Just out of curiosity, what does a 1ZZ run opposed to a 2ZZ? Are they that much different in price that you could get a 1ZZ and a turbo kit for the price of a 2ZZ?
the difference is ALMOST enough.
to get a 2zz engine, install, and warranty it's a little over $4,000. it doesnt matter if its a used, brand new, remanufactured, or fixed 2zz engine..the warranty makes them all pretty much the same price.
a good 1zz used engine (with warranty) is around $500 and you can find them even cheaper than that. install is about 1,500 - 2,000 (so now you're around $2,500). turbo is around 3,500 installed..so now you're at (at the high end) $6,000 with a 1zz turbo'd with warranty. it's about $4,300 for a 2zz with warranty without turbo. it's still more expensive but i can afford that.
the other route is to get a 2zz $4,300, turbo $3,500 and thats at 8 grand, which i can't afford.