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Andylex's 2JZ-GTE VVTi Swap

Let me start by telling my story:
I was into Hondas (swaps and general machanics were very common for me)and when I was just about done with them I set out to find something better. A friend of mine had a relative that was selling a red 2002 5 speed IS300. I talked to the seller and they were undecided if they were ready to sell it and then they decided to keep it. I set out to find a 5 speed IS300 long story short, i found one after 3months of searching.



After the first wash i said ill just keep it "stock"

a few months later SRT intake and FIGs CDD still pretty "stock"

Then came the exhaust, GReddy SE which i got a great deal on from THMotorsport, so i thought intake and exhaust.. i should be good with this



changed the diff fluid

checkout the my.is sticker


picture of my crew at my friends shop 748WHP Supra and 782WHP EVO, SR20 S13 and my IS300

painted my calipers yellow


fender bender \_(ツ)_/ oh well time for a refresh
I also joined SXE10 Crew NY a few weeks before the fender bender

Lip kit came in

NSX at the body shop

Little imperfections fixed



Carbon hood since im already refreshing it


All done
taped the front for the hour ride home


The L emblem on the front was full of rock chips so I decided to paint it and i decided on yellow and the carbon hood installed with Aerocatch hood pins

ISC coilovers installed


SXE NY President rolling my fenders, interesting end to this night since the scissor jack fell and the car landed on my foot, it was swollen for a few weeks

3 month wait for this made to order Forgestars, well worth the wait

test fit

SXE10 Crew NY
2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
Forgestar F14|ISC Coilovers|VIS Carbon Hood|VIS GReddy Rep Front Lip|VIS Vertex Rep Side Skirts|VIS TRD Rep Rear
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My 2JZ-GTE VVTi build thread

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after i opened and painted my fogs, before restore

after restore

still not 100% sure but I think these are Altezza RS200 titanium EDM headlights

time for headlight install

you can see the titanium better here


all done

couldnt be happier with the results


new SRT Exhaust

installed the SRT Exhaust the day after i got it

The whole "stock" thing went out the window after the fender bender lmao soooooo during that time I decided time for big change, and I did a lot of research and reading on the Aristo swap. I decided to do the swap when I had the funds to do it but it was in my plans since I got bored of my intake and exhaust, which was pretty quick. The parts stacking would begin after that.

-2JZ-GTE VVTI
-AEM V1
-Precision 6765
-Tial 38mm WG
-HKS SSQV V3
-750HP Mishimoto Intercooler











My girlfriend bought me a downpipe for christmas


Then it was time to pick up the motor


The lucky winner

Unloading it at my house

Time for the twins to come off

Single 6765

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2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
Forgestar F14|ISC Coilovers|VIS Carbon Hood|VIS GReddy Rep Front Lip|VIS Vertex Rep Side Skirts|VIS TRD Rep Rear
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I work from 8-6 6 days a week so i only have a few hour after work to do the swap and sundays too but with winter coming the temperature was dropping fast
Maintenance all done

Engine making a weird noise so flat towed it home and time to begin the swap















heartless


Sorry for the blurry pic but I took a visit to M&S Performance to have my manifold modified for a v-band clamp wastegate














Post swap meal, thanks to my two friends and my brother for helping me guide the motor in, which is a bitch lol

The weather here suck I need a warm dry place to work

ABS relocation

Pick up this super rare Altezza RS200 digital yellow cluster

Not on my car but this is how it will look

My girlfriend got me a vertex rep bumper for my birthday


SXE10 Crew NY
2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
Forgestar F14|ISC Coilovers|VIS Carbon Hood|VIS GReddy Rep Front Lip|VIS Vertex Rep Side Skirts|VIS TRD Rep Rear
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What a mess, time to clean up

All clean now I have space to put my car in and finish the rest of it

took it off the jack stands and rolled it back


Still some snow on it -_-

AEM map sensor this should be the last piece

Hoodless for more space and better lighting
And this is how it sits today


***UPDATE***
I placed my AEM inside the car last night, the rubber around the harness on the fire wall was a bitch to take of but i got it done and i plugged the battery in so i should just have to connect all the coolant lines and i can try to start it up maybe this weekend
-im on my work computer so no pick right now but ill try to get them up later tonight

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2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
Forgestar F14|ISC Coilovers|VIS Carbon Hood|VIS GReddy Rep Front Lip|VIS Vertex Rep Side Skirts|VIS TRD Rep Rear
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UPDATE
I have been really busy lately and didnt get much time to work on the car but i got most of it together and it didnt start, at first i thought it was the throttle body so i changed it same problem, then i figured it was the Throttle position sensor, and it almost started,

i was done dealing with it and just wanted it fixed so off it goes to get fixed at M&S Performance








IT RUNS NOW!!!!!

my brothers new car next to the lexus

since it runs now i decided to tackle the brakes





G2 caliper paint for the new supra calipers going in




my custom made gauge pod, test fit before i finished it

almost done custom gauge pod

still need to sand it more




2 R154s

SXE10 Crew NY
2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
Forgestar F14|ISC Coilovers|VIS Carbon Hood|VIS GReddy Rep Front Lip|VIS Vertex Rep Side Skirts|VIS TRD Rep Rear
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My 2JZ-GTE VVTi build thread

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SXE10 Crew NY
2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
Forgestar F14|ISC Coilovers|VIS Carbon Hood|VIS GReddy Rep Front Lip|VIS Vertex Rep Side Skirts|VIS TRD Rep Rear
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My 2JZ-GTE VVTi build thread

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SXE10 Crew NY
2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
Forgestar F14|ISC Coilovers|VIS Carbon Hood|VIS GReddy Rep Front Lip|VIS Vertex Rep Side Skirts|VIS TRD Rep Rear
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My 2JZ-GTE VVTi build thread

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wich i had the fund for this
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great build thread, and great looking car!

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2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
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LOVE it! your manifold is so hot, haha.

at first I didn't get the yellow calipers but after more progress, I like

very nice man.. I'm tuned in

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very nice build! im glad you like the cluster!!!

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LOVE it! your manifold is so hot, haha.

at first I didn't get the yellow calipers but after more progress, I like

very nice man.. I'm tuned in
Yea i didnt want to go with red caliper like most people do and i like the gray and yellow theme so i just rolled with it.

The manifold is great, it was the first part i bought for my turbo build and i got it from Madchyers last Feb.

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very nice build! im glad you like the cluster!!!
Yea i love it cant wait to put it in, i just want to get the car running first

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2002 GGP 5 Speed 2JZ-GTE VVTI
AEM V2 Dezod PNP|Precision 6765|Tial 38mmWG|HKS SSQV V3|750HP Mishimoto FMIC|SRT 3"Exhaust|CXRacing downpipe
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