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3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? #145593 Apr 5, 12:24pm Apr 5, 12:24pm
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3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ?
confusedSomeone mentioned that a 3gste swap isn't allowed in CA?? They said its due to not being able to put in an old engine into a newer car?? That doesn't make sense?? confused So it costs about $23,500.00

Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: Erick] #145594 Apr 5, 12:30pm Apr 5, 12:30pm
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Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: DoubleTap] #145595 Apr 5, 12:36pm Apr 5, 12:36pm
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i never heard that... honda's do it all the time...


Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: Erick] #145596 Apr 5, 12:56pm Apr 5, 12:56pm
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check your source on that cause that shouldnt make a difference.


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Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: Erick] #145597 Apr 5, 1:40pm Apr 5, 1:40pm
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well for one, in california, if you're going to do a motor swap in say a 2000 celica, you need to find a motor that was made in 2000 to present day. The motor's age cannot exceed the age of the car.

Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: Erick] #145598 Apr 5, 2:00pm Apr 5, 2:00pm
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23.5k ? is that for the install as well?
if not you could probably piece your own together for a lot less.

3sgte engine and awd tranny
http://www.topendmotorsports.com/engine/motorswaps/engines/pricelist.htm

celi with a diff 3sgte setup.. wonder what it pushes
http://www.sdsefi.com/features/mar03celica.htm

Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: Erick] #145599 Apr 5, 6:56pm Apr 5, 6:56pm
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makes me wonder about those honda swaps too...i know a few guys here in sac that have gsr motors swapped into a crx or really older model hatchbacks...wonder how there passing smog and stuff

Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: darksidecelica] #145600 Apr 5, 8:54pm Apr 5, 8:54pm
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At $23,500.00, there is no way in hell that is a stock 3SGTE. I've seen them go for as little as 2500-3000. For 24K, it must be fully modded. 700hp? Look at the pic, speaks a 1000 words.


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Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: Steven] #145601 Apr 5, 9:20pm Apr 5, 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
well for one, in california, if you're going to do a motor swap in say a 2000 celica, you need to find a motor that was made in 2000 to present day. The motor's age cannot exceed the age of the car.
darn that sux but thats good to know..just wanted to see if there was truth to that..and I assume that applies to all cars not just toyotas..


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Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: Erick] #145602 Apr 8, 4:56pm Apr 8, 4:56pm
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ha now i know why you can't put in an older engine...after searching more on the 3gste in the forums... ...ahh well one said..

"well frist off you can't put in a older motor in a newer car (smog) so you would have to put in a k20 why not just do a F16 swap that will give you some real power gains
ps. stay with the toyota yamaha motor and Turbo you save money and you won't be laughted at " spineyes


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Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: Erick] #145603 Apr 10, 1:19pm Apr 10, 1:19pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
ha now i know why you can't put in an older engine...after searching more on the 3gste in the forums... ...ahh well one said..

"well frist off you can't put in a older motor in a newer car (smog) so you would have to put in a k20 why not just do a F16 swap that will give you some real power gains
ps. stay with the toyota yamaha motor and Turbo you save money and you won't be laughted at " spineyes


what is the F16?

Re: 3gste swap why is it not allowed in CA ? [Re: chamoru812] #145604 Apr 10, 2:33pm Apr 10, 2:33pm
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