1992 Lexus SC300 – Modified Magazine

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This Lexus SC300 Some Serious Turbo

There’s an easy way to own a high-profile car-just spend boat-loads of Start with an expensive then install the most products available for each of the build. Better yet, someone else to do the work for Your car might even end up on reality TV show.

With the way, you’re pretty guaranteed to end up with a car that will like. But if you’re Lindy Melendez, you’ll do the hard way and end up with a unique that everyone will

When the time came to a replacement, his logic for choosing the SC questionable, but looking at the completed car hard to argue with I always liked the shape of car. If you look at an S13 coupe, the SC looks like what the one should have looked instead of the S14. Unfortunately, at the the SC was so expensive, but later it depreciated a I bought my original one for $3,500 at an

I totaled that about two ago when some lady a U-turn right in front of me, but I bought this shell for With a fresh chassis, a car and a healthy amount of experience, got started on the car that you see here.

The task was to get it looking right. His SC had a Bomex bodykit, but he thought it was a too loud.

So this time he went with a more kit from JIC and a lightweight carbon-fiber from Seibon. For a little bit of JDM a rear window with its OEM from a Toyota Soarer the rear glass and Ganador went on as well. The only exterior fabrication was the gutting of the tire well to make for a custom center-exit exhaust.

Of course, the crucial elements to a first impression are the paint and The paint code was lifted a Lamborghini Diablo and Melendez on a staggered set of Volk GT-C Peeking out from the spokes are 8-piston HP brakes in the front and a TT setup in the rear.

The lowered is handled by Maxspeed coilovers, Daizen camber adjusters and bushings to keep everything in

With no tint on the glass, the look of the exterior flows inside. The front seats replaced with slightly supportive versions from a Those were then with new leather. While look very nice, we discourage people from four-point harnesses, especially slippery leather seats.

In a hard frontal impact the tend to submarine under the lap and experience something similar to my nearly empty tube of did this morning. That’s our gripe, though, and it shouldn’t people from learning the very clever modifications the rest of the car.

The really stuff can be found in the dash. of going with an aftermarket Melendez built a computer can do anything the best head can and more. I can go online, I have software, it plays MP3s, it’s basically a computer costs like half of a head unit costs.

I only have about in it. I used the factory face it’s kinda contoured and blended in the touch screen so it all factory. If that weren’t enough, the IS300 steering has shifter buttons that work.

They’re wired the monster that resides the hood.

The scene in the engine bay is a contrast to the subdued exterior. In of the naturally-aspirated 3-liter lies a JDM 1JZ-GTE with a massive T78 turbocharger. The hard-core Toyota have been keeping about this engine.

But be told, these things are enough to crank out more 700 bhp all day long and currently they’re for around a grand. Melendez got one for $1,200, shipped to his house in Like everything else on the he did all of the installation himself.

While the motor and transmission right up to the SC’s attachment he did a good deal of fabrication to get the up to where he wanted it. Using his as a graphic designer, he drew up on a CAD program and had the throttle cable and can brackets cut out with a water He also cut all of the intercooler and exhaust and had a local welder zap it all together.

The has had no trouble producing horsepower. the automatic transmissions have not doing as well. The stock one at close to 450-475 ft-lbs of the last one broke in one day, it me longer to put it in than to break it.

The one currently building is supposed to the horsepower. I got the valvebody modified and I all of the Raybestos clutches and springs Import Transmission Performance, says. And while he may have to go with the throttle pedal for the being, that hasn’t him from showing people can be done with the right the right mods and a whole lot of work.

I’m trying to show the car as as I can because it’s been a long process. Indeed it But the results are not only well the long hours and hard Melendez has a very unique incredibly fast) example of a SC300 that he has built

That’s also something to be proud of.

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