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New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock #418771 Mar 16, 4:13pm Mar 16, 4:13pm
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New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock
I will soon be getting a 1992 1.6L Celica ST (not hatchback) from my older brother. The car is in good shape, but it is extremely slow. I was wondering what kind of options there are for this car, or if an engine swap is a must or if an engine swap is even possible? If adding some other parts will kick up the hp a bit thatd be great too, but I don't know where to start.

Thanks in advance!

Re: New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock [Re: quikslvrac] #418772 Mar 16, 4:31pm Mar 16, 4:31pm
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2 words... 3sgte swap wink grin


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Re: New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock [Re: sakara] #418773 Mar 16, 8:58pm Mar 16, 8:58pm
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How much would that run me? Not including labor? Or better yet, are there any more reasonable things? Im seeing those engines as costing 2k+...

Re: New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock [Re: quikslvrac] #418774 Mar 16, 9:38pm Mar 16, 9:38pm
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u can get a motor for $800, lol... U just gotta know where to look wink We all trac ppl can try to help you out smile


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Re: New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock [Re: sakara] #418775 Mar 17, 5:39am Mar 17, 5:39am
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3s-gte swap would be nice and then turbo the hell out of it. but everyone does that swap.

Re: New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock [Re: Jamey] #418776 Mar 21, 10:45pm Mar 21, 10:45pm
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heck, I am not looking for originality, I am just looking for some more power. with the 3sgte swap, what other parts are involved other than the engine? since my soon to be celica is an ST I'd imagine other stuff would be involved, mayhaps a new trans?

Re: New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock [Re: quikslvrac] #418777 Mar 21, 11:18pm Mar 21, 11:18pm
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Re: New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock [Re: GTS2003BLK] #418778 Mar 21, 11:32pm Mar 21, 11:32pm
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How accurate is the $5k estimate? As much as I'd like to do this, the Celica has about 128k miles on it and has some slight body damage (a few dents here and there from an accident a few years back)

If the 5k is about right, I may not be able to swing it even after working all summer.

Re: New (old) Celica owner, needs more power... still Stock [Re: quikslvrac] #418779 Mar 22, 12:50am Mar 22, 12:50am
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eh, it's just one site's opinions, your milage may and probalby will vary so to speak.

I just though it would make a good reference, or starting point if you will.

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