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Z31 VG30ET into an S30 project outline

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NCchris    10
The pic in my signature is my car with the pathfinder manifold installed. It looks a bit different because I spent several hours smoothing it and removing all extra bumps and letters from it but is otherwise stock. I don't have any other pics hosted anywhere but my signature pic is current.

 

Host your swap pix here. I wanna see too!

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Glitch    10

I'll post some new pics soon. Right now where I live it's still -12C and snowing!!! My car is stored in an unheated garage so needless to say I haven't been doing any work on it through the winter. Things should be a little more spring-like in the coming weeks and I can't wait to get this car finished.

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Vg30eT-240z    10

What type of motor mounts did both of you use to do the swap?

My swap will be right about the same as both of yours but it will not be a VG30ET, i will be doing a supercharged motor in my engine, which means i will not have the itake plenum on the car.

So will there be any differences with the motor mounts that will need to be done?

Thx.

-Omar..

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ShaggyZ    10
What type of motor mounts did both of you use to do the swap?

My swap will be right about the same as both of yours but it will not be a VG30ET,

If you're not using the VG30ET, I'm curious why you're asking these guys specifically. Also, your signature still says "VG30ET swap in progress."

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Vg30eT-240z    10
If you're not using the VG30ET, I'm curious why you're asking these guys specifically. Also, your signature still says "VG30ET swap in progress."

 

Im asking that because im pretty sure all vgs have the same mounts, as my brother has one.

At the time that I did my signature i was planning on doing a turbo motor, but a buddy of mine sold me the things i need to supercharge it for only $100.

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Glitch    10

Drax, my thread is not entirely worthless...I do have one pic :P The snow is pretty much gone now and as soon as I get a bit of time to move the clutter around my car I will take some pics. I did upload a few crappy phone pics to an album on my profile here at Hybridz if you just HAVE to look at something. There are a couple of shots of the mock-ups for the mounts in there.

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Im asking that because im pretty sure all vgs have the same mounts, as my brother has one.

At the time that I did my signature i was planning on doing a turbo motor, but a buddy of mine sold me the things i need to supercharge it for only $100.

 

turbos have a different driver mount, its moved forward, just like the mounting point on the crossmember.

 

if it was me, id turbo and sc it LOL

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Vg30eT-240z    10
turbos have a different driver mount, its moved forward, just like the mounting point on the crossmember.

 

if it was me, id turbo and sc it LOL

 

I was thinking about it, cause that was my original plan and I already have the turbo manifold.

My bro is gonna upgrade his t3 to a t3/t4 60 trim .63 ar, so if i really want to, i can just rebuild it and have a twin charged car.

But that is gonna be WAY too much for me! :D

Im only fifteen and my first car is already gonna be BOOSTED! :)

So im just planning on doing the supercharger for now..

But you never know, sooner or later I know im jus gonna go twin charged.

Though another reason im going to go VG30ER is because how common is it that you see one? Especially in a "74 260Z?

-Omar..

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SATAN    10

i came across this website http://xenonzcar.com/store/catalog/index.php?cPath=23&osCsid=40e61874a16631ecb6028e7d62580752 i plan to do vg swap in my z hopefully and i thought it would nice since it relocates the turbo upfront.

 

 

That's some expensive garbage!

 

The link doesn't show up for me, but I can only assume it is for the turbo relocation manifolds I make, since I am the only one who makes them for the VG30ET. I can understand why it may seem expensive when it has taken over two years for you to put a 2JZ into a 280z due to lack of funds, but I don't understand the garbage comment. I have never had one of these fail on anyone, they work great and they bolt onto the factory cross over pipe. I ran an 11.5 in the 1/4 on mine and could have gone more had I more injector to work with.

 

That being said... It looks like there is TONS of room for a VG30ET in an S30 chassis! I love the project, keep it up!

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ZR8ED    18

I'm curious as to why this swap isn't a little more popular?

 

The driveline is now 25+yrs old. There are lots of newer engines available. VQ's for example. Back when I did this swap. There was little to zero info about the swap, lots of custom fabrication required, where as there is a ton of documentation and even "bolt on" kits from standard v8's,to SR's etc! There is still no such kit for a vg30.

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FlawleZ    10

However, one advantage this swap does have is it is far more budget friendly than virtually any other V series swap. Z31 parts are all relatively cheap in comparison to other models and are quite plentiful due to high production numbers. The VG30 now has proven to be nearly just as strong internally as the other options and fits physically in an S30 with ease. Minor fab work required, low cost of entry for parts, high availability, and now an somewhat of an aftermarket that didn't exist back in 2000, all should equate to this swap mmaking a lot of sense for many.

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