Very useful thank you. I will probably end up doing the sandwich plate. or drill and tap at machine shop. No vvti out of a sc300The bottom ends are the same with the exception of the oil squirters, oil feed ports for the turbos, and pistons.
An important note regarding the oiling, is that because there are no squirters or turbo feeds (which are all on the exhaust side of the block), the oil passage linking the pump feed on the intake side and the exhaust side of the block is NOT drilled on GE blocks. If you are machining the block anyways, you could have this passage drilled to allow oil feed from the exhaust side, if not you will need to feed your turbo's oil from another oil port (sandwich plate, pressure sending unit port, VVT-i adapter bolt, etc.).
The crank and rods are the same on 2JZ-GTE's (VVT-i and Non-VVT-i) and the 2JZ-GE's (Non-VVT-i). The only 2JZ's with smaller rods are the VVT-i 2JZ-GE's.
After melting a piston in my brother's 2JZ-GTE, we used a 2JZ-GE block, all we lost was the squirters.