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Hey everyone! Just purchased my first IS300! Its a 2001 i was wondering if anyone would have any great build ideas. I am wanting around 500hp. I am already doing some water pump replacements and a new head gasket. Guy before me put new timing. I am wandering what turbo i should do and intake stuff like that along with tranny swaps! i was gunna to it for E-85

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Hey everyone! Just purchased my first IS300! Its a 2001 i was wondering if anyone would have any great build ideas. I am wanting around 500hp. I am already doing some water pump replacements and a new head gasket. Guy before me put new timing. I am wandering what turbo i should do and intake stuff like that along with tranny swaps! i was gunna to it for E-85

Thanks for the input!
Brandon
Try reading all the stuff on the forum about this. It has been talked and done tons of times. Read first then ask when you get stuck.
 

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Like above....its almost 20 years old. EVERYTHING has been done to it. Are you going for the reliable, everything works like stock, sleeper, daily driver?
 

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Welcome and congratulations on your IS300 purchase. They are incredible cars but quite expensive to turbocharge 'properly', which means thoroughly. Sure, plenty of guys have hit 300hp with some affordability, but more people are spending $7k-$15k to do it right over time. It all depends on your goals and budget of course, and like everyone else said there is a lot of content here to sift through.
 
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Hey everyone! Just purchased my first IS300! Its a 2001 i was wondering if anyone would have any great build ideas. I am wanting around 500hp. I am already doing some water pump replacements and a new head gasket. Guy before me put new timing. I am wandering what turbo i should do and intake stuff like that along with tranny swaps! i was gunna to it for E-85

Thanks for the input!
Brandon
Check out the build threads for ideas. These guys have done and are doing some amazing things with their cars. Member Build Threads - Lexus IS only

Might want to hold off on that head gasket. You'll likely need a different compression ratio if you're going big boost.
 
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