View Full Version : sr20det

03-30-2008, 06:08 AM
ok so i hear a friend of mine sayin i should put an sr20det in my celica?? would this fit in the celica, if so i think it would be nice and unique. any feedback? i have a 1990 celica gt

03-30-2008, 06:13 AM
you would need a bluebird sr20 that is for fwd.

Better off to look at a 3sgte it would be alot easier...and you would see similar power gains...

Why would you want to put a sr in a celica?

03-30-2008, 06:19 AM
Nissan 2L 4 banger turbo that will inevitably be much harder to swap in as opposed to a Toyota 2L 4 banger turbo...

If you wanted to show off sure...If you're actually concerned about making horsepower, put your money to better use.

03-30-2008, 06:42 AM
no it was just a thought. i want to put the 3s in but saw bluebird was a little cheaper and was like hu maybe. ill prob go with the 5s cause its cheep and easy swap. i want to get more power and want a 3sgte but money is a little tight

03-30-2008, 06:45 AM
if you're looking to just get the car on the road again, a 5S is perfectly fine and easiest overall. An SR20 will require a lot of modification such as custom mounts, maybe alter the drive axles, do a bunch of rewiring....a lot more trouble than its worth. For the power, a 3S will suit you much better in your celica

03-30-2008, 03:50 PM
I love the SR20DET, and a Nissan powered Celica would certainly be different. But for the money and effort it would take just to install an SR20DET in a Celica, you could build yourself a nicely modified 3sgte powered Celica.

03-30-2008, 04:01 PM
3sgte swap is fun. I think the different engines in different makes is interesting, but kind of strange...It would be cool to see though.

03-31-2008, 05:43 PM
Dude 3sgte all the way. It would cost you alot less

04-01-2008, 11:27 AM
SR20DET and 3SGTE would be practically the same swap power wise (stock vs stock).

For all the messing around it'd cost you a fair bit more too.

The aftermarket support for SR20DET is far superior to the 3SGTE but that really doesn't apply until you start going for big power.

3SGTE all the way man.

04-01-2008, 04:12 PM


04-01-2008, 09:44 PM
The aftermarket support for SR20DET is far superior to the 3SGTE but that really doesn't apply until you start going for big power.

There's plenty of support for high HP 3S setups.

Full race, KO, et cetera make manifolds for those wanting larger T4 frame turbos.

Wolfkatz has complete high HP fuel systems.

GSC/HKS/JUN et cetera all make cams

Eagle, Crower, Pauter, CP, Wiseco, Ross, et cetera all make forged rods and pistons

MCS, ATS, KO, CRW, and every other acronym you can find can all build some high quality setups

So the support is most certainly still there, far superior is a bit premature.