View Full Version : Celica 5spd vs. Camry 5spd ?? *gear ratios*

03-13-2007, 01:51 PM
I love my 1991 GT-S, but for long trips I find the gearing to be a little on the short side. Where would I find information about the gear ratios on the Camry 5SFE 5spd? I was thinking if it was a simple swap I would get one and install it when my clutch needs to be replaced (probably soon). I would just like to be able to cruise along at 140 160 kmh and have it reving a little lower. My thought was that the Camry was likley geared a little longer to improve highway fuel milage.

Any thoughts?

03-13-2007, 02:01 PM
drove one before the final drive is the same unfortunately that trans on all 5sfes are geared low or else the car wouldnt go anywhere...

03-13-2007, 02:22 PM
What about a newer Camry 4cyl trans? Like a 02- 06 model? I wonder if it would bolt up.

03-13-2007, 02:27 PM
prolly not worth you spending the money to fit that.

03-13-2007, 02:39 PM
Probably right... I was just thinking that it might be a bolt in affair.

03-13-2007, 05:22 PM
Just send the tranny out for regearing. Have the shop install a new set of gear ratios. Last time I check this was possible.

03-14-2007, 01:54 PM
Sonds expensive.... stock gears it is.

Too bad my Tercel has more top end.

03-14-2007, 02:25 PM
Too bad my Tercel has more top end.

03-14-2007, 03:27 PM
1991 GT-S = 200khm downhill with a tail wind

Tercel... yet to be tested,but revs a hell of alot lower at 160 than the Celica so Im guessing it will go quite a bit faster before it "runs out of tach".

03-14-2007, 05:31 PM
since were on the subject, would the tranny from the 1st gen solara bolt right up?

03-14-2007, 08:17 PM
You guys are talking about trannys that are already mated to a 5sfe, so yes they will bolt up. The differences will be in the mounts and maybe some of the linkage.

05-07-2007, 02:07 PM
I got one from a JDM car. It feels like the stock was about a 4.3 final drive and the new camry one is a 3.73. 5th gear at 60mph is about 2350rpm. It goes WAY batter on the highway then the old trans, but its definatly less fun down low. Prob in the 1/4 mile loses like .2 seconds, if that.

05-08-2007, 06:26 PM
so i take it the new tranny is off a jdm Camry.... you have a part # to go with this or year for whick camry!!

05-08-2007, 06:34 PM
Do a search for E153, I believe it's a V6 Camry/Solara tranny with longer gear ratios.