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Old 01-12-19, 02:10 PM
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One of the unique classes in the Automotive Service Technician Program at SAIT is performance class. We had to research parts and come up with a build for a car. Naturally I chose my 2004 Lexus GS. Now I'm going to actually start to collect parts and build the actual car! Hopefully this is the start of an awesome journey.

Vehicle: 2004 Lexus GS430
Factory HP: 300 HP
Target HP: >500 HP
Factory Engine: 3UZ-FE
Modified Engine: 1UZ-FE Supercharged
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One of the unique classes in the Automotive Service Technician Program at SAIT is performance class. We had to research parts and come up with a build for a car. Naturally I chose my 2004 Lexus GS. Now I'm going to actually start to collect parts and build the actual car! Hopefully this is the start of an awesome journey.

Vehicle: 2004 Lexus GS430
Factory HP: 300 HP
Target HP: >500 HP
Factory Engine: 3UZ-FE
Modified Engine: 1UZ-FE Supercharged
Check out this thread. Badblackgs did what you're talking about and he has threads detailing his work.

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/per...n-gs430-6.html
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Originally Posted by Muffinizer View Post
Check out this thread. Badblackgs did what you're talking about and he has threads detailing his work.

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/per...n-gs430-6.html
Thanks for the reference. I really appreciate it. I know itís a tall order 500 bhp but I am devoting all my extra money to building it right. And no Iím not 17. Iím 22.
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hope you got a good job, it is going to cost a lot of coin, just get a 2jzgte and a larger single turbo and you are home free (still going to run you around 7-10k)
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hope you got a good job, it is going to cost a lot of coin, just get a 2jzgte and a larger single turbo and you are home free (still going to run you around 7-10k)
That's a good point. But I would rather have the V8 personally. I have already saved $14,000, I want to build the Pistons and Connecting rods. Based on my research the engine alone will run $20,000. So I'm almost there.
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why the hell would you spend 20k on a car that cost 2k? be smart and save your money for a house (sorry old person talk, but seriously this is just dumb to spend that kind of money on a car unless you already have a house, savings and retirement), just me $.02
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why the hell would you spend 20k on a car that cost 2k? be smart and save your money for a house (sorry old person talk, but seriously this is just dumb to spend that kind of money on a car unless you already have a house, savings and retirement), just me $.02
Iíve always wanted to build a high horsepower car. Iím not in it for the money. Iím in it for the experience.
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500 is not a high horsepower car.....
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That's a good point. But I would rather have the V8 personally. I have already saved $14,000, I want to build the Pistons and Connecting rods. Based on my research the engine alone will run $20,000. So I'm almost there.
WTH??? Spend $20k on...never mind...I need to stop clicking on the 2GS forum
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Iíve always wanted to build a high horsepower car. Iím not in it for the money. Iím in it for the experience.
This is just plain stupid. Beyond stupid, no other way to explain this.
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Modding cars is stupid, we're all stupid. Let the guy have his fun.
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Originally Posted by SoCal Cyco View Post
500 is not a high horsepower car.....
That's just the start. I want to bump it up to 800 whp eventually. but want to make sure i can handle it first.
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Modding cars is stupid, we're all stupid. Let the guy have his fun.
I agree, from a logical stand point its stupid, it costs a a lot of money to do for a negative financial return. But for me its about the experience, or as you said firelizard, for the fun.

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Talked with Tom at Bullet Performance in Australia. Apparently they are developing a Supercharger Kit for the 3UZ. All for about $6000 without intercooler. Iím probably going to go that route first. Itís a lot cheaper for the power gain. Still going to build th engine with my own 2 hands.
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