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me want me want me want me want!

Tell us more if ya can about this.

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its the engine from a LS400........ :duh:

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Its a tidy job to say the least, I bet its costly though cos you would have to change everything, all the drivetrain, suspension and I woould imagine even the transmission tunnel. I bet she goes well though.

I bet its an american motor?

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the prop tunnel doesnt need modifying........

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Very nice fit :o :o :o

So it is possible :blink::blink:

A know a few members were thinking of this....

Chris, LS engine was going on ebay for £100 you can pick them up from breakers yards if your lucky, after all they can handle a million miles.

Or buy an LS for 2/3k.... and strip it!! you've got your money back :) Is block can also be sold too ;)

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You need more than just the engine, the ECU would be needed. The engine in the picture is a 1998+ vvt-i unit which produces 300bhp in US form and you won't get one of those for £100. Don't see the point in doing it if you are only going to put in a 240bhp series 1 engine.

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Good excuse to give the engine bay a clean...

What would the price/comparision to a No'sd and SC'd IS? HP, £?

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more info please!

Would be so nice to get that gurgle and all that torque

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You need more than just the engine, the ECU would be needed. The engine in the picture is a 1998+ vvt-i unit which produces 300bhp in US form and you won't get one of those for £100. Don't see the point in doing it if you are only going to put in a 240bhp series 1 engine.

I disagree Colin, the 4.0 V8 in the VTR chimera produces only 240bhp, and yet can still do 0-60 in sub 5 seconds...

its all about the torque...

and hey, if you get a non-VVTi, think of the tuning options ..

Right, wheres my chequebook and TTE's phone number :hehe:

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I disagree Colin, the 4.0 V8 in the VTR chimera produces only 240bhp, and yet can still do 0-60 in sub 5 seconds...

its all about the torque...

and hey, if you get a non-VVTi, think of the tuning options ..

Right, wheres my chequebook and TTE's phone number :hehe:

The TVR is quick because of it's weight and manual gearbox.

Torque and bhp are related, you normally get one with the other. The VVT-i version of the Lexus V8 is also well up on torque not just bhp.

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There are many mods available from HKS for the standard 2.0 IS block - up to 650bhp with the 2.2L/Turbo kit and they have ECU mods also. The V8 will be a bit heavy, a 300bhp V8 IS200 will be lucky to hit 14s on the 1/4 mile.

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There are many mods available from HKS for the standard 2.0 IS block - up to 650bhp with the 2.2L/Turbo kit and they have ECU mods also. The V8 will be a bit heavy, a 300bhp V8 IS200 will be lucky to hit 14s on the 1/4 mile.

There are hardly any mods for the standard IS200 engine, all the mods are for the Altezza 4 cylinder engine. A standard 280bhp GS430 does 1/4 mile in 15.0 so a 300 bhp manual gearbox IS will easily do 14 second 1/4 mile times.

The Lexus V8 is quite light being a modern engine, hardly any different between it and the 3.0 6 cylinder although it will be heavier than the 2.0 engine.

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Point taken - I thought the Altezza & IS200 were same engine technology.

14s on the 1/4 is old hat these days, if you went to all that trouble I think I'd be expecting 11s or 12s!!!

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