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johnnyisotonic Sep 24, 5:41am - #283409 
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3sgte in 00 Celica GTS?

i am looking into doin this swap but i havent seen anyone who has done it yet so i was wondering if you guyz know anyone who has done this swap or if you can give me information on it.. i am trying to find out how hard its goin to be and the deal with motor mounts, wiring harnes.. ect...
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shoulin Sep 24, 5:45am - #283410 

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no idea, but if it is i'd put in a JDM 3SGTE
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yup it's been done.. have some vid of the guy whose done it too.. o wait nvm here it is... happywink

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Johnsgt Sep 24, 6:18am - #283412 
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Ive heard of one guy who has done it. Basically its not worth it. Its a whole lot of custom work and a ton of money. The guy had his own shop so was able to do all the labor himself and it still cost like 10k. Keep in mind just a stock 3sgte isnt gonna make the car that fast but its gonna add a ton of weight. The reason the 3sgte is so great is its ability to be heavily modded. Therefore not only would you need to swap it, but you would also need to mod it to get some good power. Plan to spend well over 10k.
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johnnyisotonic Sep 24, 6:25am - #283413 
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well, right now im just looking into the swap, im not interested in modding it, im just looking around to see what custom work i would have to do to get the motor in and make it look clean.
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johnnyisotonic Sep 24, 6:32am - #283414 
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will i need to convert my celica to an awd to complete this swap?
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GT4 Sep 24, 3:27pm - #283415 

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Originally Posted by johnnyisotonic

will i need to convert my celica to an awd to complete this swap?

No.
Make sure you know how to pass smog test without EGR. JDM engine doesn't come with EGR and EGR port. And yes, you can install it but you have to drill /machine to make it work, not worth it.
Also, you have couple choices of ECU. (JDM, USDM, and stand aloan) You can use JDM ECU as long as you are able to find higher octane gas (which is difficult in CA) If you use USDM ecu, you will need to disable the error code for the missing EGR. If you go stand aloan, you will be OK.
Swap isn't impossible but it's easy either. It takes time and money.
Are you familiar with the 3sgte engine? Which generation of 3S are you going to use for the swap?

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johnnyisotonic Sep 24, 5:08pm - #283416 
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do they make a front wheel drive transmission for the 3sgte? and me and my brother are looking to do a complicated swap this winter without having to spend an arm and a leg on the swap, we are planning on doin all the work ourselves so that should save a lot of money on install, plus we know people who can make custom mounts. but i live in columbus ohio so i dont have to worry about passing any smog test because we dont have any. but as of right now we're just trying to find out how complicated its going to be.
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GT2111 Sep 24, 5:33pm - #283417 
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There an awd if im not mistaken! Your gunnna Use ALOT of money! Its a great mod but its gunna cost you alot.
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GT4 Sep 24, 5:40pm - #283418 

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There is no stock FWD tranny for 3sgte. What most swapper do is using either toyota V6 tranny (camry, solara 1mzfe)or MR2T tranny. Some people use 5sfe tranny and it hold power too.
My $0.02 is do a lot of research before starting the project. The best source would be Celica.net It will not be as easy as 3sgte swap on 5th gen Celica but you will learn a lot there.

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johnnyisotonic Sep 24, 6:27pm - #283419 
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thanks for all the helpful information, i'm trying to learn as much as i can before we start the swap.
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