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Jul 30, 9:24pm - #237009 
3sgte or STi

In like 2 years i was planning on getting a STi. But after seeing that video of the 3sgte in the multimedia section i started thinking about doing that engine swap. Ive looked around and a local shop can do the swap for about 15 grand with tuning and everything which is about how much more i would have to fork out after i sold my celi. So what do you think. Please put some thought into this and dont just say the celica. This would most likely be my daily driver also.

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Jul 30, 9:30pm - #237010 
well since its ur daily driver.. i would choose the swap juss because the sti doesnt have a/c, radio and shiz like that... but wutever choice you make im sure its for a good reason


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Jul 30, 9:33pm - #237011 
I'd say celi also as poste above ^^ and insurance would still be the same.. as i sti would be more i believe..

then you'd also have a sleeper in your hands thumbsup and looks to match

i want to do it but can't cry darn cali


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Jul 30, 9:33pm - #237012 
swap, cause not many people have it!


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Jul 30, 9:37pm - #237013 
Originally Posted by andrews
swap, cause not many people have it!
yea the only person i know is that guy in florida.

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Jul 30, 9:37pm - #237014 
I'm going to be the lone voice that says STi.

This is going to be your daily driver. Plus, if the swap takes the place of your next car... I'm assuming you'd have to then keep the Celi for 3-4 more years. A car THAT heavily modded, as a daily driver... and keeping it as a d/d for THAT long? Not a good idea. It's going to be awesome, but a massive headache.


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Jul 30, 9:38pm - #237015 
STI.

So much potential.


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Jul 30, 10:33pm - #237016 
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Jul 30, 10:35pm - #237017 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
I'm going to be the lone voice that says STi.

This is going to be your daily driver. Plus, if the swap takes the place of your next car... I'm assuming you'd have to then keep the Celi for 3-4 more years. A car THAT heavily modded, as a daily driver... and keeping it as a d/d for THAT long? Not a good idea. It's going to be awesome, but a massive headache.
Yeah, it's gonna wind up costing you an arm and a leg to maintain it, and you won't get a warranty with it.


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Jul 30, 11:22pm - #237018 
if you dont want a radio and a/c then go ahead and get an sti. have you considered a wrx, non sti, because id really like to have a radio and a heater. does it snow in cincinatti?


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Jul 30, 11:53pm - #237019 
If you wanna be unique, go for the swap.

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Jul 31, 12:06am - #237020 
if you have some money to spare and be unique and surprise everyone, 3sgte swap will be way worth it.
as a daily driver, an sti would be more comfortable, 4 doors, newer, and all that. remember ur celica will have horrible resale value and very hard to sell if its modified like that

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Jul 31, 12:19am - #237021 
STi thats my next car

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Jul 31, 12:38am - #237022 
if you really love the celica..than go for it. thumbsup

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Jul 31, 9:33am - #237023 
STi - it comes with radio, a/c and that shit and is AWD and all that...it's awesome.


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Jul 31, 11:04am - #237024 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
STi - it comes with radio, a/c and that shit and is AWD and all that...it's awesome.

i agree

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Jul 31, 1:21pm - #237025 
Originally Posted by CaddyShack
if you dont want a radio and a/c then go ahead and get an sti. have you considered a wrx, non sti, because id really like to have a radio and a heater. does it snow in cincinatti?

roll your window down and install a cd player. done deal.


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Jul 31, 2:14pm - #237026 
Originally Posted by csheriff
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if you dont want a radio and a/c then go ahead and get an sti. have you considered a wrx, non sti, because id really like to have a radio and a heater. does it snow in cincinatti?

roll your window down and install a cd player. done deal.


ya really, the STi is a better choice. if your going to drive one responibly anyway you don't need distractions like a radio. And you can always install one too.


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Jul 31, 2:25pm - #237027 
Originally Posted by CaddyShack
if you dont want a radio and a/c then go ahead and get an sti. have you considered a wrx, non sti, because id really like to have a radio and a heater. does it snow in cincinatti?


actually it does come with those

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Jul 31, 3:52pm - #237028 
yea, for god sake...the STi DOES come with radio and A/C rolleyes


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Jul 31, 4:19pm - #237029 
ok so i didnt kno!!!! damn you dont have to post 3 times to tell me... get the sti because 3sgte isnt a good daily driver and resale value aint that great


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Jul 31, 4:32pm - #237030 
well if you didnt know why did you post

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Jul 31, 4:47pm - #237031 
its only an option though isnt it????? the one that i almost got didnt have radio but i think it had ac. you could get radio and armrest shit installed as a factory option though.


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Jul 31, 4:50pm - #237032 
no its standard

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Jul 31, 5:00pm - #237033 
Dont STI's also have a 6 disk cd changer?

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Jul 31, 5:04pm - #237034 
yup even the WRX and the 2.5 RS w/ sport package come with a changer

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Jul 31, 5:14pm - #237035 
it cant come standard...i test drove an 04 and it had no radio, no speakers. it has to be an option, but then again im retarted.


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Jul 31, 5:14pm - #237036 
confused


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Jul 31, 5:17pm - #237037 
here

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Jul 31, 5:22pm - #237038 
then why the hell didnt the one that i was gonna get have a radio. even the book on the car was talking about how it left out the radio, speakers and floor mats to achieve very low weight.


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Jul 31, 5:30pm - #237039 
maybe it is for an 05 i dont knwo thats what i found though

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Jul 31, 5:35pm - #237040 
thats gotta be it then, but thats gay. they're taking away from the race feel of the STI. Next thing you know its gonna have big leather seats and OnStar.


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Jul 31, 5:39pm - #237041 
doubt it

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Jul 31, 8:37pm - #237042 
the 05 sti's i duno but im pretty sure the old ones dont have a radio and a/c... thx for keeping me up to date but seriously vsgts14, you only have to tell me once

my bad


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Jul 31, 9:38pm - #237043 
15grand is hella expensive. U should try elsewhere or go buy a rx7 or something.

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Aug 1, 12:16am - #237044 
Originally Posted by csheriff
it cant come standard...i test drove an 04 and it had no radio, no speakers. it has to be an option, but then again im retarted.


exactly, an 04...

for 05, both cars have much more added and changed, including these options.


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Aug 1, 10:27am - #237045 
ok got it straight.


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Aug 1, 10:33am - #237046 
my buddy's got an STi blue with gold rims, it has a radio and climate controls! thumbsup


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why not get a celica alltrac?


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Aug 1, 1:32pm - #237048 
WTH. Get the STI.


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Aug 1, 11:54pm - #237049 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
why not get a celica alltrac?


do you even kno how hard it is to find an alltrac let alone being in good condition? may be a different story in cincinatti, but i say that alltracs are pretty damn rare


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do you have a link to that video?

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Aug 2, 1:07am - #237051 
Originally Posted by CaddyShack
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why not get a celica alltrac?


do you even kno how hard it is to find an alltrac let alone being in good condition? may be a different story in cincinatti, but i say that alltracs are pretty damn rare

theyr not easy to find, but its not that hard. check ebay and you'l see some


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Aug 2, 12:41pm - #237052 
do you really trust ebay in shipping cars to u?


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Aug 3, 3:30pm - #237053 
STi...Hands down thumbsup Would kill for one, sucks not having money >.<

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STI!! NO Doubt. I will get it too!

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STI all the way...WARRANTY and reliability always will own over a highly pressured engine that a whole lot could go wrong on (especially cause its a custom job), and only a handful of people could actually work on (and that;s if you have the money to pay them

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