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Old 10-13-2011
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im considering custom buildin a 2jz motor to put in my 92 ranger follow by lowering kit the custom paint
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i need replies of opinions
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it doesn't really make too much sense to me. There would be a lot of custom work that would need to be done, and at the end of all that, you'll be the only one who appreciates it to it's true value. You would be better off bolting in a 5.0L or doing something epic motor-wise sense you'd be spending a lot to do a 2jz swap.

At the end of the day, do what you think is best for you, but just remember that there won't be anyone to really help you through the process.
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Thats the point of custom work. So that his truck is completely different from every other one out there. It will be a lot of work and any decent mechanic will be willing to at least give you advice and maybe even help. I say if you really want to go for it. I dropped a 4 cylinder mechanical diesel in my truck. Lot of fab work but very happy with what I got.
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He is completely right im unique i want a truck that is the same ive been a blacksmith/fabricator/mechanic for years i have no problem doin the work plus the 2jz stock lower end can hold 1000+hp in that small of a truck can you say ROCKET!
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That would make an awesome sleeper truck. lol
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I'm not discounting your ability to achieve the goal. You just stated you wanted some opinions on the swap. All I'm saying, is you'll be the only one with a true appreciation for it. I only chimed in as you had said you wanted opinions.

It would be a very cool truck, and if you really liked the idea, you wouldn't be asking for our opinions or support.
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yes i understand and by asking for opinions i meant to make the job easier or what parts wouldnt need to be swapped but as of now i know its gonna be the wiring motor, trans, diff, motor mounts, suspension maybe some underhood fab to make it fit
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If you need to get anything machine you can go to a local trade or associate school and get them for just the cost of materials usually. Thats how I kept my costs lower.
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money is no object i got the stuff to do it and im going to UNOH for high performance mechanics so i am good there
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Nice. Let us know how it all turns out.
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Anything is possible. He is putting a vtec in his. If you have the money and the time it will be sweet!

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