so the 91 sw n/a 5sfe that im getting is dead haha, before anything happens i need a engine swap. I’m thinking of a 3sge BEAMS? This might be a dumb question, but to swap it with a 3sgte would it need a turbo or can i run it without a turbo? im thinking it needs a turbo but im new to mechanics haha.
From a technical standpoint, yes, you can run the 3S-GTE without the turbo in. That being said, it IS NOT worth the money that you would spend to run it without the turbo. The reason being that you would have to:
1. Remove the whole turbo setup (Turbo manifold, intake manifold, turbo and downpipe).
2. Get an intake and exhaust manifold made or find ones that would bolt up to your current engine. The intake and exhaust manifolds from the 3GSE *might* bolt up, I’m not sure.
Even then the motor would run like total shit.
It would be more cost effective to either go for the BEAMS, or pick up the 3S-GTE and replace the turbo (Stock ones are CT26 (1986–1993), CT20b (1994–1999) and the CT15b (1999–2007).)
Some people on tumblr are serious fucking dicks, especially some of the car “enthusiasts” (which I wouldn’t even classify as such, considering that they are pretty much a blemish on the whole car scene, but I’ll call them enthusiasts anyways for the sake of respecting others). Anyways, onto why I’m actually writing this post.
Some of you talk about building cars like it’s something that can be done overnight. News flash, it isn’t. It’s a long, expensive and labor intensive process. Anyone who says otherwise has no clue what they’re talking about and should kindly stop talking. You don’t get a car to look and work how you want it to without putting some work and love into it. I don’t care whether you own a corrola, a civic or an nsx, if you’ve built or are building a car, you know what I’m talking about and if you do know what I’m talking about, you aren’t/shouldn’t be the one that’s talking shit to all the people that are only at the beginning of their journey to building their car.
In the off chance that you do have a built car but don’t believe that it’s a long, expensive and labor intensive process, then I regret to inform you that you’ve missed out on the very soul of building a car. From here, there are only three possible scenarios of how you got your car:
1. You paid other people to build the car for you and have never actually done anything to the car yourself
2. You bought the car the way it is now, built.
3. You don’t actually own the car
In any of these cases, you don’t know the true meaning of building a car and have no right to talk shit to others that are building their cars or aspiring to do so, no matter what stage of the build itself they are currently in.