Whats up guys! Been around here for maybe a year or so, lurking and watching other people's builds. Been contemplating the Aristo swap for a while now. I've wanted some forced induction in my car for a while but I didn't want to sink the money into a turbo kit knowing that the NA 2JZ is kinda brittle in hat regard, so I opted for the GTE as that's a far better platform.
So some background info. I got my IS300 in 2014 around April, and have loved it since. That summer I bought the TYTO harness and a pioneer double din and some subs and put those in the car. That's been pretty much my only mods aside from having the wheels painted black.
About 2 weeks ago I was driving to work and a stray dog jumped in front of me and sure enough toasted my front end. Still waiting on a bumper, but have replaced the radiator and condenser. Then the next week at work, a lawn care company threw a rock through my back window. That just got replaced Monday.
On monday night I went and picked up a semi local 2JZ-GTE, I say semi because I'm from MS and I went to Fairhope, AL to get it! Wasn't that bad of a drive! Anywho the motor looks to be in really good shape and it has maintenance stickers on it that put it in the area of 55k-60k miles. It also looks like it was always serviced by Toyota, because it has full OEM parts and belts on it. So that makes me happy!
So anyways, I figured it was time to start a build thread so here it is! Hope to have this swap done by the end of summer to take it to a car event in October called Cruising the Coast here on the mississippi coast. Thanks for stopping by and looking!