2jz-ge-t + gt4088 = under 6 grand budget...

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UPDATED: more updates on post numbers 32 and 54. Post number 62=FFIM construction Thought it was about time to give this an update...2jz stuff is on the back burner right now since I can barely even reach the motor in the garage, and since I'm in college/working two jobs my free time is limited...

Alright, so, I started this project with the intentions of building an Mkiii with a 2jz in it for under $6,00 dollars....Why 6 grand, you ask? I honestly have no idea, it just seemed like a good place to start at.

But I digress...

Anywho, I picked up the car, with 106k miles, for $1800 dollars from a local kid who didn't know what he had. It's a 1990 Grey on grey turbo targa 5-speed that runs flawlessly...



Modifications so far include:
3" exhaust from the DP back with a Greddy Knockoff muffler
Ditched in favor of a 4" exhaust with 8" around muffler...quieter than the 3" was...
FMIC
Knockoff SSQV
Moved to where fog light was...
Maf-translator
Moved to behind the front bumper...
Manual Boost Controller
Thrown away...
Hks 1.2mm Metal Headgasket (came installed on car...getting replaced due to shoddy job)
ARP Headbolts (Came installed on car)
Stainless Braided Clutch line & New Clutch Slave
XTD six puck clutch (and yes, I know about their problems, but it was a steal)
XTD lightweight flywheel
4" cone filter
Garrett gt4088
4" downpipe
2.5" intercooler hardpipes
Custom spark plug valley cover
Ebay turbo timer
Innovate Lc-1 Wideband mounted in pillar pod
Gauge lights changed to red
Hood scoop in progress
Hydro-electric power steering from MR2 (haven't gotten around to finishing it yet...)
Goodridge Stainless Brake Lines
Drilled/Slotted Rotors
TTR Springs
Stewart Warner Boost Gauge
ssac manifold
HKS 38mm wastegate
Diamond Cut Headlights
18x8" Black VSR (Ebay) Wheels

Goodridge Stainless Brake Lines
TTR Lowering Springs
Drilled & Slotted Rotors (Because mine were warped all to hell)
q45 fuel pump

Stuff already thrown in trash:
Stock intercooler
EGR
Stock power steering res.
Stock BOV
IC piping
Cruise Control
power steering pump
plug wires
afm
a/c condenser
a/c lines
a/c compressor
heater valve
etc...

Stuff waiting to go on:
New Pads (Nothing Special) Scored some axxis metal masters on ebay for 99 cents...
650cc precision injectors
Holley 1:1 boost referenced afpr
 
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Now as far as the 2jz is concerned, here's the story so far:



I picked this ^ motor up from a local Mkiv guy who swapped a gte in his n/a for the low sum of $500.00. Internally, there isn't a score on either the cams, caps, rod, or main bearings. The thing looks brand new inside...

After preliminary disassembly, everything was placed in sealed plastic, with accompanying nuts/bolts/etc...To keep from losing anything.

So far in my $6,000 dollar alloted budget I have purchased:

1800 = The car
50 = The BOV
100 = The Maf-translator
40 = The FMIC
50 = The Exhaust

...And here's the shocker...



200 = The Garrett Gt-4088 with a .81 Precision Exhaust Wheel...And yes, I'm going to remove that damn pipe coming out of the intake one way or another...



100 = Genuine HKS 38mm Wastegate (After Powdercoating...)

And that's where I'm at, as of this moment...
 
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looks good-and looks like you got some killer deals (turbo and wastegate being a few)!
 

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yeah, the turbo needs a new rear seal, but even considering that, it's well worth the price...

...or, even twice the price...

Small update: Powdercoated the waterneck, then realized that the grit in the sandblaster was a bit too coarse, so powdercoating is going to be on hold for a little bit until I can remedy that...;-)



Eye Candy...
 

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yehhh once we get some new and better sand for the blaster we can do your cam gears, valve cover, and other various engine parts! + then we can do my engine. I can hardly wait and for the record we rock at powder coating.

-brandon
 

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Update: got the baster back up and running and started blasting some more parts

...cam gears, valve covers, waterpump housing, coolant hardlines, rear upper timing cover all awaiting powdercoat.

I'll post some pictures when I get the chance...

-Devon Goodspeed
 

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Got the springs/pads/rotors/brake lines on the car...

...just waiting for a day off when the wheel place is actually open to get the tires mounted and stuck on there...
 

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Nice job, where the hell are you sourcing all of these cheap parts haha??! Fill me in!!!!!!
 

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haha, honestly, mostly on here, Sf, ebay, or from local guys...

The Wastegate came from "V8THIS" (I think) on SF, but the turbo came from a friend who was going to a pt67 dbb...

All you really have to do is just be patient. I mean, I don't plan on having that motor in any time soon, so there was no point in my purchasing a wastegate or turbo, BUUUUUUT they were a steal, so, ya know...
 

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So I got the wheels and tires (245 40 18's) on, and I'm still kinda up in the air about them...

Granted, they look better than stock, but they just don't seem right...opinions?





 

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I like them. I think black wheels look perfect on a dark silver car like yours.

You should get a front lip! :naughty:
 

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have one, it's got a couple breaks in it that I'm repairing at the moment, then it'll be back on the car...

...either that, or I'll say "screw it" and buy a bomex lip or something, but I think the front end would be WAYYYY too low and it would get eaten to pieces
 

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no updates on this thread? i clicked the link in your sig

lol

and yes i'm aware this is old
 

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Alright, update: I stepped around the motor while walking through the garage the other day...

...speaking of which, if anybody has rear sump oil pans, I am in need of them (long story)

I'm probably going to throw the Gt-40 on my car for the time being...just for the hell of it.
 

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Sweet another Tennessee Build. who's doin the powder coating, and what kinda cost are you lookin at? I've got several parts I need coated and would love to have someone localish do it.


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lol, I do my own powder coating, so the costs are pretty low, lol.

In all seriousness, though, depending on what you'd need coated, shoot me a PM and we'll talk about it. Most of the time I'd do it for the cost of the materials (the powder).

-Devon Goodspeed
 

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that pipe in the turbo is how the guy I got it from had it installed previously...and yes, it's being cut out, and I'm contemplating powdercoating the front housing black, but I'm still up in the air about that one.
 

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You can leave that pipe.

It's probably welded to the anti-surge shroud.
The shroud on the 4088's don't do anything anyway as far as I know... there are no holes in it.
 

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I like the wheels on your car. Seems like the back needs to be lowered a bit. You got that car for CHEAP. I remember when i got my 92 6 years ago i paid 4k with 105k miles on it. Anyway... Lower that rear end and that thing is on its way to sexyness.
 

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yeah, I didn't really like the rake either, but it has settled a bit since I put the springs on.

I'll try to take some new pictures of it when I get the chance.
 

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MK3Brent said:
You can leave that pipe.

It's probably welded to the anti-surge shroud.
The shroud on the 4088's don't do anything anyway as far as I know... there are no holes in it.
Actually, you have a point there. While the opening on the 4088 is a 4", the actual inlet to the turbo is still only 3", so that pipe isn't actually restricting anything. If the anti-surge is indeed not cut (mine isn't either. I remember that huge long thread you had about it), then you're not losing anything.

If you're worried about how it'll look, just stick a 4" intake on it. The 3" pipe inside will be swallowed up.


Edit: Powdercoat the compressor RED!
 

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UPDATE!!!!

I revised some of the information on the main post to reflect recent progress...

...also, I pulled a failed hood scoop attempt out of the woods and began working on it again. Keep in mind, this was my first EVER attempt at any kind of serious body work, so don't bash it TOO hard.

;-)



I tried to show a bit of the progress of it. It still needs work, but you get the idea.











...I was kinda worried about it hitting my strut tower bar (or the motor, even) since the hole was so big, so we threw it on the car for a test fit...



...the bump on the lower part of it is from one of the original braces in the underside of the hood contacting the cam cover (it's THAT close). A quick trim will fix that right up. I have a brand new (old stock) bomex bumper that should go nicely with it.

I'll try to get some more updates later.

-Devon Goodspeed
 

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I like the hood, looks great for a first try I think! Should have made the scoop face the other way though.
 

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hood looks nice! rim colors nice on that color, but you should definatly lower the car=D
 

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I think you should drop the 2jz in it this weekend.............:evil2:
 

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lol, actually, I started the hood over a year ago, so by the time I got around to actually finishing it my options were rather limited...

...and arizzle: the car actually IS lowered. I think it's just how it was sitting. I actually had to take the inner fenders out and cut the tabs off the outer fenders because they kept rubbing and it got annoying.

And the original reason why I didn't make it face the other direction is because I've seen that 23094823049823059823 times and just wanted something a bit different. It kinda reminds me of a mix between an ss camaro scoop and a celica.
 

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...well, the weatherstripping behind the cowl is gone, so I was kinda hoping that would help the wind resistance a bit...

...plus, given the location on the hood, I was kinda banking on most of the air flowing over the hood, instead of in it.

I'm considering making some ducting to direct fresh(er) air towards the intake on the turbo, but I'm still debating that. Your thoughts?
 

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I'm considering making some ducting to direct fresh(er) air towards the intake on the turbo, but I'm still debating that. Your thoughts?
That's about the only way you can make that ram air hood functional, since you don't have a carb or a top mount intercooler. You're forcing more air into the high pressure zone and that will most likely slow down airflow through the radiator.