I currently own a 3T-GTEU powered TA-22 Celica & have it set up quite well in the handling & braking departments, but I am evaluating different options to improve the power output.
I am looking to develop an engine that can produce at least 300rwhp / around 430flyw hp with a "useable" power curve - suited for circuit racing.
Reliability is also a crucial factor also.
I am looking at continuing to super sprint it at Phillip Island, Winton, Sandown & Calder (if it is still available??)
The choices I have been investigating are:
- Rebuilding the current 3T-GTEU
- Selling off the 3TG & replacing it with something like....
- 3S-GTE turbo & rebuilding it
- 13B Turbo
- try shoe-horning in a 2JZ-GTE
Given that I already have a working standard 3TG in the vehicle, this would be my favoured option as I would not need to go out & purchase a new engine... but, if I can't get the right HP out of it, then I may as well start-over with something new.
I would be looking at doing the labour myself & have built many successful naturally aspirated race engines, from 4A-GEs to 13B bridgeports, but I don't have a lot of experience with Turbo engines.
Can anyone recommend which "path" I should take that would give me these results, while keeping it to a decent budget?
I am particularly interested in anyone who has faced a similar choice already & could share with me some of their wisdom.