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    Hi,

    I have 2x AE86, one has the 4A-GE in it already, the other is a rolling shell. I am stuck with what to put in it.

    I have an S15 SR20DE with all wiring, extractors, clutch, flywheel, RB20 and SR20 boxes but need mounts to suit and a tail-shaft. It makes about 120kW according to Google when new.

    I have a 3T-GTE that has some wiring, a W55 gearbox, needs a turbo, bellhousing, flywheel and clutch (which I have on my TA63 Celica GT-T and will probably upgrade those bits to have hand-me-downs for the Sprinter). Also needs engine mounts to suit. It makes about 120kW stock but most likely easier to get a bit more.

    I also have a 1UZ-FE with VVTi and 5 speed auto out of a 1999 LS400 (complete car still here too). I have a W58 gearbox to convert to manual if needed but I think this is over the top for the car. Will need mounts and tailshaft also. Makes about 215-225kW and is plenty for the car. Currently, I am looking for an XT130 Corona for this engine, as I think that is the best way to use it.

    I do think the 3T-GTE will look more "correct" in the car and I think I need TE72 mounts (??) to simplify the install.

    Any suggestions on what I need? I have obviously over-simplified things but it's a start. I don't really want another 4A-GE and that car will probably get sold off to fund other stuff. I also don't really want to buy yet another engine but if I have missed out something really good, let me know. I think I only need 200kW tops as I may be using it as a fun track car/potential drift but in reality, once it is finished, it will probably only get driven to car shows/barely used.

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    If money is not an issue, I would go with the 1UZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxhag View Post
    If money is not an issue, I would go with the 1UZ
    It isn't the first issue. I think I want the 1UZ in the XT130, would make a nice 4 seater cruise sort of car, to complement my LS400, plus I can carry more in the Corona. Might be more "practical" in a 4 door that won't see the track as I would prefer to put the W58 in my Celica GT-T and hand down the W55 to the AE86 (I imagine the V8 would make it nose heavy).

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    1uz in an ae86 would be insane... primrk started building one with a 3uz but there hasn't been any updates in a while... The mounts where pretty simple too from what i understand, but remote brake booster etc was required.

    What are your plans for the car?

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    Coupe of years back , there was a TA22 Celica that had a 1UZ , w58 combo . IT SOUNDED AWESOME !!!!!!!! & WENT LIKE CUT SNAKE !!!
    Had a talk to the guy and he said the box and engine was combo was great , but he was running a T-Series rear end and pit-stops where a case of check the petrol and replace the rear end .

    Go the 1UZ it will be worth in in the end. The biggest drama will be custom build headers and exhaust .
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    use the 4ac, if your barely going to use it then why waste a good engine?
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    personally i definately wouldnt go a 1uz, sr20 would be a better option...

    if anything i would vote for the 3tgte...but im biased on that...oh and i have a crossmember to suit 3t with rack n peanut into an ae86 if you go down that path

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    FA20...........
    s2000 motor (f20c?) or 13b, lightweight and loves to rev, easy power

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