Building a Tourer-V swapped JZX100 Chaser

Building a Tourer-V swapped JZX100 Chaser

Myles came to us in the hopes to have his dream car built in Japan so we did just that. The goal was to create a Tourer-V powered JZX100 (1JZ-GTE + R154) at a fraction of the cost of what they are currently going for at on the market.

From Auction came this absolutely immaculate Grade 4 JZX100 Chaser Avante-G.

There are plenty of GX100 series Chaser's at auction but the rear subframe is different and makes for a difficult swap. Be sure to start with a JZX100 always.

First things first is getting the chassis prepped for the swap. 
With the engine removed and no weight on the front springs the car looks like it's about to go off-roading. 

The NA 1JZ-GE engine is removed in preparation to install the 1JZ-GTE VVTi. 

For our 1JZ-GTE VVTi engine, a donor Crown Athlete-V was purchased from auction. 

Via Yahoo Auction a used set of SSR Vienna wheels just arrived.
With a bit of elbow grease these will clean up nicely! 

A.Q.M. pulls the 1JZ-GTE from the Crown to then be worked on for some preventative maintenance.

Behind the engine, a new driveshaft and JZX110 R154 can be spotted in the background.

New timing belt, water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, ect.

New from Toyota, an OEM JZX110 R154 transmission ready to be installed.

With the engine out, we'll take this opportunity to clean up the years of grime in the bay.

The undercarriage on this Chaser is in fantastic shape. 

The 1JZ-GTE installation and wiring begins. 

While wiring is in progress, a brand new straight pipe from Kazama Auto is installed.

Myle's opted for 3 piece Traum kit by Ito auto. 
Luckily everything was already in stock so we didn't have to wait for production times. Unpainted, he plans on doing some custom paint work when the car is stateside.

The Traum rear bumper was modified to accommodate the rear pipes from Kazama Auto

Myle's car is complete and ready to ship back to the states. We're just waiting on transportation to the ports.