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simmons0613 05-19-2011 10:47 PM

2zz engine swap
I know its been done before, but does anybody know how much it costs to swap in a 2zz with a manual trany conversion (including all parts and service)? Sorry if this is posted somewhere already. I'm just curious.

xd_kidd 05-19-2011 10:57 PM

for a straight forward swap. probably no more than 5k... with a trans conversion... well.. ii think you mite as well trade for a manual or a corolla xrs .. cause it can get very expensive and not worth it.

simmons0613 05-19-2011 11:20 PM

ok, cuz I can get a 2zz JDM engine with about 40k miles on for about $1500. I could keep it a auto but I really want a manual.

xd_kidd 05-19-2011 11:57 PM

for that much its pretty cheap... ii heard the corolla 1zz manual trans can fit to the 2zz engine ... maybe a 1zz auto can .. maybe ur trans can? ... if not .. put a corolla 1zz trans on it .. but with all that .. your almost there to just turbo it or doing some good mods.

simmons0613 05-20-2011 06:51 AM

well there is way more performance parts for a 2zz so thats why I want to switch over.

JDMJim 05-20-2011 10:49 AM

less talk more work on the car!

simmons0613 05-20-2011 11:10 AM

haha, This will be next year. I get a $3000 signing bonus when I go to boot. So I will do that asap. My friend has the engine stored in his dads warehouse down in Tampa.

xd_kidd 05-20-2011 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by JDMJim (Post 10797)
less talk more work on the car!

what he said lol

i got another month ifnot alil less till ii start making some decent income. cant wait!

simmons0613 05-20-2011 01:20 PM

I know right? I cant wait. But honestly though. I plan on working on this car for about another year because I want to give it to my little brother for his 16th birthday. He just turned 15 today so just one more year till I have to decide.
But after all this money I'm dumping into it I think I might just give him a little gift card lol

xd_kidd 05-20-2011 01:52 PM

im a very generous person. you can ask anyone. but if theres one thing ii would not give away. it will be my car haha

simmons0613 05-20-2011 01:58 PM

well I wont give it to him. I would sell it to him at a discount. My family already said they will help him get a car so I figured by then I maybe ready for another project so I might get a tc or something. Its still up in the air though. I might sell it to him as is for about 8k or so. But if I get this engine I'm soooooo keeping it. lol

xd_kidd 05-20-2011 02:00 PM

haha true. im debating whether ii should keep it and swap it or just get the new corolla xrs .. im starting to like it more and more..

simmons0613 05-20-2011 02:16 PM

I'm kinda eye ballin the matrix. Do you think the Fr-s will be worth it? I can see alot of aftermarket support for it

xd_kidd 05-20-2011 02:37 PM

every company is gonna be on top of that. I was gonna pursue to get that car but sadly ii have other priorities that ii have to accomplish.. so its either keep this car nd mod it for this summer .. or get another nd keep it mostly stock till its done paid for nd school being nearly done.

simmons0613 05-20-2011 02:52 PM

I hear ya. mmm decisions decisions.

THEHMONGYAJ87 05-23-2011 10:10 PM

a 2zz swapped xd is nice, but I would prefer the 2.5L motor that the 2011 tc comes with.
180 hp and 173 tq with a non-lift motor pushing this 2600lbs box.. Why didn't toyota/scion add this motor or atleast the older model 2.4L to the rs 3.0 ? I would be happy even if my rs 3.0 is auto with this motor.

xd_kidd 05-24-2011 12:12 AM

hmm... :birgits_tiredcoffee

Whack-A-Mole 05-24-2011 02:22 AM

If I was on a wish trip, I would want the new 2.5L TC motor with Greddy turbo in an AWD Matrix 5 speed. They don't offer either (2.5L or manual) for the AWD Matrix. Well, you know what they say "Wish in one hand..."

simmons0613 05-24-2011 07:34 AM

I agree with you guys, a 2.5L would be sweat

xd_kidd 05-24-2011 11:34 AM

there mite be a chance u can do another motor swap that isnt a 3sgte.2zz.1zz. or 2az ... jst gotta do some research ;)

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