Started by J88TEO, September 12, 2022, 23:40
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Quote from: J88TEO on September 13, 2022, 15:29@Dev Thanks.....just thinking....and toying with the idea.I am quite happy with the stock car with MAF mod, but the itch....ugh...the itch!
Quote from: MrChris on September 13, 2022, 15:37Not heard of this MAF mod before your post. Anything significant to be gained?
Quote from: JB21 on September 13, 2022, 07:57Engine - £1200Gearbox with torsen LSD - £500Custom 2ZZ manifold with sports cat - £600Harness - £200Apexi, or other aftermarket ECU - £1000+Dyno session to map the ECU £500Engine & gearbox mounts - £500+Custom intake and MAF pipe - £200Misc £300Approx. total £5000My advise, sell your current MR2 and purchase an MR2 already converted
Quote from: Alex Knight on March 18, 2014, 17:43Swap parts come to circa £800.00 inc VAT and Duty from Monkey Wrench Racing.Labour is free if you can swing a spanner competently. It's really not that difficult a swap, seeing as 3 out of the 4 engine mounts are identical to the 1ZZ!I picked up a donor Corolla T-Sport for £1,400 with circa 80K miles on the clock, stripped out the engine and gearbox and sold it on for £510.00.Add around £100 for consumables (Oil, Oil Filter, new Accessory Belt, Coolant) and the swap cost me around £1,800.00.That's also not factoring in selling the old 1ZZ engine and box, which I donated to a friend with a sick roadster.If I sold the engine and box for say, £300.00, the swap would have cost me circa £1,500.00.Not bad eh?
Quote from: Alex Knight on September 13, 2022, 22:48You can do it much, much cheaper than that (I did).The best thing to do is buy a Celica T Sport / Corolla T Sport and that has 99% of the bits you need to be honest.You don't need a harness. You don't need a sports cat or custom exhaust. You don't need engine mounts. You don't need an aftermarket ECU.
Quote from: JB21 on September 14, 2022, 07:54Corolla T-Sport for £1,400 with 80K miles on the clock in 2022
Quote from: Alex Knight on September 14, 2022, 19:48Actually, here's a Celica T Sport (even better because you can use the ECU too) with 106K for less than £1500 sheets.So yes, you just have to look:https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202209069498335?lat-long=56.624196704799594%2C%20-3.230672509814609&minimum-badge-engine-size=1.6&advertising-location=at_cars&maximum-badge-engine-size=2.0&transmission=Manual&model=Celica&page=1&aggregatedTrim=T%20Sport&make=Toyota&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance
Quote from: JB21 on September 15, 2022, 07:52Christ, talk about trying to prove a point. How long did that take you to find that dog. As Anon states the whole cars appearance speaks for itself! I paid £1000 delivered for a 80k mile immaculate 2zz engine from a reputable guy on here and for me this was a bargain these days. I stand by that you will really struggle to find a decent donor car for £1400 these days, and i'll leave it there.
Quote from: AJRFulton on September 15, 2022, 10:13Exactly why I went down the rebuild route.Wasted over £2k, and a handful of precious weekends, buying original engines that didn't last long - and unfortunately that is the risk you take. I was chatting to Andy J-Spec a while back about it, and he is shying away from 2ZZ's as the profit margin for him is getting less and less, and the risk more and more.
Quote from: JB21 on September 15, 2022, 10:42I'll be going down the K20 route when this latest 2ZZ shites itself.
Quote from: Carolyn on September 15, 2022, 12:32The history of 2ZZ swapped cars having blow-ups in the club is quite packed! @shnazzle has often observed how many have gone pop! I think is because folk have just swapped in used engines, usually with 80,000+ mils on them, and not really taken into account that they were probably well thrashed throughout their lives, given that lift only happens at high RPM. Putting such an engine on the track, with all the abuse that entails, is bound to end badly fairly quickly.I'm sure there are those who've been lucky and got away with it, nut they are very much in the minority.The cost of going thoroughly through a 2ZZ engine to get it in top shape for track use, has to be close to a grand (if you do it yourself), plus mechanic's time if you pay for the job.