GTE. Same as people people putting turbo running gear from SR20de ontot the DET where the DET with exhaust, boost controller and IC were running out of puff at 180rwkw the DE converted engines would make 200rwkw. Obviously longevity and future mods then require the lower comp DET version but if you are ever going to crack the motor open its cheaper to acquire a non turbo engine and build it. There is usually on basic differences
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:15 AM   #17
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Been a while since I've been down the route of looking at anything Supra related, didn't want to upset myself! Such a tuneable powerplant in TT spec, I didn't do a whole lot and still had the guts of 500 brake. Off to sob in a quiet corner.

IIRC the standard airbox was miles better than any of the rubbish aftermarket stuff, "upgrading" this often lost you power. Probably not something you can replicate on the E46 but might be worth looking at.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:51 AM   #20
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So good to see this, just replaced the clutch on a e36 with a 2J... speaking of wich what PP are you gonna use? weve broken the straps on 3 now. This newest is the ACT extreme duty (fingers crossed.. atleast the R154 drops in like 45 min XD) Sweet car!
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