Well finally I decided to get this thing outta the garage and into my car finally
Here are a few parts I picked up over the past few months before the swap
Greddy Profec B
SRT 3" Exhaust with Vibrant Muffler
A little powder coat action
I obviously didn't take a picture of every product but you'll see the parts list soon. Then one weekend I decided to pull the trigger on the project and began to tear down my motor and put the GTE in. Since battery was in the trunk I moved the ABS to make room for the turbos.
After a few hours the motor was in!
I then took my car to my buddy's shop to finish up
Then we got all the wiring done and tucked some little things here n there, setup up the EMU and mounted it on the panel on the steering column. Finished relocating the power steering, fab'ed up bracket and now it sits right next to the brake booster. Got half of the intercooler piping done, this swap has been a tight fit since the beginning so of course i still encounter tight fits, had to trim some things here there for intercooler piping to fit, passenger side is mocked up and tomorrow i will tackle the driver side. I got my piping from a previous owner that had done this swap to his car, i have no idea how he ran a 3 inch from the TB below, extremely tight fit, but we'll see how things go.
I decided to ditch the crash bar mount idea and used a piece of steel, a lot better seeing how the cwest doesn't allow a crash bar.
After all the gauges, intercooler, exhaust, basemaps she was ready for a start, and it started on the first turn but i ran into throttle body issues and ended up having to get a new throttle body. Luckily that solved all my problems.
Yes the intercooler is off centered a little bit but thats an easy fix.
And how she sits today
Gonna get it tuned this week, and my GTE project will finally come to an end.....for now
Updated MAY 2012:
Aristo 2JZ-GTE VVTi Twin Turbo
Additional Motor/Transmission Related Parts:
MSM Aristo 2JZGTE VVTi Spark Plug Cover
Custom 3inch and 2.5inch Intercooler Piping, Powdercoated Wrinkle Black
K&N Intake Filter
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
Koyo Racing Aluminum Radiator w/ Koyo Radiator Cap
Gates Racing Timing Belt
Denso Iridium Sparkplugs
Precision Power Lightweight Billet Water Pump, Alt, and Power Steering Pulleys
TIAL 50mm BOV w/ Aluminum Flange
Vibrant Custom 3inch Turbo Back Exhaust
Mishimoto Silicone Couplers
TRD Oil Cap
Valve Body Upgrade to Transmission
B&M Transmission Cooler
Millennium Silver Metallic
C-West Front Bumper
L-Tuned Rear Lip
VIS OEM Carbon Fiber Hood (Custom Painted)
VIS OEM Carbon Fiber Trunk (Custom Painted)
Altezza Front Grille
TRD Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
Custom Black Headlights
Custom LED Taillights
Work Emotion CR Kai (Custom Flat Black)
18x8.5 +25 Front w/ Falken 452 (215/40/18)
18x9.5 +20 Rear w/ Falken 452 (225/40/18)
Muteki SR48 Open End Lugnuts (Blue)
Fortune Auto 500 Series Coilovers
Eibach Front and Rear Sways Bars
Megan Racing Trac Rods
TRD Japan Rear Strut Bar
Recaro Semi-Bucket Racing Front Seats
Sage Autosports Custom Seat Rails
Fortune Auto Titanium Shift ****
Sage Autosports Custom 3 Gauge Pod
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Looks good man, glad everything worked out for ya... having done both in the past 6 months, I would choose to build the stock motor way before I would do another Aristo swap...
I've had fewer issues with my build than my brothers, and there is far less stuff that has to happen to build and turbo the factory motor, in comparison to swapping in the Aristo motor...
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Just a little update, car runs and is driveable. Just have to keep out of boost until i get an actual tune. Put in an Aristo down pipe gasket and works great, but i think i still have an exhaust leak coming from the manifold, but it isn't that bad. Hopefully it will get tuned middle of this week.