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nebraskaGTS
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Sep 7, 10:05am - #268807 
Question for you crazy 5th gen fans

my brother is just about to turn 17 and is looking to get into tuning. i suggested him to get an older celica and we could do a 3sgte swap. i was just wondering what years i'm gonna wanna do this easiest into, i was thinking pry a 5th gen and wondering if you could help me out.

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Sep 7, 1:45pm - #268808 
any swap isn't easy. to tell you the truth i think dropping a 3sgte into a 5th gen would be easier than most swaps but i've heard wiring is a real headache.


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Sep 7, 8:10pm - #268809 
but for the work put into the 3sgte swap u'll be happy with the power. and if not just try to find an all trac oh btw. blood wats going on wit the hinges?


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Sep 10, 5:27pm - #268810 
a little off topic but whats up with 3sge? i plan on replacing my 5sfe in the spring, was gonna just get another 5s to hold me through till i could afford a 3sgte. I heard someone say they were gonna put one in thier 5th gen and was wondering whats the overall pros and cons?

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Sep 11, 4:59pm - #268811 
the t stands for Turbo in the toyota name game, so it would be a 2.2 n/a engine.

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Sep 11, 7:43pm - #268812 
yes i know the t is for Turbo, thats not what im asking. I dont see a lot of people doing the swap so it must not be worth it

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Sep 12, 2:28pm - #268813 
Man, a lot of people do the swap. Most of them are over at celica.net though. The swap is real easy, I know, I did it myself. I highly recommend it, it is a good car to start off with in High Performance. One major hting is that it is front wheel drive and easier to control if you start roasting the tires. I say do it man. I can help with questions you might have and also Clayton just pulled some archived material from celica.net that will really help you out. If you want to bring a 5th Gen to life, then do the 3S Swap.


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Oct 9, 12:24pm - #268814 
you put a 3sge in your car? (not a 3sgTe)

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Oct 10, 6:05pm - #268815 
I did a 3S-GTE Swap.


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