Are Engine Swaps Legal - NSW? (Putting a 2JZ engine into my Toyota 86)

Hey Guys,

Are engine swaps legal, I was thinking about putting a 2JZ into my Toyota 86 is that legal in NSW?

I can't really find any information on the service NSW site regarding engine swaps so any help would be appreciated

Thanks

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  • +2 votes

    Thought you had a BRZ now with the new badges…

    Engine swaps need to be certified if not from the same vehicle series and there's rules on what's permitted: https://roads-waterways.transport.nsw.gov.au/documents/roads...

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    Anything with enough money, but hard to put an old engine in new car due to emissions and the like.

    Mark Trueno of WTF2J did it

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    Is that a common swap into an 86?

    you need to include all current emission standards, may need to upgrade brakes and suspension.

    Search light vehicle modification guidelines for more info.

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      Can't say whether if it is common though I've seen plenty of Toyota 86s with 2JZ engines on YouTube

      • +5 votes

        I've seen plenty of Toyota 86s with 2JZ engines on YouTube

        🤦‍♂️

      • +2 votes

        Sure, now how many have you seen in Australia and then NSW?

        General rule of thumb without even reading local laws is the engine should be as new or newer than the car it is going into.

        If it were me I'd consider something that hadn't been done a hundred times already on youtube, and especially not an engine with the same amount of cylinders. Something fun like the new Supra (BMW) engine.

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    Wouldn't an sti engine swap be easier?

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      8GF1 might work better. :)

  • +5 votes

    You won't be doing that, legal or not.

  • +4 votes

    Legal for BRZ, not for 86.

  • +13 votes

    Totally legal. I once bolted an S15 engine into my dad's Mustang, when I had to race for my honour against a yakuza's nephew

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      I believe it was the galo 24, great engine

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        Overnighted from Japan of course

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          I mean, you're not wrong. But they were already in Japan.

    • +1 vote

      Did they disrespect your whole family?

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    hope you got deep pockets, I would just sell it and buy something with a better tuning base for horsepower

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    If you did not earn your “license” by delivering tofu via the mountainous roads.

    Compensate it by making the car go faster in the straightaway?

  • +2 votes

    2JZ, no shit.

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    This will easily cost more than just buying a WRX. And then you'd still be able to sell your current car.

  • +1 vote

    Lol… Mate your dreaming 2JZ engine are rare AF so good luck finding one. If you manage to find one hope you have deep pockets cause this will set you back 30K+

    • +3 votes

      Since when is a 2j rare? Will cost much more than $30k though.

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      2JZs are not rare lmao, just not cheap

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        Mate do a google search see how many 2JZ are available in Aus..

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          This close to Race Wars they'll be asking a mint!

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          What would I know, I only drive a Turbo 2J powered car.
          They're getting harder to find, but not rare.

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    When did they stop making the 2JZ and what's the youngest 86/BRZ? If they overlap, you'll be ok but I don't think so.

    Speak to an engineer, don't know if you'll be able to go down the ICV route.

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      Not sure specifically, but definitely ended production before 86s were released

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    You can do what ever you like to it, but if you want to register it again you'll need to get an engineer to sign off on your mods.
    An engineer will not sign off on anything that doesn't meet ADR. So talk to an engineer before you do anything.
    A better option is to supercharge or turbo it. If you keep the power increase to 20% it isn't required to be certified by an engineer.

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    Be easier to stick a Big Cam Cummins in a Datsun Sunny…

    Watch the YouTube videos and admire the cars and then snap back to reality. Good luck trying to shoehorn an inline 6 upright engine into and engine bay made for a horizontal 4 cylinder engine.

    Or, how about you learn to drive the car you got, and then once you can out drive it beyond its limits, then look at modifying it.

    You will get a much more fun car to drive by getting an aftermarket ECU, inlet and exhaust system and better suspension than just slapping a 2JZ in it.

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    Out of interest I had a look. Seems to be a not-uncommon engine swap for an 86.

    However, if you are asking the question, and on a bargain website, you are not equipped to do the conversion. If you are not equipped to do it, you shouldn’t be doing it. If you still want to go ahead you will need to pay someone and it will cost… a LOT.

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      OP will soon ask what car to replace.

      Then there will be a post asking for advice on behalf of a friend on xxxxxx due to engine swap.

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    Just buy a Z4 M40i - will probably be cheaper and will come with a warranty.