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Old 07-25-14, 03:54 PM   #1
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I don't know the transmissions just by looking at them, just curious if you guys could give me a quick yes or no. Thinking about going to buy it tomorrow to start my collection for the 1JZ/R154 conversion.




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Also, is $1200 a fair price for it with 109k on it?
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Looks like an R154 to me.
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Old 07-25-14, 07:03 PM   #4
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1200 for just the transmission? Lol no way in hell is it worth that. Unless it comes with pedals, driveshaft, etc.
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hell no.. worth 500 bucks max.. no drive shaft, no jz bell housing.. no nothing.. i paid 1200 for entire swap shipped to my door..
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Wow, you cant find an R154 for under $1k where I'm from. Most of them go for $1500 even.. lucky guys.. lol
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Yeah that's from the mk3 supra, not a soarer
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hell no.. worth 500 bucks max.. no drive shaft, no jz bell housing.. no nothing.. i paid 1200 for entire swap shipped to my door..
500 is about a good price
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Old 07-27-14, 08:54 AM   #9
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Soarer R154s go for UP TO $~1000 but thats no bargain.

With the MK3 the shifter will be i the wrong spot. $500 would be a good deal for one of those.
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^^ I have seen Soarer R154's go for a bit more than $1k. *Built* R154's are definitely up there a bit more. $1200 seems a bit high for an MKIII R154 even with only 109k. I bought my MKIII R154 with 111k for $850. I was able to see the nearly stock '89 Turbo it came from and verify the odometer myself. $500 might be for significantly higher mileage.

There is nothing wrong with an MKIII R154 but it does need a 1JZ bell housing, extended shifter, Marlin Crawler VSS adaptor and a custom trans mount and crossmember solution (several approaches for achieving that).
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Oh, I thought it only needed the bell housing and shifter, hadn't researched it too much but wasn't aware it needed different crossmember/mounting goodies. Oh well, I'll use the bit of it being an MK3 unit to my advantage next time I come across one that isn't a Soarer unit. Thanks for the info.
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^^ Sure. It's a good transmission and internally the same as a Soarer R154 other than the synchros and bearings in the later Soarer/Chaser "tripod" versions. The Soarer/Chaser versions just need less changed to get them bolted in.
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