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Old 12-28-2011, 08:36 AM   #1
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Good motor swaps for 300zx

Hey guys,i know the engine bay is really packed but i was just wanting to know, What are some really good motor swaps for a nissan 300zx?? i would like a rb26dett, bt thats really expensive!! any other ideas instead of the rb26 or vg30tt???? thnx
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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CA18DET would be sick. They've got almost 180HP!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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go take a look at v8nissans.com

q45 engine swaps are cheap, easy and make good power and torque.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #5
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Cool , Thnx man!
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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Thnx man! REALLY GOOD site!!!! thnx!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #8
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Agree, 2JZGTE / 1JZGTE / RB25DET / RB26DET

A LSX would be cool as well.

Looking at JZ and RB powered Z32's then looking back at the VG Z32's make you
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I think an LSx would be an amazing replacement for that heavy ass chunk of iron in the bay...
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:37 PM   #10
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i think ima go for an LS1. This is just a project car though, what im really going for is a S14 with either a RB26 or a 2jz
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:48 AM   #11
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If u want a s14 I say trade ur z for one that way u will be whole heartily in the swap s13/14 is a bit simpler to mess with and swap mounts. Are coman
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:23 AM   #12
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theres a vid where this guy did a 2jz swap, rb, if you want a v8 go for a Vh45. theres actually a guy on here thats done it, and then this guy i ran in to is doing a sr20 swap. i think i have a picture. ill post it up if i find it. filthy build though.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #13
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Last I knew LS's required messing with the firewall a bit, Saw it in SCC 3 or 4 years ago, back when swaps weren't popular.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #14
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I have a LSx (LQ4) mated to a stock TT transmission and didn't have to cut the firewall. The reason why most have to is that the T56 bellhousing is a monster.

The swap itself was actually pretty cheap when all was said and done. I ended up selling a bunch of my TT parts and almost broke even on the swap.

You can find 5.3s in almost any junkyard for peanuts. I know most will say the iron block motors are heavy but I think they are in the ball park of something like 80lbs lighter than a fully dressed VG30DEtt.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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There was one attempt at a VK56 swap a few years ago, but was never finished. I believe he went for an LSX swap in the end. With the VK slowly starting to gain momentum, I'm sure one will pop up.
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There's a shop here in Newark that did a Rb26 swap and made it AWD... A nice swap to would be a nismo 350/370z motor high compression
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There's a company in Canada that has done the VQ swap into the Z32 and offer a kit to do it. I believe they were called Anothershade Customs, but I have no idea if they're still around.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:27 AM   #18
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vk56, rb30/26, 2jz, or VQ



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There's a shop here in Newark that did a Rb26 swap and made it AWD... A nice swap to would be a nismo 350/370z motor high compression
where @ in nwk??? i wana c lol
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+ 1 for an rb30/26
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:43 PM   #20
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My opinion is biased, and this is the proper way to "do up" a Z32.

Although a v8 would be nice also, VH45/vk56....ferk that american stuff.

cross breed cars can suck it.

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Although I do miss this beauty..

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #22
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JZ series>Rb series.


You mentioned price. Pony for dollar, JZ shits all over rb.

Edit: But rb's are still sweet engines. I dont hate them. Just thought i'd add that. Just saying if money is an object here you're better off going with a 2.5L/3.0L jz swap. No oiling mods, oil pump whatever, paying $4k for an rb26 with rb25 rwd box....etc..... Then having to convert to a single or upgraded twins because you probably wont be happy with stock output on stock twins.....

IMO, JZ is less headache when you're shooting for good power.
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whats ur budget it would b easier to know what ur workin with? if u wana do something diff which i havent seen but correct me if im wrong...ka...u can pick 1 up 4less than $400 a complete swap and just build it to be monsterouz
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We are coming out with out RB swap kit. look for it release in APRIL...
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whats ur budget it would b easier to know what ur workin with? if u wana do something diff which i havent seen but correct me if im wrong...ka...u can pick 1 up 4less than $400 a complete swap and just build it to be monsterouz
You want him to put a KA into a heavier chassis than a a chassis where is the logic in that?
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Dude, thats SEXY!!! where did u get that done and for how much??
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We are coming out with out RB swap kit. look for it release in APRIL...
Who is "we"?

Once my Rb swap is done I'm gonna start providing the service of doing RB swaps into the Z32's..

Mounts, cross members, tranny mounts, wiring..etc

I'm pretty sure there will be a good crowd after the Rb swap once they see how simple it is to do


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Dude, thats SEXY!!! where did u get that done and for how much??
I'm guessing you're referring to my pics?

As far as the work, I did it all by myself.
How much? Vg ~5k

Rb so far ~$50 <-LOL YEAH $50 BUCKS
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #28
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lol, dude, thats beast!! i really love the rb motor! do u know where i can get one for a reasonable price here in atlanta, i live in duluth.
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vk56, rb30/26, 2jz, or VQ





where @ in nwk??? i wana c lol
On Raymond Blvd in Newark Raymond auto works This was like 1yr m half ago
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[QUOTE=JeeBus;4593139]Who is "we"
will release everything on April 2 2012



McKinney Motorsports

We will have mount kit, radiator, intercooler, driveshaft (If wanted) wiring everthing you will need for the RB25 or RB26. Will use the HYBRID 300zx guts RB bellhousing for trans.
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