View Full Version : 162 185 swap

03-22-2009, 03:31 AM
What are the difficulties of this swap?

I would more than likely splurge and have Tweak do the harness.

What modification is needed to get the GTE to fit?

03-22-2009, 04:29 AM
Assuming you keep the stock tranny, the only issue would be intercooler clearance, AIRC. I seem to remember that not being much of an issue, though...

03-22-2009, 07:43 AM
You don't really have to do anything to make it fit, except change the starter location away from the turbo. You can modify the stock bellhousing, swap a gearbox from a 4th gen with 3sfe (better ratios too), if your 3sgte comes with a awd trans you can use the bellhousing from that on your stock trans. Or if your engine/trans comes from an mr2 turbo, the starter location is good you just have to change your shift linkage to suit fwd, and some came with lsd.

The mounts are all the same.

If you swap within the same generation things are a little simpler. So I wouldn't rule out a 1st gen 3sgte either. Plus you can use the cams from your 3sge as an upgrade, and the manifold from your 3sge works good for front mount ata intercooler.

IMO the hardest part is getting the money for it all.