Nitrous, Super Chargers, & Turbos All charged talk about going FAST.

87 3sfe swap for 3sgte? turbo?

Old 12-09-2006, 04:28 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7
Default 87 3sfe swap for 3sgte? turbo?

i want a turbo enigne. how do i do it do i need a different engine or will the 3sfe work. what about the trany will it hold any more power.
Old 07-03-2007, 05:39 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 25
Default RE: 87 3sfe swap for 3sgte? turbo?

i also inquired about this for my 91 camry 3sfe and the answer i got from the shop was that this is a very expensive thing to do on such an old car if u have a s**t load of money then yes i can be done but ur tranny wont hold the best solution is to get the 3sgte half cut and swap everything from that into ur car thats what i was told to do ..
Old 07-27-2007, 09:47 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 86
Default RE: 87 3sfe swap for 3sgte? turbo?

Yea deffinitey do not turbocharge a 3SFE motor. It was made for reliability, not for power. The 3SGE is a different story. It has different heads (i think) for more power, but sacrifices reliability a little bit. If you wanna turbocharge an old camry your best bet is a 3SGTE swap. Just keep in mind that if you do this it won't be like swaping motors in a chevy. You'd have to mess with things like wiring to get it to run properly. As for the tranny; if you don't drive it hella hard, it should hold, altough a stronger tranny would work much better.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
New Member Area
07-30-2014 11:40 PM
Engine & Internal
01-20-2012 02:20 AM
General Tech
12-09-2008 05:09 PM
Engine & Internal
01-12-2007 05:02 AM
Engine & Internal
01-22-2006 05:53 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 87 3sfe swap for 3sgte? turbo?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.