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have the 2-se engine. how hard....

Discussion in '2se' started by dragonsrage86, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. i have the 2-se engine. how hard would it be to swap to a 3sgte or 3sge engine? would my transmission fit it? what parts will i need besides the engine alone?

    im going for horsepower as a 2-se engine has little. im going to be racing (on a track) an eclipse that has about 92 hp, and very little torqe. i not only want to beat her but i want to bury her, that way she knows the power that is Celica.

    any info helpful
  2. 86GTMonkey

    86GTMonkey Well-Known Member

    Hey, I too have the shitbrick known as the 2SE. GE or GTE engines are pretty much direct bolt-ins as long as it is a 4th gen celica, which it is. You may have to change a few things, but as long as you have the wiring harness that goes with the GE or GTE you should be fine, just make sure you have everything that goes with whichever engine you decide to drop in. 2SE transmission will not fit any of the others, or if it does the gear ratios will be all wrong for the engine. Good luck :D
  3. JoeJack88

    JoeJack88 Well-Known Member Super Moderator Donated!

    i had the 2s...and the swap to a 1st gen 3sge was a wonderful thing...also Since you have the lightest body..You got a nice little platform to work off of.
  4. 89celicagt

    89celicagt Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    Since no one has mentioned it, you'd need the ECU that corresponds to whatever engine you drop-in also.
  5. JoeJack88

    JoeJack88 Well-Known Member Super Moderator Donated!

    well duh!!
  6. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    yeh go for it man kill that eclipse

    new engine
    other various parts

    and some elbow grease, or $$$

    and youll have a weapon
    a 3sgte will rip ur front tires apart
    and a 3sge will still give u decent performance. both are good enough to compete with.
  7. little update:

    left the 2-se in.
    i put on a bombs air intake.
    i raced her.
    whipped her badly. like 3 car lengths badly.
    week after my hatchback wreaked.

    getting panish's hatchback down here in the spring to whip her even worse :)
  8. Dman_23

    Dman_23 Guest

    I'll be the first to say it...

    2se FTW!!

    Now stop all your bashing.
  9. Jake-89CelicaGT

    Jake-89CelicaGT Well-Known Member Donated!

  10. JoeJack88

    JoeJack88 Well-Known Member Super Moderator Donated!

    the only thing Ill give it props on is gas milage and a giant paper wieght...the 3sge was a excellent choice when i swapped mine......!!!Man I love that little rever!!
  11. cannon

    cannon Guest

    2se sux get a real motor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    its worth it trust me
  12. thats just it i kept the 2-se so she wouldnt suspect anything and say no to the race. if she say me scraping an engine and saw a huge crate delivered then she would've gotten scared. there was an accident and the hatch is now gone. i have pics of her in the junkyard.

    she was one hell of a ride... and now im moving on. ill post pics up when i fix project "Iceman".

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