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Old 09-15-08, 11:58 PM   #46
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wow ... that is one sick IS-f i like it
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Old 09-19-08, 09:30 AM   #47
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I am curious what they are using for an EMS, what kinda of turbos t has and if they kept the stock tranny. The one thing that stopped me from getting an IS-F was the power. Its hard to go to an IS-F after driving a turbo IS. I also was thinking, the compression is so high on the IS-F, that if you tried to turbo it, you would blow it up. So I am very interested is to see what was done in order to have that kind of power gain. (I'm going to SEMA) If its as good as what I am hearing, I will seriously consider selling my Turbo IS, keeping my rims and buy an IS-F with this kit.
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You guys with IS-F want more power?? :O
I think the car has sufficient power. What it needs is a diet. Drop it to 3000lbs and it'll be perfect. Carbon fiber roof, hood, trunk, doors. Take out the back seats, spare tire, etc. I think it could at least drop to 3400-3500lbs with just the CF stuff. Beyond that would probably involve tearing out carpets, sound deadening, panels, AC, etc.
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I think the car has sufficient power. What it needs is a diet. Drop it to 3000lbs and it'll be perfect. Carbon fiber roof, hood, trunk, doors. Take out the back seats, spare tire, etc. I think it could at least drop to 3400-3500lbs with just the CF stuff. Beyond that would probably involve tearing out carpets, sound deadening, panels, AC, etc.
Then, it wouldn't be a Lexus. I personally bought the care as it was good compromise between luxury and sportiness. If I wanted the lightest car with no thought to luxury/comfort, I would've gotten a Lotus.
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I am curious what they are using for an EMS, what kinda of turbos t has and if they kept the stock tranny. The one thing that stopped me from getting an IS-F was the power. Its hard to go to an IS-F after driving a turbo IS. I also was thinking, the compression is so high on the IS-F, that if you tried to turbo it, you would blow it up. So I am very interested is to see what was done in order to have that kind of power gain. (I'm going to SEMA) If its as good as what I am hearing, I will seriously consider selling my Turbo IS, keeping my rims and buy an IS-F with this kit.
They dropped compression with new pistons. I am thinking they have little baby turbos if the kit is going to retail for 6K. With a v8 you can get away with placing the turbos further down the exhaust since the NA torque will get you spooled.

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Then, it wouldn't be a Lexus. I personally bought the care as it was good compromise between luxury and sportiness. If I wanted the lightest car with no thought to luxury/comfort, I would've gotten a Lotus.
I see your point, but there's no four door 400HP+ Lotus.
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man, this car is starting to grow on me....
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I just found this info that tells a little bit more than what we have seen or heard as far as parts/internals. Its also seems to be running on an AEM.

http://videos.streetfire.net/rides/2...-F_1025447.htm
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Interesting color, I like
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Another custom IS-F now surfacing by 0-60 Magazine

http://thepassionatepursuit.com/2008...-to-sema-2008/
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At what point does the hp simply become nearly impossible to manage in this car!?
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Another custom IS-F now surfacing by 0-60 Magazine

http://thepassionatepursuit.com/2008...-to-sema-2008/
Nice find. SEMA '08 can't come soon enough!
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Old 09-29-08, 02:20 PM   #58
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I dont like what they did with the front, its too round IMO other than that the cars sick!
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Old 09-29-08, 02:28 PM   #60
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I actually like what they did with this IS-F, nice is subtle and not over the top. I know with the stock IS-F, its difficult to put deepdish rims in the rear...this example took care of that. However, i still don't like the quad exhausts. Overall, its nice...i like!
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