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2001 Lexus IS300 LS3 V8 Swap

Posted May 23, 2024 | Hits
Make: Lexus
Model: IS 300
Country: USA
Region: WI
City: Milwaukee
Zip: 53204
Body Style: Sedan
Year: 2001
Mileage: 15000 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 4
Color: Silver
Engine: LS3 6.2 Liter V8 (Corvette Motor)
Horsepower: 400 HP
Condition: Used
LS3 V8 Swap Lexus IS300 – 6 speed, Fully Built, 400hp+! (LS1, LS2, LS6, LSX)
As much as I hate to do this, the time has come for me to sell this awesome LS3 IS300. For me this was the most perfect car – the power of a Corvette, the quality and reliability of a Lexus, and the practicality of a sedan. Truly “one car to do it all”. An excellent daily driver, track car, or whatever else you might have in mind.

Quick Summary

* 2001 Lexus IS300

* LS3 6.2L V8 swap (same motor as the 2008-2013 Corvette for those not in the know). Bottom end had 50k miles at time of swap; heads were brand new.

* Dyno’d @ 459hp/ 425ft lbs. Car was dyno’d with an aftermarket cam that has since been removed, however it is included in the sale. I would estimate the cam at 40-50hp, so the car is probably around 410-420rwhp as it sits.

* Best ¼ Mile = 11.8 @ 120mph

* T56 6 speed transmission

* KW Variant 3 Coilovers

* Original development car for Dedicated Motorsports who pioneered the IS300 LSX swap. Build is fully documented in multiple threads linked below.

* Less than 15k miles on swap (182k on the chassis)

* Interior = 9.5. Seats, carpet, and panels are near perfect.

* Exterior = 8.5. Paint is in great condition overall but is original and does have some imperfections commensurate with age/mileage. Certainly a presentable daily driver, but not quite a show car/ trailer queen.

* Engine Bay = 10. All wires have been properly wrapped, covered, and soldered. Additionally the engine bay has been wire tucked; looks even better than OEM.

* Weighs 3374 (full tank of gas, including all stereo equipment, spare tire, etc). The LS3 weighs a few pounds less than the 2JZ-GE it replaced, so the excellent weight balance of the IS300 is unchanged by the swap.

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