Ewan’s 1jz Lexus IS200
Lily the 1JZ LEXUS
Where to start…
I F**king Love this CAR…. AAAAHHHHHHH
So you join me 4 years into this obsession, I bought Lily for £800 and it was love at first drive.
I have been playing with cars all my life and no car has ever spoke to me so much made me feel so alive, so connected. No object has ever opened so many doors, taught me so much, made me so many friends, become my life as much as this car has. If I was to sit here to write down every reason I drift my Lexus I would end up writing one of those self-motivation books.
So I’ll spare you the boredom and keep this build thread focused.
6 months after buying her the diff started making a horrible grinding noise and being a “sport” model I feared the LSD was damaged. So removed it to find out what was wrong. It was an Open diff that had multiple teeth sitting at the bottom of it hahaha. So the welder was kicked into life and I got a crash course in welding from youtube and I welded my first ever diff to get her back on the road for work the next day. “ I’ll buy a LSD at the end of the month when I get paid” I thought to myself.
That weekend a local venue was hosting a Jap car meet at their track which I attended.
I thought I have a welded diff I might as well do one skid just to try it before I buy the LSD Diff.
Yeah, that was 4 years and over £16,000 ago… and you guessed it, the LSD never got bought. Haha!
I drifted her with the standard engine and minimal mods for the first year before I sold my MK4 NA Supra to fund my new habit.
2 years ago the JZ got fitted and much much more.
So Lily Spec list as of 2018 (she is currently off the road getting more done but will update you on that as and when progress is made.)
Thank you for reading and if anything doesn’t make sense drop me a message. I am dyslexic so reading and writing is not one of my strong points so bare with me.
1JZ-GTE vvti single turbo from a JZS 171 (Toyota Crown)
BOV Delete Panel + Bung
Custom Stainless Steel FMIC piping wrapped in heat reflective gold tape
SFS Green Silicone Hosing
Walbro 255 LPH Fuel Pump
Custom Fuel Lines and Relocated Filter
NGK Spark Plugs
New Engine Plugs from Brands Hatch Performance
Ram Air Filter with custom piping to house MAF
Full Custom 3” stainless Steel Exhaust System
Custom Steering Pump Relocation Pipes and custom cooling panel
JapSpeed Alloy Radiator
3 Electronic Fans (2 on Rad 1 on FMIC)
Mk4 Supra W58 Gearbox
Competition Clutch 6 Puk Sprung Paddle Clutch
Competition Clutch Lightened and Balanced Flywheel
Lexus IS200 Automatic Welded Diff
Suspension + Handling
HSD Mono Coilover struts with Custom Springs
Full Minty Fresh Rega Rox Lock Kit
Eibach 25mm Hubcentric Spacers on the front
Driftworks Adjustable Caster Arms
Full KFD Rear Adjustable Arm kit
Strong Flex Racing Poly Bushes
Fixed Carbon Kevlar Bucket Seats
TRS 4 Point Racing Harnesses
OBP Hydro Handbrake and OBP Cylinder
Custom Centre Console
Custom Switch panel, Fuse box and Relay holder.
Cusco 6 point Bolt in Roll Cage
Stripped out interior
Hand Held Fire extinguisher
C West Front Bumper
Custom “D-Max” Style vented bumper
Aero Catch bonnet Pins
Garage Ascura 45mm wider Full front Fenders
Lexus Sport side skirts.
Sunroof delete panel
Japspeed BGW with Custom extra low Bootlid Mounts
Minty Fresh Carbon Radiator Cooling Panel
Minty Fresh High Level Rear Spoiler
TRS Towing Straps Front and Rear
Custom Intercooler Support Bar
500 Bhp worth of Stickers
XXR 527 (front Wheels) = 17×9 et30
Azev Type Bs (Chromes) = 17×10 et 25
Rota GTR (Skid Wheels) = 17×9.5 et35
Thanks to / Sponsors
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