Lexus Tuning Tips and Modifications

Tuning your Lexus

We review the best tuning options and parts for your Lexus

Lexus established themselves as a luxury car maker and even borrowed engines from some impressive sources, such as the Toyota Supra engine. This makes the rear wheel drive Lexus platform a great tuning project base to work from.

Find the best Lexus mods, performance parts and upgrade tips from our common sense tuning guides. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly rank as one of the friendliest Lexus clubs around.

Avoid the common problems and faults Lexus suffer from by reading our tips and guides which are frequently updated as new parts are released. Please join our very friendly Lexus forums and swap engine tuning ideas with like minded Lexus owners in the engine tuning forums.

Lexus GS Tuning

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.

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Lexus LS Tuning

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

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Lexus IS Tuning

The Lexus IS is a great project car if you want a track day car, providing you are willing to put in the workshop hours to achieve this. As they are rear wheel drive they also make great drift cars. Our members have some interesting IS projects under way in our forums including engine swaps and the usual array of tuning modifications. The IS has been aimed at the executive market and is very comfortable to drive with lots of gadgets installed. However the chassis is superb and is just crying out for a few simple mods.

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Todays featured car tuning articles

Big valve kits – larger intake valves.

The heads primary job is the mixing of fuel and air and delivering this to the combustion chamber.

Any turbulence or drag can restrict the air flow into the engine starving you of power. So this TorqueCars article will focus on the intake valves and how they can be improved.

The aim of head tuning is both to maximise the amount of air and fuel that gets into the engine, and to improve the mixture.

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Tuning for improved MPG

Tuning for economy. With the rising price of fuel one question TorqueCars frequently gets asked is how can a car be tuned for maximum economy. Short of getting the family to push the car everywhere there is a little that can be done to improve fuel economy.

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Blow off valves, dump valves and screamer pipes

Blow off valves and dump valves.
When the throttle is closed (when you lift off the accelerator) in a turbo driven engine there is a build up of pressure as forced air is still coming from the turbo. Lifting off the throttle is a lot like putting a plug in the sink – the flow through is stopped and water would just build up and overflow the sink.

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