In Reply to: I have some info (m) posted by VJ on June 16, 2000 at 08:33:01:
As for adding a turbo or supercharger to the normally aspirated 2jz-ge engine, it's not as simple as you may think. The compression ratios and lay-out and design between the 2jz-gte and the 2jz-ge engine are WAY different. Plus, your only option for turbo is to buy from Toyomoto, and their base kit costs $8K. The F-Max turbo kit blows (gaskets...har, har, har). The Swift-Racing supercharger kit is too new on the market to make any long-term observations, but it also costs upwards of $8K.
Frankly, I would have preffered that Lexus had brought the IS here as the 200 (like in Europe) and opposed to shoe-horning the 3.0 engine in there. The 200 has a perfect 50/50 weight balance (like the ///M3) and handles stunningly. If they brought the 200 here, Lexus could have kept the price sub-$30K. Add a supercharger, and for the same price as the 300, you would have had a much better car.
: This tihng needs more power. theresrumors of a tuned version, similar to amg or M, L-tuned to put out 245hp with a 5 speed. This engine is the 2JZ-GE ,the same in the SC300 and the GS300. one can single turbo this engine or do what i guy i know in TX and a guy from toyomoto in florida did, transplant teh supra tt 2JZ-GTE engine and put on bigger turbos with a 6 speed, he currently lays down 419 RWHP....