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Brianm1760
05-18-2016, 04:01 PM
So I have a 1999 toyota corolla and I'm swapping the motor to a 3s-gte. I can buy the motor and ecu with or without the awd transmission. Is there a way to bypass the awd by putting a plate where the shaft comes out on the back of the tranny or is there any bolt up fwd 5spd transmissions for that motor, need help!

4thgenceli
05-18-2016, 04:27 PM
There's write ups here on converting an AWD transmission to FWD. Your best bet is to use either a S53/S54/E153 transmission. If you get the E153 from a solora you won't have to convert it to FWD. If you get one from the MR2 you'll have to set it up for FWD.

andy
05-18-2016, 05:48 PM
That will be a fun corolla. I swapped a 3sgte into a 1991 celica with the factory s53 trans and it held up fine. Others have had problems but I never launched it.

Starlet119
06-01-2016, 03:56 AM
I would tell you to go e56 trans but sourcing axles have been a pain in the a$$