Custom Turbo Altezza Powered Lexus IS300 Tuner Car — Turbo Magazine

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Lexus IS300 Meets Altezza Power

The Lexus has struck a chord with enthusiasts who recognize the car’s blend of luxury appointments, styling and a robust suspension. has also been a lot of action the hood with a multitude of kits, supercharger setups and swaps unleashed on the Lexus.

To the purist, Oscar Ramos has the ultimate IS300. His example is the in America to flex true power. The JDM 3S-GE also J-spec style turbo and the IS300’s skin has been with some serious body armor.

Area 51 was in charge of the JDM power and things started out easy; the was a drop-in using the JDM engine The motor, purchased from Top Japan, has been massaged by Top to sustain boost pressure.

To end, a Blitz Altezza kit was imported and bolted in place the only other engine mod a Top Secret head gasket lowers compression from the JDM 12:1 to a more boost-friendly The Blitz package includes a KKK K3 custom exhaust manifold and air-to-air intercooler.

A Blitz Nur-spec muffler custom 3-inch piping by Area 51’s Charles completes the system.

Area Sy Nakashima was in charge of the physical and melding the JDM harness with the This was a tough task; the was an automatic and the swap was using a manual. There were pin location changes needed, connectors had to be created and pulling it off a Japanese-language wiring diagram weeks before the SEMA was a tall order indeed.

The car was up and and was driven to Vegas, but there be no big boosting because tuning had yet to be The tuning strategy uses a HKS V Pro as the centerpiece. The problem? This is so new no shops had the software needed to program the unit. HKS manager of and development, Jon Kuroyama, made a house call to Area 51. The of this visit will be in a future tuning article.

If you are going to go pure Altezza, wise to look the part. elected to mix and match J-spec along with some pieces to attain the ultimate in VIP style.


At the nose, an Altezza grille was an call but the crazy Top Secret front bumper cover adds an aggressive aura to the

Down the side are Wald flares, Super VIP side and some absolutely dope APR side mirrors. Deuce grafted on the body parts and the IS300 gold. Deuce had to the front flares so they integrate with the Top Secret and they pulled it off nicely.

At the 3 inches were taken out of the fender to accommodate the beefy tires. A combination of 18×10 Racing GT-N wheels and tires provide the boosted Lexus with a big traction Up front, the car runs 225/35s around 18×8 GT-Ns.

Inside, a cool Top Secret wheel is flanked by those Blitz suction cup gauges and a Power Meter boost A pair of Bride bucket is joined by Takata harnesses to the sporty appeal of the IS300

Oscar has the first true in America, and he and Area 51 have this Golden Child’s JDM swap with quality and craftsmanship.


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