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FS: 1992 Lexus SC400, 1JZ swap, Soarer R154, etc....

Well guys, it is time to let go of my pride and joy. I have owned this car for over 6 years and have put my second life into it. It has the following:

Motor swap:

1JZ swap, Soarer, bought with 56K
R154 Soarer transmission, fully built, using Redline 75W90
R154 front half drive shaft, SC300 rear auto drive shaft
ACT Stage 4 clutch, bought new from DM
DM lightweight flywheel, bought new from DM
Tial 44 Wastegate with 12 pound spring, bought used but has a new diaphragm, routed into exhaust by DP
AEM V2 Standalone, bought new
BW S366 turbo, .91 A/R, bought new
BC Stage 2 cams, 264, bought new
Minz FPR, bought new
800cc Injectors, largest injectors with stock rail, bought used
-6 feed line for fuel, stock return line
TT Fuel pump, bought used, maxed out on current tune, have another brand new one
TT Auto LSD, brand new, Royal Purple 75W90 fluid
Polished valve covers
AEM Wideband, Digital, bought new
AEM Boost Gauge, Digital, bought new
AEM Oil Pressure, Digital, bought new, all three mounted on A Pillar
HKS Digital turbo timer
Greddy Electronic Boost Controller, both mounted in the glove box
Morosso Catch Can for both sides of the valve covers
-10 lines for catch with proper fitting and bungs welded on
DM lightweight aluminum pullies, all three
DM exhaust manifold, with DEI wrap, painted with DEI high temp paint
DM downpipe, custom, wrapped with DEI wrap, DEI painted high temp paint
DM JZ bellhousing
New cam seals, rear main, front main, valve cover seals
New vacuum lines while the motor was out
New timing belt
New timing belt tensioner
New idler pulley
New water pump
New 02 sensor for DP
New center bearing on Drive shaft
New SC300 radiator with cap
Redline coolant addictive for 10-30 degrees cooler, with new coolant
New polished upper radiator hose
New TT bottom radiator hose
New oil feed line and fittings for BW S366
Rebuilt power steering pump, with new lines
SC300 shifter bezel, bought new from DM
SC300 fan shroud
SC300 A/C lines from firewall to compressor, blows ice cold
SC300 clutch and brake pedal, bought new
TT clutch master cylinder
New seals in entire system
New Condenser in dashboard
New reverse sensor on R154
Soarer transmission mount
New output shaft seal on R154
New steel braided clutch line
New slave cylinder on R154
New throwout bearing on R154
3 inch exhaust custom
HKS Carbon Fiber Slip on muffler, single out the back, slotted for two
DM 3 inch intercooler piping, with new couplings and clamps
K and N filter for intake, 4 inch in and 9 inches long
Camry throttle cable
New coils
NGK plugs, gapped at .028
New CSX front mount intercooler, both sides 3 inch, custom brackets with thick aluminum.


Pioneer AVIC D3 touch screen double din radio
JL Audio 6x9 rear, custom
Polk Audio 6 1/2 in front, custom door pods, 1/2 MDF
Sony 4 channel 300 watt for mids and highs
Factory tweeters
Alumipro 600 watt sub amp for sub box in trunk, will go with car, but stock sub will
4 gauge wire from battery to trunk, then to 2 separate distribution block, mounted on rack on top of gas tank
Lextech Lighting on Climate control, white background, blue lighting
Lextech Needles in Blue, the MPH went out, sent off to Lextech last week
All New Blue LEDS for heated seats, volume control knob, Temp switch, and ODO time
Superbrightleds white wide angle for back lighting for cluster
SEM black interior through out, dash, doors, trim, seats, carpet, floor mats, etc.
New vinyl/leather center console cover
Wood grain done in piano black, five coats of clear
NO cracked center vent
Passenger side vent has one small crack, barely noticeable
Avital keyless entry alarm, with chirp and flashing lights
Custom made aluminum bracket for fuse holder under the hood for wiring
Bypassed starter relay wiring
Fender well relocation harness mod, when dropped or slammed on coils or springs
The bright lights also have HID in 35 watts
Front and rear bumper, gas tank lid and center coils cover have been repainted to match the car
The stock OEM front lip has been painted with SEM black Landau. NO cracks or rips.

I will update this thread as I remember the mods as they come to me.


G35 Rays wheels, painted Metallic Silver, and cleared
New Gorilla locking lugnuts
Custom made Lexus emblems, painted black, actual caps same as rim
LS400 front calipers, painted black and cleared
Wagner front pads, 80% left
Wagner rotors and pads in rear (stock), bought new when upgraded to the LS400 calipers, painted clear to avoid rust look.
New rotors in rear and pads, same as front, Wagner
Esplier springs in front, dropped 2.1 inch, Eibach 1.5 drop in rear
Michelin Pilot 245/35/19 in front, 70% left
Michelin Pilot 265/35/19 in rear, one has 30% left, other about 10% left
New sway bar links, front and rear
New Prothane upper and lower control arm bushings
New Prothane rack and pinion bushings
Used right rear complete hub with bearing
Redone/resealed factory headlights, no leaks from what I can tell
Wired turn signal lights to fog lights, with 30 amp relay under hood
35 watt HID Kensun for low headlights
35 watt HID Kensun for fog lights
LED for running lights and tag lights in super white
Painted VHT black emblems and antenna.

The car runs good while in gas, but the tune to me needs a tweak. Sometimes the car dies when the AC is on and when the RPM's drop to low. I am NOT a tuner, so please don't ask me technical questions about certain things on the AEM V2. The car has a oil leak even after I replaced the rear main seal, yet again. Thats the only thing leaking. Did all the work myself, except a few things on the wiring. Had BatlGround in Atlanta tune the car. Made 467 RWHP on 16 PSI and 523 on 21 PSI on PUMP GAS, 93 octane. The car has an exhaust leak around the flange again on the exhaust manifold. I bought another thicker flange and a new metal gasket, not installed. I would think this needed to be welded on or replaced with new one. The new gasket might seal the leak. The exhaust is also leaking around the DP and exhaust meet. No biggie, just needs a better metal gasket. The car must run own 93 or better. I did not have them tune it for E85 or Race gas. I wanted to be able to drive the car anywhere and be able to use pump gas. With the supporting mods, I believe you could squeeze a few more ponies from it without any upgrades, due to the safe tune. In high boost, it sits at 10.8 and 11.1 in low boost at full throttle. I haven't done a compression test since I have picked it up from Zen Motors. The car starts right up, even after sitting a week at a time, without any white smoke. Car still has stock bottom end and stock head gasket.

I have had all the dents and dings removed form the car, except for one. Hardly noticeable on driver side rear fender. Antenna mask just broke, but motor works perfect. I am getting a roaring from the right rear of the car, not sure what that is. I think a bad tire, due to tread wear. It is speed dependent. All the windows work flawlessly and door handles. Nothing is broke on the car. I removed the cruise control module when did the swap. I also have an extra cable for the cruise to work. The passenger side upper trim has a small crack, but repairable. Nothing on the car squeaks or rattles, just the roaring noise from right rear side. The car had alignment about 2 months ago, and doesn't need one now, IMO.

I am asking 12K for the car the way it sits. It needs very little for a fully built car, IMO. I would also consider a trade for an IS300 and cash, if older model. I have an extra TT fuel pump, misc bits and pieces, but will give everything I have for the SC.

Here is the link to my build thread and pictures. If you need any more details feel free to call me or post up. My number is 205-482-5533. Thanks for looking, Mark

1992 Lexus SC400 also known as "Sleeper", 1JZ swap, BW S366, Built R154, ACT clutch, Lightened Flywheel, MINZ fuel pressure reugulator, AEM gauges, AEM V2 standalone, HKS slip on, HKS BOV, and much more...

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