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DEALERCAST LEXUS SC430 - TRD Supercharged Tundra 5.7 3URFE Powered 6 Speed Build

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:18 PM   #26
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2 SC430's Coming!!!! One Tundra 5.7 TRD Supercharged and one 2JZGTE VVTI.

Just got the 2JZGTE VVTI for the other SC430.




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Old 01-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #27
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didn't u say in 1 of the videos that the plan was to have 2 'twin' cars, one on the east coast and one on the west coast?

why would you put a 2jz in 1 car and a v8 in the other? those don't sound like 'twin' cars
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #28
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2j was free. Plus it had never been done before. Both my goals in the video. They can still be on opposite coasts.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #29
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loving it..!
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:44 PM   #30
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Oil Pan Modification

Well I pulled everything out and will be changing to AEM later this week. However, I had a little set back with the oil pan so it had to come off. I just needed to make a revision. Also got he 2JZGTE tore down for inspection.



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Old 03-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #31
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3UR-FE TRD Supercharged Tundra Engine Done! 6 Speed conversion with Exedy Twin Disc!

I finally got the 6 speed transmission adapter plate (in house), Exedy Twin Disc Carbon Kevlar clutch and custom flywheel completed and installed. Motor is now in the car and getting ready to fire up. Also have the AEM installed and almost ready to fire. Will have more photos soon!



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Old 04-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #32
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90mm TB installed on TRD Supercharger!

Hey guys,

I just mounted the 90mm tb. I still have to bore out the TRD supercharger to 90mm. Will be doing it tonight.



90mm compared to the 75mm OEM.

In this photo you can see the section of the TRD Supercharger that will need to be machined away to take full advantage of the 90mm TB.








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Old 12-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #33
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The TRD Supercharged and 90MM TB bolted to the 3URFE.


The TRD Supercharger bored to 90mm


The seat brackets made and the floor pedals are set in place. 350z transmission with Exedy twin disc carbon kevlar clutch installed


Trunk mounted radiator, fuel cell over the rear axle


The Tundra's massive quad cam motor barely fits.


The motor as far back as it will go transferring as much weight to the rear as possible. No accessories or cooling will be up front.


Super low seat height. To get CG down I made the rails as low as they can be but still functional.




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Old 12-24-2012, 12:55 AM   #34
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Hey everyone,

Today I mounted the tach behind the factory cluster trim. I think it looks great. Also started making a template for our other gauges to be center mounted in the dash on a custom panel. I have a Painless switch panel that we will be installing shortly as well. Tried installing the roof panel and realized that the halo bar on the cage was welded in a not-so-ideal location blocking the front latches. Will have to do something about that soon. Here are some updated photos. I will be using an Iphone app for the speedo.



Door bars IN the doors!


Dash installed and removed about 5 times today. Finally installed the Tach and readying the 6 smaller AEM gauges, Painless switch panel, transmission tunnel and staging brake.




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Old 11-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #35
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Updates? damn this forums been deaddd
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:49 AM   #36
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Here are a few pics of myself test fitting a prototype FIGS Engineering Pro Angle kit for the SC430!







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Old 11-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #37
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Wow that's a lot of angle! I have been wanting to get an angle kit for my street car but dont know how it'll affect the driveability since it is also a dd..any thoughts?overkill ?
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:56 AM   #38
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Well Gabe, the Pro Angle kit from FIGS Engineering is is well made. Are you looking to drift your daily? If so then angle helps. Keep it on the track though!

JBA Performance Exhaust Tundra 5.7 Long Tube header installation! - YouTube

I wanted to add that the I needed to move two of the drivers side header pipes to allow for the steering shaft to past through the middle of the down pipes. Pretty crazy but it's what we had do to on the V8 Infiniti G35's we built in the past.

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Old 12-06-2013, 09:09 AM   #39
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Just looks like their version of the Wisefab kit.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #40
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So after lots of hard work I actually drove the Lexus out of the shop tonight! The 6 speed and clutch setup felt awesome. The brake however, do need more bleeding. I will be looking over the entire car over the next couple weeks. I will also be making adjustments and hopefully getting Mitch to log into my network and set up these cams on this motor. Super excited and though the video doesn't show much it does show that I did it! I'm so happy

Soon to be at the dyno!
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:22 PM   #41
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awesome cant wait to see the video, i cant at work lol.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:13 AM   #42
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Coolant temp sensor and throttle cable arived!



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Old 01-13-2014, 10:59 PM   #43
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So the Lexus was moved to my friend Ron Ewerths shop Vision Performance. We are going to do a couple fab things to the SC. While it is there we are going to fab the rest of the exhaust. The JBA Performance Long Tube Headers really turned out awesome. Can wait to get you all some dyno numbers shortly. Had a problem with the previous injectors sizing so we are looking for new injector sponsorship. The cooling system is pretty much done. I need to source a heat exchanger, pump and tank for the SC. Also, need to button up the power steering system. Then off to the dyno.

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:08 PM   #44
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sick stuff! I don't come on here much, but I'm glad my eyes saw this masterpiece.

best of luck to you!
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:05 PM   #45
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Hello everyone,

I finally figured out how I wanted to run the oil cooler lines as well as the correct belt size minus the A/C compressor. For now I am going to run the factory oil cooler and see how it works out. Should be fine. I also got the new custom throttle cable in from Control Cables Inc. in Santa Fe Srpings CA. They really have an awsome product. If you are requiring a custom throttle cable these are the guys to call! They will make you the perfect cable at a resonable price! I will have more photos up tonight! I still need to make a throttle cable bracket. Also extended the coolant crossover tube to better direct the coolant exiting the engine. The pipe we are using also has provisions for the coolant cap. Worked out awesome! Special thanks to Cutworm Specialties for the help with some of the fab work!

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Old 03-19-2014, 03:09 PM   #46
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Cant wait to see the body work... what kind of panel mods are you planning? crazy widebody? flares?
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:42 PM   #47
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The body work is going to be just as unique and special as the motor set. I am saving that all for after I go dyno and track test.

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Old 12-24-2014, 12:45 AM   #48
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Hey Guys,

Just got the new FIGS Engineering ProAngle kit. Things are going well with the installation. However, wanted to send you guys out with a few pics! It is clear to me that the lengthened brake line kit that they offer. The FIGS Engineering adjustable upper control arms for the Lexus SC430 & 2GS will also be necessary to achieve the correct camber we are looking for. I also have the factory Lexus SC430 lower control arm setup pictured so that you can see the difference of the two.

Enjoy!

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Gotta love the baby swing on the right! It is really hard to build a car with 4 & 2 year old daughters. Hence why it has taken so much time.





So as you can see here we are gaining so much angle and the wider track requires longer SS brake lines. These lines are included in all new Pro Angle Kits from FIGS Engineering.

















This last photo doesn't do the FIGS Engineering Lexus SC430 GS400/GS430 ProAngle kit justice. The Brembo stainless lines are preventing max angle. Will have the FIGS lengthened stainless lines shortly and will post up photos. It does give an idea of the quality of the kit! Can't wait to see what is necessary to fit this kit on the new Lexus RC F Sport Coupe.

More updates to come!
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