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    IS300 Sportcross

    I don't have a Viper yet but I do have something about as cool. An IS300 Sportcross. It's a wagon version of an IS300 only around 3100 of these funky little long roofs were sold in the good old USA.
    I need to fix some rust on it. At 18 a 2JZ powered wagon is cool.
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    That is interesting.

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    The car is a blast to drive but is easy to control at wide open. It only has 215 HP but is not horribly slow. 0-60 is low 7s so not fast but controllable power.

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    Funny that soon after you posted this, I saw one for the first time driving on the highway.

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    How often do you get asked when you're going to turbo it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcfieldmp View Post
    Funny that soon after you posted this, I saw one for the first time driving on the highway.

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    How often do you get asked when you're going to turbo it? ������

    I got it 4/30/2021 and probably 4 times. I am not going turbo yet for a few reasons.
    1 fuel economy
    2 reliability
    3 money
    4 daily driving
    5 contact patch

    1.I don't get good milage as it is. When I brought it back the 200 mile drive I killed half a tank the average was 13.6 MPG. I was going slow around 55 then had to run up to 70 then up and down around 30 times and on throttle... GOOD BYE MPG. I have gotten around 20-30 when I have taken it out and drove it to school. With a turbo I may get 8 to 10 on boost.
    2. Its a 2J so its strong but I don't want chance it, the car has 187600 miles. I don't want to risk hurting the engine with boost.
    3. I have other things like locks, sway bars links, lights, a mirror, rust repair, body work.
    4. Its my daily driver, I may go turbo when its not the only car I own. Its not fast enough to set the world on fire but it is fun to drive. I plan on addressing the issue with my air box being cracked and my exhaust leak... Its very predictable on a pull or just a 0-60 run. I think its low to mid 7s with me in the car. Its not boring for a first car.
    5. I have 225s in the front and 215s in the rear so I don't have the contact patch for anything over 450ish HP.

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    Cool!
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    Turbocharging the car shouldn't affect the MPG too much. People expect a drop, but there typically isn't one, maybe even an improvement - outside of you not being able to keep your foot out of it, that is.

    But I definitely understand all the others. That kind of horsepower is a painful addiction, lol. I like that I can DD my Cobalt right now when the Viper needs something... but I've also been eyeballing 1000cc injectors and 25-28 psi - a recipe for disaster.
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    I may put a very small turbo in it with like 10LBS. it is a 2J so head gaskets are not that big of an issue.

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    That'd probably be good. Something in the mid-50 mm range would make for a terrific daily driver with quick response and torque.

    I had a friend with a MKIII Supra; the 7M. He had a 3076R with a 0.48 A/R hotside. It made the car ridiculously fun. He could hit full boost in the low-2000 rpm range.

    You won't break any horsepower records, but you'll have a ton of fun.

    And the sweet spot would likely be 15-20 psi. You can obviously run more if you wanted, but 15-20 psi would be the golden zone on a smaller turbo.
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    I have some issues with locks and doors I need to fix first.

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    instagram for the car is @longroof_lex_04

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    I was driving my SportCross and I got a check engine light.
    1.Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit P0446
    "History"
    2. Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit P0446
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    3. Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit P0446
    "Confirmed"
    4. Evaporative Emission System Incorrect Purge Flow P0441
    "Pending"
    5. Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (Small Leak)P0442
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    6. Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit P0446
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    Came out to check again yesterday morning and CEL was gone, I think the gas cap was loose.

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    Yeah, that sounds like a gas cap issue.
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    Its funny I was thinking people are crazy for saying it's a gas cap.


    EDIT kinda starting a blog and kind of a chain in any interesting things that happen.

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    I cleared the code and was driving to a car show it came back so I cleared it. Lexus cars shut off traction control when you get a CEL, almost like they are going to be drift cars.
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    usmcfieldmp I will change my reply on turning the car. If I can get a Turbo Supra MAF to work so it does not throw a code I may work on putting a STOCK TT GTE Supra turbo kit so it is low boost and OEM parts.

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    What do most people use to tune those ECU's?
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    I am not sure

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    I want to find how to get lights like that!

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    soon it will be down for rust repair


 

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