beams is alright,just over 200 hp but its the 3sge on steroids
the 3sgte is still better in terms of upgrading.
#1: all 3sgte are not the same,they vary from generation to generation and car to car.
# 2 the mr2 3sgte is better to use for a 7th gen swappe as opposed to the gt4 celica 3sgte.
it has more usable stuff
#3the 3rd gen is more ideal,more hp better platform to upgrade,head is different(can rev hi without to much problems)has map instead of maf which makes it easier in terms of space if you are not going stand alone.
#4 the mr2 is rear wheel drive because the engine and tranny sits in the rear(actually middle/rear)but its actually a front drive transaxle set up.for this reason it is the ideal combo for a 7th gen celica swappe.cause you can use the tranny.(probelems:shafts,toyota didnt make all the shafts for the mr2 and gt4 transm.the same they have some that are different if you are getting the tranny ask for the shafts as well)
#5 the awd 3sgte tranny cannot work in the celica unless you have your own shop,and/or willing to waste a lot of money!
#6 the 3sgte is not a walk in the park swappe for a 7th gen celica.its hard even for a 5th and 6th gen gt and the motor drops and bolt right in.
before you run off to buy that beast find out what it entails to do the job or the car might be sitting for a long time waiting for stuff to complete it