I have been doing quite a bit of research over the last month or so and have come to the conclusion 95% that Camry Alltrac 2.0 needs to happen. Even though my 95 SE coupe has been the best daily driver I've ever had I think I need to take it to another level, even higher than my blue car. This is going to be a big project, once my blue Alltrac is sold I'm thinking stage one of the project is going to take about a year.
Stage One: Alltrac conversion and supercharging, I’m going to use the 1mz-fe engine that the car came with, this engine actually weighs less than the 3sgte and has just as much power potential. I will be getting a TRD supercharger kit to offset the extra weight of the Alltrac setup and AWD drive-train loss. With just a Super AFC, high boost pulley and a few other knick knacks I should be able to get close to the same power output as my current Alltrac. Obviously the Alltrac conversion is going to be the tricky part, The ST205 rear suspension and diff carrier with ABS looks to be the way to go. So far my research tells me that I can use the Celica Alltrac transmission but I will need to grind 30mm off the engine block to clear the transfer case. I know this solution works with the 3vz-fe but with the 1mz-fe having an aluminum block this solution may not work so the alternative is to use the transmission out of a 2001-2005 RAV4 sport which has a transfer case that will accommodate the V6 block, the latter looks to be the way I’m going go. Now the other thing you run into with this swap is the gen3 Camry has 5x114 lug pattern and the ST205 has a 5x100 lug pattern this is actually easily solved, by swapping the ST205 hubs with Lexus RX300 hubs and rear rotors. The rear driveline is more than likely going to be custom or a highly modified Celica drive line. Until I take detailed measurements of all the components and the chassis at this point it looks like the only thing on my car that I will lose is the spare tire well which I will try to save I want to try to keep all my power options like AC, cruise control an ABS. I’m sure there are lots of details that will have to be figured out on the fly, that’s why giving myself a year for stage one.
Stage2: should keep this project going for a long time. This will involve a high boost engine build. Twin charging looks to be a fun way of getting crazy power, this will also allow me to keep my TRD supercharger. Obviously I will ditch the Super AFC and stock computer for a standalone EMS.
In the end I hope to end up with an all-wheel drive 2 door Camry with 500 AWHP, or more.
So yes this dose means my blue car is up for sale. I will have details and posts about that later after I get it ready and tuned up, but in the meantime if anyone wants to make an offer let me know.
Here is a link I have found while doing my research, it’s not a Camry it’s a Celica but it was kind of inspirational.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixdJFXJc ... xdJFXJcl3Ehttp://youtu.be/V9W0xvFlWVQ