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So we have a pretty good plan together on how we would like to design and build a single turbo kit for the IS F that will make great power, be very reliable and look great! We have put together some introductory pricing for the first 5 customers that would like to purchase our kit.

The kit will include:

Precision Turbo
Waste Gate
Blow off Valve
Custom intercooler piping and exhaust piping back to the rear bumper.
Custom front mount intercooler
AEM F/IC modified for the IS F
Larger port injectors
Injector driver
Dyno Tune
UEGO Wideband
and Installation of the full kit.

Amazing introductory price for the first five people will be $9,500. After that we will be selling the kit installed for a minimum of $12,000. Please contact me for more information or any questions you may have. You can reach me at the shop 763.634.8005 or [email protected]

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Andy
 

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Any chance of a Garrett turbo?
 

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personally i'd rather have a supercharger. any chance you could develop a kit?

and have a plug and play tune as i live in western canada and would see absolutely no reason to go all the way there lol
 

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personally i'd rather have a supercharger. any chance you could develop a kit?

and have a plug and play tune as i live in western canada and would see absolutely no reason to go all the way there lol
Sorry I don't think a supercharger kit is in the cards by us. The space constraints are the largest challenge when building any kind of FI kit for this car. Physically fitting either popular styles of superchargers in the engine bay(with the necessary pulley's/brackets etc) would be as huge of a challenge as it will be to build our turbo kit. I don't think there is a large enough FI market for one shop to develop and built both options for the IS-F, IMO.
 

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So we have a pretty good plan together on how we would like to design and build a single turbo kit for the IS F that will make great power, be very reliable and look great! We have put together some introductory pricing for the first 5 customers that would like to purchase our kit.

The kit will include:

Precision Turbo
Waste Gate
Blow off Valve
Custom intercooler piping and exhaust piping back to the rear bumper.
Custom front mount intercooler
AEM F/IC modified for the IS F
Larger port injectors
Injector driver
Dyno Tune
UEGO Wideband
and Installation of the full kit.

Amazing introductory price for the first five people will be $9,500. After that we will be selling the kit installed for a minimum of $12,000. Please contact me for more information or any questions you may have. You can reach me at the shop 763.634.8005 or [email protected]

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Andy[/QUOTE/]

I am very interested but i am in Puerto Rico, can you price it for me without the install?

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So we have a pretty good plan together on how we would like to design and build a single turbo kit for the IS F that will make great power, be very reliable and look great! We have put together some introductory pricing for the first 5 customers that would like to purchase our kit.

The kit will include:

Precision Turbo
Waste Gate
Blow off Valve
Custom intercooler piping and exhaust piping back to the rear bumper.
Custom front mount intercooler
AEM F/IC modified for the IS F
Larger port injectors
Injector driver
Dyno Tune
UEGO Wideband
and Installation of the full kit.

Amazing introductory price for the first five people will be $9,500. After that we will be selling the kit installed for a minimum of $12,000. Please contact me for more information or any questions you may have. You can reach me at the shop 763.634.8005 or [email protected]

Thanks,
Andy[/QUOTE/]

I am very interested but i am in Puerto Rico, can you price it for me without the install?

Thanks
Ruben
I don't see this as being a shippable kit in the near future. All kits will be in house install only(until further notice).

What If It Does Not Work? Your Tackling It But Are U Sure U Can Tune The F?
Please check this thread(we've already been successful tuning the IS-F):

http://www.lexusf.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1934

If you have any other questions, let us know.

-Momin
 

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Honestly I/we are not fans of superchargers, if another company wants to go down that route, more power to them. For us, there is nothing better then a turbo system(ideally).
except throttle response, no turbo lag, smoother power and more low end torque. and if i'm not mistaken, a supercharger is easier to install and tune as well. less variables.

so would your piggy back ecu be useable for a supercharger application
 

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except throttle response, no turbo lag, smoother power and more low end torque. and if i'm not mistaken, a supercharger is easier to install and tune as well. less variables.

so would your piggy back ecu be useable for a supercharger application
With the kit that we are working on, there will not be much turbo lag. Right now at the boost levels that we are at(5psi), the power band is pretty smooth. The problem that you run into with this car and a roots style supercharger is the amount of heat they produce. On a car with normal to low compression it does not pose a big issue. On the other hand a car like the IS F with 11.8/1 compression we are going to have problems with the heat soak, which will cause detonation on a high compression engine like the one in the IS F. Now you can after cool a roots blower, but again after any amount of abuse it will start to create a lot of heat. So in my opinion an intercooled turbo system is the best forced induction option for this car. Plus a turbo is MUCH more efficient then a supercharger

Now will the FI/C work on a supercharger system? Yes it will work perfect for a supercharged car just as well as it would on a turbo car! If you are really interested in doing a supercharger on the car we would be more than happy to do it, but you need to know the risks and weigh them! I have a great idea for a blower that i would use, if any one really wants to try it!
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With the kit that we are working on, there will not be much turbo lag. Right now at the boost levels that we are at(5psi), the power band is pretty smooth. The problem that you run into with this car and a roots style supercharger is the amount of heat they produce. On a car with normal to low compression it does not pose a big issue. On the other hand a car like the IS F with 11.8/1 compression we are going to have problems with the heat soak, which will cause detonation on a high compression engine like the one in the IS F. Now you can after cool a roots blower, but again after any amount of abuse it will start to create a lot of heat. So in my opinion an intercooled turbo system is the best forced induction option for this car. Plus a turbo is MUCH more efficient then a supercharger

Now will the FI/C work on a supercharger system? Yes it will work perfect for a supercharged car just as well as it would on a turbo car! If you are really interested in doing a supercharger on the car we would be more than happy to do it, but you need to know the risks and weigh them! I have a great idea for a blower that i would use, if any one really wants to try it!
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Andy
i think i live too far away for that to happen. i'm praying trd makes a supercharger for it.....
 

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trd wont make one for it, that being said andy can you pm me a price for the FI/C 8 please.
 

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Interesting thread..

What gear were all your Dyno's conducted in??

Joe Z

The pulls were done in 4th gear. We tried 6th but the pulls were just too long.

Andy, seeing that your shop is fairly new...

Was this your first time dynoing or working on a Lexus IS-F??

4th gear on the IS-F carries a 1.46:1 ratio.

Do you have plans to make a successful first attempt at a Piggyback Tune on a Base / Stock IS-F,
to see if the ECU will hold it.??

Also, have you worked on any other Lexus and/or Toyota piggyback ECU tunes??

Thank You
Joe Z
 

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trd wont make one for it, that being said andy can you pm me a price for the FI/C 8 please.
http://www.lexusf.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1946


Andy, seeing that your shop is fairly new...

Was this your first time dynoing or working on a Lexus IS-F??

4th gear on the IS-F carries a 1.46:1 ratio.

Do you have plans to make a successful first attempt at a Piggyback Tune on a Base / Stock IS-F,
to see if the ECU will hold it.??

Also, have you worked on any other Lexus and/or Toyota piggyback ECU tunes??

Thank You
Joe Z
The shop opened 3/01, not sure that is "fairly new". We have extensive experience with many different platforms and are routinely on the leading edge of innovation in regards to modifications and safe HP levels.

Yes, this was the first IS-F, but considering the depth at which we've dug into it so far/the knowledge we've gathered, I'm betting we have more experience/depth with it then many other shops in this country. There is always a learning curve, but with our previous experience/knowledge base, we are pretty comfortable with the direction we are going with the IS-F.

Yes, we'd like to get one of these(FI/C) on a stock IS-F to watch/log and get as many base figures as possible. It's something Andy and I have discussed and will try to accomplish asap.

Between us and our tuner over the last 8.5 years, tuning is the least of our worries(tuned just about every platform/oem ecu/piggyback/standalone out there). We are watching the stock ecu to see how the oem ecu and the FI/C react to each other, but up to this point, all is good. I/we owned operated a dynojet within our shop for the first 5.5 years of operation and since then my tuner owns his own awd Dyno Dynamics dyno and he still tunes everything we build.

We are aware 6th is 1:1(the gear which most/all cars are dyno'd), however the tuner chose 4th for some reason, and I do not sit and second guess what he does as he is a knowledgeable professional.
 

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The shop opened 3/01, not sure that is "fairly new". We have extensive experience with many different platforms and are routinely on the leading edge of innovation in regards to modifications and safe HP levels.

Yes, this was the first IS-F, but considering the depth at which we've dug into it so far/the knowledge we've gathered, I'm betting we have more experience/depth with it then many other shops in this country. There is always a learning curve, but with our previous experience/knowledge base, we are pretty comfortable with the direction we are going with the IS-F.

Yes, we'd like to get one of these(FI/C) on a stock IS-F to watch/log and get as many base figures as possible. It's something Andy and I have discussed and will try to accomplish asap.

Between us and our tuner over the last 8.5 years, tuning is the least of our worries(tuned just about every platform/oem ecu/piggyback/standalone out there). We are watching the stock ecu to see how the oem ecu and the FI/C react to each other, but up to this point, all is good. I/we owned operated a dynojet within our shop for the first 5.5 years of operation and since then my tuner owns his own awd Dyno Dynamics dyno and he still tunes everything we build.

We are aware 6th is 1:1(the gear (the ratio) which most/all cars are dyno'd), however the tuner chose 4th for some reason, and I do not sit and second guess what he does as he is a knowledgeable professional.
Hello Momin,

Since your site was not working or "Coming Soon", I was under the impression that your Grand Opening occured 6 months ago, this past April. That's why I figured "fairly new"...

Thanks for all the information so far..
Our Lexus community has been waiting for a reliable or true tune.

So by the sounds of it, your "Tuner" is off site??
What is his name or shop??

Was this his first time tunning a Lexus ECU?

Regards,
Joe Z
 

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Hello Momin,

Since your site was not working or "Coming Soon", I was under the impression that your Grand Opening occured 6 months ago, this past April. That's why I figured "fairly new"...

Thanks for all the information so far..
Our Lexus community has been waiting for a reliable or true tune.

So by the sounds of it, your "Tuner" is off site??
What is his name or shop??

Was this his first time tunning a Lexus ECU?

Regards,
Joe Z
Yeah I've gone through 5 or 6 websites over the years and hopefully the latest iteration will be the most functional(ecommerce). Our re grand opening this year was for our new location(in Blaine a suburb of Minneapolis), we were on the edge of downtown Minneapolis until this year.

Yup, the dyno/tuner is off site, his name is Shane and his shop is DB Performance(I think it's on the dyno sheets we posted). We have an enclosed trailer we take our cars over to him in(if a car isn't drivable).

First time tuning an IS-F ecu yes, but I believe he's tuned other Lexus/Toyota ecus, I'd have to ask him specifically to verify(he tunes all/most the high hp Supras in the area). Regardless, if you are worried about the ecu learning or reverting, he/we are fully aware of the possibilities. We'll keep everyone posted as we monitor the tune in the current car running the AEM FI/C.
 
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