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New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s alltrac

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:51 pm
by OnKonshus
Hey Guys, I'm from St. George's, Grenada, in the Caribbean, and I bought a 1990 Celica AllTrac in November 2021, and I swapped the engine for a (Gen 4) 3SGTE with CP pistons, Manley rods, Cometic MLS headgasket, ARP head studs, ARP main bolts, Gates timing belt, Stock ECU, Stock turbo, Stock fuel system (hoping to upgrade all the stock parts soon). I'm hoping to setup the car as a street car that can run low 11s - high 10s, and I would appreciate all advise in terms of parts necessary to get to my goal.

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:39 pm
by Roreri
At that point I’m thinking that’s more a race car that can be streeted than a street car. :D

Interested to see how this goes, but I have to step aside and let the max power folks hold forth as I’m on the other side of the equation looking at a little more power and lighter weight. From the advice I have read though you went about it the right way: Guts first then turbo.

One thing you haven’t listed is a clutch upgrade to reliably get all that power into play. Did you do that when you swapped the Gen4 in? If not you missed an opportunity while the motor was out.

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2022 4:33 pm
by OnKonshus
Roreri wrote:At that point I’m thinking that’s more a race car that can be streeted than a street car. :D

Interested to see how this goes, but I have to step aside and let the max power folks hold forth as I’m on the other side of the equation looking at a little more power and lighter weight. From the advice I have read though you went about it the right way: Guts first then turbo.

One thing you haven’t listed is a clutch upgrade to reliably get all that power into play. Did you do that when you swapped the Gen4 in? If not you missed an opportunity while the motor was out.


Well I've seen Alltrac doing low 11s and still being street driven so I'm hoping to go alittle faster without losing too much "streetabilty".
Yeah, Sorry I forgot to mention that I'm running a Stage 3 ACT Clutch on a Stage 2 SPEC pressure plate, lightweight flywheel and ARP studs.

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:23 pm
by Roreri
Well you’ve built quite the machine then! Tip of the hat.

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:36 pm
by OnKonshus
Celica GT4 ST185.jpg

This is my car currently, I have alot of work to do but I'm getting there.

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:40 pm
by OnKonshus
Roreri wrote:Well you’ve built quite the machine then! Tip of the hat.

Thanks man!...I'm just doing my best, researching and hoping for the best results.

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:53 am
by Gert
OnKonshus wrote:I'm hoping to setup the car as a street car that can run low 11s - high 10s, and I would appreciate all advise in terms of parts necessary to get to my goal.

You have a good base. Just get the 'stock' parts like: really big turbo (most important), equal length header, other intake, big exhaust and fuel supply. And finally an progammable ECU and you are armed :-)

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:54 pm
by OnKonshus
Gert wrote:
OnKonshus wrote:I'm hoping to setup the car as a street car that can run low 11s - high 10s, and I would appreciate all advise in terms of parts necessary to get to my goal.

You have a good base. Just get the 'stock' parts like: really big turbo (most important), equal length header, other intake, big exhaust and fuel supply. And finally an progammable ECU and you are armed :-)


Thanks man! Do you recommend any particular turbo, What size exhaust should I go with? I was thinking about getting either HALTECH 1500, LINK G4X or the ECUMASTER BLACK (which one do you recommend).

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:51 pm
by Gert
Cannot help you with turbo choice. But I guess there is plenty off info with the MR2 people.

In my car there is an Autronic (for 20 years now, I guess).
Heard good stories off the Link and if memory serves me right, Link is P&P, but I am not sure?

*edit* For MR2, so probably not much to rewire:
https://dealers.linkecu.com/products/pl ... odel=3SGTE

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:53 pm
by Gert
ATS is having an Autronic which is almost P&P too:
http://www.atsracing.net/Parts/Index/AUTRONIC

Although, my experience with ATS is not good, and than I am kindly....

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:59 pm
by Roreri
I was poking around and saw this: https://www.ampefi.com/product/mspnp2-9 ... ica-3sgte/

Worth looking into? Says it’s plug and play minus an IAT sensor that needs a bung welded in.

Re: New Member from the Caribbean trying to build a 10s allt

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:20 pm
by grip-addict
get whatever EMS the best tuner in your area prefers. Don't be like me and struggle to get your car tuned because the EMS is written in a different english accent than what the local tuners prefer.