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z32 VG30DE-TT swapped in to a z31

10-23-2007, 04:11 PM
there probably has been threads about it before but i couldnt find them... im looking to swap a z32s vg30de-tt motor and tranny into a 1984 300zx... any info is much appreciated... or other threads.. i have done other motor swaps before but was hoping to go into this project with some help from previous builders...

10-23-2007, 10:14 PM
guess you didn't look very hard... there's a thread about it right on the main past z cars screen... by me! but anyway... it is possible... mounts have to be changed, and you gotta get really familiar with your hammer, cause the vg30dett is too wide for the engine compartment, just barely though... so with some... persuation it should work... but why'd you wanna do that? you could get to 1000 HP on the vg30et no problem... it's a great motor!

10-24-2007, 12:34 AM
no i saw it but it had no info for me... it wud be alot easier but a twin turbo would be awesome.... :grinyes:... or i was even thinkin about putting a chevy 4.3 in it... but idk wut wud be the best set up for around 1750

10-26-2007, 03:16 PM
The Z31 engine bay is a fair bit narrower than the Z32. This means the VG30DE-TT will not fit, hell a VG30DE wont fit either. But the RB series fits nicely.

My advice, stay Nissan, dont go domestic. You can make good power and stay withing your own car race.

yes I am a racist.... I dont belive in crossing of the car races.

10-27-2007, 04:03 PM
haha ya but me n my bro put a chevy 4.3 in a 79 toyota 4x4 pickup... its on 38" tires n it can out wheel almost n e thing.... so best bet is the vg30et?

10-27-2007, 06:13 PM
yeah. i'd say so... like i said you can get a stupid amount of power out of the vg30et.. the motor and tranny are good up to 400-500 HP without too much modding...

10-28-2007, 04:14 PM
aight thanks guys.... please feel free to leave any other suggestions

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