Hey guys, I have a 99 IS200. I’m now bored of the NA 1GFE and am looking for power. I’ve read around that turbo’ing the 1g isn’t worth over a swap… I am open to swapping it as I am an apprentice mechanic so it is doable, but how do I find the right engine for the right price.
I’ve looked into the 3SGE, but many forums say that the wiring challenge makes the 1J way more appealing (correct me if I’m wrong), my question is how and where do I find a 1JZ-GTE for a reasonable price. Wherever I look it’s all priced at 5 figures!
Also what is the best manual box I can swap in now (with the 1GFE) that will future proof a swap in the future?
Purchased wheels for the ISF for a good price even though I was looking for min 9.5 inch in 18s.
My question relates to the hub studs and if there is a minimum to the number of threads for the nut or number of turns?
I noticed the Koya wheel hubs look to be a bit thicker than normal which in turn shortens the stud threads when screwing the nut. I count 7 lines(threads) or around ~13mm on the stud as well as 7.2 full turns from loose to tighten.
Is this safe or will I need to go extended wheel studs?
Counted stock rims and it has around 8+ turns from loose to tight
Koya SF03 18x9 +32 all around
I have recently purchased a 2007 IS250 and I absolutely love everything about the car so far. I get why people rave about Lexus now!
One thing is that due to its age, the Nav system is quite old, and I’d like to upgrade it to something better than what’s in there currently.
I’m in Melbourne and looking to spend under $700 for the unit and installation.
Any recommendations for someone local?