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    4 valve OHC vs 2 valve OHV

    Not xUZFE but interesting comparison between a modestly built Ford 5.0 Coyote 4v and the GM LS3 2v While I own and really like the 1UZFE... for swaps... the LSx family is available all alloy (low weight), significantly smaller external dimensions, larger displacement, than most 4v options...
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    Are you KIDDING ME!!!

    Ok, this is not "todays" news... but... HOLY... 5.46 at 272.50mph :eek::eek::eek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9rnDwrgpek
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    Not a Lexus/Toyota but damn impressive turbo motor

    Not sure what the current record is but this car ran 5.73 @ 259mph in mid 2013. Go turbo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eaHlppPUiU
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    Ferrari 360 for John Cribb

    Just because I knew how much you would "love" this car!!! http://www.lsxtv.com/news/swap-insanity-ferrari-360-gt-powered-by-1000-horsepower-ls-engine/
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    Then next Veyron??? I vote YES!

    All I can say is WOW... stunning. I love the current Veyron in all ways except the exterior design which while has grown on me is not intrinsically beautiful. Now, Polish designer Pawel Czyzewski has created what to me captures the beauty that the Veyron did not...
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    1999 LS400 electrical ordeal

    Recently had a bit of "fun" with the 400. Thought I would post some details as it may help another member or two. Replaced the factory battery in 2005 with an Autozone. Not best or first choice but it was available. Since then it has "eaten" a battery every year or so. Voltage always checked...
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    Cool product, GPS speedometer

    This is really cool. For engine and transmission swaps, tire size changes, unusual combinations... this unit provides highly accurate speedo info and more. http://www.streetlegaltv.com/news/new-products/dakota-digital-gps-driven-cable-less-speedometer-speed-sensor/
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    Lets liven up the party! GTR vs Veyron vs Lambo Aventador vs LFA vs McLaren

    GTR vs Veyron vs GTR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgm2t6o6LZ8&feature=related Veyron vs Lamborghini Aventador + LFA + McLaren http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5_AKjDdqaU&feature=related That Aventador is just stunningly beautiful! So, who is going to turbocharge this V12...
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    Toyota 1UZ carbureted VVTi DYNO RUN

    Not sure if this has been posted before. Found on Youtube. Locked reground cams. Alternator, dry sump and of course water pump. Claimed 450+hp with maybe 8500rpm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ol6E_DSdBc&feature=related I would like to see what a factory 1uzfe VVTi is capable of...
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    V8 Turbocharging to gain 100 horsepower

    I am strongly looking towards turbocharging my 1999 Lexus V8 with a goal of adding 100hp. A 100hp gain via turbocharging will take aproximately 5psi of boost which may be usable without intercooling depending on the compressor and ulitimate packaging. It should also work with the stock engine...
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    McLaren Unveils 2012 F1 Challenger

    McLaren Unveils 2012 F1 Challenger http://www.windingroad.com/articles/news/mclaren-unveils-2012-f1-challenger/
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    Inside a DOHC valve cover at 14,000rpm

    This from a BMW S1000RR motorcycle engine running over 14,000rpm. You can see the valve springs rotating and be amazed that parts move this quickly. Remember, each valve even equals a cylinder filling with air or the exhaust leaving. 118 times per second...
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    Cosworth F1 Turbo engine development from 1984

    Very interesting (to some of us anyway) documentary from F1archives.com showing the development of the Ford Cosworth F1 turbo engine. 1.5 liter turbo engines (91.5 cid) from the turbo era making over 1000hp The displacement equivilant of 3 cylinders from our 4.0 liter 1uzfe The equivilant...
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Merry Christmas everyone! Blessings to all!
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    2012 Nissan GTR 0-60mph 2.7 seconds!!!

    On my way to play golf on Friday I drove up behind a black GTR. Traffic was heavy but the middle aged driver still gave it a quick blast... very exotic sounding. There was also an older modded Subaru WRX that may have had something to do with the blast. From the first time I saw a GTR in...
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    Extreme Simulation

    This is too cool... Expensive but imagine the driving possibilities! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNWJ3Pqt-wE&feature=related
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    Guess who is offering a 5.0 liter DOHC 429hp V8?

    Very interesting development
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    Edelbrock Supercharger possible xUZ adaptable?

    Edelbrock's line of supercharger systems for the 2005-2010 Ford Mustang GT 3 valve engine (as well as Corvette, Camaro and Chrysler Hemi apps)... MAY have a chance of being adaptable to the Lexus V8's. Based on the excellent new Eaton high efficiency TVS supercharger, Edelbrock uses the...
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    Power Steering reservior hose tip

    The hose from my reservior to the pump was old and cracked when I moved it. I could not find an aftermarket replacement listing anywhere and the dealer wants like $40. I had temporarily patched with a 5/8" (16mm) heater hose but that is not oil resistant and will eventually fail. Replaced...
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    LS460 exhaust

    At the dealer parts dept yesterday and they were rebuilding an LS460 engine that had dropped a valve and windowed the block :eek: The exhaust mid pipe from the front cats, includes the X pipe and the middle cats looks to be of 60mm (2.36") slightly larger than dual 2.25" for an engine that is...
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