Here we go again friends. I may have been the first to swap an Is300 with an Ls based engine but I wont be the last. I've decided to purchase another Is300 with plans of turning it into a drag racing toy. During this build I'll be testing a number of swap parts that I hope can help out a fellow swapper when the time comes.
I was lucky enough to find a 2002 Graphite Grey Is with low miles, no sunroof and black cloth. Personally I've never seen one in person but I love the weight savings and just general cleanliness of the hardtop. My plans for this build is to make a light weight drag car showcasing my fabrication talent while spreading the word of the potential these cars have.
As the build currently goes I've purchased the following:
Aluminum 5.3L LC9 long block
HTZ4299 72mm Turbo from Forced Performance
TR6060 Transmission from a CTS-V
RPS Triple carbon clutch
What is to come:
Lots of custom turbo parts
All the dedicated swap parts
Full engine tear down and build
This list will get longer as we go
This is really the only pic of the car I have. Just test fitting some supra wheels to get and idea of how big of a slick I can fit back there.
Received my new turbo. We use the FP turbos on most of our GTR builds at T1. I chose a 1.44 hot side
As always I stay incredibly busy building Is300 swap mounts. Here's some welds for ya