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Old 02-20-2019, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by S2000fan1 View Post
I was thinging about taking my car in and getting a 1gz fe v12 swap, but was wondering, what would the cost be to do this? Thanks.
Christ, your brain must be a feral wasteland if you think swapping a 600 pound V12 from the most niche model Toyota has ever made into a 2800 pound sports car instead of, oh, I don't know, LITERALLY EVERY OTHER ENGINE EVER MADE. It makes more sense to swap in a ****ing Abrams tank engine than that old paperweight. By all means, you should try this and let us know how it goes. I'm sure it will be a painless swap for someone like you, as I'm sure your genius truly knows no bounds.
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:04 AM
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1g isnt even a Toyota engine.. the 1g and 1jz are yamaha engines... so is the 2jz, Toyota just stroked the 1jz to 3.0 and called it their own(2jz).

Why do you want a 1g lol its old and has funky engineering


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Old 02-20-2019, 07:43 AM
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Well, it wouldn’t be the first 1gz fe in a 2800 pound car.
not saying it’s practical, just saying it’s possible.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:07 AM
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You should by all means do this, and take plenty of photos.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:28 AM
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There is plenty of room to mount it mid engine if you remove the center storage compartment and run a hard top, this would let you easily run a Porsche transaxle so you don't need to deal with a custom driveshaft
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ricky_Flowers_ View Post
...a 600 pound V12...
I thought you were using hyperbole, but then I looked it up. Holy crap it's a boat anchor.

1GZ: 600lb, 312hp, 355lb ft, full custom swap, very little aftermarket support
LS3: 418lb, 430hp, 425lb ft, swap kits available, practically unlimited support
(not even going into gearbox weight etc...)

OP: Just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should. The Instagram fanboys will find it awesome for about a week, and then they'll move on to the next big thing while you'll be stuck with the ongoing hassles a custom swap entails, until you give up and sell it to someone else for a fraction of what you spent on it, after listing it for about a year on Craigslist, continuously dropping the price and fending off 40 lowballers a day. I speak from (NZ equivalent) experience.

An LS swap isn't original, it's not cool, and there'll be plenty of haters, but it's been done a lot because it works, and it works well. If you want big NA power and torque, it just makes sense (relatively speaking).

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Old 02-21-2019, 04:25 AM
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I'm sure I've not seen this exact car but did see the same V10 engine in another S2000 a few years ago. V12 swap should be just as easy and just as useless but with great "look at me" street cred.

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Old 02-21-2019, 11:49 AM
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But does it have a bluetooth driveshaft?
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:19 PM
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Yeah and Top secret put one into a supra ages ago (it was recently up for sale though not sure if it sold) . https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...-v12-for-sale/

Why don't you call up the shop that did the swap into the BRZ and ask what they would charge you? I would recommend getting an email or phone number that appears based in Dubai. The answer here is this sort of thing requires either a shop like top secret that has all the ability to do the work in house and can benefit from the publicity such a car would provide them or being so rich you could give a blank check to whatever shop could and would agree to do such a thing while also not worrying about ever getting anywhere close to the money you put into said project back. Like Ricky said please go ahead and try it.
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