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Looking for IS350 2JZ swap

Love the way mycar looks and handles jus wish it had more balls and untill the ECU can be broken there just isn't anyway of getting some serious HP outa my350, I almos traded It in this past weekend for an EVO. But backed outa the deal last minute. So I'm thinkin bout a 2JZ swap. I know it's been done but does anyone know a shop that will do it and have it work and look good?
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This is going to be one expensive project manngg!! But most definitely is awesome!

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2jz is250, pics added (4/29/12)

this is the only successful one that i know of. there might be more.. but not many. it's certainly not an easy thing to do.. this project took several years.. so you might want to either rethink things or do A LOT of research.
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I'm not planing on doing it myself that's what I asked for a shop name.. I know it's a big job
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and i'm telling you.. if only one guy has done it (where everything works right).. then i doubt any shops will know otherwise there would be a lot of success stories.. get it?
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thanks dex.

and as far as the build goes, its not the cost of the parts that is alot to do this swap, its the labor. There is probably only about 13-15k in parts. But as for the work, Lance said he MIGHT consider doing it again, but for atleast 30k for just labor not including parts.
With those numbers, you can probably pick up a IS300 shell and put the GTE into that and call it a day.
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It's just to complicated a project. I guess people with 350s have enough hp for what they do with em. The only option I have for a faster Lexus is get an IS-F. Thanks
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i thought 2jz was the stock motor?


funny how in my head i read it 2-jay-zeEy
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Love the way mycar looks and handles jus wish it had more balls and untill the ECU can be broken there just isn't anyway of getting some serious HP outa my350, I almos traded It in this past weekend for an EVO. But backed outa the deal last minute. So I'm thinkin bout a 2JZ swap. I know it's been done but does anyone know a shop that will do it and have it work and look good?
if you were in jacksonville florida i would do the swap for you. and make it look like factory.

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if you were in jacksonville florida i would do the swap for you. and make it look like factory.
cost would be pretty high though.

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Man just trade your car but not for an evo get like a bmw 335i, you keep the brand status, and with a juice box mod ($500) you will gain around 100hp making it around 380-400hp.

Lance, is the man who pulled off the first IS250 2jz swap and it took around 200hours+ labor ALONE!! calculating the price of parts and labor, just buying a faster platform will be the better choice. Being unique is priceless but i dont think it should go that far lol. Just my opinion dont shoot me

ORRRRR as another option i believe THE-IS (laces son) threw out a price tag of 45k (dont quote me on this) if someone where to want to buy their 2J-250

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Re: Looking for IS350 2JZ swap

I think lances son lowered the price to 30 something grand I would hop on that asap but I like to keep my is300 n my wife is driving the 250 so...

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That's some major bank, I would also just get another car you can modify easily.
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