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Unread 07-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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So as you all know I've been car hunting recently...I ended up buying a 93 240sx. I really appreciate all the help from various members of this forum - its great how the less knowledgeable of us can always ask stupid questions without being flamed. This is by far the most helpful/friendly forum I'm part of - thanks guys!

Btw the 240 is in excellent shape, 138k on it, no underbody rust and appears to have been babied...it needs a new paint job due to scratches on the hood and one fender is a different shade of blue...overall in very nice shape. Interior needs new fabric for the door interiors but otherwise looks great. It's an auto, but the guy is throwing in everything I need for a manual swap except the flywheel, lines, and pedal, along with a new sunroof (old one looks kinda ratty) a spare diff, a spare set of rear wheels (the current ones still have 60-70% tread left on the tires and the rims are in good shape as well) and some other random parts from a wrecked 240sx he had. For the car and parts I paid $2300 - I'm definitely happy. Plus he has a friend who will probably buy my Regal for $2k. All in a all a good weekend.
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Nice buy. Hope you enjoy it. Good news that its in excellent shape. =)

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Ooohh. Nice haul indeed.


Take good care when you assemble it, and maintain it properly. That thing won't let you down. I know my 200SX was real dependable.
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Great to hear! Now start saving up for an RB25 swap!
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So as you all know I've been car hunting recently...I ended up buying a 93 240sx. I really appreciate all the help from various members of this forum - its great how the less knowledgeable of us can always ask stupid questions without being flamed. This is by far the most helpful/friendly forum I'm part of - thanks guys!

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Glad to see someone actually took my advice on this car for once . Enjoy it, and enjoy me being jealous .


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Great to hear! Now start saving up for an RB26 swap!
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No... RB25 would be better suited for a swap. Its RWD as is, The RB26 is no doubt the better motor, but would take ALOT more work to bolt in, not to mention its absurdly expensive, and will be even more of a pain to get to pass emissions here in the states. The smaller older RB25 is still a sick motor, and cheaper to work with. Its what was in the R33/32 skylines. RB26 came in the R34. I my self was going to gab a 96' 240sx and do the RB25 swap, but instead i settled with a 91 supra
with a 1JZ already dropped in it Im happy for now!

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No... RB25 would be better suited for a swap. Its RWD as is, The RB26 is no doubt the better motor, but would take ALOT more work to bolt in, not to mention its absurdly expensive, and will be even more of a pain to get to pass emissions here in the states. The smaller older RB25 is still a sick motor, and cheaper to work with. Its what was in the R33/32 skylines. RB26 came in the R34. I my self was going to gab a 96' 240sx and do the RB25 swap, but instead i settled with a 91 supra
with a 1JZ already dropped in it Im happy for now!

RB25 swap!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3pYVtUiZJI
Lol Supra ftw. And I see your point, I was just saying it as a go balls out and do everything in a goofy way, but RB25 is just fine and still badass. Its funny when you have a monster motor in a tiny car.

So off topic but, does your supra have the 1JZ-GTE, or that 7M-GTE, whats the difference between those two because so far I have not seen a supra with a 1JZ, all I see is 7M's.
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I'm no Toyota nut and all my knowledge comes off Youtube, but dude, I've seen nothing but rod knock videos in any supra with a 7M. Take it with a huge helping of salt but meh...might be better swapping in an LS1 or 1JZ.
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My supra has a 1JZ in it,That is by no means stock. The 7M is a very finicky motor, but is a great motor none the less. Unfortunatley there was a lot of potential that toyota just didnt care about with the 7m. There are alot of arguments as to why is had such problems as a stock motor, but we all think it just came down to poor quality control in the factory. But if you build the motor right, and do your research, you can make gobs of power reliably from a 7M. Infact, the most powerful supra owner/member on Supramania.com has a 7M with just over 1000 whp.

Differences between the 1jz and 7M are the same as differences between the 2jz and 7m. Just the 1jz is a 2.5l, instead of 3.0l like the 2jz/7m. The 1jz is actually identical in blueprint to the 2jz, the 2jz just has a longer stroke. Almost all parts are interchangeable with the exception to the crankshaft, con rods, and a few little misc things. Half my motor has 2JZ (aftermarket) parts in it.

Similar 1jz builds:


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