[MR2] I have a question about VVT-i cylinder heads for MR2s
priamyd at comcast.net
Tue Jan 12 15:51:04 EST 2010
the setup you are referring to is called the 'BEAMS' 3SGE. it was only
ever offered in NA setup, and if memory serves correctly, and was
offered in 4 vehicles.
3. rav4 (the least power of all)
4. rs200 (stateside called the is300 with a different engine)
i'm sure you COULD (with enough time/money) take a BEAMS setup and
turbo/super charge it, but i am unaware of it ever being done.
you could, physically/technically, put a BEAMS head onto a 1st, 2nd or
3rd gen 3S block. but, then you get to deal with 'fun' custom wiring or
a stand alone ECU.
so, in short:
can it be done? yes.
should it be done? if you have DEEP pockets that are lined with silver,
gold and precious stones... why not? :)
but, honestly, you'd get far better results (power, legal, etc) if you
were to build up a 2nd gen 3sgte. while the 3rd gen is an option
(outside CA), there isnt enough of a difference between the 2nd and 3rd
gen to make the extra cost worthwhile.
- joel -
Moi Brown wrote:
> Hey Guys and Gals
> I was wondering about VVT-i cylinder heads for MR2s. I know that the MR2
> left our shores here in the states in 95, but continued to be built until 99
> in Japan. My question is, were the VVT-i heads for stricly for Turbos or
> N/As or both, and would it be difficult to adapt one to go on an older
> MK2 MR2 engine? I was also wondering if anyones actually done a conversion
> of this type? I was just wondering incase I decided to rebuild my 5stge in
> my NA MK2 in the future. I know it's bastardization, but it would be good
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