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  1. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    If I got the Q45 diff I would probably just get the whole subframe. Would be cheaper at the junkyard than to get the parts individually. Then I could have a 5 lug in the rear with the beefier axles that T3 would rebuild when I purchase their rear end conversion kit. How do you like the R154 with the 3.54 diff?
  2. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    Spoke with the people at T3 and since I plan on using their rear conversion kit I would need a 96 or lower Q45 differential. The 97 and up doesn't work. This is what they told me: 1990--->1996 Z32 300ZX Non Turbo comes in 5 lug hubs only (R200) CV's are 27 spline to 27 spline large CV Shafts have 5 star flanges 5 lug hubs CAN be swapped onto S13 and S14 CV's More attractive rear calipers E brake as a drum inside rotor 4.08 Final gear ratio 1990--->1996 Z32 300ZX Twin Turbo comes in 5 lug hubs only (R230) CV's are 28 spline to 28 spline CV Shafts have 6 star flanges 5 lug hubs from this car can NOT be swapped onto S13 or S14 CV's More attractive rear calipers E brake as a drum inside rotor 3.69 Final gear ratio 1990---->1996 Q45 comes in 5 lug only (stronger R200) CV's are 28 spline to 28 spline CV Shafts have 6 star flanges All Had Viscous LSD's 5 lug hubs from this car can NOT be swapped onto S13 or S14 CV's Standard sliding rear caliper E brake as a drum inside rotor 3.54 Final gear ratio And yeah, making this initial decision is difficult. I don't want to choose a transmission that isn't optimal then have to re-purchase the transmission, transmission swap kit to the motor and a driveshaft. Most likely I will be going with the Q45 VLSD 3.54 differential, just gotta decide what tranny to match it up to. What differential do you have with your R154? As far as turbos, I was thinking of going with a Precision turbo 6266
  3. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    This is not going to be a daily driver, just a fun weekend car. Maybe some canyon runs or a few laps at the track at events but that's about it. I just want a fun street car. I am definitely not trying to win any races or events in this thing as I am not going crazy modding the engine itself. Besides injectors, coils, ecu and single turbo the internals are staying the same. Having so many options available makes it really hard to decide what to go with. Things are so much easier on my RSX-S as there is only 1 engine I can swap for bigger numbers. What would you recommend? I want to get the most out of my turbo of course but also want something comfortable to drive. Gas mileage in my final gear isn't an issue as I'll only be driving this on the weekends. Do you have any info on the Q45? I looked online and some say that 90-96 is an R200 3.54 VLSD while others say it is 90-97. Then it also says 97 and up is an R230. Can't find a straight answer
  4. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    Oh yeah I know. Been talking to Brett over at Collins Adapters and he recommends this transmission over the 300zx anyday. Even though it will be more work to put in, they are more readily available should something happen to it. What I am researching now is the differential. My buddy has the 300zx tranny with the 3.7LSD diff and he says he has problems getting more than 5psi in 1st gear due to having to shift. I still have my stock 3.54 differential. Will that work with the CD009? Should I get the Q45 differential which is also 3.54? I know some Supras run 3.266 differentials. I was thinking of using a Precision Turbo 6266 so nothing too big. It would spool up decently quick and top out probably when I need to shift, idk just pulling this out of my butt lol
  5. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    Yeah even if only slightly, it still gives me less room to work with. Plus I have OCD and seeing the engine off centered would drive me nuts lol
  6. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    I found a guy on FB selling the McKinney transmission mount for the CD009. He also has the CXRacing engine mounts. Said I could have it all for $350. That's why I am on here debating which motor mounts to go with. Might just get the tranny mount for now so I can at least have it.
  7. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    Yeah the Tech2 kit includes all of that but only if I decide to go with an R154 transmission. I was thinking of going with the Nissan 350z CD009 tranny instead so I would only need a partial kit from Tech2, just the stuff to mount the motor, which they quoted me at $1,250. Seems like it should be a bit cheaper since they are taking out the driveshaft along with the transmission mount. I thought more like half price but it is what it is.
  8. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    Yeah my buddy sent me pics of his engine as it sits and you are right, it is a bit off to the passenger side. I saw pics of the yellow 240Z that Tech2 built for SEMA a few years ago and it seems to be perfectly centered, at least compared to the hood latch mechanism. Can't tell from the pic if it sits further back or not.
  9. CXRacing vs Tech2motorsports engine mounts

    Did you sell the Tech2 kit or do you have it available for sale? They told me it was bolt on but someone just told me I would need to weld the cross member to the car. Which is it?
  10. I was wondering if anyone has experience with these 2 brands of engine mounts. The price difference is pretty big so curious if one is CXRacing is just cheap quality and price or if perhaps Tech2motorsports overcharges ($1,250 for engine mount kit without tranny stuff) for their mount kit even though it includes a modified cross member and CXRacing doesn't. Also, a buddy of mine used the CXRacing mounts and says the only thing he didn't like is that the engine sat a bit more away from the firewall than he would've liked. Has anyone used the Tech2 engine mounts? How far from the firewall is the engine? Could you please post pics for comparison? Thank you!
  11. S13/S14 subframe vs T3

    I just watched those videos. WOW! That is a lot of work!!
  12. S13/S14 subframe vs T3

    Wow, thank you all for your responses. Seems like the general consensus is do it if I can fab the work myself and forget about it if I can't lol. Hope to continue getting info on this. Can anyone chime in on the differences they noticed? Did you go from stock S30 to S13/S14 and saw good improvements? Did anyone go from some T3 stuff to S13/S14? Thanks again for the info!
  13. S13/S14 subframe vs T3

    Yeah trying to find out as much information as possible before deciding what to do. I have time so in no rush to jump into anything. Just started following someone on IG who is going to do an S14 rear and S13 front swap so the pics and info should be very helpful. My stepdad and stepbrother both know how to weld, but it still feels like a very extensive undertaking. Will need to continue doing research but all opinions are welcome. Thanks for replying
  14. S13/S14 subframe vs T3

    Well I plan on keeping the 2JZ stock for now but eventually I want to do a single turbo, more aggressive cams, aftermarket ECU, bigger injectors and such. Going to go with 91 octane for fuel so no crazy boost. Would like to keep it around 450hp which should be easy to reach with the upgrades. Even stock I should be above 400hp I believe. I was going to get the front/rear LCA, tension rod, mustache bar, outer tie rod, drop mounts/dogbone combo, front and rear Wilwood brakes and I already have CV axles that need the adapter and the shorter shaft. Just wanted to refresh the suspension instead of just changing bushings and "cleaning up" the stock suspension. That was the plan and I had planned for it in my budget. I also have the wide ZG flares, just need to measure and cut to install them. I might take it on the track at events but definitely not trying to win any. Just want to have fun and enjoy the ride. More likely I will be looking for fun canyon runs and cruising on the highway on weekends as I don't plan on making this my daily driver. As far as smog, I know a shop in the area who helped me pass when my Integra couldn't. The mechanic across the street is a family friend so they hook me up. Just can't afford to get pulled over and sent to a referee for a visual inspection as the JDM 2JZ doesn't have an EGR valve.
  15. I am rebuilding a 1978 280Z and was planning all along to pretty much buy all of the suspension items available from T3, minus perhaps the coilovers since I wanted to go with BG Racing. I want to do a 2JZ swap with maybe a Z32 transmission and want it to be a fun street car. I will not be doing any drag racing or drifting as I do not want to beat the crap out of the car after all the work I will be doing restoring it. Recently I met a gentleman who had the S13 subframe installed and who claimed I couldn't go wrong with either set up but that the S13 subframe would give me way more options for upgrades as well as flexibility and adjustability. He also claimed it would be cheaper, unless I had to pay a shop to do the labor, which I would since I do not know how to weld. I contacted 2 companies that sell suspension items for the S30 and asked them their opinion on the pros/cons of the S13 subframe vs T3 stuff. This was their response: 1st company: "As far as I know, there is no mount kit for putting a complete S13 subframe under the car.....for good reason. The S13 subframe is fairly complex, yet poor handling design. The multi-link rear suspension is an inherently loose system. This is why they are such good drift cars, but rarely ever seen in road race. The Z car's original suspension geometry is a far better road race setup and linear handling design. It is proper sports car handling. The S13 subframe is a huge bulky setup as well. I think with a LOT of fab work you could put it under the Z car, but you'd be sitting at truck height because it would hang so low. In the end with all the fab work, I doubt you'd save much money, and you'd end up with a poor handling, ugly monstrosity of a mess under the car." And the 2nd company: "the s13 is a much better new technology it has similar to a double wish bone suspension which is far superior to the 240z rear suspension and differential. it will handle better. But it looks like a really long project with much welding cutting grinding fabricating. I would not do it unless i had all the tools already, and the skill to pull of such a project, and the amount of time for it. So do you have those resources is the questions? If you decide to keep s30 parts everything will kinda bolt on. any upgrade you buy will bolt on. All the parts are the same price. brake kits, suspension parts. so i'm not sure which one would be cheaper to do. It's a hard questions." Their opinions seems to vary, one saying it would handle well while the other saying it would handle better. Now I have not had the opportunity to drive a car that has either set up, but would like to know the opinion of the people who have done these upgrades. From the people with the T3 setup, how do you like it and would you go this route again? From the S13 setup, how difficult was the swap and do you wish you had gone with something easier and bolt on? Any and all information, advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I did some searching around and found a few threads talking about the swap but not comparing the two in regards to handling and also cost.