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Old 05-03-2018, 05:24 PM   #1  
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:11 AM   #2  
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I got the engine started shortly after my first post today. Iíll post a video on YouTube and link here later
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sounds more like that guy paid a shop to do all the hard work and poof a simple swap
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:32 AM   #4  
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Lol itís my car and I worked on it along with one of my mechanics. I own the shop. Donít think Iíll be updating here though
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and that's cool cause this place is like an abandoned town
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Found the video where the guy said he put on in the xB which found to be totally false...

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sounds more like that guy paid a shop to do all the hard work and poof a simple swap
After rereading your first post I think you were referring to that other guy on YouTube. If that's what you meant then I apologize for what I said.

With that being said let me give you guys an update. So the engine is in and all 4 motor mounts are on. All of the accessories are attached as well. I had to use a lot of Celica GT-S parts for the non engine components. It was a whole lot of custom work.
Now I'm waiting on Celica wheels, the fronts are going to be 15x6.5 and I'm going to keep the rears 15x6 and got some rubber on the way 205/55/15. The next thing on the list will be the wiring, which is gonna be a lot of hard work. I'll post a vid on YouTube when the car is all finished.

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Found the video where the guy said he put on in the xB which found to be totally false...
How did you find out he was lying?
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I saw that thread, it doesn't mean he doesn't have a 2zz in there.It does sound like it could be more than bolt ons. On the other hand I don't know how he kept his car 4 lug, but he could've just went a different route from me.
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And still no pictures...
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Looks as if there is still a fair bit of work to be done...I researched the 1ZZ and 2ZZ swaps and both of them are far from bolt-in and require a good deal of customization as you're finding out.

After researching these two options, pricing out costs including built motors that produced a fair bit of power and just general hassle, I've decided a turbo 1NZ is the way to go. Even building the motor and fabbing the hot and cold sides for a turbo is far easier than either of the ZZ swaps from what I can see.
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Looks as if there is still a fair bit of work to be done...I researched the 1ZZ and 2ZZ swaps and both of them are far from bolt-in and require a good deal of customization as you're finding out.

After researching these two options, pricing out costs including built motors that produced a fair bit of power and just general hassle, I've decided a turbo 1NZ is the way to go. Even building the motor and fabbing the hot and cold sides for a turbo is far easier than either of the ZZ swaps from what I can see.
iím Almost done actually. Put in a custom battery bracket, radiator, coolant, ps fluid and started her up. Iím gonna replace the alternator tomorrow cause itís bad and add some trans fluid. Then Iím going to take it to the muffler shop and get an alignment.

total cost so far is around the $2k mark
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But the 2ZZ is just a 'puller' motor, correct...it hasn't been rebuilt?
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But the 2ZZ is just a 'puller' motor, correct...it hasn't been rebuilt?
yes. I just did the timing gasket, valve cover gasket. Engine was really clean when I opened it up and runs great
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Nice job!
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Where are you located? Iím out in Vegas and canít find a shop thatís willing to do this. Would you be interested in swapping my xB?
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I came across this thread and figured I would join two so I could respond LOL. I'm in the middle of a 2-ZZ swap myself and I'm not sure why the wiring is the hard part. Matter of fact it's extremely easy. Y'all probably don't know this but the 2003-04 Matrix is a better donor. Simply because the ECU is plug and play. You could use the engine harness but it's slightly different than Scion where it connects to the fuse box on the driver side. So I just used the Scion engine harness. The only thing you need from The Matrix harness is the two wires that go to the lift cylinder Lloyd and then the wire that goes to the lift oil pressure switch. If you have a 06 Scion I believe they already have the two wire knock sensor but if you have a older model like me you'll have to snag the wires for the knock sensor and then you just hook those wires to the corresponding location in the ECU plug. It will still run without it. Matter of fact my xA is an automatic and the Matrix manual transmission ECU will crank up and run the1-NZ Motor. I will be keeping the 4 lug. I will be using all Factory parts nothing custom as far as the draft ran other than the driver side transmission mount

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You'll have to let us know how it runs and feels in comparison to the 1NZ you replaced...in my opinion, unless you're going to build the 2ZZ and go with a healthy N/A setup or boost it seems like a lot of work to have, what is essentially, a 'top-end focused' motor.
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