Im looking to put a 3sgte engine into my 89 corolla GTS (hope I dont offend anybody)
So as I understand it theres 3 gen's of engine......is there much differnce between the first gen engine...(190hp) and the second gen engine....(more hp) How much HP have people gotten outta there 1st gen engine?
The second gen JDM 3S-GTE has 225hp, USDM only has 200hp. There are many turbo upgrade kits for the second gen motor. I believe there is a member from the US, who did a 6th gen 3S-GTE into a 4th gen celi. Very light car+ lots of base hp= Very Fast Car.
But it probably costed a pretty penny. Either way, 200hp, is a good starting point. Good luck with the swap.
^ Why? They aren't THAT hard to get. There is a shop in L.A. that just got 2 of them in. They presold about a month ago. Another shop just got 3 more in a couple of weeks ago. You just aren't looking in the right places