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    • 1100 horsepower 2JZ swapped E30 3-Series is a great example of an identity crisis

      The Toyota 2JZ motor. The engine out of the Toyota Supra that has reached legendary status in tuning circles and was every teenage boys dreams ever since its "iconic" scene in the Fast and Furious movie. Some BMW enthusiasts go so far as to compare their six-cylinder motors to it as if that is some kind of badge of honor. Regardless, here is someone who took their 2JZ love a bit too far and decided to swap the motor into an E30 3-Series.

      Is this cool? Is this different? Sure, but a BMW with a Toyota heart just feels wrong. Especially when there are several BMW motors to choose from that can make this same power and then some. An S38 turbo E30 for example just feels more at home and is more impressive in my own opinion. Same thing goes for an S50, S54, S52, M50, M52, etc.

      Yep, it's fast. Yep, it's powerful. But one might as well just swap in a LSX V8 when going this far. You just can't transplant a soul.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: 1100 horsepower 2JZ swapped E30 3-Series is a great example of an identity crisis started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Thats the ultimate sign of a great platform for power.
        Not really when some motors are NA from the factory and need to be built with lower compression to show what they can do. UGR Gallardo anyone?
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        gallardos have made 1200whp stock internals
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        gallardos have made 1200whp stock internals
        Sorry never seen a 1200 whp stock internal dyno even UGR doesn't claim this.

        I have seen up to this though: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...o-dyno-numbers
      1. rt turbo's Avatar
        rt turbo -
        Ugg, Sticky, I'm surprised at you.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        gallardos have made 1200whp stock internals
        Not so much... It can be done, but it would never last. Above 900 WHP, it's a matter of time until the rods give up. A reliable 1200 WHP Gallardo is going to mean full forged internals, a sleeved block & anti-flex plates, the 1500 WHP version require sleeved blocks, anti-flex plates & billet internals​.


        AND all I got from this is someone ruined a perfectly good E30 M3 with the 2JZ + hideous side exhaust.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Not really when some motors are NA from the factory and need to be built with lower compression to show what they can do. UGR Gallardo anyone?
        We're talking about the 2jz gTe, that would be like me downing M motors because of the lesser motors which they're based off. The fact you gotta use a 5(.2)litre v10 for comparison speaks to the level of the 2j.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rt turbo Click here to enlarge
        Ugg, Sticky, I'm surprised at you.
        Why?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        We're talking about the 2jz gTe, that would be like me downing M motors because of the lesser motors which they're based off. The fact you gotta use a 5(.2)litre v10 for comparison speaks to the level of the 2j.
        No my example was not to compare to the 2JZ it was selecting a naturally aspirated motor than when the compression is dropped for forced induction makes a ton more power, that was my point.

        It is unfair to say stock internal power is the judge when NA motors from the factory will always be at a disadvantage in this regard.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No my example was not to compare to the 2JZ it was selecting a naturally aspirated motor than when the compression is dropped for forced induction makes a ton more power, that was my point.

        It is unfair to say stock internal power is the judge when NA motors from the factory will always be at a disadvantage in this regard.
        Those are two different blocks...if you put turbo internals in the NA block you'd make more power but still not match the gte.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Those are two different blocks...if you put turbo internals in the NA block you'd make more power but still not match the gte.
        I don't really know what you are saying here.
      1. guru_method's Avatar
        guru_method -
        Idle sound very rotary like when idling, must have some beastly cams.

        Sad to see yet another 2jz fueled discussion thread though Click here to enlarge
      1. ope92's Avatar
        ope92 -
        Boss!
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        what? a HYBRID. Looks like the mix between ALIEN and PREDATOR!!! LOL