60 series v8 lexus conversion

Submitted: Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 11:47
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can anybody advise on a conversion kit to fit a lexus v8 to my 60 series. Has this conversion been done? I have been in contact with Marks in Melb. however they do not do a kit yet. Thanks cheers
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Reply By: Tony N. (VIC) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 13:08

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 13:08
You can give Castlemaine Rod Shop a try. Don't know if they can help but worth a call.

Here is the link text to their web site.

Tony N.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 13:28

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 13:28
try www.outerlimits4x4.com
theres plenty of people doing lexus conversions on different trucks, and few business' on there that are doing them also.

Luxs and GQs seem to be common.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 13:52

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 13:52
Certainly a nice engine but I would think you will end up chasing your tail forever attempting a conversion like that. What makes you choose the 470 and how much can you pick them up for 2nd hand..?
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 15:54

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 15:54
Been done a few times with almost all makes...the best I have seen is QLD RV6 Forunner now a RV8!!

The lexus is the 1UZ-FE and its a 4.0 quad-cam that Toyota stroked and fitted into the Cruisers. Unless you want to chase around the wreckers for a wrecked Lexus 470 most people source the imported motor from the Soaror or Cressida for around $1500-2500.

The conversion mob in Brissy Villan Eng will adapt the wiring looms and make up the necessary hardware for most of the conversion \but I doubt they will have things like engine mounts etc for a 60. You might have to do that part yourself with the help on an engineer!!

Goodluck, not sure how the power to weight ratio will go with the stock 4l, but they are very under tuned and MASSIVE results are possible the more money you throw at it!!

Do a Google search and there are whole forums on the 1uz fe motor and also look here Lexus Forum

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Reply By: artiecee - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:28

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:28
WOW Ask an easy question and get volumes to consider in reply. Thanks to all your suggestions and advice. CRS certainly have a very good web site and comprehensive cattledog. Once again thanks. Keep on tricking.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 14:38

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 14:38
Dellow do kits to drop them into hiluxes and i think they have a cruiser kit as well.

awesome engine, if keeping the factory computer there is a bit of stuffing around if you dont use the lexus auto on the back of the engine, as the ecu needs speed inputs etc. But its nothing that cant be overcome.
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