Turbo or superchargers for the 2014 IS 350 - Club Lexus Forums

Go Back   > > > >
Log In 

Turbo or superchargers for the 2014 IS 350

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-13, 06:54 PM   #1
byujakedmb
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ga
Posts: 32
Default Turbo or superchargers for the 2014 IS 350

So I am completely new to Lexus (just switched over from subaru). Just got the 2014 is 350 f sport, and I am in some desperate need of some more power/torque. From what I have researched, there are not a lot of options out there yet (understandably). So my question is, what is typical for this line of Lexus. In the past has there been quick aftermarket interest in turbo or supercharger production? Are there any logistical limitations to such an addition to this car that would prevent these products from coming to market? Has anyone announced any products that push the car closer to 350-400 hp? Thanks for any info and excuse my ignorance. I imagine it shouldn't be too much of a transition considering the japanese heritage of both of these companies, but I haven't had any time to get under the hood and check out what kind of possibilities await. Cheers!
byujakedmb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-13, 06:56 PM   #2
4TehNguyen
Lexus Fanatic
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 20,384
Default

the compression ratio is high in these cars about 12:1, you cannot boost that high if you did an install. Honestly the best thing you can do is get an ISF. Same thing when someone wants to FI a IS250, trade in for a 350
4TehNguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-13, 07:36 PM   #3
byujakedmb
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ga
Posts: 32
Default

thanks for the info. so what are the options? new exhaust?
byujakedmb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-13, 09:13 AM   #4
juvi22003
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: fl
Posts: 3,637
Default

Arma sells a supercharger kit for our cars, see link below:

http://www.armaspeed.com/eng/goods.php?catId=23
juvi22003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-13, 11:29 AM   #5
sloosh
Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 103
Default

As 4TehNguyen mentioned, the compression is too high to really add much more HP without cracking a piston. There is some kit out there that knocks it up by 50HP or so....but I don't really think it's worth the price of the system. Get a ISF if you want more power.

Also, I don't know how that Arma supercharger got almost 100 extra HP....
sloosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-13, 01:19 PM   #6
juvi22003
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: fl
Posts: 3,637
Default

Videos of the Arma Supercharger kit on a 2IS
Forward to 20 sceonds where the sounds starts for this one:


another one:


and a 3rd

juvi22003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-13, 05:04 PM   #7
jdmSW20
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (10)
 
jdmSW20's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sin City
Posts: 1,230
Default

yeah with as high a compression ratio as the 350 has youll probably hit a max of about 5-8 psi. but one thing ill say is a boosted 350 tends to make more power than a boosted 250. so in that sitaution i dont readily say "just get an isf"

its not gonna be a cheap endeavor though either. but i would think going the supercharger route on these cars will be cheaper than turbo. even though i prefer turbo over supercharger in most cases
jdmSW20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-13, 06:22 PM   #8
byujakedmb
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ga
Posts: 32
Default

thanks for the info! An extra 50 - 100 hp would be perfect. Im just looking for a little something to surprise all those german competitors when i get stuck to a comparable one at a stoplight
byujakedmb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-13, 07:39 PM   #9
bob4256
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (17)
 
bob4256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weston, FL
Posts: 4,925
Default

Oh boy. It was only a matter of time until these threads starting creeping up in the 3IS section.

You want more power? Be smart and sell your car and get another mod friendly vehicle
bob4256 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-13, 12:27 PM   #10
Skinnyfats
Pole Position
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 320
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob4256 View Post
Oh boy. It was only a matter of time until these threads starting creeping up in the 3IS section.

You want more power? Be smart and sell your car and get another mod friendly vehicle
Yep, part of the reason I went with the Lexus is you are limited on engine mods. Exhaust, intake is about it.
Skinnyfats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-13, 05:36 PM   #11
byujakedmb
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ga
Posts: 32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob4256 View Post
Oh boy. It was only a matter of time until these threads starting creeping up in the 3IS section.

You want more power? Be smart and sell your car and get another mod friendly vehicle
Yeah that would be the smart thing to do.... sell my car right after it takes its worst hit of depreciation. I love my car. It looks great, has awesome seats (which makes a huge difference for someone with a herniated disc), drives smoothly, the f sport suspension and steering is right on point, and the interior/infotainment system are best in class if you ask me. The car was the best value I could find for the things I was looking for. But occasionally I like to race. It wouldn't hurt to have more power, and I am just wondering what (if anything) is available to boost hp. Thanks for the input, though.... very helpful.
byujakedmb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-13, 01:42 PM   #12
GSTONY
Lead Lap
 
GSTONY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ontario
Posts: 539
Default

Hey if you want more power you can always go with a nitrous oxide kit and run a safe 100 shot and still be reliable
GSTONY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-13, 01:33 PM   #13
John510
Lead Lap
 
John510's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 559
Default

Need tons of power? Dont buy an IS. Should have bought a different car.

Corvette, Camaro SS, GTR, Tesla Performance, etc
John510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-13, 06:47 PM   #14
byujakedmb
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ga
Posts: 32
Default

Don't need tons of power, dont need a gt-r. What I am looking for is an extra 50 or so hp. Thanks for the 100 shot nitros tip gstony. What kind of power does that add and how long does it last?
byujakedmb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-13, 07:38 PM   #15
J-Velocity
Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: BC
Posts: 66
Default

Wow... There are some very constructive suggestions here.
I am looking for more power too just like OP.
I am sure OP would love to have a LFA and so do I.
Now how much do you guys want to sponsor him?
J-Velocity is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1uz sc400 turbo and supercharger kolessc400 Performance & Maintenance 7 10-04-15 10:42 PM
Review: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Hoovey2411 Car Chat 49 03-24-15 08:19 AM
VRTuned IS350 Auto Flash: Convo with Vivid Racing Owner stewb10 IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 76 01-29-15 11:47 PM
Arma supercharger is250 Nixcision Performance 42 01-20-15 12:23 PM
Where are the is350 supercharged #'s??? malaka1 IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 20 08-18-12 04:34 PM


Tags
14, 2014, 350, gs, is350, kit, kits, lexus, sport, supercharged, supercharger, suprrcharger, system, turbo, turbocharger

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved