Recently I was called by Tony (ACleanSC and his cousin Dr. Mike) to help him measure the SC300 for a nice huge intercooler. I was honored and we did some measurements. The SC is so nice and allow such a huge space for intercooling.
Tony’s SC300 is powered by the MKIV Supra 2JZGTE with 5 speed. He is about to swap a 6 speed sitting in his garage collecting dust. After 3 weeks, the huge intercooler arrived. Initially I told myself, damn its too big and we made a mistake. Its too long and too tall and lots of cutting will be involved. This morning we made an appointment to a local muffler which I know them pretty well.
With the front bumper removed and all those misc. wires move to aside temporary, we managed to uninstall the front bumper in less than 30 minutes. We made few mock installation and the intercooler fit perfectly. If an additional 1/2″ in any direction would be too big and lots of cutting would be involved.
The intercooler is 12″ x 32″ x 3″ with 3″ in and outlet. This is a custom made intercooler specifically for the SC300/400. Beside the huge front mount intercooler (FMIC), we also redo all the pipings. Take a pictorial journey with us and enjoy:
I would give this project a two thumbs up. I did not do much, but Tony and his cousin Dr. Mike have a done a great job. If you are interested in this front mount intercooler for your Lexus SC300 or SC400.