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The GS is frequently overlooked as a performance car, probably because of the badge and fact it is a saloon but with the excellent range of engines on offer it is a really good candidate for a car tuning project.
Due to it’s size and equipment load there is a lot of weight in the GS which can hold it back. If you do some serious weight reduction you will literally transform the standard car into something quite nippy and agile. Then if you start modding it you can end up with something very special indeed.
You can do a lot worse than choose the Lexus LS for a tuning project, as it can make quite an effective track day car given the right modifications despite it’s large size. Weight reduction should obviously be a priority if you want to take the car to the maximum.
Uprating your LS’s cornering and general handling is often a big priority
Lets look at the job of the coil in the spark system and see what it does.
Just as a power transformer converts mains 240 volts into a usable 9 volts for your charger or appliance a coil will increase the voltage.
A car battery/alternator will produce a paltry 12volts, certainly not enough to jump an air gap and create a spark.
An ignition coil raises the voltage in some installations between 20 and up to 40,000 volts and this allows the creation of a spark which can jump the air gap between the plugs.