'94 st205 fwd swap?

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'94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby l_lauer_76 » Wed May 08, 2013 5:44 am

First of all, I hope this is where a question like this goes. This is a whole new world compared to DSMtuners.com, so please bear with me, and move this thread wherever it belongs. That said:

I recently bought a 94 celica shell. I've read about some killer 'gt4' swaps out there, but after doing research decided all the extra fab work for the AWD system is not for me. On the other hand, I see that it is possible to do these cars in a FWD pattern that doesn't need nearly as much fab work. What all does this swap entail? What all will I need?

So far, I have a shell. I have an st205 sourced and ready to ship to the states. That includes wiring harness, ecu, and tranny. from what Ive read I wont be needing the tranny, but one from a v6 camry? what else will I need? any help is good help.

Remember, I come from a DSM background.. so I'm not new to turbos or fixing cars in general.. just haven't been around a whole lot of 'yotas.

Thanks in advance guys.
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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby Tecker185 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:51 am

6gc.net is we're you want to be. They have write ups that go into detail of what you will need.
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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby underscore » Wed May 08, 2013 1:27 pm

Jut how much of a shell is your 94? If it has a tranny and axles you should be able to reuse those, however the transmission from the MR2/Camry is better IIRC (MR2 had an LSD option). You can also convert the AWD transmission to FWD by swapping on an MR2 diff.
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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby l_lauer_76 » Wed May 08, 2013 2:34 pm

It's a full car. The motor has bad compression, so it's on it's way out. The tranny has upwards of 150k, so I have no desire to reuse this tired old thing. I got a pretty solid deal on it. $700 and no rust or serious body damage.
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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby Awesome-Trac » Wed May 08, 2013 3:44 pm

Full St205 body to the state? Not front clip?
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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby l_lauer_76 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:02 pm

Nooo, haha that's the car i purchased in the states. The 3gste is sourced from a dealer in japan. Sorry about the confusion.
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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby celicast184 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:47 pm

i hve an mr2 lsd trans im selling! ill convert it to fwd too!! lmk if u need it!
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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby phattyduck » Wed May 08, 2013 5:37 pm

ST205 motor into a 6GC is pretty easy as swaps go... check out the many examples over at 6gc.net.

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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby l_lauer_76 » Wed May 08, 2013 5:37 pm

Currently in the process of selling my 425whp Talon Tsi to free up some funds. hopefully it sells this weekend. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, let me know. haha ill keep the tranny in mind. Thank you!
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Re: '94 st205 fwd swap?

Postby l_lauer_76 » Wed May 08, 2013 6:25 pm

Alright, doing a little more research. It looks like im going to need to order a whole front clip?
that will include the gt-4 motor mounts which will help with fitment issues that the stock GT ones wont fit?
Also it will come with shifter linkage that gets rid of shifting issues and fitment issues?
Next I will need to track down an e153 or mr2 tranny and find the proper axles? anything else im going to need?

This is definitely more complicated than working on a dsm.. :bangshead:
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