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    Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    Hey everyone, just wanted to share my slow but gradual build of this beautiful mx32 I picked up recently. Anyways, here are some pictures (sorry for the bad quality):





    Future Plans:

    **Rebuild engine
    **Coilovers
    **Throw on some Longchamps
    **Fender Mirrors
    **Chin spoiler

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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    awesome car mang, looks like the body is in nice shape

    it needs low bad

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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    Always good to see another Oregonian here. Sweet car, i love those MX32's. I've seen a couple around and I've got my eye on one. Good luck with your build. :tu:

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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    Saw that car on Craigslist, looks dang good. :tu:

    Those A3A's dont look too bad on there, just give it a good drop and see where its at.

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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    Thanks guys. Yeah definitely needs to be dropped. Times like these is when I wish I was mad rich and buy every part I wanted. Oh well beggars can't be choosers.

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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    Took a couple photos.




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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    It's been a while since I've updated but here's a step forward in the project. Just picked up a non-vvti 2jz. Hopefully I can get it rebuilt and put in by the end of summer.


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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    ahh the mighty old 2jz. my question is.. why is alot of mx32 owners doing the n/a 2j swap? why not go a single turbo 1j or 2j? Only reason i could see for the n/a 2j is the fact its "more reliable" but then again we are talking about the jz family.. whats not to love about them!

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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    probably has a lot to do with price and availability, then you have to consider the age of the chassis and the fact that you'd probably want to start reinforcing the car to handle that kind of power. lloyd's car was starting to break up just from the na 2j so slapping in a chassis-twisting turbo motor might not be the best idea.

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    Re: Papa Smurf Build--MX32

    Quote Originally Posted by lolumad
    probably has a lot to do with price and availability, then you have to consider the age of the chassis and the fact that you'd probably want to start reinforcing the car to handle that kind of power. lloyd's car was starting to break up just from the na 2j so slapping in a chassis-twisting turbo motor might not be the best idea.
    Ahh yeaah i see. Lucky my 1jz was under a grand.. so was relatively cheap in the grand scheme of things. Yeah thats the only other thing i could physically see as to why not going a turbo jz.. Guess i will have to look into reinforcing my chassis if i intend to drop this 1jz in it.

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