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    Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Does anyone know much about these engines?

    They look like they have potential, but manual gearbox conversions seem a bit limited

    According to the guy at work who was going to fit it to his Subaru reckons making any box fit is easy enough

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    According to this vid you can use a Supra W58 gearbox.


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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Plenty of conversions done here in oz. There is even a mk2 escort circuit racer getting around. Respond quite well to tuning and boost. There is a bloke here that does a manifold for gsxr itb's. Only problem is the manual gearbox conversion and they are a little wide. A quick google search should come up with plenty of completed conversions.
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    Just bought a complete ls400 myself, and a supra w58 box. I'm gunna build a Capri v8 drifter and have been looking into it myself. Www.lextreme.com is the site you want for info.

    In n/a form, they are expensive to tune as its hard getting cams etc for them.

    They love a bit of boost though, and if you turbo them as standard they will do 500hp+ easy on a early engine (pre 94)

    Only expensive bits are the manual conversion kits. About 600 for a bolt in one.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    ive seen the mk3 supra r154 gearbox mentioned as another option, again though its still in need of the conversion kits

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    have you seen how much R154's go for?

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    yeah, fuck loads! thats why i was asking

    theres apparently auto boxes which can be electronically fooled to become manual boxes too

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    nieghbour has one in his capri.
    but we need to figure out what to do with the front anti roll bar as the sump is in the way.

    he has an mt75 behind it with a homemade adaptor plate.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Fit compression struts with some heavier poundage front springs to counter body roll

    Could you please get me some more info / pics on your neighbours conversion?

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    what pound spring, i have a spare set of 250lbs would that be enough??

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    I'm really unsure, but have a word with Kyle from chizfab as he recommended this as a handling mod to me, then I thought it would clear the engine

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    i have a 1uzfe in a mk 2 escort that i'm building at the moment, its easy as to adapt a manual box to the v8, just use the auto bell housing and make an adapter plate or buy one.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    hmm...

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    This company do the conversion or you can use.. http://www.thor-racing.co.uk/Manual_...ersion-311.asp

    or have a look here Nigel is a really knowledgeable chap on this conversion...

    http://oldschool.co.nz/2011/forum/in...howtopic=27729

    http://oldschool.co.nz/2011/forum/in...howtopic=30736

    Hope that helps m8 ..

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Thanks, might be worth considering for the future

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    is there a bmw on drift worxs that had this conv????
    be good 2 see a step thro conversion as these lumps are sensible money atm

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    is there a bmw on drift worxs that had this conv????
    be good 2 see a step thro conversion as these lumps are sensible money atm

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Something like this...

    1970 Lexus V8 Capri

    Low 8 second quarters

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    stoppp it

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Quote Originally Posted by KENNETH View Post
    nieghbour has one in his capri.
    but we need to figure out what to do with the front anti roll bar as the sump is in the way.

    he has an mt75 behind it with a homemade adaptor plate.

    Got any pictures m8?

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    I've done a few conversions using the original Auto in pickups but I'm going to be doing a manual box project soon"

    You can use the flywheel from the MR2 3SGTE engine BMW or S14 are cheaper gearbox options I'm going to look at the RX8 six speed at some point as well all require an bellhousing adaptor.

    The engine is ridiculously strong 6 bolt main caps and the only engine to have FIA approval for use in a plane without additional safety features.

    Baines racing are making 1200 and 1500hp twin turbo versions!!

    Here's one of the projects I've done

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    That looks a neat project, do you use the stock ECU in the conversions you've done?

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    currently stock ECU but there are something like 5 different types.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Friend of mine is doing this with 4-speed nascar box and also intend to make adapter plate for bmw gs6-53dz gearboxes for street use.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    6 speed is200 gearbox cheap as chips and work very well

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam B View Post
    Does anyone know much about these engines?

    They look like they have potential, but manual gearbox conversions seem a bit limited

    According to the guy at work who was going to fit it to his Subaru reckons making any box fit is easy enough
    My friend is in the middle of fitting one in an rx8. It is going to be awesome!

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyPolak View Post
    currently stock ECU but there are something like 5 different types.
    You need any model with out an imobiliser to make it easy but my friend has got an imobilised car to run off an pre imobiliser vvt model ecu.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    We have also made a flywheel for the engine too.




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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Quote Originally Posted by KENNETH View Post
    nieghbour has one in his capri.
    but we need to figure out what to do with the front anti roll bar as the sump is in the way.

    he has an mt75 behind it with a homemade adaptor plate.

    Make your own sump? ;P




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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Nice job Freddy you should make and sell the flywheels a lot of people charging to much for them in the UK and better than re-drilling.
    I wonder how the box will last I've seen conversions done with is200 using the original box and the torque killed the box.
    Hopefully the RX8 box will be up for the task as this would make manual conversions cheaper.
    I've got another one to do but for myself next year 74 short bed Chevy pickup this will be my daily shop truck v8 with affordable MPG.
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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyPolak View Post
    Nice job Freddy you should make and sell the flywheels a lot of people charging to much for them in the UK and better than re-drilling.
    I wonder how the box will last I've seen conversions done with is200 using the original box and the torque killed the box.
    Hopefully the RX8 box will be up for the task as this would make manual conversions cheaper.
    I've got another one to do but for myself next year 74 short bed Chevy pickup this will be my daily shop truck v8 with affordable MPG.
    It is a joint effort between me and a friend. He does the steel work i do the machining. No one really knows what these boxes can handle (although they are ment to be the same internally to the is200 and s2000 boxes) but i can tell you this, we will find out. People are doubting the rx8 box from the off but these people are still running 80's engines and boxes. If you don't try you don't know. I will report back and let everyone know how it is going as i think the rx8 is a brilliant/super cheap chassis for many engines.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Looking really good m8, like the flywheel & sump

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Quote Originally Posted by ludsonline View Post
    Looking really good m8, like the flywheel & sump
    She's looking good. We are nearly there now.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Any updates Freddy

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    Any updates Freddy
    Just making a spigot bearingholder to fit in the v8 ceank and the engine will be going in the bay for the final time, rady to run in the car.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Any updates Freddy?

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Quote Originally Posted by ludsonline View Post
    Any updates Freddy?
    car runs and selects gears but he hasn't touched it since, he's self employed so work is getting in the way. As soon as i have something exciting i will let you all know guys.

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    Re: Lexus/Toyota 1uzfe v8

    Nice work Freddy, I would be interested in a flywheel? also an adaptor to fit the engine to Audi 01e transaxle?

    Thanks

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