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Viper [NO thanks] LFA Engine in MR2

The title says it all guys LFA engine swap. Thoughts ?
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Good luck finding one
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Don't see it fitting seeing as a V8 won't even fit.

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the LFA engine is apparently comparatively sized to a Toyota V6.
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from an article on the LFA it was stated that
"The LFA's 4.8-liter 1LR-GUE V10 is smaller in every dimension than Toyota's 3.5-liter V6"
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but like midnightbluemr2 said have fun finding one. otherwise this would be an amazing thing to do
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diamond coated rocker arms and titanium valves. Electronic ITB's, dry sump and " smaller than most V8s"

Good luck finding one.
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Wouldn't you just want a fully functioning LFA at that point?

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This forum seems to be all about these threads lol. Ima post a new thread talking about swapping in a Ferrari F430 engine in a MK1. It really makes us MR2 owners look like small children. Ridiculous.
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The LFA is 1000x the car the MR2 is, so my question would be, WHY?

And if you can afford the engine, you can afford the car, so GTFO.
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This forum seems to be all about these threads lol. Ima post a new thread talking about swapping in a Ferrari F430 engine in a MK1. It really makes us MR2 owners look like small children. Ridiculous.
Do you take everything in life so serious, or just the interwebz?

I don't believe the LFA motor is 'smaller in every dimension' than the V6. Total bore diameter alone is over 17 inches, and a 2GR from bellhousing to crank pulley is ~19 inches. Displacement is a dimension too.
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Do you take everything in life so serious, or just the interwebz?

I don't believe the LFA motor is 'smaller in every dimension' than the V6. Total bore diameter alone is over 17 inches, and a 2GR from bellhousing to crank pulley is ~19 inches. Displacement is a dimension too.
I enjoy reading threads of subjects that are possible, something that is doable for the non-millionaire. Unless he is a millionaire, then Im subscribed!

Otherwise its a thread that serves no purpose in a otherwise respectable V8 sub-forum with MR2 owners that actually PERFORMED the swap. Not dreamers like this.
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I don't believe the LFA motor is 'smaller in every dimension' than the V6. Total bore diameter alone is over 17 inches, and a 2GR from bellhousing to crank pulley is ~19 inches. Displacement is a dimension too.
Agreed. Yeah, it WEIGHS less than the 2GR-FSE, but is physically more compact than their UR V8s due to the 72* V-bank angle versus the V8's 90* (especially the 5.0L 2UR-GSE and 5.7L 3UR-FE).

I think people get those confused.

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Might want to check out what Paul Woods does to mr2s.
V-10's what's next a v12?
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I think the IS-F engine is much more desirable if only by being much more obtainable.
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MSRP is $96,743.12 for the engine assembly
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MSRP is $96,743.12 for the engine assembly
That's really surprising, I thought it would be more. The V10 out of the M5/M6 has a MSRP of around $65k, so ~1/2 the cost of the car.

Of course I'm not sure that Lexus would actually sell you the motor if you had the funds to buy it.
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sorry thats a partial engine assembly, nothing external on that
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post #20 of 56 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2012, 06:19
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MSRP is $96,743.12 for the engine assembly
yeah, and a bare 2gr block costs more than buying a base model rav4 with a 2gr in it.

seriously, it is!
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