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Hey guys, I know I'm new to the forum but I just had to share. I'm in Iraq right now as a contractor and I just recently purchased a Black Onyx 2001 IS300 from a buddy of mine. Since I've had it I added the trd brakes, braces, sways, and rear strut tower brace, Apexi N1 Coilovers, Sparco Torino's. The IS goes into PFS at the end of may for some major upgrades heres the list,

-PFS stage 3 turbo kit w/ PT74 turbo and tubular manifold
1000cc injectors, 48mm wastegate, aeromotive fpr
-Built shortblock w/ tt rods and pistons and oiling mods
-HKS Cams/Crower valve springs and retainers/ port and polish
-Built Trans, VB, TC, Sprage
-PFS 3" exhaust
-TRD LSD
-RLTC
-Return Fuel System w/ extra pump
-TEC3 EMS
-Custom intake manifold w/ Wilson 90mm TB
-PCS trans control unit
-Custom 1 peice driveshaft
-Custom solid motor mounts

I already have the full turbo kit except for the turbo which will be bought soon here are a few pics. My goal is over 500hp on pump and around 700hp on race gas, Do you guys think I should get a Tubular manifold? Right now the kit has a cast manifold and I have read that tubulars spool up faster which would be nice with a GT40R, so if you could give me some advice that would be appreciated. Thanks.







and here's one of the car right now.


UPDATE 7/02
Ok here is the latest progress on my car. The car is at PFS right now getting all the work done and should be ready by the end of July at the latest. I changed to a tubular manifold, custom intake manifold, 80mm tb, and 3" intercooler piping. Can't wait!!!





UPDATE 9/05
Ok here are the latest pics of my car as of 2 am from Ray's camera phone. The car should be done by the end of next week at the latest and I will have dyno graphs and updated pics then. They are still working on my intake manifold and a few minor things.










The intercooler and 3" piping looks mean!! That thing should be a beast!
 

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Looks like you are off to a good start :) .....all of your components seem great. Those power numbers have been acheived with the same kit, so you know your on the right track (nice plate bracket). What turbo are you thinking about?
 

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WeaponX said:
Looks like you are off to a good start :) .....all of your components seem great. Those power numbers have been acheived with the same kit, so you know your on the right track (nice plate bracket). What turbo are you thinking about?

He said the GT40R in his post. :)
 

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very envious... nice setup... you're gonna love being able to tear apart so many cars on the road... haha
 

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Do you guys think I should get the .95 ar or the 1.06 ar? Also is $1500 a good price for one or can somebody get me one for cheaper?
 

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updated.
 

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phil said:
Do you guys think I should get the .95 ar or the 1.06 ar? Also is $1500 a good price for one or can somebody get me one for cheaper?
what size turbo? those ar's are quite large btw...

NICE pics...dual HKS bov's, will sound AWESOME....looks like LexISpooled's old parts?
 

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what size turbo? those ar's are quite large btw...
I ordered the .95 ar GT40R
 

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When is the completion date? I'm curious to see the numbers. My setup is fairly similar.
 

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SophieSleeps said:
When is the completion date? I'm curious to see the numbers. My setup is fairly similar.
I'm thinking it should be done by mid-end of July, but thats rests in the hands of PFS.
 

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I say get rid of that cat.
 

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contracters must be getting paid well in Iraq! Who are you with? I need a job soon!
 

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htekwo said:
contracters must be getting paid well in Iraq! Who are you with? I need a job soon!
I work for L-3 Vertex, but there are a bunch of companies over here, and they all pay really good!! :)
 

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so is everyone building the shortblock and using a stock ge head? Im new to this, wearing the search out, but this is a buildup like I want. I have an LS1 and looking for something more comfortable to drive.... Sweet car, and please keep us posted.!!!
 

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Stangboy said:
so is everyone building the shortblock and using a stock ge head? Im new to this, wearing the search out, but this is a buildup like I want. I have an LS1 and looking for something more comfortable to drive.... Sweet car, and please keep us posted.!!!
There are 2 routes you can go with for the bottom end, buy a supra tt shortblock or get your ge block upgraded with supra internals(pistons, rods, oil squirters). As far as the head goes, that is the major difference between a gte and a ge. I have heard that in order to put a gte head on their is alot of rewiring. Most people are using the IS head with an exhaust cam, so they don't lose vvti, I said f**k vvti, and got the hks 264's for the intake and exhaust. It gives you a check engine light tho :(. ohwell, i dont care about that!
 

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Updated, More pics!!! Should be done by the end of next week!
 
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Looking really good man- I'm kinda curious as to what numbers you're gona be pushing. And we'll see if your tubular manifold well help on the spool.

Did you get the tranny built too? or just the VB upgrade?
 

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Looking really good man- I'm kinda curious as to what numbers you're gona be pushing. And we'll see if your tubular manifold well help on the spool.

Did you get the tranny built too? or just the VB upgrade?
I got the fully built trans with upgraded sprage gears, clutch packs, vb, and torque convertor. I also got the pcs trans control unit, that way I can raise the shift points and go down to first in eshift mode.

Oh yeah and I also got the upgraded 1 piece slip type driveshaft, upgraded motor mounts and a driveshaft loop.
 

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It's nice to see a person do it ALL correct the 1st time around. You should have a good bOOsted experience! I can't wait to see the #'s...
 
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