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post Feb 4, 2019 - 12:34 AM
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Hey everyone, Iím new to the community. I just bought my Ď94 Celica st and it is the 2nd Celica Iíve owned. I love this car already and buying it was almost accidental (just needed a new car quick) however it is an automatic and has >220,000. It runs great but I think Iím going to put a manual transmission in and do an engine swap (for more power and eventually adding a turbo). Could anyone give me advice on what engine to get (based of price and best quality) as well as any advice on actually swapping them both out. Any advice is very much appreciated thanks everyone.
post Feb 8, 2019 - 5:04 PM
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Really, you can get the turbo 3sgte from Japan for about $1,200 plus some custom wiring. But even just the stock 5sfe will still run you $900 from a salvage yard.

Extensive info in the stickies

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1311

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=73956

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=77843



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post Feb 8, 2019 - 5:33 PM
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welcome!
You can take a look through my thread. I'm just about to finish swapping my auto ST as well. biggrin.gif
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=81449&hl=

any swap isn't going to be easy and it'll probably cost more than you have in mind so the best thing to do right now is read up on all those links up there ^ and search through the forums. Also, have a power goal in mind as well as a budget and timeline. There will be lots of little things you'll need along the way as I've found out and it adds to the cost but all in all it is very doable with the right knowledge and mindset.


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*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Feb 9, 2019 - 7:15 AM
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QUOTE (NC_1994_6GC @ Feb 3, 2019 - 11:34 PM) *
Hey everyone, Iím new to the community. I just bought my Ď94 Celica st and it is the 2nd Celica Iíve owned. I love this car already and buying it was almost accidental (just needed a new car quick) however it is an automatic and has >220,000. It runs great but I think Iím going to put a manual transmission in and do an engine swap (for more power and eventually adding a turbo). Could anyone give me advice on what engine to get (based of price and best quality) as well as any advice on actually swapping them both out. Any advice is very much appreciated thanks everyone.


we cant give you any advice until you tell us what you can or cant do?

1. your skill level
2. your budget
3. your garage and tool capability
4. your dedication level
5. Married or single living with pops...

these are very important factors before you consider a task like this...


1. your skill level-------> if you cant change a lightbulb, dont jump into a swap
2. your budget----------> if you dont have at least 2,000 budgeted, well, start saving
3. your garage and tool capability ---------> you need space and tools, obvious
4. your dedication level ---------> will never finish if you only work 15 min at a time, and not afraid of cold weather
5. Married or single living with pops... ------> self explanatory......


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2grfe Swapped... Never Satisfied .. always something to do

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post Feb 10, 2019 - 1:05 AM
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Feb 9, 2019 - 6:15 AM) *
4. your dedication level ---------> will never finish if you only work 15 min at a time, and not afraid of cold weather


I feel attacked.... laugh.gif


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*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Feb 10, 2019 - 10:52 AM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Feb 10, 2019 - 12:05 AM) *
QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Feb 9, 2019 - 6:15 AM) *
4. your dedication level ---------> will never finish if you only work 15 min at a time, and not afraid of cold weather


I feel attacked.... laugh.gif


lol, sorry but i was inspired


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post Feb 11, 2019 - 9:30 AM
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Feb 9, 2019 - 7:15 AM) *
we cant give you any advice until you tell us what you can or cant do?

1. your skill level
2. your budget
3. your garage and tool capability
4. your dedication level
5. Married or single living with pops...

these are very important factors before you consider a task like this...


1. your skill level-------> if you cant change a lightbulb, dont jump into a swap
2. your budget----------> if you dont have at least 2,000 budgeted, well, start saving
3. your garage and tool capability ---------> you need space and tools, obvious
4. your dedication level ---------> will never finish if you only work 15 min at a time, and not afraid of cold weather
5. Married or single living with pops... ------> self explanatory......


Skill level: beginner but learning quick
Budget: not starting work yet but trying to save up around 3-4g to start off
Garage/tool: donít have my own but have a friend with his own garage who is gonna help
Dedication: very, been wanting to do this since I got the first Celica, at college now but waiting till this summer so Iíll have time

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