Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GS Models > GS - Second Generation > Build Threads
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

****Official Twoloose Build Thread****

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-19-12, 09:57 PM   #1
twoloose
Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
twoloose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 189
Default ****Official Twoloose Build Thread****

Updated going manual swap!! Go to page 7!!

Old Thread here: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-s...ld-thread.html

Hey guys figured I make a new build thread since things have changed alot. As some of you know after I bought my car back in january from puff I found out from my shop that it had bad compression. The front 4 had 185 and the rear 2 only had 90, so after finding that out we decided to go with a GTE bottom end. After we heard back from the machine shop that the block we gave them was going to be way more work than originally thought we scrapped that idea. We thought about finding another block, or redoing the one I had and then I started crunching #'s and for a little more than what I was going to spend on the block alone I could go with a complete GTE aristo swap....So 1 week later after making the decission I have an aristo motor/trans/ecu sitting in my garage....The plan is to use what we can from my current NA-t(turbo, injectors etc..), redo the intercooler piping, new manifold, fuel rail, upgrade to a 340 aeromotive pump and a few other things...I don't know what we are going to due for controlling it, stock ecu, piggy back or standalone, I haven't decided yet, depends what I want it to put down I guess...So thats the new plan, its time to get this car done right, the way it should be done, no half *** work or parts...

So we ordered the motor last week and it was delivered to freed engineering yesterday. Today Ben check it out and made sure the compression was good and the motor look good. Compression was 170 across all 6, great start. So I picked it up today and started tearing it down with a friend, vacuum lines, twin turbo's, and upper and lower intake off. Started cleaning the motor tonight. Tomorrow I need to figure out what can be eliminated from the aristo motor thats not carrying over for the swap. Ordering a new manifold and fuel rail tonight.

Here are some pics...

The car
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

The motor
Click the image to open in full size.

Started taking the turbo's off
Click the image to open in full size.

Turbo's gone(for sale also, JDM turbo's)
Click the image to open in full size.

Upper manifold off
Click the image to open in full size.

All gone
Click the image to open in full size.

So whatcha think?


Updated the exterior apperance!!! Check it out!!!

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a145/pshannon/ClublexSig.jpg
Current : 1999 GS300 2jzgte 67mm Turbo 462whp@18lbs, ATF Built Auto, 3400 Stall

Last edited by twoloose; 02-27-14 at 11:15 AM..
twoloose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-12, 08:01 PM   #2
twoloose
Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
twoloose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 189
Default

Going to update with pics this week....
__________________
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a145/pshannon/ClublexSig.jpg
Current : 1999 GS300 2jzgte 67mm Turbo 462whp@18lbs, ATF Built Auto, 3400 Stall
twoloose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-12, 09:28 PM   #3
CptCrunch
Pole Position
Trader Score: (1)
 
CptCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: BAYAREA CALI!!!!!
Posts: 395
Send a message via AIM to CptCrunch
Default

NICE! gte swaps are cool!
__________________
93 Lexus SC300 5Spd - SOLD...
99 Lexus GS300 BLK - SOLD 4/19/12
01 Lexus GS430 BLK - Current 4/26/12
CptCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-12, 07:26 AM   #4
justablkv8
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 508
Default

Pop a ge block on that motor while its out. That will ensure your build holds up as the ge is stronger.

Might want to do rods, pistons...

Single turbo? what ecu?
justablkv8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-12, 08:59 AM   #5
SELFMade
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
SELFMade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MI,TX
Posts: 207
Default

So the GE block IS stronger??
__________________

MADE Onyx / 2JZGTE Full BPU / 3pc O.Z.s
CERTIFIED UTI TECH... Perrin STI SHORT SHIFTER FOR SALE.
US ARMY 4TH SQUADRON 9TH CAVALRY 19DELTA SCOUT
LAUGHING AT THE LATEST "JDM" FAD

"Everyones entitled to there own opinion, but im entitled not to give two s**ts. We develope cars to be driven hard, not to be hard parked."
E-Vader
SELFMade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-12, 09:28 AM   #6
AMA0627
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mo
Posts: 64
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SELFMade View Post
So the GE block IS stronger??
I was under the impression all the BLOCKS in the 2JZ family were the same, minus the oil squirters on the GTE's. The rods in the GTE VVTI and NON VVTI are the same, Same part number if i remember correctly! But while the motor is out, I would replace all the things that are hard to get to, like front/rear main seals. I replaced the water pump, timing belt, tensioner and oil pump on mine. Not because they were bad, but because the motor was out and it is so much easier to do it on an engine stand as.


What kind of budget are you on and what are your power goals?

Car is looking good, keep it up and dont forget were all here for the pictures!

-Adam
__________________
'98 GS300 DWP - Built GTE - 6765 - AEM EMS V2 - 1260's - Boost Logic Trans - 3200 Stall - GSC S1's - TTE =]
AMA0627 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-12, 11:33 PM   #7
japspec
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (4)
 
japspec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Da hill fl
Posts: 1,281
Default

Sucks to buy a car thats half azzed then have to do it all over, but at least you know it will be done right this time around. Goodluck pm me if you have any questions.
__________________
It's hard to be sucker free in a world filled with lollipops.
japspec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 08:43 AM   #8
puff
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (4)
 
puff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 1,564
https://www.facebook.com/nigel.archibald.5 http://instagram.com/archie_22
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by japspec View Post
Sucks to buy a car thats half azzed then have to do it all over, but at least you know it will be done right this time around. Goodluck pm me if you have any questions.
I beg to differ. Nothing on this car was done half *** and I'm just about tired of OP and his negative comments. I've tried to stay away from his threads but I'm really getting tired of it. He bought a perfectly healthy car which only needed half a mile to top out at 155 mph. The only problem I had with the car was an oil leak from the turbo for which I reduced my asking price $1k so OP could buy a new turbo and guess what. The oil leak was fixed I bet for almost nothing.

To OP I wish you the best of luck with your new build but please don't give anyone the impression that you bought a P.O.S. I'm still trying to figure out how the motor got hurt 3 weeks after you bought the car when it was perfectly fine till the very last day I owned it.
__________________

01 JDM JZS161 Toyota Aristo Vertex Edition
99 GS300 NA-T 376whp 348tq @12psi SOLD.

04 Lancer Evolution 599whp 423tq @33psi SOLD
puff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 09:58 AM   #9
justablkv8
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 508
Default

Pics/teardown of the old motor would prove alot, just saying.
justablkv8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 10:39 AM   #10
puff
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (4)
 
puff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 1,564
https://www.facebook.com/nigel.archibald.5 http://instagram.com/archie_22
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justablkv8 View Post
Pics/teardown of the old motor would prove alot, just saying.
It's been almost 4 months since he bought the car and he's still driving it to this day. A lot can happen between then and now, I'm just saying.
__________________

01 JDM JZS161 Toyota Aristo Vertex Edition
99 GS300 NA-T 376whp 348tq @12psi SOLD.

04 Lancer Evolution 599whp 423tq @33psi SOLD
puff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 01:09 PM   #11
justablkv8
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 508
Default

Hey, if the car ran healthy with you and he drove it off your driveway and to his house without codes or issues then you're in the clear.

An experienced engine builder can rip down the engine and tell what the cause was -- and 90% of the time its seen even if an engine has been used for thousands of miles after the initial start of failure.

I'm not pointing fingers, but this could open up some insight on NA-T guys on what could possibly happen. I believe you've had that car for a bit and I'm sure if you had issues you wouldnt sell it. Just my .02
justablkv8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 01:21 PM   #12
jetlifegs
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: tx
Posts: 25
Default

Did you take these pics on instagram
jetlifegs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 02:33 PM   #13
sinistervr
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (1)
 
sinistervr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: fl
Posts: 707
adamcruz4 @ADAMCRUZ4
Send a message via AIM to sinistervr
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justablkv8 View Post
Pop a ge block on that motor while its out. That will ensure your build holds up as the ge is stronger.

Might want to do rods, pistons...

Single turbo? what ecu?
huh? ge block stronger?? ge and gte block are the same, only diff is oil coolers, the actual block is the same.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMA0627 View Post
I was under the impression all the BLOCKS in the 2JZ family were the same, minus the oil squirters on the GTE's. The rods in the GTE VVTI and NON VVTI are the same, Same part number if i remember correctly! But while the motor is out, I would replace all the things that are hard to get to, like front/rear main seals. I replaced the water pump, timing belt, tensioner and oil pump on mine. Not because they were bad, but because the motor was out and it is so much easier to do it on an engine stand as.


What kind of budget are you on and what are your power goals?

Car is looking good, keep it up and dont forget were all here for the pictures!

-Adam
diff between vvti and non vvti besides the head fact that its vvti and everything that makes it vvti is the rods, rodes on a vvti motor are a diff part number and weaker then the non vvti gte rods.
__________________
-Adam-
98 gti vr6T
98 gs300
uspmotorsports.com
sinistervr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 05:57 PM   #14
twoloose
Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
twoloose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justablkv8 View Post
Pop a ge block on that motor while its out. That will ensure your build holds up as the ge is stronger.

Might want to do rods, pistons...

Single turbo? what ecu?
Have a buddy running 800whp on stock GTE bottom. it shoud be strong enough. I am doing all the maintinance stuff while its out though, front/rear main, timing, water pump, cam seals, vavle seals, vavle cover gaskets etc...Going to be running the precission 62mm and piggyback.

Quote:
Originally Posted by japspec View Post
Sucks to buy a car thats half azzed then have to do it all over, but at least you know it will be done right this time around. Goodluck pm me if you have any questions.
It will definetly be done right this time, using good parts and a great builder...

Quote:
Originally Posted by puff View Post
It's been almost 4 months since he bought the car and he's still driving it to this day. A lot can happen between then and now, I'm just saying.
Puff I don't really know what to say, I heard things after I bought the car from people that know the car and you in NY, and they weren't good. As far as the car running good for 4 months, I bought the car 1/6, on 1/9 I had to replace the front brakes and rotors, on 1/10 the boost issue started happening where you couldn't even run the car through the gears, on 1/26 we found out that the 2 rear cylinders only had 90 comp.(still having the boost issue then). Early march is when we figured out the boost issue. No hard driving between when I bought the car and when we found the compression issue, it wasn't possible because of the boost issue...Also remember the car was trailered home, not even driven...

Whatever the case, the car is being done to its full potential now....

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetlifegs View Post
Did you take these pics on instagram
Yeah
__________________
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a145/pshannon/ClublexSig.jpg
Current : 1999 GS300 2jzgte 67mm Turbo 462whp@18lbs, ATF Built Auto, 3400 Stall

Last edited by twoloose; 05-01-12 at 06:07 PM..
twoloose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 06:07 PM   #15
twoloose
Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
twoloose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 189
Default

Update 5/1/2012

Here are some pics..

Intake mani all torn down, really dirty.
Click the image to open in full size.

All cleaned up
Click the image to open in full size.

Decided I wanted to paint it all up instead of leaving it silver..
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

All Painted
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

All ready to be installed
Click the image to open in full size.

Pulled the vavle covers off for paint also, the motor looks good..
Click the image to open in full size.

New fuel rail, they sent the wrong color, it was supposed to be silver...
Click the image to open in full size.

New manifold arrived, had FE weld on new wastegate flange..
Click the image to open in full size.

Thats about it for now, I need to start getting stuff back on the motor now...
__________________
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a145/pshannon/ClublexSig.jpg
Current : 1999 GS300 2jzgte 67mm Turbo 462whp@18lbs, ATF Built Auto, 3400 Stall
twoloose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-12, 06:07 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
aristo, auto, boost, build, cut, dli, fuel, hks, issues, lexiblue, lexus, picture, rail, sun, thread, threads, xpower

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going Manual Swap, built auto to built R154... twoloose GS - Second Generation 1 02-22-14 01:25 AM
MD 2jzgte VVTI Partout, ATF Built Trans etc.. twoloose 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 6 02-16-14 01:39 PM
MD FS: 62mm Turbo,Injectors,Fuel Rail,Haltech,Trans,Carbon Hood,Turbo misc twoloose 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 14 12-12-12 01:26 PM
My 461whp Aristo swap GS300 twoloose GS - Second Generation 41 11-29-12 07:46 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:20 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info