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engine swap #11484 Apr 10, 11:41pm Apr 10, 11:41pm
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i was just wondering if anyone has swapped an engine in a celica

Re: engine swap [Re: celicaracer01] #11485 Apr 10, 12:06pm Apr 10, 12:06pm
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I don't know if any normal person has swapped an engine out but the company Rod Millen did.

http://www.rodmillen.com/Celica.htm

Oh yeah I think one other person is trying it, ut i can't remember where I read it.

Re: engine swap [Re: RicePowered] #11486 Apr 10, 12:19pm Apr 10, 12:19pm
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http://newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=75156&highlight=3sgte

this guy put a 3S-GTE motor in his celica GT with the greddy turbo upgrade...

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Re: engine swap [Re: Steven] #11487 Apr 10, 12:21pm Apr 10, 12:21pm
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Rod Millen Motorsports did the same swap(3S-GTE) only they have the HKS turbo upgrade and AWD thanks to a corvette rear axle. RMM spent upwards of $100,000 on that yellow ultimate celica. I talked to a RMM representative and he said that they have a motor/trans mating problem or something like that... because the 3S-GTE was designed for RWD/AWD vehicles.

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I don't know if any normal person has swapped an engine out but the company Rod Millen did.

http://www.rodmillen.com/Celica.htm

Oh yeah I think one other person is trying it, ut i can't remember where I read it.

Re: engine swap [Re: Steven] #11488 Apr 10, 12:46pm Apr 10, 12:46pm
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yeah, 3sgte is an easy swap but it was designed for stronger chassis cars like the mr-2's..unlike the celica, swapping the 3sgte means upgrading all suspension system

Re: engine swap [Re: dondiemand] #11489 Apr 10, 12:56pm Apr 10, 12:56pm
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easy? easy like dropping a b-series motor in a civic hb?

Re: engine swap [Re: Steven] #11490 Apr 10, 2:45pm Apr 10, 2:45pm
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hehe maybe not that easy, my bad! grin ..if it was of the same block family, it would be an easy bolt on thumbsup

Re: engine swap [Re: dondiemand] #11491 Apr 12, 6:30pm Apr 12, 6:30pm
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good god would I love a 3S-GTE in my GTS. that would cost some serious cash.

In california, if you're going to do an engine swap... you need to find an engine that is made in the same year the car was or younger than the car due to smog laws.

Re: engine swap [Re: Steven] #11492 Apr 13, 4:57pm Apr 13, 4:57pm
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this may sound dumb but what is the 3S-GTE motor?i'm not to familar with engines and i have a blown engine and would like to do a swap but still lookin around...

Re: engine swap [Re: celica2kgts] #11493 Apr 13, 5:36pm Apr 13, 5:36pm
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i have a 2jz-gte on my gts...


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Re: engine swap [Re: hondafighterGTS] #11494 Apr 13, 5:59pm Apr 13, 5:59pm
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right... and I have a ITR motor in my GTS spineyes

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i have a 2jz-gte on my gts...

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