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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?
 

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also i think the aftermarket if more the the 3rd gen
 

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from what i've read, the first generation motors can pretty much keep up until you get to the point where you start changing cams.
 

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Your best bet is a 2nd gen IMHO. It is very hard for people to find spare parts for a 3rd gen engine. I am a pretty firm believer that a 2nd gen can be built up just as strong as a 3rd gen can.
 

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http://www.toyotacelicaonline.com/3sgtestats.htm

these are the specs for the 3S-GTE motor.


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.
 

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^ 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 ;)
 
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