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Hello, My name is Andy and Ive been an IS member and owner since 2010. Vehemence is my Screen name and also what I've named my 2001 EJM IS300. For those who don't know, Vehemence stands for passion,violence,strength,vigor,anger,intensity,and keenness. Perfectly describes my car and the feeling I get when I drive it. (#VEHEMENCE is also a band i play drums in, google it if you want)
So over the last 6 years Ive had my share of mods and race stories but Ive never made a build page. Im pulling my motor and beefing up the block and head. Im flirting with the idea of nitrous but also considering going turbo. Time will tell no lies and we will all find out what direction I take on this build. As of now my mods are as follow:

Engine: BC 264 cams, cam gear, I/H/E, PHR Pulleys, ground wire kit,
Mishumoto aluminum radiator, trans cooler, CF radiator difusser

Suspension: Koni yellows, Tien S-tech, SRT rigid bars, TRD yellow sways
JIC magic strut bar, Exotic speed rear strut bar, Pro Lex
trunk sub frame bar

Exterior: Blacked out tail lights,trunk lights,side makers,and fogs. Black
housing head lights, black powder coated OEM rims sitting
on 225s. Black mesh grille

Now on to some pictures and on to my progressive build....

This was how I bought the car




This is how it sat for the first couple years..



The black out begins...





3-16-16 last time running before the motor pull...


All the crap you gotta take off for a motor pull..



Almost ready to take out..


More Progress to come, thanks for looking!
 

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Man, there are so many sensors,brackets, and lines to disconnect. Started to pull the motor out and still had some shit connected i.e.. fuel line, power steering line, a bolt or bracket by/on the starter. Hopefully thats all thats left to get this thing out. This is the first time pulling a motor ever so, I'm pleased I almost got it out in a day haha. Sucky thing is work and daily life is keeping the progress delayed. Hopefully I can get it out fully this weekend.
 

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Nice! Not sure if you did but taking the bumper, crash bar, and the brace off helps just slide it right out. Keep up the good work
gonna try and pull it without doing that stuff. Ive seen it on here done. But if i have to take all that off, then thats what i got to do :smile2:
 

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Alright got the motor out!! Didn't have to remove the bumper/crash bar either. Here are some more pictures.




Check this out. This is one reason I decided to pull the motor. Not sure if this is a head gasket or a corroded plug(what ever that allen plug is) Going to clean it up and investigate tomorrow. Anyone know where this leak is from?? Looks like its been there for a while lol.


More to come very soon...
 

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Looks like Toyota red and well aged as you said.... curious what that is for as well. Nice job on the successful extraction. Damn clean shop too!
 

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Looks like Toyota red and well aged as you said.... curious what that is for as well. Nice job on the successful extraction. Damn clean shop too!
Thanks bro. Thats not a shop, its the side of my parents house :smile2:
My step dad is a retired shop owner/drag racer so he has his lift and power tools at home now. he's built some bad ass hot rods ill have to take some photos today.
 

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Well if it has a hoist it's a shop I say! Almost inspires me to clean up my over cluttered excuse for a garage/shop. Did you contemplate using the lift and pull the car up off the engine and transmission? You going to do the valve body upgrade now that you have it out as well?
 

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was it easier to pull everything from the top or should it have been easier to dismount the tran? just wondering
This is my first time so I don't have anything to base it off of. However, once every thing was disconnected it wasn't bad at all.

Well if it has a hoist it's a shop I say! Almost inspires me to clean up my over cluttered excuse for a garage/shop. Did you contemplate using the lift and pull the car up off the engine and transmission? You going to do the valve body upgrade now that you have it out as well?
No cause then I would have had to pull all the suspension out. We did use the lift a tiny bit to help with clearance and wiggle room when pulling it. I have the eBay version valve body upgrade I will probably use.
 

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You definitely have the right guy helping with the work :approve:

Hopefully he does talk you into turbo :p
 

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You definitely have the right guy helping with the work :approve:

Hopefully he does talk you into turbo :p
yeah he did haha. gotta tear it all apart and build from the bottom up first. Im looking at BC rods and Weisco pistons for the block and all BC internals for the head. I want it to be bullet proof. :wink:
 

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BC has stroker kits for 2jz. To much money though, 4-7k to make it a 3.4l i believe. Im not going that route though. It would be cool if someone committed to that:grin:

EDIT: here ya go. BrianCrower.com | RunBC.com // Toyota // 2JZGTE
I wonder what theses companys (holley, eldelbrock, brian cower) do with these parts that just sit around on shelves in warehouses if their not bought. Our car's are about 14 years old and I'm sure no ones bought a stroker kit in a long time. Even an old chevy 350 or 454 stroker kit, are people building hot rods all over the world still and using this stock?
 

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I wonder what theses companys (holley, eldelbrock, brian cower) do with these parts that just sit around on shelves in warehouses if their not bought. Our car's are about 14 years old and I'm sure no ones bought a stroker kit in a long time. Even an old chevy 350 or 454 stroker kit, are people building hot rods all over the world still and using this stock?
No kidding bro! Where's the clearance rack :grin:
It does say call for availability though...
 

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Had some time to start taking some things off today. Valve covers, wire harness, fuel rail, lower intake manifold. heres pics...



Im planing on powder coating or painting the engine components black. Before I do, can I use a stock fuel rail on a turbo application? Don't want to paint parts if i won't be using them. I should have a lil more time this weekend to remove the cams and head. More to come....
 
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