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Oct 19, 8:08am - #303821 
MR2 Engine Swap

i just bought my friend's 3sgte engine and was wondering has anyone from the forums done this before and if they have any tips about it? i was also wondering whether the stock gauge cluster will be usable with the new engine or would i have to have everything custommade


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Oct 19, 9:15am - #303823 
yeah looking at a 15k dollar conversion... have fun!! smile


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Oct 19, 9:19am - #303824 
^^^^ whjat he said...good luck...if you get it done...you'll be the ..hmmmmmmmm 2nd celica 7th gen to ever pull this off...not to mention the tuning, and suspension work you'll need to get it running, and streetable

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Oct 19, 9:29am - #303825 
hey, if you get this done, I call first person to ride in it thumbsup

I read a different article that said it would cost less than 10 grand...15 grand sounds too expensive.


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Oct 19, 9:55am - #303826 
btw - what generation is the engine?


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Oct 19, 10:08am - #303827 
[b] Go for it bro...there is this guy who also this same swap at NC and had a silver veilslide kit like yours with the TRD wing and everything...lol. good luck with the install. thumbsup

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Oct 19, 10:17am - #303828 
Yeah the shop that did it was in Flordia. Check out nc .org and do a search. Lots of info on it over there thumbsup


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Oct 19, 7:35pm - #303829 
trust me its around 15 grand you talking new mounts, Intake manifold, Radiator, FMIC, Piping, custom transmission & splines, custom axles & Hubs... not to mention wiring & tuning etc... in other words...ALOT of work!

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Oct 19, 7:45pm - #303830 
i think its the 3rd gen mr2 motor (jdm one) and i got it for 800, it has 55K miles on it, but i know a shop who can hook me up with some parts so its chill...15K is bit much dont you think?


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Oct 19, 7:49pm - #303831 
good luck and let us know how it goes, ur probably the second person with this swap on a 7th gen, congrats thumbsup

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Oct 19, 7:51pm - #303832 
he is the only person that has said 15 grand, from what i read you could get it for around 6k - and that was if you paid 2 grand for the engine

did you get the tranny with the engine ?


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Oct 19, 8:02pm - #303833 
unfortunately no tranny, its just the engine and a new turbo for 800


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Oct 19, 11:03pm - #303834 
Originally Posted by Autocelica23

i think its the 3rd gen mr2 motor (jdm one) and i got it for 800, it has 55K miles on it, but i know a shop who can hook me up with some parts so its chill...15K is bit much dont you think?

Are you kidding? eek
3rd gen engine for $800?
How can it be?
What is the color of the timing belt cover?
The turbo from 3rd gen 3sgte alone costs $600-$750 on eBay.


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Oct 19, 11:41pm - #303835 
I don't think 15k is that unrealistic. I think its gonna be at least 10k+.

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Oct 20, 1:35am - #303836 
Remember, you'll also need to mod the engine once it's installed, or you'll be slower than a stock GTS. The engine may be able to become powerful, but its cast iron block also heavy (about twice the weight of the aluminum 2ZZ), so the weight offsets the power gains of the stock 3S-GTE. Not including the weight of the tranny, either (you did get a 3S-GTE tranny too, right? The 2ZZ's won't handle the power, or even bolt up). The install will need to be fully custom, so that helps jack up the price really quick. Expect $10K+ for installation plus mods to be faster than a GTS.

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Oct 20, 4:48am - #303837 
like a turboooooooooooo thumbsup

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Oct 20, 7:48pm - #303838 
yea my whole setup is going to be all custom, but ill keep you guys updated on the this project


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Oct 20, 9:33pm - #303839 
If mainly do it yourself then it wont cost that much.
Alot of stuff to worry about though.
some of which will be;
motor mounts
ecu wont work with engine so instruments wont work
running all custom piping
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Oct 20, 9:34pm - #303840 
p.s. do it if you can, but my recomendation is to get a second beater car to drive while your car is in and out of commission


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Oct 20, 9:49pm - #303841 
good luck and be ready to be broke for a while thumbsup


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Nov 1, 8:37pm - #303842 
i am ready for this shit to go down...ill keep you guys updated on my progress


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Nov 2, 1:36am - #303843 
son of a b*tch dude, eek i really hope you get this done, wish you much luck dude. And dont forget to tell us about it, that thread is gonna be on fire shocked


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