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I have a 98 Corolla with a 2004 1zzfe VVTi and 5 speed from a 99. I know that the engine and transmission bolt up, but I don't know about the driver's side and front engine mount. My guess is that it should work.

But keep in mind that the 8th gen 5 speed have a slightly longer gear ratio than the 9th gen. So with a 8th gen 5 speed you will be in a lower RPM at the same speed. The trade-off is that the 9th gen 5 speed gives you better acceleration. If you really want acceleration at the expense of gas mileage then go with a 5 speed from a Celica or MR2 Spyder.
 

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I have a 98 Corolla with a 2004 1zzfe VVTi and 5 speed from a 99. I know that the engine and transmission bolt up, but I don't know about the driver's side and front engine mount. My guess is that it should work.

But keep in mind that the 8th gen 5 speed have a slightly longer gear ratio than the 9th gen. So with a 8th gen 5 speed you will be in a lower RPM at the same speed. The trade-off is that the 9th gen 5 speed gives you better acceleration. If you really want acceleration at the expense of gas mileage then go with a 5 speed from a Celica or MR2 Spyder.
Thats cool, did you do the swap yourself? do you have pics of the engine bay you could post here?
 

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It was Doc Tweak'd.
nice, that motor is really out of a 2003+ corolla?
i thought those models had drive by wire throttles not cable... correct me if im wrong....
how does the corolla run now? more power? what are you doing with the old non vvti engine? or is it broken..?
I would imagine you would have had to swap the entire engine harness with the new engine because your car didnt come with VVTI and that engine you now have in there has VVTI. What did you do?
 

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nice, that motor is really out of a 2003+ corolla?
i thought those models had drive by wire throttles not cable... correct me if im wrong....

I would imagine you would have had to swap the entire engine harness with the new engine because your car didnt come with VVTI and that engine you now have in there has VVTI. What did you do?
It happened with 2005MY, so yeah 2004 is the best year. My bet is the entire engine wire and ECU had to be swapped out, and some repinning of the harness to interface with the rest of the car.
 

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im still wondering how you got the engine to work in your 98 corolla, what all did you have to do? change the harness and computer? you said you have a 98 transmission and an 04 engine? and they bolted up and fit in your engine bays stock engine mounts? we need more info.
 
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