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initialdrift55
I dont think this has been posted yet cuz i think i would of noticed it....my friend 3sgte6gc found it and he sent me the link check it out what do you guys think.....$5400 for the 3rg gen parts and installed... XAT racing
Anub1s
are those the prices for just the clips? or are they to do the actual swap for you? Its too bad they live all the way down in tampa.
Doge
Didn't Jeremy find that first?
Consynx
this is known about

Coomer talks about XAT all the time...
initialdrift55
k well my bad lol thats y i said i dont THINK lol it was a re-post but guess so still nice and yup they are in tamps right by me im here in miami
rlan214
i wonder if they'll throw in free tranny for st guys like me
well that not a bad price at alll
the only question is what turn around time for all of these
Consynx
yea, i might make a trip if i have to sometime smile.gif
Rjb23
It says motor set so I would assume that would mean transmision as well. Are these guys reputable? If so I'm gonna be droping my car off to them next year sometime.
Eddo456
The site says the complete front clip, so it would be the tranny, unless they just use the 5s tranny if they can. Isnt the 3s tranny in the clip awd? Well anyway i had no idea a place like this existed in tampa, my home town!?!?!?! It is like god is tempting/hinting at me to do this swap, 4200 is better than i could have ever imagined. Coomer, if you have heard of this place give me some imput man.
XXX_Mina
hey, there is a tampa meet there july 24th.. check general for a post aobut it... also go here http://celica.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?u...c;f=20;t=000552 to sign up .
Jeremy1210
QUOTE
Didn't Jeremy find that first?


Nah, I found the site from another post on here.

i emailed them about the swap. They said it includes everything we would need for the swap. We would not need to get any other pieces for them. The guy also told me that they will do other engine swaps.. Just offer them the idea and they will do the research to see if it will fit, if it does, they will install it for you.

jeremy
Drocay
i believe this was found through fallenheros post titled "mean miata" in the off-topic forum.
Rjb23
Does this include a 3 inch exhaust as well? It doesn't say anything about what exhaust the install. I'm sure the auto to manual conversion will cost a little more, but if they have the whole front clip then all the parts should just come off of that.

As soon as I save up enough money I think I'm gonna have them do it. I have about 3k right now.
reborn0323
looks like it's time for a trip to tampa!!!!!!!!!
just a few questions though:

should i go with the 3rd gen engine since it's only a motor set or would it be better to go with the 2nd gen which is a whole front clip??

i was wondering what tranny they use too cuz i've got an st.

anyone have any experience with these guys though??
ST-204
So actually, where does XAT racing locate at??
Defgeph
QUOTE (ST-204 @ Jul 15, 2004 - 1:12 AM)
So actually, where does XAT racing locate at??

Florida
Jen
Wow, this is a dream come true. I'm in Jacksonville.. not too far from Tampa which is nice. I'm definitely going to check into this.

I will also like to be at the meet in Tampa on the 24th.. but I will have to check with my parents being that I recently drove to Virginia (where I still am being that I screwed up my car.) frown.gif rolleyes.gif
Jeremy1210
Jen or anyone in Florida,
If you can check that place out for us that would be awesome.

They did tell me that it was a 6-8 week waiting list. Just send them an email. They were very nice in response

Jeremy
RbrtNdrws
just to let any of you guys who were wondering know,

I emailed them with a few questions,

They told me it takes about 2 weeks to complete the swap, and their engines vary from 30-60k miles, and they use the 3S-GTE tranny for the swap.
SlowCelica94
They use the 3sgte tranny? Well maybe they're talking about an mr2 tranny

It wouldn't matter if you went with the font clip or motor set. They're going to keep all extra clip parts (you most likely wouldnt want anyways. Well, maybe, afterall it is jdm, and jdm parts are better then midgets in sacks) most likely. And front clip or not, you've payed for a swap, and it'll get done. If it doesn't bitch or sue

St folk, I THINK you guys would needs a whole need tranny. Cuz 3s dont bolt up to ur tranny, do they? The tranny that will come with it is an AWD tranny, so none of us really have use for that.

This looks like a great deal. I start to price this out and I think they're great
$3,000 for clip (shipping in there)
$1,00 for labor (thats what my shop told me)
$500 for intercooler
LOTS of lil charges for hoses, belts, fuilds, and piping. Not only that, but they dyno it for you too.

I know I'll be taking a good hard look at these guys when/ if I go to swap
Rjb23
QUOTE (SlowCelica94 @ Jul 15, 2004 - 3:52 PM)
They use the 3sgte tranny? Well maybe they're talking about an mr2 tranny

It wouldn't matter if you went with the font clip or motor set. They're going to keep all extra clip parts (you most likely wouldnt want anyways. Well, maybe, afterall it is jdm, and jdm parts are better then midgets in sacks) most likely. And front clip or not, you've payed for a swap, and it'll get done. If it doesn't bitch or sue

St folk, I THINK you guys would needs a whole need tranny. Cuz 3s dont bolt up to ur tranny, do they? The tranny that will come with it is an AWD tranny, so none of us really have use for that.

This looks like a great deal. I start to price this out and I think they're great
$3,000 for clip (shipping in there)
$1,00 for labor (thats what my shop told me)
$500 for intercooler
LOTS of lil charges for hoses, belts, fuilds, and piping. Not only that, but they dyno it for you too.

I know I'll be taking a good hard look at these guys when/ if I go to swap

A 3s/5s or any s series will not bolt up to a 7a/4a or any a series transmission, and why would you want to. A 7a transmision would probably last about a month, if your nice to it.

A $1.00 for labor that is pretty cheap! Either way its a good deal, they use a spearco FMIC and piping that is about a $1000 not $500.
reborn0323
i just wanna know if a tranny swap is included in that price???
Rjb23
I just emailed them and asked about exhaust and manual to auto conversion.
SlowCelica94
I highly doubt the exhuast will be included in that price. Sucks too, exhuast is couple hundred.

There's some other things you guys need to consider with that swap. Sure it cheap and great and only $4,300. But then you should buy:
turbo timer
boost gauge
manual boost controler
3" or 2.5" exhaust (if you dont already have it)

You'll be up to 5k in no time
reborn0323
QUOTE (Rjb23 @ Jul 16, 2004 - 3:19 PM)
I just emailed them and asked about exhaust and manual to auto conversion.

post the info when they get back to you
Jen
I emailed them about the exhaust and the auto to manual conversion. Here is what I got in return:

Jennifer,
The 3" exhaust would run $275.00 for N1 style muffler with 3" catback piping. Auto to manual would run around $600.00 inlcuding parts and labor. We are now setting up appointments for mid august so let me know when you would like to bring down your car.


thanks
Adam Friedman
XAT Racing
4008 W South Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
813-875-RACE
www.xatracing.com
Digndoug
wow.. this is sweet.. I mean to think, thats how many others paid around 9k to get theres done, .. man I think i might just sell my engine and then save up an take a road trip.. hahaha ... Has any one gotten anything done fromt hem?
Defgeph
I'm gonna call them tomorrow about wiring harnesses... I saw that stand alone they have, but its like 1,400 dollars ....

I wish I was closer to florida, I'd work there.

DEF
Jen
I can't go to the Tampa meet to because I have to work. rolleyes.gif But I am going to be getting my swap from there towards the end of February or early March when I will have enough money.
1900WattCelica
Heres another place to check out:
IA Motorsports GT-2 Conversion
Probably pretty comparable to XAT in price after the custom intercooler and tranny swap.
celicaboston1983
any one know places to do swaps in the north east
Jen
QUOTE (1900WattCelica @ Jul 28, 2004 - 2:53 PM)
Heres another place to check out:
IA Motorsports GT-2 Conversion
Probably pretty comparable to XAT in price after the custom intercooler and tranny swap.

That's in Jacksonville. smile.gif The orange 5g is Clayton's car.
1900WattCelica
QUOTE (Jen @ Jul 28, 2004 - 8:50 PM)
QUOTE (1900WattCelica @ Jul 28, 2004 - 2:53 PM)
Heres another place to check out:
IA Motorsports GT-2 Conversion
Probably pretty comparable to XAT in price after the custom intercooler and tranny swap.

That's in Jacksonville. smile.gif The orange 5g is Clayton's car.

Yup....the Celica.net project car. That thing is so pretty and its really come a long way.
Silver94CelicaOwner
QUOTE (celicaboston1983 @ Jul 28, 2004 - 1:25 PM)
any one know places to do swaps in the north east

I wish i did.....there really needs to be a place in the North East that does the 3SGTE swap. I'm sure theres shops around here that are capable of performing the swap, but they dont advertise it at all, and probably wouldnt know much about what you were trying to do without research.

I just wish there were the same kind of shops up here as there are in Cali and Florida... rolleyes.gif Then again, a trip to Florida could make for a nice road trip. wink.gif
celicaboston1983
hey silver theres a guy in ny from celica.net that does swaps in 4 days
Silver94CelicaOwner
QUOTE (celicaboston1983 @ Jul 29, 2004 - 5:37 AM)
hey silver theres a guy in ny from celica.net that does swaps in 4 days

Im not so sure about that....it takes much longer to get everything right and do the wiring than that.

I'm talking professional shops in the Northeast that would perform the swap and do it right. Without having to travel 4000 miles to get it done, that is.
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