2002 Lexus IS300 – Import Tuner Magazine

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Lexus IS300

A world apart, some are universal.

We know what thinking. Plenty of cars are quicker, and meaner-looking than unassuming IS300; just does this thing do Simple. It’s the best at pretty much everything than most, including away with it. This beast has done the quarter-mile in seconds with a trap of 144 mph, after a few years cutting its teeth as a circuit

And it’s been driven on the street all the while.

Its quarter-mile is a world record for a street-trim IS 300, and for an IS 300 with a manual It doesn’t stop there. Its to the wheels-850 whp and 705 lb-ft of torque, Q16 race gas-is another this time for a car with a turbo and no nitrous. It belongs to New James Suh and it does all the stuff we dream about building our to do-including avoiding undue

It’s a car many of us just call perfect.

It wasn’t this badass, though-it to have an automatic transmission. But now all its goes to the rear wheels via a Getrag V160 six-speed Which brings us to another point.

One of my favorite features, says is my Night-Pager/Works Bell paddle kit, wired to a line lock the front brakes for a two-step/anti-lag, which allows me to boost at the line. In a street

Perhaps we ought to back up a Suh was your typical young car trying to recognize every and model on the streets from the seat of his parents’ car. In the before cable TV, he would seek out every form of being broadcast, even the American pastime of all, to monster trucks: NASCAR, he

I loved it all.

Suh had grown up a time when Toyota was starting to make interesting like the Supra and the, um. And later, When Lexus the IS 300, he says, it went to the top of my

It’s no secret that trends among Stateside originated in Japan, and Suh loved the functional look of JDM-tuned Since the IS 300 was platform-identical to the Altezza Wagon, running a 2JZ-GE in Japan (as found in the Supra, the turbos), there were of OEM and aftermarket parts for it.

Lexus IS300

As soon as I bought the car, I off with basic suspension sways, braces) and engine header, exhaust) mods, Suh. I also added JDM exterior mods and various of JDM wheels. Enter Fizz

This New York-based shop was one of the on the East Coast to import JDM Fizz sourced all my JDM styling, and interior components. Then two happened.

Motorsport: I started involved in time trials. And the It was the early days of the IS300.net (now http://my.is) that me what was possible.

Through the forums, Suh made with Swift Racing (SRT) of Beltsville, MD. When the and power bug hit, I started a basic bolt-on turbo kit SRT in 2005, says Suh. resulted in a healthy 400 whp. a move to NYC meant no more for a daily driver.

That’s Suh decided to push that

My car was the first to feature many new SRT but there were surprisingly few says Suh. The only we encountered were with the limits of various components. approach the limit of a stock SRT would find or design a better replacement, and we would on.

Having beefed up the engine and run several time trials, a coincided with Precision introducing new billet turbochargers. So on a PT6765H 67mm blower, and the six got built, balanced, and blueprinted. went down from the 9.6:1 to 8.5:1, while the rev was raised to 8,900 rpm.

Lexus IS300
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