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  • German Beauty Meets Japanese Muscle
    Dotz is equipping the venerable hull of a Z4 coupe with a 2JZ GTE Toyota engine. The 3-l twin turbo engine has been way ahead of its time, even in the year dot due to the powertrain’s enormous potential. Originally installed in the Toyota Supra MK4 and the Toyota Aristo, the powerhouse managed to show off its performance power mostly in the throttled state only. Therefore, Dotz decided to bring the machine closer to its actual limits.

    • DD2.JZ – a project at the finish lineIn this episode, our DD2.JZ is rolled down the ramp and fitted with Dotz rims on a trial basis. A milestone for our project…

      16.11.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 110 ViewsDD2.JZ – a project at the finish line
    • DD2.JZ – A RecapA milestone has been achieved. The engine swap of the 2JZ GTE Toyota engine into the Bavarian hull has been successfully accomplished and the team around Christian Haderer, the DD2.JZ Beast's mastermind, has managed to successfully complete one of the major phases.

      15.11.2017 by Hieronymus Tupay | 38 ViewsDD2.JZ – A Recap
    • DOTZ on tour - SEMA 2017At this time, Christian and Stefan are normally found tinkering at the Dotz body shop. In this special episode, the duo takes you on a great trip to the Sema Show in Las Vegas.

      09.11.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 69 ViewsDOTZ on tour - SEMA 2017
    • Installing exhaust and coolerIn this episode, the duo is stepping on the gas quite heartily again. Our welding expert Daniel works his way forward piece by piece from the recently completed downpipe to the silencer while Christian takes a shot at installing the radiator.

      25.10.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 507 ViewsInstalling exhaust and cooler
    • Radiator completionIn this episode, the two technicians install the water radiator and the intercooler into the body of the BMW.

      25.10.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 81 ViewsRadiator completion
    • Custom-made downpipe and special differentialThe construction of the engine is complete. The hand brake fits. Now, Daniel and Christian tackle the downpipe and the differential.

      12.10.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 504 ViewsCustom-made downpipe and special differential
    • Cooler and handbrakeIn this episode, Daniel and Christian dedicate themselves to the hydraulic handbrake. Christian’s welding skills are put to the test while the cooler and the front of the DD2.JZ are partially being constructed, too.

      28.09.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 489 ViewsCooler and handbrake
    • Fits. Matches. Wiggles and has air. In this episode, we’re moving ahead with big steps. As the well-attuned duo has already done the perfect groundwork, the Toyota aggregate is installed in the BMW body in no time.

      21.09.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 263 ViewsFits. Matches. Wiggles and has air.
    • Custom-made engine suspensionIn our 11th episode, Daniel and Christian are trying to install the Toyoto engine in the BMW Z4 body. Since the 2JZ.GTE engine was mounted on completely different points on the body of the former Toyota Aristo, the two technology freaks must build their own engine and gearbox suspension.

      05.09.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 334 ViewsCustom-made engine suspension
    • The trial weddingIn the tenth episode of our DD2.JZ project Daniel and Christian are trying to get the freshly assembled 2JZ.GTE engine into the body of the Z4. In this episode, you will see how lucky the two are on this day even though they were about to throw in their towels due to a missing special tool.

      31.08.2017 by Stefan Rötzer | 165 ViewsThe trial wedding
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