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Old 10-05-2011, 04:10 PM   #21
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Last year I met someone at Summit Point who was tracking a Jag XJ... XK... whatever has a V12 in it,(...) he left the A/C running so his instructor would be comfy.
This person you met. He didn't, by any chance, have a British accent, long unruly hair, and an unfashionable shirt?
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:24 PM   #22
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Ha. No, not him.
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The rules still leave too many vehicles to choose just one, so what would MT choose? Looking mainly for something that would easily accommodate grocery shopping, my golf clubs, rifle cases, camping gear, whatever..
I think we need a bit more detail in terms of:
  • Cost
  • Budget for swap recipient chassis
  • Budget for mods and/or restoration of said chassis
  • Type of driving to be done
  • What is your daily commute like (1 hour stop-and-go on the highway; 15 minutes on surface streets; 10 minutes through secluded mountain roads; etc)
  • What type of high-performance driving will you do (road course vs autox vs drifting vs drag racing)?

My first thought was: just buy a C5 Corvette. You would be shocked at the amount of stuff you can stuff in the hatch.

Alternatively, V8 RX-7. The FC chassis is relatively cheap (and has a hatch). The FD definitely ticks the right aesthetic and sporting boxes (and has a hatch!). Both have lots of documentation online.

Some of the options mentioned above will probably nickle and dime you to death with rust repair and electronic gremlins if you are unlucky.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:13 PM   #24
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I think the Nissan Quest is begging for someone to drop a v8 into it.

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #25
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Some Lexus whips
I think that's stupid. Why would you pull a 2jz or a 1uz out for an LS? That's so much unnecessary work and the 2jz GSs move pretty dece:



That's Jared's (leatherface24) buddy's car. That **** was so much fun but my Z06 was slightly faster.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:02 PM   #26
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WANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANT


Then swap in a OM606
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:19 PM   #27
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300ZX? I think its a good looking car that isn't too flashy.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:03 PM   #28
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+ 1 on the 240z. Or old model Opel GT. Or Triumph Spitfire. If extra seat wanted Foxbody
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300ZX? I think its a good looking car that isn't too flashy.
2jz is the best swap for these cars
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:13 AM   #31
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LS1 e30 would be my ****.

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:33 AM   #32
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Cars I would swap a LS2 in:

Porsche 928
Volvo 242
MGB GT
Triumph GT6
Datsun 260z
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e30-e36 would be awesome, super cheap shell, tons of parts available.

240z is a good one, although they take alot of work to make "right" my buddy built one that was featured in a mag. beautiful car, but it needed a new steering rack, every bushing, entire new brake system, brake hard lines and all. they're over 30 years old so... another thing, they are really light.

fd rx-7. badass with a swap, and probably the only car you can actually make some money with when it's time to sell. he spent around 18k total, sold for 25k a few weeks ago, i think it was his third one.

944. another great swap. eveything is already made and figured out for you. my buddy in nasa did really good in st2 at nationals last month.
this is place for porsche swaps: http://www.renegadehybrids.com/
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944. another great swap. eveything is already made and figured out for you. my buddy in nasa did really good in st2 at nationals last month.
this is place for porsche swaps: http://www.renegadehybrids.com/
the suspension geometry is suspect but it works. somehow.
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I know of a bolt-in LSx swap kit for the Lexus IS/GS/SC/Supra body. An LS-swapped IS300 would be baller.

A dressed LS weighs ~200lbs less than a dressed 2JZ-GTE.
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An LS IS300 would indeed be baller, except the last time I checked they where still pretty expensive, and I can find an E46 3 series with a manual for under 5K. I assume the car would probably need to be a manual in the first palace.
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...there's one on this forum
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I know of a bolt-in LSx swap kit for the Lexus IS/GS/SC/Supra body. An LS-swapped IS300 would be baller.

A dressed LS weighs ~200lbs less than a dressed 2JZ-GTE.
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/2631892573.html
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:39 AM   #39
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Local just did an LSx IS300 swap. Bought a high mileage clean body car for around $7K, sold the stock drive train to recoup some funds. It was a pretty easy/straightforward swap, as in he was done in a couple months.

He ran it in Hot Rod's Drag Week and it came though without any problems.

Here's his build thread.

http://starcityracing.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=40592
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This too:

ls1 s13



I'd do some heinous things for a car like that.
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