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CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE #223271 Jul 15, 10:05am Jul 15, 10:05am
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CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE
I will be converting replacing the engine in my GT automatic with a GTS engine and tranny. From what I can figure, I will need the engine, tranny, engine computer, shifter, clutch pedal and cables. thumbsup

Any experts out there? What else will I need?

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223272 Jul 15, 10:07am Jul 15, 10:07am
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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: RaptorGTS] #223273 Jul 15, 10:09am Jul 15, 10:09am
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duwd where would you get a 2zze engine ?

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: SaddY] #223274 Jul 15, 10:11am Jul 15, 10:11am
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Scrap yard. $3000 for the motor, tranny & everything I need to convert it. I just wan't to make shure I get everything I need.

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223275 Jul 15, 10:12am Jul 15, 10:12am
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How about you buy the fed up GTS and swap your interior and stuff into that!!!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup spineyes

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: RaptorGTS] #223276 Jul 15, 10:19am Jul 15, 10:19am
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Originally Posted by RaptorGTS
How about you buy the fed up GTS and swap your interior and stuff into that!!!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup spineyes


Agreed.. still wondering who would sell it's 2zze :S

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check trial's website...they have a converion kit for just such a thing, if you really have a hard on for doing all this work rather than buying a GT- and swapping the interior over

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Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
check trial's website...they have a converion kit for just such a thing, if you really have a hard on for doing all this work rather than buying a GT- and swapping the interior over

you propably menat gts but that's ok wink no flame just noting wink

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: SaddY] #223279 Jul 15, 10:40am Jul 15, 10:40am
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you know some times oepel make me sick.

everytime someone says they want to swap a tranny or engine its always the same story jsut trade it in for a new one.

he got the gt for his reasons. maybe ther eis a reason he wants to keep this one its his choice. noone says why swap a motor in a honda when you can jstu trade. I say go for it it would cost way more than 3k for a trade adn if he can do the work he will knwo more about dissasembly adn working on his car than anyone on here woudl know


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: drkramm] #223281 Jul 15, 10:49am Jul 15, 10:49am
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Listen, I hate to be rude but I am not here to discuss the merits of it. I am looking for info from someone who knows that they are talking about.

Timing chain $1500, AIC Valve $600 & I still have a beaten GT motor with 200,000 on it. for $3000 I can put in a motor with almost no mileage & have more horsepower and stick. Its worth the trouble. Swaping a motor and tranny is an 8 hour job. Converting to standard is the trick & the computer issues.

I figured out I need the cruise control computer as well. Standard & auto are different.

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: drkramm] #223282 Jul 15, 10:49am Jul 15, 10:49am
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that's too much work and money. just trade your car for a GTS.

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What's the address to Trial's website?

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223284 Jul 15, 10:56am Jul 15, 10:56am
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Your Auto has 200K on it?

I say go for the conversion, it would be a pretty nice experience. The fact that it is still your car will make it feel 10x better than getting a different car.

Good luck thumbsup


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Chelica815] #223285 Jul 15, 11:01am Jul 15, 11:01am
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Yah, 200,000KM; Worthless on a trade-in.

Here is my list thus far:

1) Engine (complete with all attachments inside serpentine belt, starter and exhaust manifold)
2) Manual Transmission (6 Speed)
3) Computer - Cruise Cont, (left side dash), MT
4) Computer - Elec Cont Unit (ECU), (behind left headlamp), GTS (2ZZGE eng), MT (6 spd)
5) Shifter, boot & assembly along with linkage cables
6) Clutch pedal & cable

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trading in stuff with the dealership, you never get your value back...and it's always a loss. The dealerships are there to make money not to be a charity. The only way I use dealerships now is I just drive in to their bay and ask for hints/advice on how to fix stuff if I need it. They just call the tech over and he answers my questions. I hold them to Toyota's good reputation which includes customer service and after-sales support. If you have the ability and the time (not that long), keeping a car forever and swapping engines is the way to save thousands of dollars. And I don't have to worry about the Toyota brand going away anytime soon lol.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223287 Jul 15, 11:10am Jul 15, 11:10am
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Yah, 200,000KM; Worthless on a trade-in.

Here is my list thus far:

1) Engine (complete with all attachments inside serpentine belt, starter and exhaust manifold)
2) Manual Transmission (6 Speed)
3) Computer - Cruise Cont, (left side dash), MT
4) Computer - Elec Cont Unit (ECU), (behind left headlamp), GTS (2ZZGE eng), MT (6 spd)
5) Shifter, boot & assembly along with linkage cables
6) Clutch pedal & cable


On the ECU make sure it's not 2002 b/c of the low rev limit unless you want that, and make sure it's not 2003 b/c of drive-by-wire.

on 6) I noticed you wrote "cable" and I want to be sure you know it's a hydraulic clutch with a clutch line. I suggest downloading the manual and bringing it with you to mark off on a checklist all the things you need.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: QTRMLR_1] #223288 Jul 15, 11:14am Jul 15, 11:14am
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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: QTRMLR_1] #223289 Jul 15, 11:17am Jul 15, 11:17am
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I didn't know the celi's had a hydraulic clutch. Good, but that might be a little more work. I'll download the manual & see.

Ohh, shoot I didn't think the 2003's were drive by wire. It is a 2003 motor & tranny I am getting. What happens then? I will need the electronic gas pedal & a bunch of other junk?

Thank you for the info.

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223290 Jul 15, 11:20am Jul 15, 11:20am
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if you have a 03 engine you may be able to convert it back to a throttle body. not sure hwat physically is on teh engine it may jstu be a Intake manifold adn tb.

btu make sure if you use the drive by wire get a 03 ecu if you conver tit over get a 01 ecu


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Krayze] #223291 Jul 15, 11:48am Jul 15, 11:48am
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ahhhhh...poor 2003 GTS RIP. That baby didn't last long.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: QTRMLR_1] #223292 Jul 15, 1:46pm Jul 15, 1:46pm
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It probably got plowed over by a suburban. LOL

I am guessing that the proceedure for pulling a motor is unhook the drive axles, unbolt the motor, remove the power steering and air conditioning pump, unplug all the electrical & hoses, remove the Hood & pull the motor from the top?

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223293 Jul 15, 2:07pm Jul 15, 2:07pm
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Good luck..seems like a tons of work..


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: celicafourotwo] #223294 Jul 15, 2:12pm Jul 15, 2:12pm
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Thanks. I don't think its too bad. I have done a couple of 350's and a 305 before. They are a lot simpler as far as hookups go. But if you take the plastic off the inside of the engine compartment & look around the motor, there really isn't all that much there. Its not the worst motor I have seen for junk hooked to it.

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223296 Jul 15, 3:11pm Jul 15, 3:11pm
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yeah that surprised me also with how much room you have in the engine bay of the celica.

and good luck on the conversion. thumbsup


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223297 Jul 15, 3:16pm Jul 15, 3:16pm
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here you go...this is the conversoin kit!!!!!! 1zz to 2zz conversion

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223298 Jul 15, 3:24pm Jul 15, 3:24pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
I will be converting replacing the engine in my GT automatic with a GTS engine and tranny. From what I can figure, I will need the engine, tranny, engine computer, shifter, clutch pedal and cables. thumbsup

Any experts out there? What else will I need?


dude from experience, this is pain in the ass and money job.
I have gts auto and was trying to convert it into stick. And the price i got for that was 2000$ at toysports.com.
New engine is going to cost you at least 3000$.
the parts you need.
shifter
clutch
flywheel
2zzt321 engine
2zzt321 tranny(good luck finding these two)
brake master cylinder
clutch cylinder
shifter cable
axle
ecu
nuts and volt
and much more...

I mean don't get me wrong i would do it anyday.
I just don't have enough money for that. And not only that if you are spending that muich you mind as well get a Turbo or S/C. it will be faster.
Hearing from lot of people, after tranny swap is done, you will have lot of problems with your car.
but good luck

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Jae] #223299 Jul 15, 4:32pm Jul 15, 4:32pm
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brake master cylinder & axle

Why would I need those?

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223300 Jul 15, 5:41pm Jul 15, 5:41pm
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brake master cylinder because we have hydraulic clutches that run on brake fluid, and it's all connected. If you can get it cheap from the junkyard like you say, go for it. Haggle them and have them name a set price for all the parts you need for your tranny and engine swap. offer to give them your old parts and 200k engine hehe. I mean it's a junkyard celica...so don't let them charge you more than $1500 for everything...I mean getting all this stuff new from the dealership would cost you ten times as much.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: QTRMLR_1] #223301 Jul 15, 7:11pm Jul 15, 7:11pm
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UPDATED LIST:

1) 2ZZE Engine (complete with all attachments inside serpentine belt, starter and exhaust manifold)
2) 2ZZE Engine mount
3) 2ZZE Manual Transmission
4) 2ZZE Computer - Cruise Cont, (left side dash), MT
5) 2ZZE Computer - Elec Cont Unit (ECU), (behind left headlamp), GTS (2ZZGE eng), MT (6 spd)
6) 2ZZE Shifter, boot & assembly along with control cables
7) 2ZZE Clutch pedal & hydraulic plunger & hydraulic lines.
8) 2ZZE Master Brake Cylinder
9) 2ZZE Drive by wire system including accelerator pedal.

All parts are coming off a 2003 Celica GTS. It appears the going rate for everything I need is about $3000.

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223302 Jul 15, 7:53pm Jul 15, 7:53pm
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dont forget the cat pipe since the gts is bigger. its not that hard to swap, a shop did it for my cousin in a day, good luck with the swap thumbsup

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: ikin] #223303 Jul 15, 10:25pm Jul 15, 10:25pm
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I got an idea for the exhaust. They sell electric controlled valves for exhaust. I want to set one up with a switch on the dash. When you need it, you hit the switch and your running straight pipe from the headers to the road. Lots of flow for real cheap! thumbsup

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223304 Jul 15, 11:09pm Jul 15, 11:09pm
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yup, exhaust control valves whether electric or manual cable are awesome!!! I have the manual cable type, and I love going in to race mode at a second's notice, and then stealth mode driving around the city.


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I noticed "engine mount", but I assume you'll be getting more than one. While you're at it, since you get all you want for 3k, you may as well pick up the rear disc brakes and calipers since you'll need it anyway to stop the more powerful 2zz. Someone mentioned axle (Jae?) but whether or not you need it, I say take it since you may break an axle off the line if you decide to put a Turbo in your car later on.


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Yah, I think only the LH engine mount is different.

A few guys have the valves on their big blocks, they shure sound neat straight exhausting to the road with blue flames and all.

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223307 Jul 16, 7:05am Jul 16, 7:05am
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Why not just BUY a GTS in the first place instead of sinking more money into a GT. confused


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Maybe he didn't have the money
Maybe he didn't know how to drive a stick
maybe he couldn;t have afforded the insurance
Maybe he got a good deal on this one.


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go for it!!!! i like doing things myself.. i can see where you are comming from.. i dont wanna trade my baby off either and drive away in another car.

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I got a price to change my 1zz auto to a stick. $3500 for everything. I haven't decided if its worth it. However, I do want a stick really bad. I was considering trading in, but look at my mods. So much shit to convert over!!


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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
Maybe he didn't have the money
Maybe he didn't know how to drive a stick
maybe he couldn;t have afforded the insurance
Maybe he got a good deal on this one.


If he can afford $3000 for an engine, the price of the GTS is made up.

Driving a stick takes 2 hours to learn.

The insurance is SLIGHTLY more.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: celicatalbot] #223312 Jul 16, 7:44am Jul 16, 7:44am
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$3500 is too much. You can get a 2ZZ motor & tranny with everything you need for that money.

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223313 Jul 16, 10:21am Jul 16, 10:21am
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
$3500 is too much. You can get a 2ZZ motor & tranny with everything you need for that money.



Yeah but I don't know how to swap out a tranny, and change my pedals and shit. They are doing the install for me.

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: celicatalbot] #223314 Jul 16, 11:02am Jul 16, 11:02am
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did you blow the engine or something in the GT? because im not seeing this as a good mod unless you did that. if it still works a trade in and the money you are spending on this mod should get you a GTS

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: 2kVeilsideGTS] #223315 Jul 16, 11:13am Jul 16, 11:13am
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^^^^ A trade in will be more expensive. You have to make another down payment, your payments will go up, and you have to start your loan all over again. You can get everything you need to do the install for a little more than the down payment!

Besides some people have work in their car. Who wants to convert all of their shit over. After you mod your car, it become part of you.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223316 Jul 16, 11:35am Jul 16, 11:35am
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Yah, I think only the LH engine mount is different.

A few guys have the valves on their big blocks, they shure sound neat straight exhausting to the road with blue flames and all.


I'm picking up a new front engine mount for my GTS. Unless you have done the energy suspension front mount mod, you'll tend to break the front mount on launches with the GTS and an upgraded clutch. It's always a good thing having extra mounts around. Just take whatever you can possibly need if it's all for one price.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #223317 Jul 16, 11:38am Jul 16, 11:38am
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
brake master cylinder & axle

Why would I need those?
I sure as hell you aren't the one doing this install, because if you have to come here and ask what you need to buy for the install, then you have no idea what you are doing.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: celicatalbot] #223318 Jul 16, 2:14pm Jul 16, 2:14pm
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wtf way dont you sell and buy a gts wtf rolleyes

Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: oas] #223319 Jul 16, 3:01pm Jul 16, 3:01pm
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hey come on guys, be nice. some people have no fear of tackling new tasks...he just happens to be one of them and has the confidence in himself to figure things out. He says he's done engine swaps before on other cars which have more junk connected to them, so I believe he can do it. And I'm sure there's more than one GTS in Canada which he can copy if he needs a visual reference other than the manual.


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Re: CONVERTING AN AUTO 1ZZE TO A STANDARD 2ZZE [Re: QTRMLR_1] #223320 Jul 16, 3:46pm Jul 16, 3:46pm
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Its funny how a bunch of yas can't justify an engine swap and say its too much trouble when some of you have spent thousands on cosmetic upgrades that don't do a thing for your car.

Just because you are afraid to get dirty and work on a motor, doesn't me I am.

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