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      11-19-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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2jz e39 M5.....

In the market for a new car, found this and fell in the love. Thoughts?

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/car...otor-swap.html
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In the market for a new car?! Don't forget about me! I still want your wheels!!!!

....but that M5 is beautiful.
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      11-19-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
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In the market for a new car?! Don't forget about me! I still want your wheels!!!!

....but that M5 is beautiful.
haha I'm trying to sell my car as is but if I sell the wheels you've got first dibs

part out could start next week, i'll let you know
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Wow... that is perfect for a daily driver!! Too bad I am not in the US
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GT35 is way too small for 2JZ. It's not gonna make anymore power than what a S62 makes with a blower, plus 2JZ is a big chunk of iron. But for someone who wants to get serious with modding (headworks, bigger turbo, built engine) that's a nice choice since it's all done and ready.
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GT35 is way too small for 2JZ. It's not gonna make anymore power than what a S62 makes with a blower, plus 2JZ is a big chunk of iron. But for someone who wants to get serious with modding (headworks, bigger turbo, built engine) that's a nice choice since it's all done and ready.
GT35R is a small turbo for 2JZ, which is good for daily driver, IMO. It will spool instantly. If you want to chase big numbers, it is just a turbo swap away.
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GT35R is a small turbo for 2JZ, which is good for daily driver, IMO. It will spool instantly. If you want to chase big numbers, it is just a turbo swap away.
I hear you. But if DD is what potential buyers are after, they are better with the S62 plus mods. Better choice is a M52 528i, they can build one and make 500whp for half of the price of this car. IMHO it's a waste to pay 12K for a 2JZ + Getrag V160 swap and not using the engine's potential for big powers.
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Amazing car...Saw it in person a few times.....my buddy actually picked up the m5 motor that came out that car.... E-shift is also a great shop..Good luck
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I hear you. But if DD is what potential buyers are after, they are better with the S62 plus mods. Better choice is a M52 528i, they can build one and make 500whp for half of the price of this car. IMHO it's a waste to pay 12K for a 2JZ + Getrag V160 swap and not using the engine's potential for big powers.
I hear you as well. I just happen to have a soft spot for 2JZ + V160 combo as I am a former Supra owner.
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I'll go against the grain and say I wouldn't touch that car with a ten foot pole.

Not to mention, IMO putting in a Japanese engine is pretty stupid, I don't care how much power they make, it just seems wrong, especially in an M.

Honestly that's like a $13k car on it's best day IMO. Mods don't add value, especially foreign engine swaps in an M-car.
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i think i'm going to go with an e30 s52 swap and throw a turbo on it
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