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    Rear Sump 1J/R154 prices went up, not worth?

    I've been saving up for a swap for my Soup for a while now and now that I thought I was close I started looking around and it looks like prices went up from around $3500 for engine and tranny to $4500.

    I currently have an SC300 sitting around with only 104k miles where the body and interior is pretty beat up but the 2JZ is still entirely fine.

    I have an offer of 5k on my Soup, even with my spun bearing as the guy simply wants the shell and interior that's as clean as mine, I bought it for 1300 so its a pretty good profit.

    To me it seems currently I might be better off selling it and putting money into my SC, what are your guys' opinions?
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    Prices should just go up as time goes on.

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    I’d put money into the nicer body car. Paint and interior are harder to fix down the line that drivetrain.

    Or sell it and save for a clean import. The prices aren’t too bad from what I’ve seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhslol View Post
    I’d put money into the nicer body car. Paint and interior are harder to fix down the line that drivetrain.

    Or sell it and save for a clean import. The prices aren’t too bad from what I’ve seen.
    I was thinking about this cause if I sell I basically have the money for an imported 1j soup but then all of them disappeared off the local market

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    my gut reaction:

    5k for a roller. must be nice, seems like BS to give you my honest opinion. there are a lot of non-turbo cars around to buy for under 5k in my area. Im not saying its not possible, and good for you if the car IS that nice it would sell for 5k with a spun bearing !

    whats worth more post swap ? Im guessing a very nice MK3 is for sure, if the swap is done right. x10 if you SC300 is beat up.

    Ive had mine 10 years and always tell myself "if you sell it today you will never find one as nice for the price..."
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    Truly clean MK3's are getting very hard to find. Especially LHD 91-92 models.

    I say gut the SC and do a 2JZ-GE NA-T setup in the MK3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wreckless View Post
    Truly clean MK3's are getting very hard to find. Especially LHD 91-92 models.

    I say gut the SC and do a 2JZ-GE NA-T setup in the MK3.
    I need to price it out, wonder if using that motor would be cheaper than buying a 1JZ

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