How To Swap a 3S-GE BEAMS into a Toyota AE86 Video

How To Swap a 3S-GE BEAMS into a Toyota AE86

Backyard Built has put together a swap overview for installing a Toyota 3S-GE BEAMS inline-four and J160 six-speed transmission into a Toyota AE86. The guide goes over the modifications and parts you will need to get the engine installed and running.

Basic Overview

  • motor mounts
  • transmission mount
  • increase firewall/transmission tunnel width
  • one-piece driveshaft
  • header modification
  • cut transmission tunnel for shifter location
  • front crossmember 1″ spacers
  • manual steering rack or mod transmission housing to allow power steering to fit
  • remove under hood bracing above engine
  • specific MAF sensor and mesh when using stock ECU
  • modded wiring harness if using stock
  • fuel pressure regulator
  • convert to return fuel system
  • Civic EG radiator or Koyorad BEAMS swap radiator

Source: Backyard Built


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