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Performance Engine #63521 Nov 27, 1:55pm Nov 27, 1:55pm
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I have a 2001 GTS Manual, I just have the stock engine. Im bout ready to do an engine swap and I was wondering what you guys consider to be the best engine on price and performance wise?

Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63522 Nov 27, 1:57pm Nov 27, 1:57pm
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y r you going to do an engine swipe


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #63523 Nov 27, 2:02pm Nov 27, 2:02pm
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
y r you going to do an engine swipe


yea why are u...do a turbo or sometihng


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63524 Nov 27, 2:29pm Nov 27, 2:29pm
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Did ya bump your head? like the others said TURBO thumbsup


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63525 Nov 27, 7:43pm Nov 27, 7:43pm
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turbo it.


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: VSGTS14] #63526 Nov 27, 11:34pm Nov 27, 11:34pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
turbo it.

get the turbo like everyone side

Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63527 Nov 27, 11:36pm Nov 27, 11:36pm
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GTS for wut engine?

get the turbo dude!


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63528 Nov 28, 12:01am Nov 28, 12:01am
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Build that 2zz engine up and it'd be just fine, throw in a 3zz stroker kit and it'll be great... cheaper than a swap too.

You can always swap in a 3sgte, but it requires a good amount of work and may not be street legal anymore afterwords, depending on the state you live in and the production year of the engine you get.


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63529 Nov 28, 12:10am Nov 28, 12:10am
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wtf

Okaay...besides the fact that there is a limited selection of engines you could swap why would you? Considering you have a stock engine, you haven't even given the 2zz a chance yet.a 3s-gte engine would give good gains but would be illegal, hardly any ohter engine would fit into such a cramped space. Also remember this is not some honda, you cannot just interchange parts.


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63530 Nov 28, 12:29am Nov 28, 12:29am
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i love my 2zz

Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63531 Nov 28, 12:55am Nov 28, 12:55am
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Yeah, XS Turbo and drop some weight. You'll have a 13 second car like that. Properly tune that with new internal parts and other things I know very little about, and you'll probably hit 12 second time slips. Add nitrous and I'm sure you will have an insanely fast car, cheaper than totally swapping out the motor and doing the turbo, internals, and nitrous to that new motor.


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63532 Nov 28, 1:20am Nov 28, 1:20am
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Re: Performance Engine [Re: Steven] #63533 Nov 28, 9:44am Nov 28, 9:44am
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if you are willing to go through a complete swap,then get the 3sgte.but i think good internals and a turbo kit would be easier!engine work/turbo kit and stand alone engine management(in case you want to upgrade to a bigger turbo,more flexabilty with tuning)would be awesome!


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: hybridcelica] #63534 Nov 28, 10:25am Nov 28, 10:25am
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thanks for the input guys...Hey steven ur from Riverside, CA? Same here dude! what part?

Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63535 Nov 28, 7:39pm Nov 28, 7:39pm
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swap in the v6 from the corolla like all the second gen mr2 guys are doing.


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Re: Performance Engine [Re: Death] #63536 Nov 28, 7:43pm Nov 28, 7:43pm
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Originally Posted by Death
swap in the v6 from the corolla like all the second gen mr2 guys are doing.


confused . . .i thought corolla's were 4's

Re: Performance Engine [Re: TRDCelica01] #63537 Nov 28, 10:36pm Nov 28, 10:36pm
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Go with an XS Turbo, Quaife LSD, new clutch and lightweight flywheel. Get a nice set of tires on there and then with the money you save get a good coil over setup and overhaul the rest of the suspension. Maybe some new brakes to if you want.

With that setup you can have a fairly fast street car (low 13's probably high 12's with a good driver) and also be a very mean track/autocross car.

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