I personally don't care about CC - I never use it for several reasons, so I have not looked at the wiring for that and don't know for sure, but I don't see why not. The issue will be getting the correct length cable, or making an existing one work.Do you know if the cruise control still work too?
Your money arguments are valid, and I agree with them. But, this kind of thing is a car hobby for the soul. 20 years down the road, nobody, not even oneself will bring back memories of driving the stock car with whatever HP. But, you will never forget the car that was special and unique.As for the $ lost - yes nearly all vehicles depreciate and all mods (or money spent for almost any hobby for that matter) you'll never get back but that was not what I meant.
What I'm saying, for the OP to think about - at what point are you throwing away good money for bad? The OP mentions $15k budget- but $15k budget for 300 HP (even 400 hp) seems like a really poor value to me. I don't know what the torque values are of a 3s-gte either but in my experience these turbo 4 cyl motors have their most performance in the upper RPMs. Great on the track where you can wind it up but if it's a daily driver I'd rather have v6 torque. Yes it will be double the potential power the OP was used to, and yes it is unique but is the juice worth the squeeze? Unless OP is really well off $15k is a good chunk of change to most people- considering OP drives a 4th gen Camry and has been "saving since 2012" I'd venture to say it's a significant amount.
That is, of course, unless the shop doing the work completely bombs it and the project turns into a total f-ing nightmare of never-ending issues. Then you'll never forget it but really wish you could. > That's why I would not trust anybody but myself to oversee such a swap.