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> Project Celica SX6, 1MZ-FE into my 1997 SX= SX6!
post Jan 20, 2018 - 7:12 PM
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Hey there, so this is the start of a journey that begun over a year ago (but was kept on haiatus albeit)
Basically, I am turning my Aussie Delivered 1997 SX Celica into an 'SX6', basically the SSIII body with a 1MZ-FE fwd, an option that sadly wasn't offered as factory.

MODS SO FAR:
  • JDM HEADLIGHTS/TAIL LIGHTS
  • Clear Side Indicators
  • Black Licence Plate Garnish
  • 1998 White Gauge Clusters, with orange glow
  • SSIII Grille and Badge
  • Kenwood Stereo, new speakers.

PROBABLE MODS:
  • 1MZ-FE Motor
  • LSD Gearbox (maybe)
  • 5x114 hubs
  • Lexus IS 17inch rims
  • Coilovers

I have a lot of research to do but I have seen a completed 1MZ Celica and it was a total rocket. I have the money to proceed, I just need to make it happen!

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post Jan 21, 2018 - 1:11 AM
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1MZ-GE? Is that w/ a 3SGE head or something? I've never heard of that term before.
Unless there's a special GE head for the 1MZ I thought all that existed are the FE heads.
post Jan 21, 2018 - 2:10 AM
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I guess it's possible someone has made "GE" style heads for the 1MZ, but as far as from the factory goes there was only the 1MZ-FE. In fact I think all of the V6 have had FE heads and none with GE heads. Same goes for their V8 engines aside from the 2UR-GSE.


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post Jan 21, 2018 - 11:15 PM
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there is no such thing. he is probably making a typo. its a 1MZ-FE PERIOD!

I have done this swap a few times now, i have details in the project section

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1997 Supra TT 6speed
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post Jan 22, 2018 - 5:00 PM
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haha i always make fun of engine codes in toyota class...


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post Jan 24, 2018 - 8:01 AM
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***FE sorry lol
post Jan 24, 2018 - 11:07 AM
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sounds like you have a good idea of what you're wanting. Keep us posted on here and post some pics as well. good luck!


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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 Jan 29, 2018 - 1:22 AM
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post lots of pics, ill try to help where I can


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post Feb 19, 2018 - 9:36 PM
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How's the swap coming along?
post Feb 24, 2018 - 6:18 PM
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QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Feb 19, 2018 - 9:36 PM) *
How's the swap coming along?

Hey m8, thanks for asking.
Been very busy with work etc and my GF's sister is having a wedding overseas, so there's a lot of other things to consider right now :lol:
Updating soon.
post Feb 24, 2018 - 6:19 PM
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Will have an update soon, life has gotten in the way.
Finding a 1mz with low enough kms is proving time consuming.
post Mar 2, 2018 - 6:46 PM
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QUOTE (CelicaSX6 @ Feb 24, 2018 - 6:19 PM) *
Will have an update soon, life has gotten in the way.
Finding a 1mz with low enough kms is proving time consuming.


Have you thought of seeing if a 3mz is open too? I think you can run a 3mz on 1mz electronics; but you'll be missing out on one or two things.
Or just somehow find a 2gr haha.

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