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Hey everyone, i know i havent really been active since my baby blew up back in march. Im looking at getting back into a celica within the next few months and doing a full monster build on it. Im struggling with finding full internals upgrades. Any tips? Im looking for full stage 3. Im not worries about money at the moment
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Well, what are your goals. Upgrading internals to hold more power via forced induction? or just a racing reliability, N/A power upgrade?
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Monkeywrenchracing is a great place to start.

I honk at other Celicas on the road.
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Thanks @Foxtherouge. @Light Force, im looking at doing a full tear down an build for everything. Im playing with the idea of doing a 7th gen body and a gt4 motor/trans
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Gt4 conversion is very very very expensive and involved. It isnt really worth it as you can build the current engine much cheaper in the long run. Not to mention the fact that the esgte is a very heavy engine and throws off hamdling and weight distribution.

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Yea, if it is as expensive as Fox says, just use the saved money and upgrade your pistons, rods, clutch, transmission gears and differential and you can still make 350-400 Hp with boost on the Celica's engine. You'll get sticker shock from the price of those gears, but if you REALLY need more than 300 Hp, it is available.
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Yea, if it is as expensive as Fox says, just use the saved money and upgrade your pistons, rods, clutch, transmission gears and differential and you can still make 350-400 Hp with boost on the Celica's engine. You'll get sticker shock from the price of those gears, but if you REALLY need more than 300 Hp, it is available.
Not a single engine mount lines up. Electronics are completly different. Getting your speedo to work is a laughable idea. Axels are different.

The worst part is:
3sgte sit higher. In order to fit a 7th gen engine bay, it has to be tilted forward some.

Remember, in North America we only got 1st and 2nd gen 3sgte so obd1. The third does not have obd2. The fourth gen has a Japanese obd2 and needs a Japanese reader for it.

This is just some of the problems. I know you know just how much some of the listed things can be.

@OP the 3sgte has only been fully swapped once. By Toyota. None of the others have reported finished.

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Hah, totally not worth it. Better off doing the MWR MR2-S transmission swap to make huge power. At least that kit comes with all the custom brackets and whatnot that you need; simple bolt on work. Though, I still think 300 Hp is plenty for our cars. Even 400 will be hard to fully use under FWD with normal street tires and no wide-body kit.
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Exactly. When I was researching turbo builds for mine I was going to push maybe 200hp at the wheels. Enough to give it a bit more pep.

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So, Tauntline, I'd suggest aiming for 270-280 WHP through using a turbo and increasing the redline with appropriate upgrades. If you have money to spare, use it for weight reduction, suspension, brakes, and aero. For weight reduction, spare tire delete, Braille battery + relocation to spare tire bay, a CF hood, CF hatch, and FRP bucket seats are a good start. That alone will take off around 150 pounds. Forged SSR wheels will remove another 40-50 pounds, but they are $$$.

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