Custom Lexus IS300 Tuner Car – Turbo Magazine

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Bruce’s IS is not like other IS you see on the street everyday. IS is modified–very heavily modified. explains that he wanted a car he could drive daily was very fast.

Unlike his other exotics require a bit of man handling to get going, the just requires a stomp of the and its gone. After purchasing the car new, he contacted Lance Ho of Toyomoto in Miami, Fla. for power enhancements. To Bruce power enhancements would a fully built engine, kit and complete stand-alone engine

Lance was no stranger to Lexus performance since Toyomoto had turbocharged many Lexus SC GS 300 and non-turbo Supras in the past. He turbocharging the IS 300 would be a breeze all the vehicles mentioned shared powerplants.

Although Toyota are known for their durability, wanted to fortify the bottom-end to reliability and durability under boosted conditions. With enough miles to require an oil on the odometer, the powerplant was yanked the Lexus’ engine bay and the Toyomoto started turning wrenches. The was gutted of all its goods and sent to Balancing in Miami, Fla. for and honing to accommodate the 8.5:1 pistons from JE Pistons.

The factory crank was deemed enough to handle boosted so it was left stock but the con rods replaced with stronger rods from Pauter All the reciprocating components were balanced prior to assembly, life at higher engine Lance blueprinted the entire and assembled it to his exact specifications for performance.

The top half of the engine was stock but was bolted to the engine with ARP hardware and a Toyomoto head gasket.

With the beefed up, it was time to construct the turbo kit utilizing a T4-based T70 Like we mentioned earlier, has already performed hundreds of kits on the 2JZ powerplant and already a cast-iron turbo manifold bolts to the head. A cast-iron was chosen over the tubular due to its durability and it is also less to crank from extreme gas temperatures.

Spent fumes are expelled through a 3-inch exhaust system muffled a HKS Hiper canister. From the housing, the charge air is cooled as it through a large Spearco intercooler, increasing the oxygen of the air as it makes its way to the throttle body. As the air exits the cold side of the it is routed to the intake via 2-1/2-inch I/C

Mounted on the intake tract of the I/C is a GReddy Type-S blow-off which releases excess pressure when the throttle is slammed shut. The fuel was obviously upgraded to quench the turbo IS as the factory injectors given the boot and replaced higher flowing 750cc

Making sure the injectors a constant flow of fuel the tank to the rail is always to prevent fuel starvation as the now runs a Supra in-tank custom fuel rail and SX pressure regulator. To handle the power output, the factory system was also upgraded a MSD DIS-4 ignition box. A set of Iridium spark plugs are for making sure the entire mixture is efficiently burned.

Behind any high-powered vehicle is a engine management. The Lexus a Haltech E6K stand-alone engine that is PC programmable, making much easier than management system that on a hand-held controller to make adjustments. Some of the features of the E6K are boost control, multiple light activation, nitrous and full datalogging capabilities.

all the modifications performed on the engine Ho Lung tickled the laptop to a 606.1 horsepower and 576.5 of torque to the wheels at 30 psi of atmospheric

Lexus IS300

Getting that kind of to the ground is obviously not easy and through a five-speed automatic One of the fallbacks of the factory auto when power is increased is the ability to shift between under heavy acceleration. The was no different as transmission gremlins to veer their ugly and power from the engine was not being transfered the floor.

To remedy the situation, Lance had to the entire transmission installing the shift kit and increasing line to the valve body. Out back the differential was also replaced a TRD limited-slip diff.

With generation and power application sufficiently dealt with, wanted to address the look of the The IS 300’s lowered stance by the way of Bilstein shocks tag teamed Eibach lowering springs. The stock was quickly replaced 19 x 8.5 Lowenhart LD1 aluminum wrapped 245/30ZR Pirelli P-Zero

Last on the list of modifications to the Lexus was the sound system. You can’t roll hard in a sedan without the right Bruce called upon the of Sound Advice in Ft.

Lauderdale, for some sound infusion. At the of the sound system is a Kenwood CD player linked to an Alpine DVA DVD player. The head unit a Xtant X1001 and X604 amp one amp for the subs and the other for the mids and An Audio Control EQX electronic filters the highs and the lows to the subs and satellites.

Since Bruce wasn’t on hauling any groceries, two 12-inch JL woofers and the Xtant amps been housed in the trunk. MB Q-series mids and highs now the four doors of the Lexus. Jack meticulously installed the sound system with cable wires.

Many including the entire Turbo fantasize about having a team garage like Epps. But for Bruce that is a very real everyday He says the IS is just his everyday beater in other words– and the are his toys.

We think he’s the IS seems more like the toy and the are his beaters. Don’t you wish you had a like this?

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