The factory 2GR never came with good engine hooks. Without any obvious threaded hols, loops, or bolts inappropriate locations, picking a 2GR up with an engine crane is a pain - not to mention the stress with lifting an engine you just spend time and money on building!
We have copied a popular idea from the hotrod world, where they would use the carburetor mounting points to lift the big V8 engines. We have taken this idea and made a lift plate that is custom cut for the 2GR intermediate intake manifold, providing you with an easy way of picking up and moving the 2GR around - while staying balanced and secure!
We now only offer raw steel plates which will have slight surface rust in a short matter of time but it will not affect the strength at all. Powder coating or painted coats do help but the spots where the hook loops through the lift holes can often chip or flake under load, damaging the finish. We cover our shoplift plate tool in WD40 before putting it away after use to prevent corrosion or you could similarly spray paint it to give your plate a protective coating while it sits not in use.
We use these on every swap we do in-house because it saves us time and headaches. We also include these with all-out crate motors so it is super easy picking them up off the pallet! If you are planning on having a 2GR, this is a must-have easy tool! The standard finish is raw mild steel. This can and will have mild surface rust in humid
- CNC Cut 10 (~1/8") Gauge Steel
- Tig Welded
- Lifetime Warranty
- 15mm Spacer for Studs X2
- M6 Nut X4
- M6 Bolts X6
- Tested to over 1,000+lbs of weight on factory lift points
- Made in the USA