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GTS engine in a GT? #409795 Feb 25, 10:02pm Feb 25, 10:02pm
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GTS engine in a GT?
Hey! I was just wondering how difficult it would be to transplant a VVTL-i engine into a GT? I assume you'd have to change your clutch too since the GTS is a 6 speed. Is it possible? Is it practical (probably not hehe)

I was also wondering where you might find 2zz engines online?

Re: GTS engine in a GT? [Re: Solid_Snake] #409796 Feb 25, 10:04pm Feb 25, 10:04pm
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ebay...

with the money your putting in to swapping, you might as well buy a GTS.


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Re: GTS engine in a GT? [Re: Solid_Snake] #409797 Feb 25, 10:07pm Feb 25, 10:07pm
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probably not practical since a GTS is only going to be a few thousand difference from a gt. so unless you've already got a shitload of stuff invested into this car like custom paint and moulded body kit, custom uplostury and stereo painted dash, etc.. I'd sell your GT and get a GTS. now if you are going to do all the work yourself it might be an interesting learning experience and fun to do just for fun.. the engine I heard is 1800 dollars and you can probably get it from a toyota dealership or an autoparts store for that without having to pay shipping but you'd have to pay tax. Monkeywrench.com has built blocks with different upgrades might want to look into something like that. but you could probably get more horsepower for a cheaper price by turboing your existing GT motor with a c2power.com turbo kit for about 3700 since you'd probably need to buy the tranny with the GTS motor as well for another 2 grand. and with that turbo kit you'd be running a lot more HP than a stock GTS motor.

Re: GTS engine in a GT? [Re: celicatuner] #409798 Feb 26, 1:09am Feb 26, 1:09am
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in other words, just turbo your gt man

Re: GTS engine in a GT? [Re: TRdRida] #409799 Feb 26, 1:34am Feb 26, 1:34am
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turbo isn't as reliable as a stock 2zz engine.. turbo can lead to more problems and actually be more costly than say an engine swap.. but its wishful thinking to get a 2zz for 1800 spineyes


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Re: GTS engine in a GT? [Re: Solid_Snake] #451846 Nov 14, 12:25pm Nov 14, 12:25pm
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MY gt motor blew up...I Ann just interested in can a gts motor dropped into MY 2000 gt rather easily or is there a brain busting load of mods to take care of, like ECU, TRANSMISSION, ETC...IS IT WORTH MY TIME AND EFFORT AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF MY SON AND ME TAKING THIS PROTECT TOGETHER?

Re: GTS engine in a GT? [Re: Solid_Snake] #451847 Nov 14, 1:01pm Nov 14, 1:01pm
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@Toy37orBust, for a nearly 18 year old car, its probably cheaper and easier to just scrap your totaled GT for parts. Then start over with the GT-S.

If purchasing from a private-party or dealership lot, you're looking at a total cost of about $3k - $8k for a GT-S in 2018.

As of November 2017:
2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
140,000mi (Average)
Condition: Good (Average)
Avg Price: $3,800 (Range $2,500 - $5,000)
SOURCE: https://www.kbb.com/

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