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Eamonnn

Planning to engine swap my n/a R34

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I’ve got an 25GT R34 and I’m planning on engine swapping and manual converting it in due time as well as respraying, adding body kits and some other upgrades. Only problem is I’m not at all experienced in building or working on cars and am wondering where I should start and what engines/boxes I would be best to get my hands on. I know nismo heritage have started to manufacture RB26DETT’s again although they’re quite expensive for all the parts (block and head alone are 7.5k) . I’ve also heard 2JZ engines are super reliable and can produce a lot of power however are probably hard to get a hold of. Budget for this project is around 20k.

 

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Where do you live? 

10k in paint, then you don't have enough money left.

 

 

 

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I’m up on the Gold Coast. Ahah didn’t think it would be that much - might wrap it if it’s any cheaper. Priority #1 though is definitely power

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20k is most definitely not enough of a budget for all that if you are paying people to do it

a 2jz gte long motor alone is 7k +

a good wrap can still cost over 4K 

you are also probably going to want better brakes from the turbo variant also 

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11 minutes ago, Eamonnn said:

Ahh ok so maybe 30k is a more realistic budget ??

 

How fresh of an engine could I expect for a 7k 2JZ?

How long is a piece of string????

you are best off going to talk to tuning shops around you who are familiar with your options and ask exactly what is involved and what it will realistically cost you.

we can only speculate  here

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Said it before, will obviously have to say it again. An NA auto Skyline is a perfect candidate for a proper motor conversion. That would be an LS3 + TR6060.

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44 minutes ago, GTSBoy said:

Said it before, will obviously have to say it again. An NA auto Skyline is a perfect candidate for a proper motor conversion. That would be an LS3 + TR6060.

Ahh ok thanks man. I’ll check it out 

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12 hours ago, GTSBoy said:

Said it before, will obviously have to say it again. An NA auto Skyline is a perfect candidate for a proper motor conversion. That would be an LS3 + TR6060.

12 hours ago, Eamonnn said:

Ahh ok thanks man. I’ll check it out 

And it would be certainly cheaper to just buy my already converted LS + TR56/6060/Magnum combination. 

So what's your budget? 😛

It is well worth stating that this is not a cost effective scenario. None of it is. If you want bang for buck you have the wrong platform and pretty much any other platform will get you where you want for less.

Have a very well defined goal before planning anything or spending a cent.

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