13th Dec 2007, 00:29

The 5SFE engine is a great engine. It has good economy (I avg. 27 MPG) and low end torque (145 @ 4400 RPM's). It is very reliable (mine has 227,000 miles currently). What it isn't, is a natural born racer. I don't mean to demoralize anyone, but without modification and customization, it won't be reliably fast. Until recently, the after market was almost non-existent. Now easy upgrades are headers, cat-back exhaust, custom CAI, hi-flow radiator, light weight flywheel, upgraded clutch kits, upgraded ignitions and a few others. After that, most of the modifications will need to be custom and more difficult and expensive. DO NOT turbo a 5SFE unless you have done extensive research, they do not respond well to boost without head work and forged internals. The main problem with racing a 5SFE is the head design is restrictive and doesn't breath well at high RPM's. This causes extensive amounts of stress on many parts and will decrease engine life. Good swaps are the 4AGE and 3SGTE engines. The 5SFE can be modified to race, but is more difficult at the moment than modifying a 4AGE or 3SGTE. If the after market continues to rise, maybe in the future it won't be, let's all hope. Hope this helps to clarify some things.

9th Jan 2008, 20:39

I am getting ready to purchase a 1992 Toyota Celica GT Convertible, and have found many accessories and parts at andysautosport.com, but I also own a 1991 Toyota MR2 n/a Turbo, but it will fly. If anyone knows about a place that sells JDM motors, then hit me up at camron2869@yahoo.com.

30th Jan 2008, 09:39

Does any body know if a 1992 Toyota Celica 2.2L has a turbo in it or where can you get one.

8th Feb 2008, 20:07

Great little car, Wife bought new in 92 and has about 90,000 on it. Fun to drive and good mileage. Only problem is the a/c knob. What can I say, A toyota, bullet proof.

10th Apr 2008, 10:07

Im having problems with my celica. it's a '92 2.2 DOHC 5-speed. the engine turns over fine but it won't fire up.. what is the problem and how do I fix it? punk1_18@hotmail.com

12th May 2008, 23:27

Hi, I have a 1992 Celica GT 2.2 hatchback. I just want to know if somebody knows how can modify my car? I want to put a turbo in there. Anyone that can help?

Please, I just want to beat a Mustang 6 cylinders.


30th Oct 2008, 03:36

You guys do realize the 5s-fe comes in the MR2? The headers are the same size, so look there if you have trouble finding it. Oh and don't turbo the 5s-fe, just get the 3s-gte. Done, game over.

Please stop complaining about beating a Mustang... you will beat him in the corners not the straights.

29th May 2011, 02:08

My 92 All Trac smoked the Mustang V-8 easily. The 'stang looked to be 2009. As far as Honda goes, ha, they are slow, beat the 2010 Si easily. Go drive one.

22nd Jun 2011, 22:16

Do you still have this car?