New Member Research Phase
Hello all, I have been following this community for sometime now and the time has finally come to start my project so I started a profile. I’m breaking ground, literally, finishing ground work for my shop right now, and what better for my first project, an IS300, the car I’ve wanted since 2002! I found and purchased a SportCross, 1 owner, initially I wanted a manual to boost and bag, but after my friend manual swapped his IS300 over a weekend I decided to add a manual swap to my list and this opened the door to getting the SportCross. Im super excited to start this project but I’m reaching out for more specific reading material now, I'm following some posts but if you think one fits my build please share the link here, I’ll start a build thread when my shop is done or use this as my platform to keep it all in one place. The target, a bagged boosted manual with VIP styling and 500whp on a dyno, but still a reliable daily driver... since it will be daily I will not worry too much about body or interior for now, but this is a pretty clean platform. I’m driving it daily now while I finish the shop and I love my IS! I’ll post pics soon and right now I’m deciding which tranny to swap and if I will GTE swap or pull and build my GE block. I have a feeling I will pull and rebuild my GE as I would likely end up replacing most of the stock GTE bolt on parts. I’m considering the R154 trans, I haven’t looked at air ride though yet, I plan to manual swap, then boost, then bags. Open to comments or links to relevant reading material. Thanks all!