How difficult/expensive would it be to put a V6+turbo in an MR2?
Has anyone done this? What were the results?
You know, a guy at the Cars and Coffee here in Cary has a V6 swapped MR2
no one has done this here, check mr2 forums, if you don't have the mr2 already and want a v6 powered mid engine car get a fiero with the 3.8 SC, its probably at least half the cost of doing the mr2 swap + turbo
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Same meet up, guy had an LS swapped RX-7 too, lol
in all practicality, it'd make more sense to go with a v6 out of a rav4 (which has been done a bunch) or a honda K20 (also a popular swap)
Grab the header+ swap kit and have your factory harness spliced for the ECU.
If you start with an NA (which you should), you need to source a turbo E-series trans-axle to handle the power.
With new engine, transmission, axles, ECU, lines and fittings, you'll be hovering around $3K-$5K depending on quality of parts.
After that, a whole lot of time working and troubleshooting to get it right.
End result is pretty fun though.
There's a lot of documentation and premade motor mount for the Camry V6. Then have the engine built to reliably handle a small amount of boost, ~8psi? Would most likely be very reliable and more than enough power for you to handle if its done right.
Could be a lot of fun.
You go to Cary C&C? Awesome. I'll be there next spring with my yellow 991 911. Come say hello, you're probably the only 4chan member I wouldn't run screaming from immediately.
Also, there's a 2nd V6 swapped MR2 in the area. Black paint, a little beat up, but mechanically amazing.
I have, OP, though not with a turbo. I went with the 3vz-fe from a 93 camry.
I finished the swap early December, but still got a couple of things I need to do to make it road-worthy. The car runs and you can definitely feel the extra power.
half the length of an I6
fits anywhere an I4 does and is considerably smoother
can be a structural component because of rigidity
If i was pretending i wouldve made an assumption. I acquisitioned whether it was or not i read L52 and thought it was some gm stupid shit like the ls7 is also a 427 so i was confused you buttmad fuck, you sound like a fat ginger kid who gets bullied so he comes here to vent his beta insecurities right now
I've done a v6 swap on an mr2 before and depending on the engine you chose it can be fairly straight forward or very difficult. The easiest engines to swap in are the 3vz and the 1mz. The only thing custom you would have to make is the passage side motor mount which I think you can find premade now. The ecus for both those engines are simple and don't need a lot of tricking.
The next possible engines would be the 5vz and 3mz. These engines are a little bigger and are built a little stronger so they can handle boost a little easier. The issue with them is you will be making a lot of custom parts to get these engines in and the ecus are a little more complex.
Finally you have the 2gr which is again pretty easy to install like the 1mz/3vz but it has a much more complex ecu and will require massive rewires to get everything to work correctly.
I used a 5vz in my swap since I wanted to turbo it. It took me 3 years and about 7k to complete the swap. I ended up making 324 whp and 325lb of torque. It gave my car far more low end power than I could ever get out of the 3sgte and made it much better at autox type events
Camy v6 is shit. Can't handle being used in a sporty matter. I know because after doing some skids and catching some speed the engine cracked. It was a well maintained car just a shitty engine.
How much hp can the stock transaxle handle?
Will the 3vz or 1mz handle a moderate amount of boost well?
Are there any estimates on how much whp an N/A 3vz, 1mz, or 5vz will give an MR2?
How much is too much on that light of a car? Did you take your MR2 to the track?
> gm stupid shit like the ls7 is also a 427
The S54 (stock in the NA) shifts smoothly, but it isn't rated to handle much over 200hp.
The E153 (stock in the turbo) with reinforced axel cages is (optimistically) rated to take around 800hp. Most of the guys with 600-800whp builds blow through gearboxes every couple years or so.
Power figures from the V6s are pretty wide, and depend on whether or not you bolt-on a supercharger.
V6 swapped W20s are said to feel plenty powerful, so wouldn't really need a turbo.
Also, it'd be very difficult to find space for the turbine without cutting into the trunk.
As for my SW20, it's got plenty of power for the racing I do. 400hp seems to be the stopping point in the owners club for everyone who actually races their cars on anything but a 1/4 mile.
In my opinion, that's already a bit too much power in a race car.