i have a friend that can hook me up with an inspection sticker so i dont have to run a cat at all so that helps me out alot. but for a while now i have been driving mine around with just the downpipe. because like you i have to save money and get parts. like exahust. and springs and stuff. your lucky though i have always wanted a white supra.
i did all the wiring to mine myself. it was time consuming but not hard. took about 3 days. but im pretty good with automotive electrical. for the average joe i would agree just have someone else do it.
I would pay some company like pheonix or a shop to do the harness splicing. I just don't think it is worth the hassle. The mechanical stuff isn't bad. Make sure you get a complete engine / harness / ecu combo meal. I also got the ignitor / coil to make sure it worked correctly.
The key is to not do the wiring yourself.
yea when i was wiring mine i was pretty furstated but i just sucked it up and did it... turns out it was pretty simple. most all of the wire colors were the same so i helped. it runs now but still not finished
I live in California, which is sub-par as far as laws allowing me to do fun things to my car. I have already gone to extreme lengths to ensure this would pass emissions standards. I have 1 of 3 CA emissions ECUs, I am getting the exhaust customed with the CA legal catalytics. It is a pain.
In order to keep my swap legal I have been considering the Vortec Supercharger kit for the IS300. I wonder if anyone knows if the kit would work for a Lexus SC300 2JZ? Does anyone know if the IS300 2JZ is the same as the SC300 2JZ?:1zhelp:
I am staying NA for now until I can save money (5K) and do the research to see if the Vortec kit will work.