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jza71
04-16-2009, 09:42 PM
Since this car first came out I have always wanted one. At first, I wanted one because they were pretty gangsta and I worked at a stereo shop and installed some pretty badass systems in them. Then I found out they were four door Supra's in Japan. This is where my story begins . . . .

April of '08 I come across a 1999 GS300 in the Autotrader with almost 300000km on the odo. But the price is there and I can't say no, so for $10,900 it comes home with me to my garage.

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She was bone stock. The outside needs some work, but the interior is mint. The only aftermarket piece was a POS JVC cd player, soon to be replaced as well. I started the mods small. Front and rear STB's, HKS axle back exhaust and AVIC-Z3

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jza71
04-16-2009, 09:43 PM
I wasn't too worried with the high km's because 300 might as well be 80 on a Toyota. And if it was a problem, the motor would be coming out shortly. July '08 I go to Autodream and talk to Marvin and get the show on the road I buy the motor.

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It is a thing of beauty! i could hardly wait to get her going. BUT, when you special order things, that is what you end up doing. It was just a motorset. I needed things, LOTS of things. It started with an intercooler. Not just any intercooler, a GReddy 4-row for the JZS161 Aristo

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I also bought an HKS downpipe, Walboro fuel pump, Aeromotive FPR, HKS FCD, HKS SLD Type II, HKS intake and an HKS Super Sequential blow off valve.

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Thinking that I would keep it "stock" to start only to find out the truth later on. . . .The floodgates would soon open.

jza71
04-16-2009, 09:44 PM
The stock turbos. . . not as attractive, they have to go!

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To be replaced by:

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mmmm tasty GReddy T78-33d Turbo kit!!

The stock ECU will no longer be able to handle what the turbo will throw at it. The walboro is just too blah for what I now have planned. Aeromotive, everyone has an aeromotive. Stock injectors? 440's are just no good for 32psi!! Exhaust, well since I'm all flashy now, hand made exhaust is not an option. My transmission? if I don't want it to grenade shortly after start up, then a cooler is needed. HKS blow off valve, way overdone. So, out with the old and in with the new.

HKS FCON V-Pro Gold Version 3.3
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SaRD 265lph JZS161 Aristo Drop in replacement pump\
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SaRD Type RJ -6an Racing Fuel Pressure Regulator
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SaRD 850cc drop in side feed injectors
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Fujitsubo Legalis Super R turbo back exhaust (full 3" all the way back!)
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Blitz 11 row JZS161 Aristo transmission cooler
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Twin TiAL 50mm blow off valves
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4lti7ude
04-16-2009, 09:50 PM
OMG!
Lol
Thats sick.

jza71
04-16-2009, 09:52 PM
More to come. . . tomorrow.

Trini
04-16-2009, 10:10 PM
:drool: :drool: nicely done :thumbsup:

Ukyo8
04-16-2009, 10:14 PM
Very nice build :thumbsup:

4doorj
04-16-2009, 10:33 PM
:drool: :drool:

Kardon
04-16-2009, 10:41 PM
Super nice 161 conversion!

Hash_man
04-16-2009, 10:45 PM
Dang, now that is proper. Nice looking GS. :drool:

CelicaST-162
04-16-2009, 10:53 PM
I think a GS meet and greet should be arranged!

Kardon
04-16-2009, 11:02 PM
Already happening, Jimmy at RCTS has one lined up for this sunday, Aristos/GS only!

JZS_147
04-16-2009, 11:04 PM
DOPE man, she looks good!

The full GS/Aristo cruise is now an all for all hahah, not enough peeps with Aristo's.

it'll be a couple Soarers as well, and a lonely S14 :P

CelicaST-162
04-16-2009, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Kardon
Already happening, Jimmy at RCTS has one lined up for this sunday, Aristos/GS only!

Bummer, a meet -cruise can be organized after the roads are cleaned up. (That's when mine comes out :D )

JZS_147
04-16-2009, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by CelicaST-162


Bummer, a meet -cruise can be organized after the roads are cleaned up. (That's when mine comes out :D )

for sure. i am waiting until the roads are cleaned to repaint mine

5 speed bitches!

nykz
04-17-2009, 01:10 AM
very nice ride, ballinn :drool: :drool:

zain123
04-17-2009, 01:40 AM
i ve been waitin so long to see this thread
bought something from u looong time ago i think it was hks air filter.. not sure
but talked to u about the build then
really happy that u finished it ! congrats on finishing it

jza71
04-17-2009, 06:55 AM
Whew, so now that I have collected the most expensive parts of the swap, there was still a few more things that I needed:

-6an Feed and Return Fuel Line

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HKS Adjustable Cam Gear (Exhaust only, Damn you VVT-i)

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HKS Super Strong Timing Belt

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SaRD Silicone Radiator hoses

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What's a GReddy turbo kit without GReddy Spark plugs??!? (I know I Know, they are just denso iridiums, but, anyone who knows me knows my namebrand addiction lol)

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HKS PnP Vpro Harness and all the Earl's fittings for my fuel/catch can setup

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GReddy Oil filter relocation kit

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Carbon Fiber Eyelids (hey, who doesn't like carbon fiber??)

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jza71
04-17-2009, 07:09 AM
Finally! all the parts have come together. Now to take some time off work to get this done.

Stock engine. That's got to go!

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And it's out. End of day one. Notice the tiny single car garage, Man that was hard, but I got it done!

Now it's time for a little dance. GE comes out and sits on the floor. GTE comes off stand and sits beside it. GE gets taken apart and put on the stand out of the way. GTE gets put together and installed.

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Hard part is out of the way. Now it's time for the fun stuff.

Wiring. Four wires? this is easier than a Honda swap! lol


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jza71
04-17-2009, 07:10 AM
Fuel

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jza71
04-17-2009, 07:11 AM
Thanks for all the comments so far. It was a whole lot of work and it's almost together. Still more to come!

pf0sh0
04-17-2009, 07:29 AM
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jk, just wanted to break the norm

ekguy
04-17-2009, 08:40 AM
This is a thing of beauty. Love this gen of Lexus.

01RedDX
04-17-2009, 08:46 AM
Sick-ass build man! I love the GS, need more interior and engine shots.

a social dsease
04-17-2009, 09:05 AM
Oh man I love it sooo much. Love that body style of GS's and with a single turbo 2jz? Sick!

ls/vtec-crx
04-17-2009, 09:15 AM
:eek: awesome build!
how much power you goin to run for daily drivin?

jza71
04-18-2009, 10:12 AM
Originally posted by ls/vtec-crx
:eek: awesome build!
how much power you goin to run for daily drivin?

Around 800 by the time I am done. :D

Time to install the turbo kit. But first, a quick trip to Autodream to have Nguyen weld up some stuff for me. Open dump wastegate is a no no, so back into the exhaust it goes.

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Gotta weld on the Blow of valves. Down low and up front. Time to scare the old folk :burnout:

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All done, time to put it all together

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jza71
04-18-2009, 10:13 AM
Add a bit more carbon fiber (vinyl wrap anyways. . .lol)

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And I'm done

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Well, I hope that you have enjoyed my journey so far. Look out, there is more to come . . . .(suspension, body work, wheels, six speed :eek: )


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jza71
04-18-2009, 10:17 AM
Originally posted by CelicaST-162
I think a GS meet and greet should be arranged!

I'd be down with that.

Redlyne_mr2
04-18-2009, 10:23 AM
Car is awesome man, I can appreciate the time, patience and money it takes to order high end parts. It's never a fun experience waiting 4 months unsure as to when stuff will ever arrive. Keep us posted on how things go. BTW what turbo did you go with? It's early and I read through the thread but you either didn't post it or I missed it.

Neil4Speed
04-18-2009, 10:36 AM
Great conversion! Looks amazing, I love those GS'.

Get that vinyl wrap off, its a lexus! lol

jza71
04-18-2009, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
Car is awesome man, I can appreciate the time, patience and money it takes to order high end parts. It's never a fun experience waiting 4 months unsure as to when stuff will ever arrive. Keep us posted on how things go. BTW what turbo did you go with? It's early and I read through the thread but you either didn't post it or I missed it.

GReddy T78-33d kit. I waited for a while. I ordered the stuff in July and got some of the stuff in March. 7 months was a looonnngg time to wait for about $5000 worth of parts. But all good things come to those who wait and right now I have ALOT of good things!!

jza71
04-18-2009, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by Neil4Speed
Great conversion! Looks amazing, I love those GS'.

Get that vinyl wrap off, its a lexus! lol

It actually doesn't look THAT bad in real life. . . if I could find the parts in real CF then I would. I just had to do something for the ricer in me.

DGill
04-18-2009, 10:55 AM
oh man that things amazing! Good job

Ekliptix
04-18-2009, 12:45 PM
Nice work. Impressive that you did all that yourself.
Will you be seeing what it does at race city?

jza71
04-18-2009, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by Ekliptix
Nice work. Impressive that you did all that yourself.
Will you be seeing what it does at race city?


Thanks, I might this year, wanna race? :D

Ekliptix
04-18-2009, 12:57 PM
Sure! You might out mph me, but I plan to get to the end first haha.

superboss
04-18-2009, 02:53 PM
great job man. like it a lot

Adrenaline101
04-21-2009, 01:57 AM
This is a beautiful project and a great looking swap.
Now please look to the left for a few hours while I *cough* "swap" a few parts between your car and my soarer.


But seriously. very nice. Much like I'm looking to do in the long run with my soarer after it recieves the 1.5jz conversion. Will be looking to this page for much inspiration.

Shlade
04-21-2009, 07:06 AM
i love it man
looks amazing! cant wait to see how she looks when it gets some nice rims and gets dropped to the ground!

jza71
04-21-2009, 07:32 AM
Originally posted by Adrenaline101
This is a beautiful project and a great looking swap.
Now please look to the left for a few hours while I *cough* "swap" a few parts between your car and my soarer.


But seriously. very nice. Much like I'm looking to do in the long run with my soarer after it recieves the 1.5jz conversion. Will be looking to this page for much inspiration.

thanks man. i do have some tt supra brakes that would go well on your car.



Originally posted by Shlade
i love it man
looks amazing! cant wait to see how she looks when it gets some nice rims and gets dropped to the ground!

i have a set of 19's. just waiting for alberta wheel to get done with them so i can have them back

GQBalla
04-21-2009, 07:41 AM
so hawt

that car definitely is a gangster car.

plus now with 2jz ....

wow true gangster

Mr_ET
04-21-2009, 08:05 AM
2jz NO SH*T.

great project man look forward to seeing it at the track this summer:thumbsup:

dj_honda
04-21-2009, 10:12 AM
nice car and nice work man. are you running just one walbro 255? what is the stock fuel line size, and what fuel pressure are you running?

jza71
04-21-2009, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by dj_honda
nice car and nice work man. are you running just one walbro 255? what is the stock fuel line size, and what fuel pressure are you running?

Thanks, I am selling the walboro 255lph and I am currently running a SaRD 265lph. Pulled out the stock fuel line and I'm running -6an feed and return at a 37psi fuel pressure.

jza71
04-21-2009, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Mr_ET
2jz NO SH*T.

great project man look forward to seeing it at the track this summer:thumbsup:

Yessir! and I will decimate all, unfortunately I had to put about $22,000 into and did actually overnight some parts from Japan. (because I had to) :D

ls/vtec-crx
04-21-2009, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by jza71


Around 800 by the time I am done. :D



:eek: that is one of my goals is to build a crazy stupid 2JZ
lookin good :thumbsup:

dj_honda
04-21-2009, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by jza71


Thanks, I am selling the walboro 255lph and I am currently running a SaRD 265lph. Pulled out the stock fuel line and I'm running -6an feed and return at a 37psi fuel pressure.

Ah i see. Yeah i dunno, I couldn't see a single walbro hitting 800whp...maybe if you run a twin setup. Is one sard going to do it though? Especially if you upped the fuel line size? Maybe if you threw an inline pump along with the Sard?

jza71
04-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by ls/vtec-crx


:eek: that's is one of my goals is to build a crazy stupid 2JZ
lookin good :thumbsup:

yep, it has always been one of mine too!



Originally posted by dj_honda


Ah i see. Yeah i dunno, I couldn't see a single walbro hitting 800whp...maybe if you run a twin setup. Is one sard going to do it though? Especially if you upped the fuel line size? Maybe if you threw an inline pump along with the Sard?

nah, if anything, I will add another SaRD in-tank. Walboro's are not what I needed to attain the goals that I have, so out it goes. I might even upgrade further to dual -8an feed and single -8an return, I've got SaRD 850cc's that I haven't even installed yet.

D911
04-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Silly question,
But whats the purpose of two BOV's on a single turbo setup?

jza71
04-25-2009, 05:31 PM
Not really any purpose. I just had an extra couple hundred bucks burning a hole in my pocket I couldn't decide what to do with. :D :burnout:

d.maczko
04-29-2009, 07:23 AM
where did you pick up that turbo blanket?

jza71
04-29-2009, 07:40 AM
Originally posted by d.maczko
where did you pick up that turbo blanket?

MVPMotorsports.com

http://www.mvpmotorsports.com/Templates/frmTemplateM7.asp?SubFolderID=211&SearchYN=N

JZS_147
12-16-2009, 05:58 PM
marlin crawler 5spd next on the list?? ;)

streethondas
12-18-2009, 10:51 PM
sickkkkkkkk shit dude!!!!!!

how did u get the GReedy on the intercooler:bigpimp:

jza71
12-19-2009, 01:06 AM
holy heck! i forgot all about this thread. . . .



Originally posted by streethondas
sickkkkkkkk shit dude!!!!!!

how did u get the GReedy on the intercooler:bigpimp:

thnx. the stencil comes with the intercooler. just a little bit of black spray paint is all.

streethondas
12-19-2009, 01:14 AM
^^ do u still have it:dunno:

jza71
12-19-2009, 01:25 AM
nope, tossed it a looong time ago when i moved. sorry.