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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby audiodjmp77 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:45 pm

The leather looks on really good condition. Are they standard?


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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:23 am

audiodjmp77 wrote:The leather looks on really good condition. Are they standard?


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Seats were redone by the previous owner.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:15 pm

End of Summer Upgrade

I spent the last few weeks upgrading a few key components:

1) Larger heat exchanger.
2) Larger IC pump
3) Heat wrap top mount heat exchanger
4) Cut and fiberglass the ST205 original airbox.
5) Run a force-fed intake from the lower front bumper. Inspiration from here: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=50901
6) Battery relocation to trunk.

Heat exchanger arrives.

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Xbox One S controller for scale.

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Draining the coolant from the original IC.

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Intercooler removal.

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Bosch/cobra pump installed.

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Using zip ties to measure positioning.

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Using some threaded rod and rod ends, heat exchanger mounted.

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Heat wrapped the top mount intercooler

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Fiberglassed and fitted ST205 airbox. No pics of fiberglass process (sorry). It required the entire bottom section to be cut and fiberglassed over.

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Used an aluminum project box to store my various fan and accessory relays.

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Cut a 3" hole to run the air ducting to the factory airbox.

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Bumper hole still needs some triming.

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Battery mounted in the rear passenger hatch.

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Still a few more things to do so I'll add more pictures once completed.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby chiefum » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:59 pm

Looking good, your project thread has been great motivation for my swap.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:00 pm

Oil analysis came back from Blackstone Labs. I'm pretty pleased.

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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:00 am

ACPT carbon driveshaft installed. Still waiting to see if the Supra dust shield fits...

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Updated engine bay pic.

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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby Anoo21 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:34 pm

Hey I was contemplating doing a full st205 or a 4th gen 3sgte swap in my st165. I used to live in seattle as well with my blue alltrac. Good looking grey one by the way. Do you like the power band and maintenance on the st205 setup? I know there are some perks on the 215 but the 205 has a bunch to offer as well. What psi are you pushing on stock? Thanks
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:07 am

Anoo21 wrote:Hey I was contemplating doing a full st205 or a 4th gen 3sgte swap in my st165. I used to live in seattle as well with my blue alltrac. Good looking grey one by the way. Do you like the power band and maintenance on the st205 setup? I know there are some perks on the 215 but the 205 has a bunch to offer as well. What psi are you pushing on stock? Thanks


Power band is good and maintenance is essentially the same. I chose the 205 over the 215 for the included transmission but in retrospect I would of spent more on the 215 and sourced a transmission separately.

I'm running 17.5psi.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby Anoo21 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:25 pm

zaluss wrote:
Anoo21 wrote:Hey I was contemplating doing a full st205 or a 4th gen 3sgte swap in my st165. I used to live in seattle as well with my blue alltrac. Good looking grey one by the way. Do you like the power band and maintenance on the st205 setup? I know there are some perks on the 215 but the 205 has a bunch to offer as well. What psi are you pushing on stock? Thanks


Power band is good and maintenance is essentially the same. I chose the 205 over the 215 for the included transmission but in retrospect I would of spent more on the 215 and sourced a transmission separately.

I'm running 17.5psi.



That's what I'm thinking, the same just getting both. I cannot afford to build anything and the internals of the 205 should handle what I throw at it.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:22 pm

Had KO Racing in Oregon make me a new intake pipe for the airbox. Welds look pretty.

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Also finally installed my new top mount intercooler sticker. $8 from Toyota Japan so I can't complain.

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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby Anoo21 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:27 pm

Hey bud, I seen you did the battery relocation. Did you have to drill through the floor or go an easier route? I am needed to put mine in the rear because it has been a pain being in the engine bay. I am getting closer to doing the st205 swap and following your footsteps. You do not know it but with all the pictures and what not you have helped me a lot. Thanks
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:29 am

Anoo21 wrote:Hey bud, I seen you did the battery relocation. Did you have to drill through the floor or go an easier route? I am needed to put mine in the rear because it has been a pain being in the engine bay. I am getting closer to doing the st205 swap and following your footsteps. You do not know it but with all the pictures and what not you have helped me a lot. Thanks


The cables are routed through the driver side wheel well and into the cabin via the existing wiring harness grommet. Then it is just fed under the carpet to the rear passenger where I did have to drill holes just above the exhaust heat shield.

Happy to help :)
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby Anoo21 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:57 pm

zaluss wrote:
Anoo21 wrote:Hey bud, I seen you did the battery relocation. Did you have to drill through the floor or go an easier route? I am needed to put mine in the rear because it has been a pain being in the engine bay. I am getting closer to doing the st205 swap and following your footsteps. You do not know it but with all the pictures and what not you have helped me a lot. Thanks


The cables are routed through the driver side wheel well and into the cabin via the existing wiring harness grommet. Then it is just fed under the carpet to the rear passenger where I did have to drill holes just above the exhaust heat shield.

Happy to help :)

I am assuming you have rubber grommets or something so nothing rusts? Great build by the way, I am jealous I have not put this much effort into my Alltrac
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:14 pm

Anoo21 wrote:
zaluss wrote:
Anoo21 wrote:Hey bud, I seen you did the battery relocation. Did you have to drill through the floor or go an easier route? I am needed to put mine in the rear because it has been a pain being in the engine bay. I am getting closer to doing the st205 swap and following your footsteps. You do not know it but with all the pictures and what not you have helped me a lot. Thanks


The cables are routed through the driver side wheel well and into the cabin via the existing wiring harness grommet. Then it is just fed under the carpet to the rear passenger where I did have to drill holes just above the exhaust heat shield.

Happy to help :)

I am assuming you have rubber grommets or something so nothing rusts? Great build by the way, I am jealous I have not put this much effort into my Alltrac


Yeah you can find how I routed it here. I just followed this guide. viewtopic.php?t=26689
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby JRWperformance » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:04 pm

I looked through the previous posts to see if there are any specs on those wheels. I am looking at the same wheels for my 88. Did you get them from TireRack? What tire size did you use?
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