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2jz question

12-30-2004, 10:02 PM
Ok stupid question I know it but I'll just ask this and i'll get out of yall and yalls bad ass cars way...How hard would it be to convert a FWD(front wheel drive) vehicle into a rear wheel drive? Or would it be easier to convert a motor somehow into a FWD motor? I have just come across a pretty large sum of money and am very seriously looking into modifieng my 95 ford probe GT into fitting the 2jz. Now I know moste of yall probably hate ford and moste people hate probes but would that not be impressive? The amazing raw power of the 2jz in a ford probe?

Thnkx for any fead back ahead of time
p.s.-take it easy on me I know moste of you will probably think this a stupid idea

want a supra
12-30-2004, 10:08 PM
ok frist off it takes alot, re-doing the fire wall, set up the rearend, trans mission... and why do you want a 2jz-gte motor in a FORD????

12-30-2004, 10:20 PM
because not all ford owners are into the whole bigger is better idea, and the 2jz is a 3L so it would be slightly easier to put in my car than some larger motors. The smaller motors that are out there are either to limited in the end performance or are four cylinders and I like 6's more than fours. not to mention I dont believe its ever been done before. Oh yeah and probes if you havnt knoticed have no aftermarcket parts and only have 2 normal motor swaps one being the KLZE with 200hp and I believe 160tq which is the japanese counterpart of the stock probe engine so it has pretty much the exact same aftermarcket parts and the other motor being the Taurus's SHO which is very rarely done but it has I believe 220hp and 200tq which also is not enough power for me.

12-31-2004, 12:22 PM aint gettin no where, so I'll get to the point. YES, it is possible with money and time.

12-31-2004, 12:25 PM
how much?
2JZ-GTE Motor: $2500-3500 plus 1000 for installation
The total thing for swapping from FWD to RWD with Supra motor would be a near $6500 to $10000, depending on where you do the insane swap.

want a supra
12-31-2004, 01:06 PM
but what do you want the car to do, drag racing or what?

12-31-2004, 01:50 PM
No offense to your question, but most supra owners would find the idea of a 2jzgte motor going into a probe is disgraceful. I for one don't like anyone taking supra parts and putting them into other cars. Such as supra taillights in a truck, makes me want to rip them out of a truck or skyline headlights and taillights in a prelude, just doesn't make any sense to me. If you like the car so much, get one, don't try to make it out to be like one. But in this case, I've never heard of one being done so the originality is there, but with the time and effort going into it, it just doesn't justify doing it.

12-31-2004, 03:39 PM
I have 20k dollars to put into it that I am getting through a sponsor and the sponsor isnt going to pay for me to buy a new car. So I decided with that ammount of money I want to do something crazy and diffirent that in the end gives me plenty of power. The car in the end will be for all around racing varrieng from drag to track but I mostely want it for show I just love the idea of doing something insanely diffirent and the power gane just seals the deal. Oh and I'll be doing the work myself I am taking an automotive course and have access to any tools and lifts I could ever need and the help of an amazing mechanic plus my neighbor and long time friend is a master tech and I talked to him and he said he would be happy to help. I predict after I start it should be done by the end of May or the beginning of June

12-31-2004, 04:53 PM
Best of luck to the project, But I'm not sure what kind of tranny, diff, etc. you plan to use on the car. The motor is only a third of the car in that aspect.

12-31-2004, 07:50 PM
yeah thats what I'm trieng to factor into the equation...good thing I have a lot of help

12-31-2004, 08:01 PM
Do any of you have any opinion on the 6spd manual tranny(v160/161) which would be better any pros and cons?

01-01-2005, 12:30 AM
Looks like you will need the 2jz with tranny, diff, wire harness, ECU, rear suspension, hubs, brakes, fuel pump, radiator, intercooler, oil cooler, remote oil filter kit, custom dirve shaft, custom halfshafts for the rear end, custom motor mounts, custom rear subframe to accomodate the new rear end, relocate the inner fenders, relocate the fire wall, boy oh boy the list jsut keeps going. The unibody will need stifening to handle the rear drive and increased power output. It might save some money if you go with an aftermarket Ford 9 inch rearend. They are cheap and are made in every shape and size. Contact Currie Enterprises. If you are really going through with this I would recomend that you get an all aluminum SR20DET. The 2JZ is going to throw your weight distribution way off. The car will handel like crap with a front end that heavy. You will encounter understear and braking problems. The SR20 will be lighter than the stock engine, and should help improve front/rear weight distribution. not to mention the smaller engine will give you enough room for a proper radiator and intercooler.

01-01-2005, 01:39 PM
Thanks for all the info but would it really be thrown off that much? The motor I have in it rite now is maybe 100ibs liter than the 2jz. If so I am planning on completely upgrading the suspension when I do this project would that accomadate for the change in weight? I really dont want to go with the sr20DET because it just doesnt seam rite to go from a v6 to a I4 plus the sr20DET has less potential. But I will keep it in mind

01-01-2005, 03:05 PM
I was wondering if anyone had gotten this kit and used it. And if so how did it work? Do you think it was worth the money or do you wish you had baught all the parts seperate yourself?

Oh and I checked out Curries site and thats going to help a lot! Thnkx for showen it to me.

01-02-2005, 04:45 PM
Ah so you have the V6 model. I sugested the SR20 because it came in a FWD configuration. This will make your job a lot easier. If you want something really special then you can try grafting the AWD config to the car. The SR20 had plenty of potential. I believe It was Tanabe that ditched the VQ35 for an SR20 in their 350Z. Also I just don't see squeezing the long straight 6 into the engine bay designed for a transverse mounted V6 and still having room for all the proper plumbing. You will probably have the bellhousing for an armrest. Also there might be a height problem. The 2JZ is fairly tall. I would compare your engine bay dimentions to the 2JZ dimentions before deciding on going ahead with the project.

01-02-2005, 07:00 PM
I'll do that but if its not too bad I can fix that by a custom hood. But I'd really rather do the 2jz I've always been in love with it since I first heard of it cause my sister had a 88 TT supra that she bought from my dad and he always loved that car and taught me a lot about the motor and just about supra's period so I figure since I cant afford to just buy one i'll do the best I can to get the next best thing.

07-10-2009, 07:31 PM
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12-15-2009, 06:18 PM
Been Done before i believe just its super rare to see it---- 97 Probe GTS just takes alot of time to do it

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