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celicaracer01
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Apr 11, 12:41am - #11484 
engine swap

i was just wondering if anyone has swapped an engine in a celica

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Apr 10, 1:06pm - #11485 
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.

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Apr 10, 1:19pm - #11486 
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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Apr 10, 1:21pm - #11487 
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.

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Apr 10, 1:46pm - #11488 
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

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Apr 10, 1:56pm - #11489 
easy? easy like dropping a b-series motor in a civic hb?

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Apr 10, 3:45pm - #11490 
hehe maybe not that easy, my bad! grin ..if it was of the same block family, it would be an easy bolt on thumbsup

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Apr 12, 7:30pm - #11491 
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.

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Apr 13, 5:57pm - #11492 
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...

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Apr 13, 6:36pm - #11493 
i have a 2jz-gte on my gts...


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Apr 13, 6:59pm - #11494 
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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