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Top Ten 2JZ Engine Swap Tips

Need to learn how to plan your engine swap and not sure where to start? The 2JZGTE is one of the most popular engine swaps, because of it's high performance, stout engine internals and incredible responsiveness to engine modifications. This makes any rear wheel drive platform one of the best engine swaps out there. There's already quite a bit of tech tips and How to guides on how to complete this engine swap, but none cover the true ground work basics. This guide to the ten best 2JZ engine swaps can help you get there, with the information, parts, and pictures that can help make your 2JZ swap go smoothly.


Learn about the 2JZ

Learn about the 2JZ

Your 2JZ engine swap will go much more smoothly when you learn about the engine. This can help you avoid making costly mistakes, such as having the wrong sump for your swap, motor mount placement, differences in transmissions and wiring harnesses.

Let's face it, the last thing you want is to bolt in your 2JZ engine and connect everything, only to find that you've got the wrong 2JZ sensor or the incorrect part. That will not only cost you time and money but it's also pretty embarassing as well. Learn how to complete your 2JZ engine swap easily through these quick bullet points.

  • 2JZ engine sensors - From your 2JZ MAF sensor to your crank position sensor, find out what part numbers you need and where they go.
  • Wiring - Figuring out how to wire up a 2JZ engine swap is the most vital part of your electronic swap. Find out how to wire up your 2JZ swap here.
  • 2JZ Sump - Find out which oil pickup and sump system is right for your donor chassis. The 2JZGTE can come with one of three configurations, so make sure you get the right one.