Single Turbo Toyota Tundra

When I got this email from a stranger telling me about how his Supercharged Tundra blew up during a run.  I am very used to this type of email and I get about 10-20 daily about Lexus-Toyota V8 related topics.  To make the story short.  Wayne Ryther was pumping about 9 psi with TRD 2UZFE Supercharged along with 100-125 shot of NOS.  He was smoking a lot of people on the track and surprised many folks on the street.  One day while he was driving with his wife and Wayne let the fragile beast loose and here is what happened:

Yes, its total destruction.  4-5 rods were broken, few pistons with holes, oil pick and block were destroyed.  Basically, his motor was un-salvageable.  So much for the bad news, here is the good news.  Wayne have decided to ditch the low boost supercharger from TRD and get a GT35R ball bearing turbo system from Squires Turbo System.  This is a rear mount single turbo system designed specifically for the V8 Tundra.  This rear mount system had some great success in the Vet community.

Before Wayne can install this awesome turbo system into his 2003 Tundra, he went a step further.  He will be getting the following mods:

  • 8.5:1 Custom forged pistons

  • Chevy H Bean forged Rods with performance bearings

  • MLS Gaskets

  • 4 bolt main conversion

  • ARP studs all over

  • Port and polish heads

  • And many goodies

Here is how Wayne's rotating assembly looks like below.  He is ready for serious boost.  His engine specification is capable of handling 1000+ hp.  However, he is being humble and only want about 600 hp.  I guess as soon as those little Honda passing him, then he might consider increasing the boost.

Wayne is a serious Lextremer and he is all action.  Recently he installed a front mount intercooler into his Tundra.  Noticed his bumper is partially cut to accommodate the IC.  His core is 24" X 9" X 3" and it looks awesome!

Wayne is one of the extreme guy where fast is not enough.  Instead of just the STS turbo system with GT35R, he will also run the TRD Supercharger along with some laughing gas.  Is he Lextreme or what?  WE ARE NOT WORTHY, WE ARE NOT WORTHY.  Bowing Down.....  His setup is unique and extreme.  He will have the fastest street legal 4 x 4 Tundra in the world.  Recently he also got a set of custom forged pistons, custom pins and custom rings.  These pistons combination is capable of handling 3,000 hp.  Yes, you didn't read it wrong.  Its 3,000 hp.  This setup is the best of the best from multiple high performance companies working very closely to make this happen.  Here are some updated pictures of his beast.  What would you do if you seen his truck in your rear view mirror?  The intimidating front mount intercooler will force you move to the right lanes.

In the interest of cutting down the chances of detonation, I have smoothed out the sharp edges of the valve relieves.  Pic shows a new piston with the valve relieves that are very sharp and unsmoothed.....the other where I have smoothed out all the edges.  After thermal coating, should be very smooth and much less chance for detonation.

Stuff is coming together.  Just sent rod bearings, main bearings, Turbocharger, Heads, valves, and pistons off to get coated and you can see the block is machined to fit the 1uzfe main caps although second holes are not drilled yet.  Nitrous fitment is coming along as well. 


Got my pistons and bearings back today....some pics attached.  Coated by Calico and looking good.  I got thinking about the heat I'm going to have to deal with and decided to get Ferrea to make me some Super Alloy exhaust valves so I don't have to worry about the heat.  As soon as I get them, I will send the intake/exhaust valves and heads off to get them and the chambers thermal coated.  Will do chambers, front of the intake and front/back/partial stem on the exhaust valves.  Again, thanks for your assistance on the injectors and fuel rails.  Sure appreciate

Got my valves back...should have the heads back by this weekend.  Here is a picture of two exhaust and two intake.  Had the chambers and exhaust runners thermal coated in the heads.  Turbo is going out tomorrow for thermal coating.  Will send pics when I get them back

Was mocking up one side of the nitrous setup I had shown you earlier.  This is what it will look like in the final setup with the 60 lb injectors but without the fuel rails.  Had to mix and match a bunch of stuff from different companies, but will work it out in the tuning. 

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2003 Toyota Tundra A340E transmission/torque converter
  • Valve body is custom calibrated to provide the ultimate in clutch application power and clamping force (The modifications performed by us are a proprietary design and are unavailable elsewhere)
  • Virtually indestructible Raybestos Blue Plates are installed in all shifting clutches
  • *NEW FEATURE* We have now developed the industry's only 6 friction disk C-2 clutch pack for a 50% increase in thrid gear holding capacity.
  • New one way clutches (sprags) are installed in all locations
  • Planetary splines are heat treated to prevent stripping
  • Metalax treatment is applied to input shaft to eliminate stress related failure
  • Sun shell is heat treated to prevent spline stripping
  • New design high flow solenoid assemblies are installed
  • Lube system is redesigned to provide increased flow and cooler operation
  • Performance pressure regulator boost valve is installed to prevent sluggish line pressure rise and to increase clutch holding ability.
NOTE: This unit is the strongest configuration that can be achieved with this Toyota transmission. However, if you are running much faster than 9.99 we recommend the installation of a domestic three speed or Powerglide transmission. These units also enable you to enjoy the many benefits of a Trans Brake and 8", 9", or 10" torque converter. See our specialty RWD section or call us for details.

All I can say is that Wayne is a Lextreme type of guy.  He basically thermo coat his whole truck.  Recently he just finished thermo coast both inside and outside of this Garrett GT35R turbo.  This is Lextreme!  Wayne is taking every possible precaution to make his Lean Mean Green Machine to be a Top Dog in the Tundra community.

I think Wayne is the first non-professional sponsored guy to convert this two bolt main to 4 bolt main with 11 mm ARP studs.  His is a work of art.  This precision work can be done only a handful of engine builders.  This is an awesome conversion and no doubt many future 2uzfe owners will follow his foot steps.  You can say Wayne hardcore or Lextreme.  I would say this will be baddest Tundra on this planet period.


Here are some pictures of the turbo installed.  This system is current running but not tune.  Wayne is taking an easy on the heavy right foot for now.  We can not wait until this system full tune.

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