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Old 08-01-2018, 01:44 AM   #15
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+1 for Elite Performance Give them a call or drop by the shop.
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I don't think you can underestimate the benefit of finding a good local tuner/mechanic to work with. Dropping the car off for half day here or a day or two there to sort those little niggling issues is gold. Stick to your plan A of finding a reliable local guy. Sure buy a kit or long block from a specialist, but find a local to help make it all happen.
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+1 for shipping it to Pure Automotive. They are the best shop for this particular swap. They won't run into anything they haven't seen before.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:38 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the info guys. I actually got introduced to a very reputable and well known local builder and was able to really hear what it takes to build it out solidly as well as hear realistically what the 2J can do on only pump gas...if you want to be able to drive it hard. In the end, for $30-40k and limited to 450whp on 91 pump gas it's just not worth it for me, not even close enough to consider it actually. It would make a whole lot more sense to spend the money on an actual Supra, than do a 2J swap. Money is not really the issue, but the 2J just isn't going to make big power on pump gas here. I don't have E85 near by and race gas is way to inconvenient to run. A V8 would be way to obvious to authorities so I'm stuck with the FA20 for now. I'll just watch all you guys doing the swaps with envy!
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I haven't paid any shop to do a single thing on my car and i'm above $40k on my build. And I source parts really effectively lol. I have about 600 hours of labor into my car. That may be reduced at a shop but it's doubtful with all the work i've put in and i'm not done yet. Just FYI.

@86fun - If you want a cheap and fun 2jz car, the is300 is easy/cheap to swap and looks cool to boot.
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