The Lexus SC300 featured in the October Issue (I know, it's September) of DSPORT Magazine is owned by DSPORT's own marketing director Vinh Nguyen, is powered by something special. The car's original non-turbo, bog-standard, has-to-do-it's-own-breathing 2JZ-GE has been removed and chucked to the curb, and it has been replaced by Toyota's most venerated engine - the 2JZ-GTE. The single addition of the letter 'T' means that this engine has the potential to reach tire-destroying levels of power. But the swap alone wasn't enough, he decided to ditch the stock turbo and upgrade to a Borg Warner EFR 8374, a turbo that's highly praised at Treadstone Headquarters (affectionately called Treadstonia). This turbo features dual ceramic ball bearings, integrated bypass valve and wastegate that simplifies costs and installation, an "extended-tip" billet compressor wheel, and other features that make it a turbo unlike any other on the market today. These features allow for a wide compressor map and no compromises, and let the 8374 that's bolted to Nguyen's 2JZ to be efficient anywhere from 475 HP to 750 HP, which is perfectly within his goals. The air that's shoved out of the turbo is still heated no matter what fancy features you tack onto a turbocharger, and that heat is brought back down to a safe temperature using a Treadstone TR1235 Intercooler, which is one of our largest intercoolers and features a beastly 22" long, 12" tall, and 3.5" deep core, which has the surface area necessary to keep the 29 PSI that's being forced into Nguyen's 2JZ from reaching too high a temperature and causing engine-blowing detonation. For tuning, Nguyen is using an AEM Series II standalone engine management system that monitors every engine parameter possible, allowing for the finest of fine-tuning when it comes to performance. This computer is indispensable in the pursuit of power, as a piggyback system like an F/IC or SAFC simply will not do as they don't allow you to get down into the smallest aspects of tuning an engine, such as exactly what ignition timing or fuel injector duty cycle to run. The Series II gives you unlimited access. At redline, this engine is putting out more than your girlfriend, making 700 WHP on race gas with only a 0.6 psi pressure drop and 90% intercooler efficiency. That's what's possible when you Treadstone. Products Featured: AEM Series II EMS Borg Warner EFR 8374 Turbocharger Treadstone TR1235 Intercooler
2JZ-Powered and Treadstone Intercooler Intercooled Lexus SC300 featured in DSPORT Magazine!
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