I will certainly be starting with the standard box to begin with. My comments regarding the problems once you get over a certain amount of horsepower were concerns only. I am told the standard box will handle everything up to and including 600 from the flywheel as long as you aren't constantly popping the clutch doing standing starts or racing it every weekend. They wear out very fast if you treat it that way, and it's usually the syncros that go, making it very noisy and hard to shift, until eventually you start losing gears. You're right, for street and occasional track day use, the stock box in good maintained condition with some uprated parts will be fine. One of the guys who told me that eventually I would need to change the box for a built performance transmission runs a drag setup GT4 and has been through two standard Toyota boxes in the past, before biting the bullet and buying the dog box with seq. shifter. Assume for now that I will eventually be running a max of 600 @ the fly. This is the "impressive sweet spot" for ST205 3S-GTE's apparently. You can push them farther and harder, but you sacrifice reliability and every day driveability and don't gain that much of an advantage, only adding a bit more top speed rather than a lot more torque. Removable door bars on the cage sounds like a winner to me, I honestly never knew such a thing existed. I'll definitely be putting one with ties to the front struts in. As you said, that's easily done when it's only a shell and being welded up. The Elegante rims and the RS5's are practically the same, yes. The Elegante ones were more attractive because of the available size. I want to put 18x8's on (whatever that is in new money - about 200 wide?) and the RS5's seem to be hard to find in that size. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough, but the only place I found them in that exact size was a Greek website. These are the rims that I want on it though. They compliment the car perfectly and look exactly right in my mental picture of the finished car. Nope, still haven't found an engine to start on yet I'm starting to get impatient now... The necessity to go further afield (mainland breakers, or beyond) is looming. There's just nothing over here it seems. There aren't even any good 3S-GTE's on eBay at the moment. On a positive note, I got a nice look around a swapped ST202 the other day. The owner works in the building beside the college where Dad teaches, and let me have a look around it after I asked nicely and told him I was going to be building a GT4! He did an awesome job on the swap. You'd really think it was an ST205 under the bonnet. He even has a 205 bonnet on it. Runs about 270hp, "nothing fancy yet" were his exact words. It was a big improvement over his worn out 3S-GE apparently.