• 1100 horsepower 2JZ swapped E30 3-Series is a great example of an identity crisis

      The Toyota 2JZ motor. The engine out of the Toyota Supra that has reached legendary status in tuning circles and was every teenage boys dreams ever since its "iconic" scene in the Fast and Furious movie. Some BMW enthusiasts go so far as to compare their six-cylinder motors to it as if that is some kind of badge of honor. Regardless, here is someone who took their 2JZ love a bit too far and decided to swap the motor into an E30 3-Series.

      Is this cool? Is this different? Sure, but a BMW with a Toyota heart just feels wrong. Especially when there are several BMW motors to choose from that can make this same power and then some. An S38 turbo E30 for example just feels more at home and is more impressive in my own opinion. Same thing goes for an S50, S54, S52, M50, M52, etc.

      Yep, it's fast. Yep, it's powerful. But one might as well just swap in a LSX V8 when going this far. You just can't transplant a soul.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: 1100 horsepower 2JZ swapped E30 3-Series is a great example of an identity crisis started by Sticky View original post
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      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Fast as hell but the exhaust is fugly and 2jz in a BMW just not right IMO. In before infamous 2jay-z pic
      1. Rodzilla's Avatar
        Rodzilla -
        Yeah, I was thinking S38 while reading the article.
      1. dj2xrated's Avatar
        dj2xrated -
        i think its cool, but what do i know. Original-ish for the e30 community (still own mine).
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dj2xrated Click here to enlarge
        i think its cool, but what do i know. Original-ish for the e30 community (still own mine).
        Just because you do something different doesn't mean it's good. Put your underwear on over your pants for example. I mean that's different...
      1. anotherm3's Avatar
        anotherm3 -
        What does one do with a car like this after it's built? Looks like it's good for nothing but shows and dynos.
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Crazy Norwegians...
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        What's wrong with Toyota/BMW?

        http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...latform-report

        I wouldn't mind a 2017 Toyota Supra with BMW handling ;D
      1. newoldschool's Avatar
        newoldschool -
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        infamous pic and a 2jz swap makes sense to me in america or japan possibly ls or cayote swap in america but with european car parts so abundant in euro zone its a bit of a head scratcher
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by anotherm3 Click here to enlarge
        What does one do with a car like this after it's built? Looks like it's good for nothing but shows and dynos.
        Drive it around.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        if your goal is all out power how many options top a 2jz? All other options require WWWAAAAYYYYYYY more work to match it...thats fact.
      1. ice350's Avatar
        ice350 -
        I see nothing wrong with people doing what they want with their car.
        I does feel a little different but I don't judge, I enjoy when I can.
        A sweet 2JZ equals enjoyment in my book.

        I know of a guy who replaced a 2JZ with a Chevy small block in a Lexus SC300. Felt weird at first....but after I found out the car was pushing 500+ hp and ran smooth, what else is there?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        if your goal is all out power how many options top a 2jz? All other options require WWWAAAAYYYYYYY more work to match it...thats fact.
        But they are BMW motors. It's more impressive to make 1100 horsepower with an S38 in an E30 than a 2JZ in an E30.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        But they are BMW motors. It's more impressive to make 1100 horsepower with an S38 in an E30 than a 2JZ in an E30.
        its impressive to make 1100whp no matter how.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        1000hp is impressive...period. It's obvious that guy tracks his car and would have far less downtime to fix a 2j than a s38...on top of the fact the 2jz is more reliable as a boosted application.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        its impressive to make 1100whp no matter how.
        Disagree. 1100 horsepower out of a BMW motor design from the 70's is more impressive than a more modern factory turbo motor.

        Or 1100 horsepower from a 2.0 liter four cylinder is more impressive than 1100 horsepower from a supercharged 8.4 liter V10.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Disagree. 1100 horsepower out of a BMW motor design from the 70's is more impressive than a more modern factory turbo motor.

        Or 1100 horsepower from a 2.0 liter four cylinder is more impressive than 1100 horsepower from a supercharged 8.4 liter V10.
        An engine proved to make over 1000hp on the stock internals is more impressive than anything.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        An engine proved to make over 1000hp on the stock internals is more impressive than anything.
        Is it?
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Is it?
        At the flywheel, numerous times. You just gotta give it up to a great package.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        At the flywheel, numerous times. You just gotta give it up to a great package.
        I really don't think the determining factor is what you make on stock internals.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Thats the ultimate sign of a great platform for power.