So I’m thinking of buying this and I need some advice. I’m thinking of continuing the 1jz swap but it’s also going to need to be converted to a manual. It’s also not a gts. People that know about this stuff only comment please. #ae86 #toyotaae86 #toyota #corolla #drift #sr5 #1jz #jdm
unless the fabrication for the firewall, tunnel, and mounts has already been done I’d pass. Another option if the 4age isn’t fast enough would be the BEAMS 3SGTE. less fabrication involved but still needs custom work
an I6 would be the biggest pain, i’d say go 4A-GE, 3S, or 1UZ. way less of a headache.
You’d need a decent budget or don’t plan to drive the 86 hard I wouldn’t go with a 1UZ. The GTS rear end can’t handle the abuse that the 1UZ can dish out. A Ford 8.8 rear would be almost necessary if you wanted to thrash the 86. There are plenty of fast Toyo 4cyls out there like the 4AGZE, BEAMS 3SGTE, and 2ZZ GE. Some build threads I’ve seen say you can source all the parts you will need for around $1800 usd. That includes a 3SGTE clutch and 3VZ flywheel. And not adding in the cost of Fabbing everything if you don’t do it yourself.
but that’s my 0.2 cents. Even swapping the different gen 4AG motors between 86s can be hard. My 3rd Gen 4AGZE Redtop swap has been running into some issues.