Lexus IS300 with a 2JZ-GTE and 4WD Drivetrain

Lexus IS300 with a 2JZ-GTE and 4WD drivetrain

The first generation Lexus IS300 or Toyota equivalent never came from the factory with a 2JZ-GTE inline-six and 4WD drivetrain. However Christian Oliver solved that issue by building an IS300 with both. His sedan now sports a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE VVT-i inline-six that features a Toyota Crown block, CP pistons, Spool Drag Pro I-beam rods, … Read more

Lexus IS300 with a Turbo 4G63

Lexus IS300 with a turbo 4G63 inline-four

Shawn Christopher Poirier from NorthSyde Productions purchased a Lexus IS300 without an engine or transmission ten months ago. His goal was to convert the car to right-hand drive, install a 3S-GE BEAMS inline-four, and go drifting. The plan went great until the flywheel damaged the crank when the flywheel bolts backed out. He replaced the … Read more

Lexus IS300 with a Twin-turbo LSx Update

Lexus IS300 with a twin-turbo LSx

When we last wrote about Dedicated Motorsports’ 2002 Lexus IS300 the 5.3 L LC9 was producing 700 horsepower on 11 psi of boost thanks to a pair of Precision 6266 turbochargers. Since then the car and boost has continued to progress. To get ready for TX2K16 the team installed a new 5.3 L aluminum LC9 … Read more

For Sale: Lexus IS300 with a LS3

2001 Lexus IS300 with a LS3

This 2001 Lexus IS300 is for sale in Atlanta, Georgia with an asking price of $22,000. The car comes with a built 6.2 L LS3 that has 50K miles on the bottom, new heads and was built to handle forced induction if wanted. The swap has a total of 15K miles on it. The engine … Read more

For Sale: 2002 Lexus IS300 with a 2JZ-GTE

2002 Lexus IS300 with a 2JZ-GTE

The owner of this clean 2002 Lexus IS300 is putting it up for sale. The owner is asking $16,000 and the car is located in Suffolk, New York. The factory motor has been swapped for a 2JZ-GTE VVTi but the car still retains the factory five-speed manual transmission. If you are interested in upgrading to … Read more

Lexus IS300 with a Twin-turbo 5.3 L V8

This Lexus IS300 was built by Matt Owen and features a twin-turbo 5.3L Vortec LC9. This particular Gen4 small-block was chosen because it features the thickest liners of all the aluminum engines. The engine was built by Watts Shop and features Trick Flow heads and Precision Turbo 6266 turbos. The transmission is a TR6060 six-speed … Read more