Hey i was wondering if you ever finished your celica project? I live in Redmond and was curious about making my 91' GT-S celica awd. Thanks for your time, ArvindHello everyone!
Okay so this has been long awaited, but still no steps to do so. I will be taking it upon myself to document all the steps I take to make a 2zz awd using mostly bolt on parts. So far I have sourced a few parts in order to get this to work for a fair price. My plan was to source everything from a RX300 since same wheelbase and the Celica seems to have the same mounting locations. The only difference is the way the rear is setup there is no leaf spring. After spending two days at the junkyard getting my parts I learned the transfer case was destroyed inside. That was a waste of time. on the upside I got a small diff that should bolt into the celica with minimal mounting and I am sure no cutting.
The parts I have sourced so far:
1999 Lexus Rx300:
- Rear axles- Front axles- Rear differential- Drive shaftTotal cost = $167
My plan is to get the remaining parts and still keep the cost low. I would also like to keep it simple so more people will be able to do the conversion.
The plan right now is to source a 153 transmission with a transfer case or better yet a 154f which I hear some Rav4s have. After I get the new tranny I have a feeling the axles from the U140 will not work with the 153. I will be doing more research on this otherwise its back to the junkyard looking for parts
If anyone has anything to add please do,
But for now its off to the garage.