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Why not have a list so we can quickly find info (and each other for PMs)? I would suggest also using this topic to list the details of your swap, updating your post as things change, keeping discussion to a minimum so we can quickly read through. Maybe use a format something like this:

Swap done: approx date, who did it

Engine: source, mileage, mods

Transmission: 6-speed or 5-speed or ???

Clutch:

Flywheel:

Header & Exhaust:

Intake:

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics:

Other:


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Here's my info:

Swap done: November 4-6 2005 by Little Rocket and Brad Bedell

Engine:
- from a low mileage (<2000 mile) 04 Matrix XRS
- Little Rocket teardown and port and polish
- Monkeywrench Racing valves and springs
- Monkeywrench Racing / Moroso oil pan
- ARP studs
- Cryoed lift bolts
- TRD 160 deg F thermostat
- Painted red with high temp engine paint
- Lotus Elise valve cover cover (rice)

Transmission: New 6-speed

Clutch: Stock, lightly used

Flywheel: Monkeywrench Racing chromoly

Header & Exhaust:
- Brad Bedell 4-2-1 Stainless Steel Header (Little Rocket design)
- JNZ Tuning decat pipe -- that stock Spyder plumbing chokes the life out of a 2ZZ, so Just Do It
- Team Moon Single Stainless Steel

Intake:
- C-One side vent covers
- Modified side vent (inside fender)
- 2.75" custom made tube by Corky
- Huge insulated airbox: aluminum, fiberglass, insulation, two 3" inlets drawing air from outside engine compartment only

Engine Management, Sensors, Gauges, and other Electronics:
- Apex'i Power FC
- HP TR3000 tablet PC with Copilot software for tuning, record/replay, virtual gauges (tach, speedo, AFR, water temp, oil temp, oil pressure) and display/edit of other Power FC info (e.g., maps, settings, knock, timing), and whatever.
- USB FC-Datalogit
- Innovate LC-1 wideband O2
- Bosch oil temperature sender

Other: Heat shields removed

Beanie, I made you a sticky - carl
 

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Swap done: by myself, done around may 2005?

Engine: came from ontario, but turned out to be out of an american car. engine has 55,000 km on it when i bought it. ARP studs torqued to 50 ftlbs. mwr valvesprings, AuburnSpyder oil cooler

Transmission: 6-speed

Clutch: stock

Flywheel: stock

Header & Exhaust: brads header, with short 2.5 inch exhaust with sebring resonator and flexpipe.

Intake: custom made from 3inch abs and apexi cone.

Engine Management: power fc, datalogit

Other: kirks engine mounts. make sure you're crank pulley is torqued correctly. if it isnt, bent valves will occur.
 

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Swap done: March 2004, I did the swap

Engine: Overturned Celica w/ 20k miles, stock engine turbocharged by Hass.

Transmission: 6-speed

Clutch: Spec Stage III

Flywheel: Stock

Header & Exhaust: Old: Re-welded stock header w/ high flow cat and TM dual. New: custom Hass 3" dual

Intake: Old: PPE custom intake. New: Hass turbo plumbing.

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics: Old: stock celica ecu. New: E-manage, Oil pressure, Oil temp., and boost.

Other: I'm looking to do the MWR stroke this winter. That engine will be a Frankenstein (pronounced Frankinshteen) of parts I have accumulated over the past two years.
 

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Swap done: May 2004

Engine: 2001 Jspec engine from an auto with 20k miles on it

Transmission: 6-speed with Cusco 1.5 way clutch LSD

Clutch: Spec Stage III

Flywheel: TOMS

Header & Exhaust: Old: Re-welded ported stock header with downpipe and TM duals. Decat

Intake: PPE custom intake and ported intake manifold

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics: PFC, Datalogit and Zeitronix WBO2

Other: build a 2ZZ head for 9500 rpm
 

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Swap done: May '04 swapped by myself

Engine:
-Sourced from a bone stock '02 Auto Celica GT-S w/ 11k mikes.
-ARP head studs, TRD 160 thermostat, oil cooler, 2nd gen lift bolts

Transmission: Original 5spd

Clutch: Formerly a SPEC Stage II that broke on me, currently a RPS MAX Street clutch

Flywheel: Fidanza

Header & Exhaust: Modified and ported stock 2zz header, no cat. I have two exhausts, one 2.25" w/ a dynomax muffler and another 2.5" with a Borla.

Intake: Ported intake manifold along, Hondata IM "heatshield," and a modified Matrix intake (side mount)

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics: PowerFC, FC datalogit, PLX M-300 wideband, Autometer Water Temp/Oil Temp/Oil Pressure/EGT, and center mounted shift light since the tach stops at only 8k rpm


Other: Shore 80A urethane filled front/rear mounts, 3M Window weld filled left/right mounts. LR's bridgemount & an AEM alt pulley.
 

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Swap done: May '05 by LR, then June '07 by PPE
Engine: 03 Vibe (dead), 05 Matrix
Transmission: 6 spd w/ OEM helical LSD
Clutch: ACT
Flywheel: Fidanza
Exhaust: LR header, PPE cat, TM single
Intake: short tube w/ cone filter
Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics: PFC, Datalogit, Autometer 10K tach
Other: Kirk MM, Cryo'd lift bolts, LR MM bridge
 

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Swap done: PPE who btw didnt fill teh tranny fluid and tore the tranny to shreds.

Engine: car-part 03 vibe with 10k

Transmission: 5-speed w/lsd

Clutch: spec stage 2

Flywheel: fidanza

Header & Exhaust: 4-1 two step header to a 2.5 inch exhaust

Intake: PPE intake with apex filter

Engine Management: PFC
 

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Swap Done: July 2005 by my Buddy Christian and I, Turbo setup installed June 2006

Engine:
-04 Vibe w/ 25k miles
-Cryoed Lift Bolts
-Sealed off EGR ports
-Elise valve cover
-630cc injectors
-MWR Oil pan w/ custom heat sinks

Tranny:
-C60 6-speed out of the same vibe (25k miles)
-LR's custom shifter shaft of course

Clutch:
-Spec Stage II, working well so far,hope i got one of the good
ones....

Flywheel:
-Celica GTS resurfaced before install

Header and Exhaust
-Custom MWR Tubular SS manifold
-Garrett GT28RS turbo
-ATP SS turbo exhaust outlet 3 inch V-Band adapter
-2.5 inch turbo back SS exhaust (V-Band) w/ no cat, 1 muffler
-custom manifold bracing to block
-exhaust wrap from downpipe to exhaust tip


Intake:
-greddy Arinix routed towards the IC scoop.


Engine Management, Gauges, and other Electronics:
-Hydra Nemesis stand alone
-paralle harness w/ oem dummy ecu running various creature comforts and gauges
-Hydra Autotune package
-Oldschool Dell laptop for tuning duties (good old serial port)
-Greddy Profec Type S electronic boost controller
-Defi Tach
-Defi Boost Gauge
-Defi Control Unit II
-AEM UEGO Wideband
-Autometer Pencil Shiftlight
-Blitz FATT DC2 turbo timer

Other
-Snow Performance stage 2 methanol inj (175 nozzle) running 50% meth, 50% H2O.
-Aeroquip turbo coolent lines and fittings
-MWR 190LPH fuel pump
-HKS SSQV
-IRC Fabrication Air to Water intercooler
-IRC Fabrication Front mount bar and plate heat exchanger
-IRC fabrication 3 gallon overflow tank for A2W mounted just infront of frunk and behind radiator
-Shurflow 2.8GPM diaphragm pump for Air to Water IC
-Goodyear water lines for air to Water
-Denso IK24 plugs (iridium) gapped to .031
-Heat sheilds removed
-Kirks motor mount inserts
-B&M Shortshifter
-Cusco catch can
-ATP gt series oil inlet feed restrictor and 4-an feed line

Future Plans: Hoaping to pop in the Mahle pistons 8.8:1CR that are compatable w/ the stock MMR bores, will probably do the MWR main and rod bearings at the same time and then throw 18-21psi at it. also have a fidanza flywheel and their new line of clutches to install (6 puck w/ sprung hub). and i NEED to get an LSD
along w/ some oil temp and press gauges and egt temp.
 

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Swap Done: March 2006 by myself (Started October 2004)


Engine:
-03 Matrix w/ 6k miles
-Cryoed Lift Bolts
-Sealed off EGR ports
-Hondata Intake Gasket
-Billet Oil Pump Gears
-MWR/Moroso Aluminum Oil Pan
-LR's Bridge Mount
-Redline oil
-Evans NPG-R coolant
-Koyo double row aluminum radiator
-Davies Craig electric water pump

Tranny:
-C60 6-speed out of the same Matrix
-LR's custom shifter rod
-Machined Case @ linkage mount
-Toyota Helical LSD from Japanese Salvage
-Redline oil

Clutch:
-ACT

Flywheel:
-MWR

Header and Exhaust
-Custom four into one header
-High flow cat
-2.5" Magnaflow

Intake:
-Custom 3" Aluminum
-3" ITG Filter
-Custom ABS Heat Shield

Engine Management, Gauges, and other Electronics:
-Apex'i Power FC
-Datalogit
-Commander in glove box
-Custom tune
-SPA Tach w/ Oil Temp
-Innovate wideband O2 sensor


Other
-Kirks motor mount inserts
-TRD Shortshifter
-Speed Source Shifter Bushings
-TwosRus S.S. braided clutch line
-Stoptech S.S. braided brake lines
-StopTech slotted rotors
-Axxis Ultimate pads
-JIC FLT-A2 coilovers
-TTE swaybars w/ Energy urethane bushings
-TwosRus adjustable endlinks
-TRD upper and lower chassis braces front and rear
-ATS comp lite wheels
-Longer wheel studs
-Aluminum lug nuts
-Falken RT-615 tires
-Sparco steering wheel
-Momo steering wheel hub (modified so horn and signals work)
-Corbeau Pro Sport carbon seats
-Custom aluminum seat brackets
-Schroth Harnesses
-Optima battery front mounted
-Hella 60/55 Xenon headlight bulbs
-Rubber dimpled shift knob
-Visors removed
-Entire A/C system removed
-Entire stereo system removed
-Antennae hole, emblem holes, and sidemarker holes filled
-Side vents smoothed and painted
-A-pillar painted black
-Complete paint job (silver)
 

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Swap done: 6th February 2004, fitted by myself, markiii and GSB

Engine:
Jap Parts UK, 2000 Celica with ~ 40,000 miles and no mods
Cryo'd lift bolts
Turbo Krank Vents
Oil Catch Tank
Retun Line Fuel System

Transmission:
2ZZ 6-speed
LR shifter Shaft
TRD short shifter
Brass shift bushings

Clutch: Stock

Flywheel: Stock

Header & Exhaust:
LR header
Downpipe made from a stock cat
Kakimoto back box

Intake:
PPE using Apexi filter

Engine Management:
Did use Dastek Unichip creating 180bhp
Now using PFC creating 207bhp

Other:
Converted from SMT to Manual
50hp Zex NOS Kit
 

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Swap done May '04 by myself

Engine
-'03 Celica Gts w/ 8,000mi. off ebay
-Cryo'd lift bolts

-Cryo'd oil pump gears
-LR worked head
-LR bridge mount

Transmission
-'03 Celica Gts 6speed from same car
-LR shifter shaft
-TRD clutch type LSD
-Speed source cable bushings

Clutch
-Cryo'd stock Gts clutch and pressure plate

Flywheel
-Cryo'd Fidanza

Header/Exhaust
-Rewelded Celica Gts header port matched and polished by LR
-2 1/4 catless exhaust w/ HushpowerII muffler, very short

Intake
-Short ram PPE/Pelican type using stock Celica maf tube
-P&P intake manifold port matched to hondata gasket

Engine management
-Apex'i Power FC
-Datalogit
-Innovate LC-1 wideband

Other
-Shore 80A urethane filled front/rear mounts
-RSR Ti 2000 springs
-Corky's Breast plate
-Che's front lower brace
-Cryo'd pads and rotors
 

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Swap done: Engine started and idled for the first time on Feb 4, 2006 by myself and a friend.

Engine
2000 celica gt-s, 25,000 miles
Datron Sleeves
CP 11.25:1 Pistons
Crower Billet Connecting Rods
Custom Block Guard
ARP Main and Head Studs
Circuit Worx Billet Steel Oil Pump
Baffeled Stock Oil Pan
Supertec Valves
Eibach Valve Springs
Port and Polish Head
FIC 525 CC injectors
SF Fuel Rail

Trasmission
Stock Spyder 5 Speed
TRD Clutch Type LSD
Celica GT-S Axles
Speed Source Brass shifter cable bushings
TRD Short Shifter

Clutch
RPS street pressure plate with 6 puck sprung disk

Flywheel
Fidanza Aluminum

Header and Exhaust
Custom made header
custom made 3" exhaust with magnaflow 3" race muffler

Intake
K&N filter with custom piping

Engine management, sensors, gages, and other electronics
Hyra EMS Nemesis ECU with MAP sensor and WBO2 sensor (Celica GT-S 2zzge pre-release model)
Aeromotive Electronice Fuel Pump Controller
Greddy Profec B Spec 2 Boost Controller
Oil Temp Gage
Coolant Temp Gage
EGT Gage
Boost Pressure Gage
Oil Pressure Gage
Fuel Pressure Gage
Fuel Level Gage

Other
GT28rs turbo
Spearco 2-231 w2a Intercooler
Custom Heat exchange for IC
Custom IC Resuvour
Jabsco Water pump
B&M Oil Radiator
Koyo Radiator
Tubo XS BOV
Aeromotive Fuel Pump & filter
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure regulator
Fuel Safe Fuel Cell
Golden Eagle Vacuum Manifold
TRD Engine mounts (all 4)
Aluminum Aeroquip Fittings
Hawker Battery (11lbs)
The Rotating Assemebly (from the pully bolt all the way threw to the pressure plate bolts) has all be professionally balanced
plus tons of mods to the chassi

This thing has so many mods I'm sure I'm forgetting some.
 

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Swap done: Feb '06 swapped by myself

Engine:
-Sourced from a stock '03 Vibe GT w/ 24k mikes
-LR Bridge mount
-LR modified oil dipstick
-LR ecu wiring patch

Transmission: Original 5spd

Clutch: SPEC Stage III

Flywheel: Fidanza

Header & Exhaust:

-LR/Brad's 4-2-1 S.S. Header
-Stock exhaust

Intake:

Modified ebay GTS intake

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics: Stock 01 GTS ECU

Other:
Tein Springs
Short shifter
Kirk's MM inserts
 

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Swap done: April 21, 2006, By Me

Engine: 2000 Celica GT-S, 70K miles

Transmission: 6-speed

Clutch: ACT

Flywheel: Fidanza

Header & Exhaust: LR's/Brads SS, TM Dual Exhaust, Stock Down-pipe and Catalytic Converter.

Intake: Modified Stock, Waiting for Injen RD CAI

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics:
PowerFC, DataLogit, and CoPilot when wide-band arrives

Other: TWM Celica GT-S Short Shifter, LR's Patch Harness, LR's Oil Dip Stick Tube, and Bridge Mount.
 

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Swap done: June 06, by myself

Engine: 04 Vibe GT w/9K miles

Transmission: 04 Vibe GT 6 Speed w/9K miles

Clutch: 04 Vibe GT OEM

Flywheel: 04 Vibe GT OEM

Header & Exhaust:
-LR 4-2 S.S. Header
-OEM main cat
-TRD Muffler

Intake:
Modified 1ZZ AEM CAI

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics: Stock 01 GTS ECU wired with LR's patch
 

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Swap done: By previous owner

Engine: 2001 Celica GT-S

Transmission: 6-speed

Clutch: Exedy pressure plate, stock friction disk

Flywheel: clutchmasters aluminum flywheel

Header & Exhaust: LR header, stock mid-pipe, TRD exhaust

Intake: Lexus IS300 Intake cut to match

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics:

Apex'i Power FC tuned by MWR to about 178hp

Other:

-Rota circuit 10's 15x6.5 front and 16x7 rear
-smoothed and painted vents, shaved radio antenna hole and
front emblem
-painted headlight bezels
-03+ front cover with fog lights, rear 03+ bumper cover inserts.
-Koni adjustable dampening struts, rsr springs
-cross drilled and sloted rotors with axis pads, steel braided brake lines
-unorthodox pulley set (crank,alt,water pump)
-TRD LSD (Helical type)
 

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Ok, here's my info.

Swap done:
October 1st, 2006 by the man himself, LR (Swap #30)

Engine:
2006 Pontiac Volt
1,750 miles
Painted Lotus Elise Ignition Coils Cover

Transmission:
6 speed from same 2006 Pontiac Volt
1,750 miles

Clutch:
Exedy

Flywheel:
TOM's Chromoly

Header & Exhaust:
LittleRocket Header
Team Moon Dual Aluminized Exhaust
Stock Cat & Downpipe with heat shields removed

Intake:
CAI routed behind battery
Hondata intake gasket

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics:
Apex'i Power FC
Autometer 10k RPM tach

Other:
Full set of TOM's Racing chassis braces
Corky's Breastplate
TRD Sportivo sway bars
TRD engine mounts
 

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Swap done:
September 23, 2006 by myself and a friend

Engine:
2003 Pontiac Vibe
40K miles

Transmission:
6 speed with Quaife LSD

Clutch:
ACT

Flywheel:
TRD Chromoly

Header & Exhaust:
LittleRocket Header
Team Moon Single Aluminized Exhaust
Stock Cat & Downpipe with heat shields removed

Intake:
CAI routed behind battery with K&N filter
Hondata intake gasket

Engine Management:
Apex'i Power FC

Other:
TRD Chassis Braces
Corky's Breastplate
TRD Sportivo suspension
TRD Sportivo sway bars
Kirks motor mount inserts
Autopower Roll Bar
 

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Swap done:
October 12, 2006 by LittleRocket (#31)

Engine:
2003 Pontiac Vibe GT
39K Miles

Transmission:
6-Speed

Clutch:
Exedy

Flywheel:
Fidenza 2zz Flywheel

Header & Exhaust:
LR Header
Team Moon Single Aluminized Exhaust
JNZ Tuning 2.5" Downpipe with High-Flow Cat.

Intake:
Custom Intake with K&N filter from LR

Engine Management:
2000 GT-S ECU

Other:
Ignited 4 in 1 Tachometer (Oil Temp, Oil Pressure, Water Temp)
Che's FMB
Cryo'd Lift Bolts
Powdercoated Black Valve Cover
Baffled Oil Pan
Woods Cross Drilled/Slotted Rotors W/Hawk Pads
16x7 5Zigen FN01R-C's w/G-Force t/a's
Tein S-Tech Springs
6000K HID's
Lots of other stuff....
 

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Swap done: October 30th - November 4th by personal mechanic here in Jacksonville

Engine: car-parts.com / 40k

Transmission: 5-speed

Clutch: Greddy

Flywheel: Machined new stock 2z flywheel

Header & Exhaust: LR's Headers, TRD Exhaust, Tru-Flo Cat

Intake: Fully custom

Engine Management, Sensors, Guages, and other Electronics: Soon to come

Other: Don't dive into this project without expecting the worst, and being able to pay when it happends.
 
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