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damn that's a good deal....
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so much anger in this thread and he hasn't even really gotten started working on the car yet.
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wow, is it even worth it?. i guess to each its own

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good luck on the project and its not rice......

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so much anger in this thread and he hasn't even really gotten started working on the car yet.
i started working on the car a few weeks ago and i dont see any anger, maybe you read the thread wrong..
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wow, is it even worth it?. i guess to each its own
yeah its way beyond fixable maybe i should just burn the car....Im taking it you dont do to much work yourself on your own car...
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good luck on the project and its not rice......
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so much anger in this thread and he hasn't even really gotten started working on the car yet.
Agreed. Too many haters.

This kid's bought more mods in the last 2 weeks than most people here have since they've owned their cars.

He didn't buy it to drive it to work and impress chicks. He bought it cheap to turn into a drift car... And he's doing it 100% the way I would... banged up car on a salvage title. Rice is when you make people think you have a racecar. It's not rice IMO if it's on a track.

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some up dates ......thanks lextasy23

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rotary swapping an is?? this car feels really heavy compared to my ae86..lol. i could see someone swapping in a rotary motor into a toy of a car like a corolla but the is300 is a pig!

when you said "something smaller" i immediately thought some type of jdm/beams 3STGE swap or something..hehe

Why not just rebuild the stock motor w/ supra internals and boost it?

dont take it like im hating, i dont care what you do to your car, i am just curious.

anyways, good luck and keep updating the thread w/ pics

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rotary swapping an is?? this car feels really heavy compared to my ae86..lol. i could see someone swapping in a rotary motor into a toy of a car like a corolla but the is300 is a pig!

when you said "something smaller" i immediately thought some type of jdm/beams 3STGE swap or something..hehe

Why not just rebuild the stock motor w/ supra internals and boost it?

dont take it like im hating, i dont care what you do to your car, i am just curious.

anyways, good luck and keep updating the thread w/ pics
well this is how i look at it and i dont think your hating...
1)a 1995 fd rx7 weights 400 pounds less and comes with more HP and the same amount of torque stock with 1 mpg less then a IS300.
2)a is300 chassie compeletly stripped down should be able to lose 300 lbs if done right and all the info i could find on the weight of the 2jz is "supposedly" 100 pounds more then a REW..so just swaping the engines i lose 100 lbs..
3) if i keep the 2jz, boost it and strip the car down, the weight balance will be off and the car will always want to "push", so with the rotary the motor will be back by the fire wall making it more balanced..
4)I think it would be cool to see something else

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so bad news today..i found out the frame unibody needs to be replaced and its going to cost 2 grand through a friends shop.. The frame was fixed after the wreck but they are afraid its going to rip it self apart drifting...so my options are to pay that or send another 3 grand and import a altezza...since i already have 3 cars with no room from more and I'm still trying to finish school..i think ill keep this as a daily lightly modded. Build the suspension and when I'm done with school get rid of the corolla (unless i buy a big house then ill keep it)and import a altezza and do a full track build...kinda bummed about all this since i have already bought the engine and everything else...

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well this is how i look at it and i dont think your hating...
1)a 1995 fd rx7 weights 400 pounds less and comes with more HP and the same amount of torque stock with 1 mpg less then a IS300.
2)a is300 chassie compeletly stripped down should be able to lose 300 lbs if done right and all the info i could find on the weight of the 2jz is "supposedly" 100 pounds more then a REW..so just swaping the engines i lose 100 lbs..
3) if i keep the 2jz, boost it and strip the car down, the weight balance will be off and the car will always want to "push", so with the rotary the motor will be back by the fire wall making it more balanced..
4)I think it would be cool to see something else
Ah I see, how much does this car weigh?? It feels heavier then my wrx so i figured its in the 3,000-3,500 lb range..not sure.
Sounds like a cool swap.....the only swap i would ever "hate" on is putting a non-rotary engine in an FC or FD chassis.

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so bad news today..i found out the frame unibody needs to be replaced and its going to cost 2 grand through a friends shop.. The frame was fixed after the wreck but they are afraid its going to rip it self apart drifting...so my options are to pay that or send another 3 grand and import a altezza...since i already have 3 cars with no room from more and I'm still trying to finish school..i think ill keep this as a daily lightly modded. Build the suspension and when I'm done with school get rid of the corolla (unless i buy a big house then ill keep it)and import a altezza and do a full track build...kinda bummed about all this since i have already bought the engine and everything else...
Ouch sucks to hear...well now you can boost the stock motor and be a super sleeper!

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wow thats a dirty one.
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Tough call. Looks like a lot of money to put into it. Could have gotten a high mileage clean is300 clean title for 7 or 8000
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so bad news today..i found out the frame unibody needs to be replaced and its going to cost 2 grand through a friends shop.. The frame was fixed after the wreck but they are afraid its going to rip it self apart drifting...so my options are to pay that or send another 3 grand and import a altezza...since i already have 3 cars with no room from more and I'm still trying to finish school..i think ill keep this as a daily lightly modded. Build the suspension and when I'm done with school get rid of the corolla (unless i buy a big house then ill keep it)and import a altezza and do a full track build...kinda bummed about all this since i have already bought the engine and everything else...
Nope... Do you know a good welder? Just weld in plates and shit everywhere the suspension touches the frame... We used to do this to beaten to shit mustangs to prep them for drag racing... We pulled low 10's out of a rustbucket with blown torqueboxes just by adding subframe connectors, and welding in plates everywhere.

I say gut the interior (black? I'll buy it...) and go nuts on the frame with plates... Do drift regulations make you run a cage? That would be a good time to start stiffening the frame.

There's a guy here who got an IS into the 8's... not sure his name. I think he's either the owner of, or tech from SRT. He'll probably have a wealth of knowledge about making the rearends a lot stronger. If he runs consistent 8s pulls, then yours will consistently drift without breaking. And I wouldn't even imagine there would be nearly as much stress of the frame during drifting as there is during grip racing or drag racing, mainly because the tires aren't "attached" to the ground.

I say all isn't lost yet... you just need some Irish innovation and stubbornness... lol

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