View Full Version : Gen3 shims, anyone know where to get?

07-20-2010, 01:18 PM
Anyone know where to buy shims for a gen3 3sgte? Or am I going to have to go shimless buckets?

And no dealership I know of can get them.

07-20-2010, 05:32 PM
Are they different than gen 2? (I don't know, just asking)

Are there P/N's for every size shim? If so and you had the P/N, that could be worked out.

07-20-2010, 05:49 PM
No part# that I know of, and yes they are shim under bucket design. They are small little guys, not big guys like the shim over bucket gen2's

07-20-2010, 06:26 PM
Try calling Jeff at Champion Toyota in Houston. I can't recall anyone ever asking for the shims, and parts for JDM only engines have been getting hard to get, but there's a chance he can.

Edit: Nevermind, he's not there anymore.. I have no idea how well they can get stuff now.. bah.

07-22-2010, 10:43 PM
yeah gen 3 are a shim over bucket but the shim is only like dime size. not quarter size. I dont know what other engine has the same shim since several engines use the same shimms that the 3S-GTE (gen 2) does. but i highly recommend going to the 1ZZ shimmless buckets. they cost about the same anyways