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Toyota 3s-gte

Postby michaelschoeman on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:21 pm

Hi guys this is my 1st post so don't know if I have done this right or am I in the right section, sorry if I am not😬
I have wanted to buy and build a lotus for a long time now and I think I am nearly ready.
I have been looking at the various options and choices with regards to moters, and my question is this...
Can you use a 3s-gte moter in a lotus??
My end goal is track and drag toy for some weekend fun!
Any advise would be appreciated, thanks guys
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Re: Toyota 3s-gte

Postby Kango on Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:21 pm

Anything cam be made to fit in a Lotus, especially if you going to build your own chassis, but it comes at a cost,,,money and frustration.

That frustration could be the death of yet another project.
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Re: Toyota 3s-gte

Postby Wynand on Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:38 pm

I had built a Seven with Toyota 3SGTE motor. Here is the link (my username is Grumpy)

http://www.lotus7.co.nz/forum/viewtopic ... 0&start=70

However, page to the following page to see what I replaced it with which resulted in the perfect Seven, not to much power, not to little, A motor which you can explore the fantastic handling (if set up correctly) of the car and which you can take to your limits and not the cars.
There is such a thing as to much power in a light weight car - really an un-drivable and dangerous beast especially with a proper blown engine such as the 3SGTE no matter how others will try to convince you otherwise.
Rather go Toyota 20V black top.

Something to ponder about; through the ages is is a proven fact and gospel that the sweet spot of power to fully enjoy a Seven is 100hp (78kw)......
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