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Boosted91celiGTS
01-08-2009, 09:19 PM
hey guys i was wondering what would be the rest route if i want to put a 3sgte in my 91 mr2, I just got it and it hasnt been started for awhile. I pulled a spark plug wire up and rusty water dripped out. Im to scared to even try and crank the motor over, but my question goes for anyone that would know, some people say buy a whole clip, but what will i need and what things should i know?

burnyd
01-08-2009, 09:23 PM
you need a whole clip if its an NA car.

Boosted91celiGTS
01-09-2009, 01:32 AM
damn, okay do u know any good companys and how much can i exspect to pay for 1

vip09
01-09-2009, 01:36 AM
You don't necessarily need a whole clip, but it would be the easiest way to go.

Freshnicity
01-09-2009, 03:17 AM
2nd Gen ST185 = around $1300-1800 3rd Gen ST205 = around $2000-2400

You can buy a bundle, its everything you need, minus the front end of the car lol

mr2trd3
01-09-2009, 02:37 PM
2nd Gen ST185 = around $1300-1800 3rd Gen ST205 = around $2000-2400

You can buy a bundle, its everything you need, minus the front end of the car lol

If the OP is planning to swap into an MR2, I wouldn't pick up a Celica clip/bundle. You will need to relocate the alternator, source an IC, ECU, harness, etc.

Just buy an MR2 rear clip, you'll save yourself a HUGE headache. As for where to buy, you can never go wrong with Keith Tau at rpmgarage (I think that's what it's called), but he is a bit pricey. Otherwise, there are TONS of vendors you should look at, namely ATS Racing, ChicoRaceWorks, MCS motorsports, and Dave the traveling MR2 mechanic at PAautoworks. If you want more details, visit MR2OC. There is a wealth of knowledge there on MR2's.

burnyd
01-09-2009, 05:08 PM
you dont have to get a clip but your goign to spend the same amount ether way once you buy an ignitor, hubs, axles and small stuff!

mr2trd3
01-09-2009, 10:04 PM
you dont have to get a clip but your goign to spend the same amount ether way once you buy an ignitor, hubs, axles and small stuff!

You'll probably end up spending more plus a couple of migraines. You might get some nice JDM bonus parts if you get a clip. I know many of those come with aftermarket exhaust systems, sometimes some engine bay tidbits, strut tower bars, aftermarket intakes, aftermarket IC, etc. I remember there was a guy who paid for a GenII but received a GenIII. LOL.

joe's gt
01-10-2009, 06:12 AM
clip period. you won't regret the amount of frustration it will save you.

Boosted91celiGTS
01-10-2009, 01:50 PM
i figured buying a clip would be the less frustrated way to go, but thanks for all the info guys