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3sgte in 7th gen Celica? #325258 Nov 13, 12:51pm Nov 13, 12:51pm
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3sgte in 7th gen Celica?
I'm just curious how realistic would it be to put a 3sgte motor in a 7th gen celica and possibly make it rwd also? I've found anything is possible with enough money, but what does everyone else think. Is it a waste of time to even think about doing this?

Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: karbon] #325259 Nov 13, 1:20pm Nov 13, 1:20pm
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it'll cost you a lot, but it is possible. only been done once as far as i know. it's not really practical. for much less money (and less time and risk), you could turbo your car and upgrade the internals.


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Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: combatc87] #325260 Nov 13, 1:31pm Nov 13, 1:31pm
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yups...i believe there is a video on someone in floriday having a 3sgte. freaking fast.

Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: combatc87] #325261 Nov 13, 1:35pm Nov 13, 1:35pm
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If you're looking for straight line performance, the 3S-GTE will most likely be more powerful in the end, but its weight (almost 2x the weight of a 2ZZ) will destroy handling. Plus, you'd have to mod the engine from the start, or your car will actually be slower than a stock GTS (engine weight more than offsets its power difference).

Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #325262 Nov 13, 4:52pm Nov 13, 4:52pm
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I thought added weight improves handling? Too bad they don't have 3S-GTEs in aluminum like the VVTis. thumbsdown

Damn, and I really wanted to do this mod after a couple hundred thousand miles. cry


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Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: Sancho] #325263 Nov 13, 5:25pm Nov 13, 5:25pm
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Originally Posted by Sancho
I thought added weight improves handling?

Not when it's all up front. The weight distribution would probably be close to 75/25 after the swap (tranny isn't light, either). Good for acceleration because all the weight's up front, but horrible for turning. You'll understeer all over the place. The ideal weight distribution for handling is 50/50, but will hurt all out FWD acceleration (better for RWD, though)

Originally Posted by Sancho
Too bad they don't have 3S-GTEs in aluminum like the VVTis. thumbsdown

The reason the 3S-GTE can handle so much power is because it's an iron block. Changing it into an aluminum block would just handicap the engine's potential.

Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #325264 Nov 13, 5:43pm Nov 13, 5:43pm
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Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: eddie_725] #325265 Nov 14, 1:17am Nov 14, 1:17am
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why not do the v6 1mzfe swap. bolt on super charger too will make it a very nice car. and isnt it about the same weight as the 1zz since its all aluminun.

Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: karbon] #449418 Jun 20, 1:05am Jun 20, 1:05am
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done it took me 3 weeks in total bit of a nightmare ,its on youtube celica gen 7 3sgte
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...AP-OR-NOT-TO-ENGINE-SWAP.html#Post449096

Re: 3sgte in 7th gen Celica? [Re: karbon] #449883 Feb 26, 1:28pm Feb 26, 1:28pm
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Check out www.fensport.co.uk they specialise in performance toyotas and have done the conversion on their previous race car.


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