Corolla swapped with 2ZZ-GE engine is a sleeper

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Toyota Corolla’s aren’t the most popular cars when it comes to swapping engine for various purposes including performance or fuel economy as well. Honda Civics or ’88 Daihatsu Charades have been the choice amongst enthusiasts and the like about squeezing better performance from the car through swapping more powerful and bullet-proof engines.

Pakwheels’ member didn’t agree and decided to swap in the 1.8 Liter 2ZZ-GE engine into his Corolla which isn’t, lets be honest popular about its handling and braking performance.

It has been called even at the forums as being a cow when it comes to handling however, when Salahuddin swapped the engine, the odometer was only at 1,300 KMs and after more than 34,000 KMs, he’s still enjoying the power in his Corolla without even a single problem.

You also need good brakes to stop this ferocious animal, so it has Runx disc brakes all around and a fully functional ABS system.

I have seen alot of lame Toyota Corollas which makes people go for Civic instead but perhaps this good looking sleeper can change your perception.

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Baber K. Khan

An auto enthusiast trying to bring car media mainstream.

  • Corolla has some properties that civic doesnt have AND civic has some properties that corolla doesnt have. As far as the handling is concerned , Just try Corolla 2010,2011 and 2012 one on one with Civic , you will have your answer.

    By the way you can drive Corolla on bumpy roads and on roads with ditches but try civic on bumpy road, it will be like riding a donkey.

  • Nadeem Ahmed

    Yes I agree the 1.6L engine is sluggish.

  • nouman

    Good to hear about it. I am also planning to change my diesel into Petrol.
    Can u guide me about the price of this engine and technical issues in conveting diesel engine into petrol?

  • Anonymous

    thats a legendary swap ever, without goin into pros n cons of both the species i wana ask smthin, 2zz ge being a higher compression engine; hw does it respond to CNG as fuel?

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