View Full Version : 3S-GE hybrid: 1st gen/2nd gen

06-19-2007, 02:56 AM
I'm still deciding how to proceed w/ my 88 GTS engine issue. Toysport has emailed me that I cannot get a 2nd gen 3SGE to be smog legal under any circumstances. I received the following email, that to my limited knowledge, doesn't make sense:

"Only the 1st gen JDM can be converted to reuse your smog equipment. The 2nd gen cannot, the only way is use a 2nd gen block then a 1st gen head....
This is the best combination.... street legal and powerful."

I thought the advantage of the 2nd gen was in the head, not the block. I thought the blocks are identical. Can someone straighten me out on this? Thanks.