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post May 29, 2012 - 11:06 AM
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I have a stock 94 Celica ST and I want to give it some more power. I've been looking into converiting the auto tranny to a 5 speed as well as upgrading the 7afe to a larger engine. money isn't really a issue but I'm looking at around $5,000 for the project. does anyone know a kit that works or what size engine would be best? thanks
post May 29, 2012 - 12:10 PM
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If money's no option why a 5k budget? Becuse u are starting with a st chassis you will have to spend a little more for mounts and what not. 3s swap alone you will need around $5k to do it right the first time. Plus u need a s54 trans or a e153, if "money is no issue".


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95 Celica gt silver- chassis sold
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post May 29, 2012 - 3:07 PM
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v6 is a cheaper option as you can buy a donor car locally. look for a manual camryr v6 and theres ur engine and trans, wiring, afm, etc. just will need mounts, axles and shifter cables.

v6 can be done for 2.5-3k
3sgte will take 5k or so


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"And, as always, your friendship, help, and dedication to the advancement of Texas Celica dominance is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks bro." -DEATH

1994 GT: V6 swap, 5speed E53 W/ LSD, All Power, now RED
1995 ST: SOLD @273k miles, Auto, all power, CarPC, White
1994 ST: Totaled, 5spd, all power, Red RIP 07/09/09 @ 241,810
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post May 29, 2012 - 4:43 PM
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3vz v6 swap would be cheapest
Just check local junk yards an get a front cut with most of what youll need


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post May 29, 2012 - 7:44 PM
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I was more asking about ideas on my car not my budget but thanks for the input. As for your question just because it's not an issue i'm not going to go crazy i was giving an estimate. kthanks

QUOTE (stephen_lee @ May 29, 2012 - 3:07 PM) *
v6 is a cheaper option as you can buy a donor car locally. look for a manual camryr v6 and theres ur engine and trans, wiring, afm, etc. just will need mounts, axles and shifter cables.

v6 can be done for 2.5-3k
3sgte will take 5k or so

thank you I'll look into it
post May 30, 2012 - 9:29 AM
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QUOTE (kurt95gt @ May 29, 2012 - 2:43 PM) *
3vz v6 swap would be cheapest
Just check local junk yards an get a front cut with most of what youll need


cant do a 3VZ here in CA, since he has a 94 he has to use a 1MZ. Now for the OP, where in CA are you, im in the middle of a V6 swap right now and i can totally help you do yours.


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post Jun 2, 2012 - 12:00 PM
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QUOTE (Smaay @ May 30, 2012 - 9:29 AM) *
QUOTE (kurt95gt @ May 29, 2012 - 2:43 PM) *
3vz v6 swap would be cheapest
Just check local junk yards an get a front cut with most of what youll need


cant do a 3VZ here in CA, since he has a 94 he has to use a 1MZ. Now for the OP, where in CA are you, im in the middle of a V6 swap right now and i can totally help you do yours.


thanks i wouldnt have known that i'm local by santa cruz
post Jun 2, 2012 - 1:54 PM
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v6 gives you a better bang for your buck, stock for stock, compared to a 3sgte swap, and the torque is instantly there... make sure you pair it with a e153!


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post Jun 2, 2012 - 3:59 PM
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I have mine 1mz paired with a s54 an it feels great!


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post Jun 5, 2012 - 12:34 PM
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with an e153 you will get better mpg and have a better power band as it was designed for the v6..

s54 will work but risk breaking it if you launch hard and higher cruising rpms = lower mpgs


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"And, as always, your friendship, help, and dedication to the advancement of Texas Celica dominance is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks bro." -DEATH

1994 GT: V6 swap, 5speed E53 W/ LSD, All Power, now RED
1995 ST: SOLD @273k miles, Auto, all power, CarPC, White
1994 ST: Totaled, 5spd, all power, Red RIP 07/09/09 @ 241,810
1994 Lexus LS400: This is my new DD

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