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Old 01-19-10, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default 2jzgte Swap Done at a Shop Cost?

Well ive been saving all winter for a 2jzgte and im getting pretty close to having a good chunk of change. I was wondering if anyone had the swap done by a shop?? I probably could do it myself but i work 7 days a week so i really dont have the time to do it. So i was wondering if anyone could tell me how much it cost??? And the details like if u bought the motor, or they sourced the motor, did u have the harness or they sourced it ect..... Thanks

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Old 01-19-10, 11:39 AM   #2
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If you are trying to save on money make sure the shop you take it to has done your exact swap before. chances are if the first time they are donig it is on your car, you will end up paying more, taking longer, and probably not as clean.

sound performance is like a state or two away from you... I would make that drive just to check it out.
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Ok thanks im checking into sound performance. I assume they have done one before due to you refering them. If anyone has just a general cost for the swap. Im going to do the jdm aristo motor, and was going to send the harness to dr. tweak. And right now im about to 5000.00 so i was figuring 2 for the motor and another grand for misc parts and harness. and that would leave me about 2k for the labor. I have never had a shop do any of my aftermarket mods so i really have no idea what they are going to charge so if anyone has had it done a ball park would be appriciated. Thanks
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the average swap here in south florida is 1500- 2k fully wired and running.
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Ok cool thats about what i was hoping it was going to be. I checked into sound performance and it looks like they are my best choice to do the swap around here. There are like no import shops here in michigan it kinda sucks.
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in california my shop does it for 6k gets you motor/misc everything using your own w58 tranny installed so just to give you an idea
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in california my shop does it for 6k gets you motor/misc everything using your own w58 tranny installed so just to give you an idea
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in california my shop does it for 6k gets you motor/misc everything using your own w58 tranny installed so just to give you an idea
Brother I'd like to see what a 5-6k 2JZGTE swap looks like. IMO that's a lot of GWOP to drop on a swap period, I don't care what state you are in. That's highway robbery and do us all a favor and don't name the shop that's raping ****'s that don't know any better, it unfair to the community and it scares the new guys or someone that's interested in our cars that wants to do a motor swap. JUST WRONG! Mods you guys should make it a rule that shops that post OUTRAGES price quotes be banned!

Wickedsc3 I'm from the Chicago area (Actually, The South Side! Go Sox!!) and I'd bet my front teeth if you get in contact with some of fellas from the midwest section on either this forum or maybe the midwest section on the supra forums some the guys maybe can help you out.

IMO your swap should cost around 1500-2000 grand with parts like motor mounts, water pump, fuel pump and any belts you need, IMO!
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I'm in no way affiliated with anyone of the companies mentioned but it took me five min. to find some decent priced motors (BTY I'm more that happy with my 1JZGTE: 1000 +200 shipped) you just have to look.

I'm just going to add two more cents, I've learned not to listen to some of the elitist here on the forum due to the fact that most of them think it's cool get the same high cost rims, body kit and so forth with hopes of them getting in the next Hellaflush video, the next SC's gone wild video or be the next youtube jdm star sitting on rims that cost more than the car with the same looking skinny asian girl in hot pants (No Assets), Bikini top (Usually A cup), furry boots (On loan from her sister who's a striper) with her finger in her mouth (Same pose we have seen 50 million times) trying real hard to look sexy.

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P.S. I did not have a bad experience with my motor swap, nor with any shop in any way, So I was not posting out of anger towards anyone, just the OUTRAGEOUS prices that Eliteskill posted.

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A full GTE swap does not cost 1500-2000. If it does, some corners were cut to make it happen.

All of the motors that you've linked are front sump JDM Aristo motors that require many parts changed in order to properly work in an SC300, i.e. upper/lower oil pan, radiator fan, modified wiring harness, etc. This doesn't include some maintenance items that need to be changed during the swap either such as motor mounts, timing belt, etc. With a 10-hour work time based on alldata and typical shops charging 100/hr, you don't have much left over at all for parts that need to be purchased.

As for your import model bashing comment, we would look forward to see your significant-other to compare and see if your opinion has any backing.
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A full GTE swap does not cost 1500-2000. If it does, some corners were cut to make it happen.

All of the motors that you've linked are front sump JDM Aristo motors that require many parts changed in order to properly work in an SC300, i.e. upper/lower oil pan, radiator fan, modified wiring harness, etc. This doesn't include some maintenance items that need to be changed during the swap either such as motor mounts, timing belt, etc. With a 10-hour work time based on alldata and typical shops charging 100/hr, you don't have much left over at all for parts that need to be purchased.

As for your import model bashing comment, we would look forward to see your significant-other to compare and see if your opinion has any backing.
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Easy cowboy, Okay I see your point about high prices but you also have to remember you are not just paying for a oil change. I cant talk about prices too much because I have not done my swap yet, However from my research T=the 1J swap is cheaper than the 2j swap. 1J just swaps right in. The 2J will need alot of shop time to work and that is where the added price comes from. Plus that sounded like the usdm 2J swap price. Just my 2cents.


P.S I agree the import models are kinda over rated
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$6k including motor/parts/labor in CA seems about right. You'd think it'd be cheaper since there are so many shops here, but $6k isn't that bad at all. I can remember when SP Engineering & Signal Auto used to charge upwards of $10k for a GTE swap.
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Old 01-22-10, 11:07 PM   #13
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if you call any reputable shop right now, yes you are looking at 7K+ easily... motor pricing usually 3.5K+ for a complete front clip, misc parts, 500-1K for wiring, SHOP LABOR + other parts.... as per sr swaps, since i usto work at RnD Factory sr swap shop, we were the cheepest and we charged about $600.00 for just labor since sr swaps are easy, motor in motor out 11 wires and its running,
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Ok thanks for all the information guys as of right now im sitting at 47xx.xx So im thinking about buying a jdm aritso motor and doing the majority of the needed parts my self ie. oil pan, dr. tweak harness, and other things that i will still have to search on. And it sounds like 100 hr. is the going rate and come summer i will have to make a trip to chicago and look into having sound performance do the swap. Im hoping by me doing the oil pan and harness it will save me some cash, now i just got to find the time lol.
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Good luck man, remember to take pics
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