No worries. Out of the three I mentioned, the 3S-GTE pushes out the most power. Both the 4A-GE 20v and 4A-GZE have 165hp whereas the 3S-GTE has 260hp. The 3S-GTE swap has been done a few times in the past and is certainly worth it in terms of the power gain over the 4A-FEthanks for the info man...one more question which engine would be pushing out more power?
I'm not entirely sure which transmission you could use as the original 3S-GTE gearbox is AWD. You'd have to use a FWD gearbox. There's a guy on YouTube who has a video of the swap in his Corolla so perhaps you could contact him and find out what he used. As for the mods, there are a lot of possibilities with the 3S-GTE. It's going to be hard getting traction with the standard power, lol, but if you want even more power then you'd start by upgrading the exhaust, headers and turbo, cold air intake, cams or even a 2.2L stroker kit. You can also get a rare Mine's ECU for it which really transforms the whole way the car performs. My brother has a 3S-GTE in his Caldina GT-T with a Mine's ECU and it goes like a bat out of hell. It's amazing how much difference a simple re-map can do. There's a wide range of parts available for the 3S-GTE, but like I said earlier, it depends how deep your pockets arecool thats more of what im looking for as far as th 3S-GTE goes any add ons that would be recomended for more power or better performance anything you would recomend? or maybe anything i can do with the transmission that would help me out as well?
Good question. You can't actually just go to a shop and buy one unfortunately. They were originally able to be bought through a custom order, where the buyer would choose which features they wanted enabled or disabled, but nowadays they're as rare as hens teeth to find. You just have to keep your eyes open on the net in case one pops up. That's how my brother found his. It came into the country from a wrecked car which had been imported from Japan. There is also a Mine's ECU for the 4A-GE 20v. There's nothing wrong with the original ECU in the meantime however, but you'll definitely notice the difference if you get your hands on a Mine's version. The lack of speed cut and fuel cut are very handy features too :naughty:were can i get one of those ecus from?
The 260hp 3S-GTE only came out in the JDM Toyota Caldinas unfortunately, so to get one you'd have to visit a JDM engine importer. If you don't mind sacrificing a bit of power however, the Celica GT Four (know as an All-Trac over there) came with a 220hp 3S-GTE and should be a lot easier to find in the US. Perhaps you could try contacting JDM Engines Corp to see if they could get you a JDM version :thumbsup:thats awesome ill keep my eyes open for that im just hoping to find the 260 hp engine out here in the U.S. things are differant out here you know but if you know any websites that can help me out looking for the things i need i would appreciate them. i was looking online for the enigne and the 260 hp engine doesnt seem to be sold over here.
JDM = Japanese Domestic Market and USDM = United States Domestic Market. Different engines and cars were imported to different markets around the world. Japanese models were generally the most equipped, and imported to various countries around the world (such as New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia etc). They weren't imported to the states however as the US have their own market, which meant a lot of cars lacked in features and/or power compared to the JDM versions.now is JDM a japanese company straight from japan? because i would like to get all my stuff from japan.
I'd recommend the JDM engine purely for the power aspect, but you may find it harder to get replacement parts for. For example, finding 4A-GE 20v parts would be a lot harder in the US as that particular engine never came standard on any of the vehicles made there. Sourcing parts offshore is always an option though and there are usually JDM importers with spare parts. The emissions system is also something to take into consideration as JDM engines don't usually have EGR systems etc.lol wow how did i miss that one.Would you recommend jdm because im looking at the engines now and i see they are used engines. And do you know of anywere i can get a nice bodykit thats not so common?