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Dec 14, 6:18am - #67683 
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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Dec 14, 6:42am - #67684 
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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Dec 14, 6:56am - #67685 
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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Dec 14, 7:56am - #67686 
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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Dec 14, 9:03am - #67687 
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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Dec 14, 9:09am - #67688 
you'd need to swap the engine, tranny and drivetrain.

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


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Dec 14, 12:14pm - #67689 
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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Dec 14, 12:16pm - #67690 
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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Dec 14, 12:17pm - #67691 
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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Dec 14, 4:46pm - #67692 
ohboy this thread


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Dec 14, 8:17pm - #67693 
You'd be WAY better off by investing that sum of $ into mutual funds.

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Dec 14, 8:27pm - #67694 
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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Dec 14, 11:41pm - #67695 
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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Dec 15, 1:48pm - #67696 
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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Dec 15, 2:49pm - #67697 
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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Dec 15, 3:27pm - #67698 
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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Dec 15, 4:36pm - #67699 
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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Dec 15, 4:40pm - #67700 
this thread gets funnier everytime i read it


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Dec 15, 5:23pm - #67701 
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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Dec 15, 5:25pm - #67702 
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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Dec 15, 6:39pm - #67703 
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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Dec 15, 6:43pm - #67704 
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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Dec 15, 9:15pm - #67705 
This thread is nothing but worthless speculation. Thread closed.

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