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> Never Satisfied: 5sfe-->Beams-->2GRFE
post May 7, 2018 - 9:17 AM
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I think it won't catch on because it's not a 100% drop in.

Kids aren't going to like the idea of having to notch the framerail or cut up some of their hood structure just to get it to physically fit.

Not to mention the fact that you're not mass producing the passenger engine mount. Everyone wants it all done for them... You ought to know that by now.


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post May 8, 2018 - 4:20 PM
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well kids do it all the time on the civics, with their v6 swaps. but you are right. This swap is not meant for kids...




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post May 9, 2018 - 10:47 AM
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LOL

I love that!


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post May 9, 2018 - 3:59 PM
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Well, for the cost of a decent Celica GT and the 2GR and everything involved in swapping you can get a 350Z now... Only reason Honda kids are doing it is in comparison it's marginally cheaper and easier, that and the Civic to Celica aftermarket support in general. Just think on the positive, keeps your car unique.


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post May 9, 2018 - 8:11 PM
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Welp, the appeal of the 6gc, to me at least, has always been the rally heritage and the dreams of 4WD conversion. Neither is the case with 2GR or even 1MZ, so kinda rules those 2 out for me personally.

As for others, more may follow once the path has been beaten in a bit more, as it's always more difficult for the first few guys. 3S swaps are far more documented and easier still. If you step back though, there aren't a whole lot of swap happening in general these days. Still waiting for the platform to re-surge in popularity, I guess.
post May 9, 2018 - 8:37 PM
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Should be able to import ST202 and ST205 here soon, any late '93 produced '94 models. I imagine once the ST205 starts getting imported that'll help re-spark interest in the car.


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post May 12, 2018 - 4:58 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ May 9, 2018 - 8:37 PM) *
Should be able to import ST202 and ST205 here soon, any late '93 produced '94 models. I imagine once the ST205 starts getting imported that'll help re-spark interest in the car.


how much they going for. i usually go to goo.net to look up celica. but thats from japan. what website can i look at for canadian 205's


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post May 12, 2018 - 8:35 PM
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Kijiji, it's like the Canadian Craigslist. Also check out the Canadian AutoTrader and eBay Motors.


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post May 12, 2018 - 9:13 PM
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i like the car being unique in a certain way. In other news, i may have messed up the wiring, or time for a new MAF, i have not had change to look into


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post Jul 25, 2018 - 7:12 PM
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heres an update. I tried recharging my A/C, it was going well, until i realized oil goes first. Well the compressor seized..

I had to order a kit to flush lines, and new compressor and condenser. LOL, it sucks.


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post Jul 26, 2018 - 5:29 AM
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This is why you always read instructions!


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post Jul 26, 2018 - 10:11 AM
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Well that sounds like an expensive mistake. but then again maybe owning a celica and doing anything to it is an expensive mistake in and of itself. hahaha. *sad*


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post Jul 26, 2018 - 6:34 PM
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200 bux, so far in parts. and then the bruised knucles.


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post Jul 27, 2018 - 10:10 AM
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Bruised knuckles are always included in the cost. Well, for me anyway.


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post Jul 27, 2018 - 10:41 AM
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yup. If you don't pay in cash, you pay in blood. sometimes both. lol


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post Jul 30, 2018 - 7:26 AM
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Either is gas or azz, no free rides...

anyways, took out the condenser, it was a pain in the ass, no visible metal strips, but im putting a new one any ways...



the most difficult task was to remove all ac lines. forgot how difficult it was to maneuver around the 2GR.




Installed the new condenser, not happy with fitment



hate aftermarket parts....



poor clearance



Most likely will use the OEM brackets, as they seem to have more clearance.

Not paying 300 usd for OEM condenser on a 20 yo car...

Next is to flush the lines one by one, they have debris, and oil.....



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post Jul 30, 2018 - 10:53 PM
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Booo aftermarket fitment.


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post Jul 31, 2018 - 8:07 AM
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aftermarket is cheaper. but its got its cons, on another note, i did not realize the expansion valve is inside the cabin, well....

that only means i have to take it out.... crap... more to do for a stupid mistake.....


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post Oct 23, 2018 - 2:10 PM
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bump for burnout video with the ac blasting...


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*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Oct 25, 2018 - 1:24 PM
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i think i burnt the second ac compressor, have not had time to get anything done since i Fired the contractor that was building my garage, and finished it myself. i think ill have more time in december....


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