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hkysk8r86
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hkysk8r86 Dec 14, 1:18pm - #67683 

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Engine Swap

Alright, I just came into a large sum of money, and I was wondering, is it possible to swap out the GT engine with the WRX STI engine, would it fit? if so, where can I find JUST the engine?
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fastceli2001 Dec 14, 1:42pm - #67684 

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just put a 3S-GTE engine into it. you can potentially make more power with that than a sti engine and some people have already done it thumbsup

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hkysk8r86 Dec 14, 1:56pm - #67685 

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I know, but the thing is I want to do something noone's attempted before, something new, something WOW! you know? I just wanted to know if the fitment would work, and where I could snag the engine from w/o having to buy an sti, lol
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VSGTS14 Dec 14, 2:56pm - #67686 

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I doubt a Subaru engine is going to fit in a Toyota...

buy a fast car if you want a big motor

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fastceli2001 Dec 14, 4:03pm - #67687 

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ok. why dont you put a 2JZ-GTE engine in. no car will be able to touch you and i dont think that anyone has done that.

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DiabloGTS Dec 14, 4:09pm - #67688 

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you'd need to swap the engine, tranny and drivetrain.

Good luck doing that for less than $20,000 thumbsup

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shabu Dec 14, 7:14pm - #67689 
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Just a suggestion - If you really have come into some money I would love to see a full n.a. build on a gt engine. Rods, pistons, valve job, head work, maybe bore it out a little - the full ride. Really get everything you can out of that engine. Nobody (that I know of) has done that yet, and I think the end result would be much more reliable than any swap.
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LinkTallica Dec 14, 7:16pm - #67690 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
I doubt a Subaru engine is going to fit in a Toyota...

buy a fast car if you want a big motor
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 14, 7:17pm - #67691 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
you'd need to swap the engine, tranny and drivetrain.

Good luck doing that for less than $20,000 thumbsup


i have to agree. plus the reliablity factor should come into play...you might be better off just getting a faster car and doing less ambitious mods.

that said, if it is possible to put an sti engine in the celica and you actually pull it off with good results: the outcome would be nothing less than outstanding thumbsup
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Street Prototype Dec 14, 11:46pm - #67692 

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ohboy this thread

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Steven Dec 15, 3:17am - #67693 
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You'd be WAY better off by investing that sum of $ into mutual funds.
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 15, 3:27am - #67694 

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Originally Posted by Steven
You'd be WAY better off by investing that sum of $ into mutual funds.


i tried to think of a reason why an sti engine in a celica would be better than this...but i couldnt smile
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JBing Dec 15, 6:41am - #67695 

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Isnt there a thread like this at least once a week? Engine swap this, can I swap that, but no one ever does it ohboy

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fastceli2001 Dec 15, 8:48pm - #67696 

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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
ok. why dont you put a 2JZ-GTE engine in. no car will be able to touch you and i dont think that anyone has done that.
no support for the supra tt engine? ok, i see how it is

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shox Dec 15, 9:49pm - #67697 

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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
Originally Posted by fastceli2001
ok. why dont you put a 2JZ-GTE engine in. no car will be able to touch you and i dont think that anyone has done that.
no support for the supra tt engine? ok, i see how it is

Well wouldn't that be too big to fit under the Hood? If I'm correct, it's gonna cost quite a bit of cash to make it fit plus a possible tranny swap...
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Steven Dec 15, 10:27pm - #67698 
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That's actually not a smart idea because then you'd probably loose any ability to drive that sucker daily or even not at all on the streets. Think realistically, think 3S-GTE.
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fastceli2001 Dec 15, 11:36pm - #67699 

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Originally Posted by shox
Originally Posted by fastceli2001
Originally Posted by fastceli2001
ok. why dont you put a 2JZ-GTE engine in. no car will be able to touch you and i dont think that anyone has done that.
no support for the supra tt engine? ok, i see how it is

Well wouldn't that be too big to fit under the hood? If I'm correct, it's gonna cost quite a bit of cash to make it fit plus a possible tranny swap...
oh its possible. on a tv show a guy put a viper v10 into a old school charger. given he had to move the entire dash back 6", but if he can do that then you could fit a supra powerplant into a celi. never said it would be cheap. but its still more practicle than an sti engine

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Street Prototype Dec 15, 11:40pm - #67700 

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this thread gets funnier everytime i read it

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if i were to merge a celica with a wrx sti engine i would call it a...

"Aceliwrx"

wow that is a pimp ass name
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fastceli2001 Dec 16, 12:25am - #67702 

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Originally Posted by Shinobi
if i were to merge a celica with a wrx sti engine i would call it a...

"Aceliwrx"

wow that is a pimp ass name
ohboy ohboy ohboy

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NorwayGT Dec 16, 1:39am - #67703 

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hahahaha, i cant stop laughing after reading all this,hahahahah, that would be pimp to put a 2JZ into a celica, but its not realistic

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LinkTallica Dec 16, 1:43am - #67704 

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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
Originally Posted by Shinobi
if i were to merge a celica with a wrx sti engine i would call it a...

"Aceliwrx"

wow that is a pimp ass name
ohboy ohboy ohboy
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Steven Dec 16, 4:15am - #67705 
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This thread is nothing but worthless speculation. Thread closed.
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