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MrMcQuacker
12-06-2011, 07:02 PM
I am new here. I just recently bought a 1988 White Celica Alltrac. I have always Driven my 1986 Gts. And wanted better and I found out about these cars and had 2 have one. So i got it, Its not operational but its ok. At least i have 1 :). My question was. What is the Best overhaul for me to do? i have looked through motors and see a lot. There is my stock 1. 87-89 90-93 94-99 99-+ And im so lost. Help my end decision and hopefully explain a little?

4thgenceli
12-06-2011, 07:56 PM
Welcome!

You can check out the Forced Induction forum here. There is a lot of information available on that.

There are a few different options you have..

You can go stock..which is the '88-89 motor (st165). This will be the easiest one for you, as all the wiring and such would be the same (if you stick with USDM). This motor though has it's flaws (exhaust manifold, single port).

The next one is a ST185 (90-93). This is better than the st165 due to the exhaust manifold (double port). You'll need to do some wiring to make it work in the st165 chassis though. The same goes for the ST205 (94-99) and the ST215 (99+).

Here 's a different breakdown of the 3s-gte motor versions.

1st 1986–1989 8.5:1 136 kW (182 hp) @6000 rpm 250 Nm (184 ft·lbf) @3600 rpm Celica GT-Four (ST165)
2nd 1990–1993 8.8:1 165 kW (221 hp) @6000 rpm 304 Nm (224 ft·lbf) @3200 rpm Celica GT-Four (ST185), MR2 (SW20)
3rd 1994–1999 8.5:1 180 kW (241 hp) @6000 rpm 304 Nm (224 ft·lbf) @4000 rpm Celica GT-Four (ST205), MR2 (SW20)
4th 1999–2007 9.0:1 191 kW (256 hp) @6200 rpm 324 Nm (239 ft·lbf) @4400 rpm Caldina GT-T (ST215), Caldina GT-Four (ST246)