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Old 09-17-09, 02:14 AM   #1
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Well, where do I begin. I bought my SC300 in late October of 2007, black w/ black interior, automatic, and other than the "Sears bling bling" 17's, it was bone stock. It was a great running car, but the auto and oxidized paint weren't exactly what I wanted, so I was going to walk, but I ended up falling in love with the very good condition black interior.

Plans changed a couple times, and the car went through different rims about three times. Then in summer 2008 I made plans to sell it so that I could live out my 2JZ dreams in my IS300. To spruce up the SC for autotrader pics, I installed a set of SSR D5R's from a friend...and that's when I fell in love . All of my money immediately started going to turbocharging the SC, and the rest is history.



All work was done by myself and basically two or three friends. Most notably my friend Nick who painted the car and my buddy Rick Bowers who let me use his shop tools and advice.

BUILD LIST AS OF 9/2009

CHASSIS/BODY

-1996 Lexus Sc300 132,000miles factory equipped Black/black automatic

-1a1 MKIV Toyota Supra anthracite repaint (2 coats of Dupont base coat, 3 coats of chroma clear) Door jams, trunk, quarter windows removed

-Rolled front and rear fenders, shaved/welded antenna, deleted/shaved front grille

-Window trims painted Black

-Emblems painted same dark shade as MKIV emblems

-OEM SC400 front lip

-6000k HID low beams, Headlights restored, Fog lamps deleted

WHEELS/SUSPENSION/BRAKES

-18x9.5 front 18x10.5 SSR D5R's Gunmetal (S14 fitment)

-245/40/18 front 255/45/18 rear Dunlop FM901 tires

-MKIV KYB AGX adjustable struts with OEM TT Supra springs

-OEM LS400 brake calipers, Powerslot slotted rotors, Motul

-Goodridge stainless brake lines front and rear

ENGINE PERFORMANCE

-Factory sealed 2JZGE motor. Timing belt changed at 90.

-SoundPerformance SP67 Turbo (polished, journal bearing, .96 a/r)

-XsPower exhaust manifold. Braced and De-slagged by myself.

-Custom GTE style intake manifold I built from scratch utilizing parts from Ross Machine Racing and the factory throttle body

-Custom MKIV style 3.5 inch exhaust with Apex'i N1 muffler

-Custom 3 inch V-band downpipe

-Turbosmart 40mm wastegate

-Greddy 3 row MKIV front mount intercooler

-Greddy Type-s Bov

-Apex'i SAFC2

-4 runner distributor cap, MSD streetfire plug wires, MSD streetfire ignition coil

-Battery relocated to trunk

-Innovate LC1 wideband controller

-Custom 3 inch intercooler piping

-Precission 550cc injectors, Fuel rail modded to accept adj. regulator, fuel dampener bypassed

-Walbro 255lph high output pump, 12v mod (the right way)

-Egr delete

-Engine pieces painted gunmetal and MKIV Quicksilver F/x, Chrome bolts used on valve covers



DRIVELINE

-MKIII Supra R154 transmission, Shifter extension built by me, Marlin Crawler rebuild parts

-OEM SC300 Manual clutch and brake pedal

-Horsepowerfreaks Bronze 6 puck sprung clutch w/ ACT pressure plate

-OEM 1JZ flywheel and 1JZ bellhousing

-Custom aluminum driveshaft

-ARP flywheel bolts

-Transmission swap performed w/ hand tools and jack stands in a 1 car garage

INTERIOR

-Factory equipped black interior

-Black leather MKIV Supra seats

-Autometer Boost gauge

-Innovate Black face gauge

-TRD shift ****

-Alpine CDA-9886

-Audison Four channel amp

-Boston Acoustics Pro60 SE Component front

-Boston Acoustics Sl65 rear

-Infinity mono amp powering factory sub

FUTURE MODS

-OEM TT headgasket, ARP headstuds

-Swaybar upgrade

-GS430 diff

-Haltech EMS

-Methanol injection

-Custom cage

-Etc, Etc, Etc












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Old 09-17-09, 02:15 AM   #2
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more pictures......




I know there are wires hanging by my tranny that used to hook up to the auto, Lol. Pics were taken when I just finished.









I'm not a photographer by any means, but I will update this thread with some better pics in the next few weeks. Let me know what you guys think.

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Old 09-17-09, 02:26 AM   #3
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I love it!

Let me know if/when you're selling it again!

I like how you kept the exterior simple/clean/sleeper!!
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I love it!

Let me know if/when you're selling it again!

I like how you kept the exterior simple/clean/sleeper!!
Thanks alot. The car looked like this when I was selling it...and was bone stock.



Ughh. Guess it's come along way. Those rims were better than the ones it came with though...
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very nice color choice
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Old 09-17-09, 05:02 AM   #6
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Very nice Nick!!! i havent talked to you in a lil man give me a call some time so we can get the sc's together and have a lil photoshoot...
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man thats gotta be the cleanest NA-T engine i ever seen. VERY NICE
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Old 09-17-09, 08:23 AM   #8
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clean *** build bro but got a question why did you use the factory TB on the intake wouldnt like a 80 or 90mm one be better and look a bit cleaner? Also now that you have a side mount intake you can use the TT valve covers. Either way car is clean really like the color
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love the stance! love it!
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Why is the rear so high? Just wondering, not nit picking.
I love love love this car. What size tire is on the rear?

edit: nevermind, I found tire specs.
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Thanks for the comments everyone. I feel like my hard work is paying off.

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clean *** build bro but got a question why did you use the factory TB on the intake wouldnt like a 80 or 90mm one be better and look a bit cleaner? Also now that you have a side mount intake you can use the TT valve covers. Either way car is clean really like the color
I originally had plans to use a 90mm Q45 throttle body, but I was worried about tuning since all I have for the time being is an SAFC2. The factory throttle body can support pretty good power levels, and I have two of them, so I will likely have the other one chromed because mine is ugly.

As far as the valve covers go, The na's are staying. They may look odd, but I'm a big supporter of Na-t, therefore I want everyone to know that this is the factory motor. I even retained the "2JZ-GE" decal on the side of the belt cover.

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Why is the rear so high? Just wondering, not nit picking.
I love love love this car. What size tire is on the rear?

edit: nevermind, I found tire specs.
Used Oem Supra TT springs are like a box of chocolates... You never know whatcha gonna get! Lol. I know it's kind of an interesting stance, but it's going to be well suited for the 295/35/18 drag radials I plan to install down the road.
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Thanks for the comments everyone. I feel like my hard work is paying off.



I originally had plans to use a 90mm Q45 throttle body, but I was worried about tuning since all I have for the time being is an SAFC2. The factory throttle body can support pretty good power levels, and I have two of them, so I will likely have the other one chromed because mine is ugly.

As far as the valve covers go, The na's are staying. They may look odd, but I'm a big supporter of Na-t, therefore I want everyone to know that this is the factory motor. I even retained the "2JZ-GE" decal on the side of the belt cover.
LoL i agree on showing its a true NA but the distributor and top radiator hose are more than enough of a give away that its a true GE engine. But either way nice build
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Beautiful car! Cleanly done indeed. Keep the pictures coming and keep up the good work!
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This is a good example that an SC300 don't have to be slammed/ have stretched out tires / have a horrible body kit in order to be clean

Function > Form

Awesome build man, looks super clean! I love the lower front/ high rear stance!
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