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how difficult would this engine swap be? (5th gen celi) #334320 Nov 23, 9:36pm Nov 23, 9:36pm
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how difficult would this engine swap be? (5th gen celi)
I am posting this also in the 5th gen section but since not many people look there I thought maybe you guys could give me some help here too... I currently have a 1990 Celica GT liftback with the 2.2L 130 hp I4, and I am really looking to get some more power out of it. would you suggest the 2.0L 200 hp I4 that comes in the 1990 all-trac turbos? or something else? also, how difficult of a swap will this be (with whatever engine you suggest)? is it pretty much drop and go or is there a greater amount of modifications that will be necessary? any thoughts/information you can give me would be most appreciated.

Re: how difficult would this engine swap be? (5th gen celi) [Re: 90CelicaGt] #334321 Nov 23, 10:27pm Nov 23, 10:27pm
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i think calibrating your instrument panels would be important, also getting the speedometer from an 90' all-trac.


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Re: how difficult would this engine swap be? (5th gen celi) [Re: Zero] #334322 Nov 23, 10:56pm Nov 23, 10:56pm
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Not too damn hard. The All-Track motor Is a 3SGT Turbo


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Re: how difficult would this engine swap be? (5th gen celi) [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #334323 Nov 28, 9:52pm Nov 28, 9:52pm
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It will be hard enough if you are not mechanically inclined. Ther are tons of 3sgte swap info on celica.net and several people have done it and have very good insight. The best way is to get an alltrac (GT4) front clip, not just an engine. You can keep the 5sfe tranny or mate it with the MR2T tranny.
BTW, it's AllTrac without K


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Re: how difficult would this engine swap be? (5th gen celi) [Re: GT4] #334324 Nov 30, 11:02am Nov 30, 11:02am
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im swappin 3sgte
the one with 255hp to my 7th gen
yes and you do need 5sfe tranny but i cant godamn find one damn damn damn

i got everything just not the tranny

can someone help me with a good place to find one

i have been searching for some time

Re: how difficult would this engine swap be? (5th gen celi) [Re: supercharred] #334325 Nov 30, 4:45pm Nov 30, 4:45pm
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LOL ARE YOU SERIOUS???????? DUDE!!!!! 5SFE TRANNIES ARE EVERYWHERE!!!!!

Try seaching on www.carpart.com you'll most likely find some


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Re: how difficult would this engine swap be? (5th gen celi) [Re: bloodredgt] #334326 Dec 1, 7:14am Dec 1, 7:14am
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You can use a 5sfe tranny, or one off a 6 cyl Camry or Avalon. or a 3sge tranny, or a 3sgte tranny from a MR2 with a little modification. The Camry engine is the strongest of them all. The 3sgte from the MR2 is a really good choice cos it come with the LSD. Trannies are easy to find, its the engines that are a pain, unless you import.

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