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Drivetrain Theory / Toyota V-series V160 / V161 2jzge swap
« on: July 08, 2010, 10:22:53 AM »
V160 Ratios:

    * First gear: 3.827:1
    * Second gear: 2.360:1
    * Third gear: 1.685:1
    * Fourth gear: 1.312:1
    * Fifth gear: 1:1
    * Sixth gear: 0.793:1

Applications:

    * May 1993 - August 1998 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo JZA80 Export Models
    * May 1993 - August 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo JZA80 Japan-Spec Models

V161 Ratios:

    * First gear: 3.724:1
    * Second gear: 2.246:1
    * Third gear: 1.541:1
    * Fourth gear: 1.205:1
    * Fifth gear: 1:1
    * Sixth gear: 0.818:1

Applications:

    * May 1996 - July 2002 Toyota Supra Non-Turbo JZA80 Japan-Spec Model (SZ-R Grade Only)
    * September 1997 - July 2002 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo JZA80 Japan-Spec Model

While this is a very cost prohibitive swap, I feel that it would be ideal for my chassis (96 sc300) and stock 2jzge.
The 4 speed automatic transmission is anemic at best and chokes the engine completely, stripping away all the fun it could provide.
I have a fairly low mileage (127k) chassis with everything original in very good shape.
I'd like to retain the vehicle and make it a bit more fun to drive.
I've been having fun on highway ramps for the past 2 years, but I feel the biggest shortcoming of this car is the automatic transmission.
I'm afraid that I might have to settle for a 5 speed swap instead, because the V160 and V161 swap in hardware only will cost more than the value of the vehicle itself.

Let's hear what the gear-heads on this forum have to say.

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