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Motor swap/Frankenstein build and 5 speed tranny

Discussion in '7th Gen' started by iamsunnybrook, Jun 26, 2013.

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    Ok so this is a big one.

    Ive been thinking about a 5 speed swap for a while now. And finally im diving into it and actually doing it.

    But I've also been pondering about a motor swap or possibly a frankenstein build. For the frankenstein build, i was thinking of a 7age. Not the silver or blacktop but the redtop off of the AE92. Has anybody done this before?

    If i do go this route, would the future 7AFE 5 speed tranny work with it?

    Going frankenstein because i think it would be cheaper to do than a whole motor.

    Although i would love a 3sge in my car...But no clue if America even got these motors. the non turbo ones. Have to research that.

    And yes i would love a blacktop or silver top, but idk how people get away with running illegal motors from the cops.

    And yes i do know any swap isnt legal. But at least we actually had the redtop in the states.

    Any thoughts?
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    There are many swaps that are actually very legal in America. By the way what car and engine do you currently have?
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    I have a 95 corolla with the 7afe. [IMG]
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    Fixed your image!

    Welcome to the site, btw!!!
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    Hahaha sweet thanks man!
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    Nice car dude! Yeah I see you're in California, which basically means it's a really big hassle to swap a motor in. But it's possible.
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    Thanks man. Saw your car in person at ToyotaFest this year. Pretty sweet ride as well! Anyway, what would you recommend if i do go for a swap?
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    i remember reading something about people swapping the head of a 4a-ge or something onto the 7a motor??? gold get in here if you know what im talking about
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    Not to send you away from here, becuase we're fun, but check out club4ag.com for info. And thanks dude, I'm glad people like my car :D
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    Dude! His car is awesome! Did you see his rotors?? Those bad ass rotors???? Yup, got them from me!
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    You're really promoting those :fyeah:

    But for years I don't even think you remembered it was me you sold them to lol
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    |-Goku-| Super Saiyan

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    LOL, I was just happy to sell them
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    That was one of the first things I did on TN lol
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    Haha nahh i didnt see em. I was stuck on those badass tetris graphics. Thanks guys!
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    looks very clean and simple, i like it :)
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    Thanks man!
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    I don't know much about engine swaps (except that you basically can't do them in California), but your car looks sick! I love the wheel fitment. Looks clean.

    You can do the basic 5-speed swap though, just swap everything over. Perfectly legal.

    And welcome!
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    2JZ is too mainstream.
    Added: Jun 28, 2013 7:45 AM
    Thanks man! Yeah ill definitely do the tranny swap this summer. Do i smell a summer project? Yes. yes i do.
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    If you are smelling a project, then we better get some pictures!
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    Gold they CAN be done in California. The legalizing process is difficult but if you want power, you gotta pay.

    :awyeah:

    Hey those rims would look sick on my car
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    Most definitely!

    My wheels? Yep!
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    But what about the emissions? JDM engines do not meet USA emissions requirements, from my understanding of when I wanted to do the swap (one of the reasons I didn't)
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    That's why he's better off going 2zz
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    Illegal smogs are sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard to come by. /sarcasm
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    Come to Cali and you'll be saying that.
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    I thought cali was cracking down on illegal smog tests....


    which reminds me, I had to do mine by the beginning of the month, but I forgot to do it before my vacation, so now I have to pay a late fee :oops:
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    I'm months late on the truck, can't get ahead
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    of course, since it's $15/month late, might as well wait another month to get it smogged :troll:

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