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Lexus SC400 1uzfe W58 Manual Conversion



Thanks to Quantum-Auto.com (formerly known as UZA70.com) my Lexus SC400 is now manual. This uses a 1995 NA Supra W58 transmission connected to my 1uzfe V8.

Please visit www.Quantum-Auto.com for swap information (in the forums). Also the products to do this swap are available for purchase.


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Author Jack O F F ( ago)
What are you using for an exhaust?

Author AndyAngelZ ( ago)
work on your shifting

Author Chris Lora (1055 years ago)
With the adapter kit did you have to shorten your driveshaft? 

Author Matt Rickman ( ago)
do you still have all the pictures from your how to thread? all the picture
links are broken on clublexus

Author SwapSupra ( ago)
awsome sc man , are you still runing the w58 ?

Author Tanner “tannerb” Bean (769 years ago)
I'm gonna guess you've either sold the car by now, or the W58 has long
since given out.

Author ShepherdsWrench ( ago)
very nice work.

Author HoodHopper ( ago)
What's the turn around time on this swap? Can it be done in a day??

Author Andres Perez ( ago)
That webpage is not working properly... I would like some information on
the W58 swap. Besides the transmission, what do I need and how much are the
parts worth?

Author VR46champion ( ago)
hey man how much did it cost you???

Author 1995RangeRover ( ago)
WOW!!! Clean coupe with a manual! NICE!!!!

Author Plasmamuffins ( ago)
I think you did perfectly fine for your 2nd day. Fuck the trolls. :)

Author ABfilms ( ago)
What about jajajaja my foot in your ass idiot

Author Beurky24 ( ago)
What are these rims plz ??

Author patrick jones ( ago)
it can do if its a soarer I think which is the same car rebadged

Author otakukj ( ago)
Will the nur spec work with other setups? for example I have the v8 then it
dies and I want to slap a 2j in it later?

Author MattSchwaggerTV ( ago)
dude forget kvagroup, you did a sick job with making look factory and doing
the work AND learning to drive manual. thats what I call a pride and joy
car. mad props man. was the center console hand made or a part from a
manual sc300? id like to know cause im planning on an sc400 project myself
and AT dont cut it for me lol

Author Juan Mitropoulos ( ago)
Nice Job Budy! =)

Author Josh Monroe ( ago)
did you have to get a custom drive-shaft or where u able to use the stock
one ?

Author D. Hernandez ( ago)
I hope this kit works for the sc430.

Author slamminfashion ( ago)
Celica wheel? Why?

Author marlboro bill ( ago)
I don;t remember him saying he was a performance driving expert. I'm sure
you were a pro straight from the womb, but those of us not born perfect
have to learn things. Why is it that anyone new to anything is now an idiot
who doesn;t deserve to breath? Everyone starts somewhere. Grow up.

Author Tyler Horstman ( ago)
How much did that cost you?

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
Blitz Nur Spec

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
Stays the same

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
Sorry buddy, I wish I took a video a week later or something.. this was my
2nd day of driving manual ever... I basically did the swap and forced
myself to learn by doing so. Talk about willpower to learn!

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
Sorry buddy, I wish I took a video a week later or something.. this was my
2nd day of driving manual ever... I basically did the swap and forced
myself to learn by doing so. Talk about willpower to learn!

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
lol that was the 2nd day of me ever owning a manual car. I was still
learning to drive manual, let alone learning the car. That was three years
ago... yes the car drives great, I loved it but have recently sold it :(.

Author downonit22 ( ago)
Where you still getting used to the manual transmission in this vid? almost
stalled it near the end lol. and how does it drive?

Author Chris Hernandez ( ago)
cant drive manuel for shit !! lmfao

Author KVAGROUP ( ago)
jajajaja please, use AT. You do not know how to use the clutch jajajaja

Author matthew guttenbeil ( ago)
AMMMMMOOOOOOOOOOO

Author Biggieman2k6 ( ago)
How much does gas improve, if it improves at all when doing a manual tranny
swap?

Author Beurky24 ( ago)
What type of exhaust ?

Author BlazeLE ( ago)
why? its not some beater 240... its a lexus...

Author Bjarni Hörður Halldórsson ( ago)
@87quest9899 its not an fe series engine it is a uz the f stands for narrow
angle valve (economy) e stands for electronic fuel injection

Author andreynfs ( ago)
i thought you tube didn't allow Porn!?!?!?

Author zukijamesoffroad ( ago)
hard to tell in the video .. but is it faster with the manual swap?

Author adam ( ago)
its an FE series and what about the toyota trucks??? sr5 tundra 5spd behind
a 2uz FE...lexus did not put a manual behind the FE series engines that it
used. just sayin

Author Bigwes2215 ( ago)
This ride sounds sick!! Best exhaust for this car. If u have a SC400, this
is the exhaust to get. But I drive a GS400...

Author Patrick Vang ( ago)
Nice lexus! Its so hard to fins in manual. How did it cost you to do the
conversion?

Author trigga5 ( ago)
What exhaust you running in this vid. Sounds nice as!

Author dre1507 ( ago)
People may say the Japanese don't do V8's as well as the Americans, but
they sure do sound a lot better.

Author cory newlon ( ago)
did the w58 bolt directly onto the 1uz block? or did you have to purchace
an adapter? im lookin into putting an r154 in my 98 but if w58 is bolt on
ill go that route.

Author Muffasa28 ( ago)
what is your entire exhaust system in this vid? please and thankyou i tried
to look on the forum but it wont work...

Author JEHAN606 ( ago)
R154 its a supra high performance gearbox

Author TeamTOS ( ago)
do you have stock headfer and what exhaust you have

Author DStylesHanska (1993 years ago)
How much did this conversion cost you?

Author Prentiss Thomas ( ago)
Autos are ok but nothing beats a manual.

Author Ash Kmiec ( ago)
W58

Author djinfinity09 ( ago)
@dustinsv8240 whats the name of that tranny

Author Pele Douangsavanh ( ago)
is that a celica steering wheel? did u have to do any mods for it to work
in the soarer?

Author Kevin McCaleb ( ago)
What did you do about the ECU( meaning what ECU did you use for the swap)?

Author RMAffiliations ( ago)
i have two of these engines sitting in my garage, one broken and the only
ready to be swapped. the only thing is that the fucken cat is melted :( its
costing me 500 to replace the stock cat:(((

Author Celibate Carl ( ago)
So I now know what Im getting for my birthday.

Author djinfinity09 (646 years ago)
@BadBoyMike3 Your talkin about the SC300.. not 400

Author djinfinity09 ( ago)
@dustinsv8240 Really? Will it handle the torque tho?

Author louisdelsol1 ( ago)
how much did the swap cost you. and was it just as easy as bolt everything
right on to that motor and then done.?? let me know please going to be
doing soon

Author Coolvideos65 ( ago)
I wanna do this to my car, is it hard?

Author sarcastic_ass ( ago)
Why a w58? Why not a R154?

Author dustinsv8240 ( ago)
a 95 5 speed transmission in a 240 will bolt right up to the 1UZFE. I have
one in my car

Author K3Shuff ( ago)
wut exhaust brand do u got

Author majorbison ( ago)
What did you do for the clutch pedal, use an Sc300 5 speed assembly or
what?

Author camsac ( ago)
that sounds beautiful, what exhaust do you have fitted on it?

Author Jeresen Apana ( ago)
JAWLS I LOVE YOUR CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DID YOU DO THE CONVERSION YOUR
SELF IF YOU DID YOU DID ONE HELL OF A JOB

Author bfaleimu ( ago)
Was this a difficult swap to perform? Did you do it yourself, or was it
done at a shop?!?! Absolutely gorgeous ride by the way!

Author accordv6er ( ago)
@BadBoyMike3 close mate. It was the sc300. The UZs (as stated) never had a
manual with them.

Author louisdelsol1 ( ago)
what are rim size and do they rub in anyway? Im on 18's looking for a drop

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@louisdelsol1 Bilstein/Hypercoils

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@kumbial0ka SSR SP1

Author louisdelsol1 ( ago)
what are you droped on? let me know please! nice car.!!

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@BadBoyMike3 SC400 has NEVER come with a manual. No UZ series engine ever
had a manual transmission on it.

Author BadBoyMike3 ( ago)
was dat really a conversion?...because I know the SC400 comes with manual
trans.

Author Twobarpsi ( ago)
oh that sounds sweet!

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@tbennett116 Go to Q u a n t u m - A u t o (dot) com and then to the
article on how to do it and read the FAQ's.

Author McSaggler ( ago)
Damn, sick ride.

Author xxnissansilviaxx ( ago)
which is better the 1uz or doing a 2jz twin turbo ? which is better for
daily driver ....

Author Muffasa28 ( ago)
@Muffasa28 what are they?

Author Redphoenix2k1 (1620 years ago)
@MrVolvospeed Supra Transmission

Author Richard Leary ( ago)
Truck trans?

Author SoCalLexusSc ( ago)
@careet woah chill i am going to school for a mechanic university of
techincal institute after this year so i have reason

Author Snow Peak (303 years ago)
@SoCalLexusSc How exactly is swapping to a manual tranny going to cause
problems?

Author Craig Kulig (479 years ago)
Bro, that is fucking SICK!!!! Where do you go abouts getting a 1UZ-FE
anyways?

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@BboyBlackout 18x8.5/10.5, bilstein coilovers.

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@LKdot007 O_O

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@Muffasa28 18's yo

Author Muffasa28 ( ago)
what size rims are those bruhh?

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@lazzer408 It will vary.. Thats why you need to check the FAQ... You can do
W58, R154, diff clutches.... along with what you find the OEM parts for.

Author lazzer408 ( ago)
@Redphoenix2k1 The price would have been less characters.

Author BboyBlackout ( ago)
Love your ride. What are the specs of your wheels and suspension?

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@shocker792 check out the FAQ on Quantum-Auto (dot) com

Author SoCalLexusSc ( ago)
@Redphoenix2k1 cool i agree automatic pisses the shit out of me i juss had
a friend that had all the peobs on his 99 maximum but thanks ill prob do
the same

Author Beakyboo92 ( ago)
Where can I buy a front lip like that?

Author MrAidan2304 ( ago)
hay im gunna do the same thing to my car, except its a sc300, was it hard?

Author herbienbrian2 ( ago)
this is so cool! It sounds nearly identical to a new Shelby Mustang.

Author Buntha Onn ( ago)
i bought a sc 400 because of this video

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@CockYaLegS As far as I know, there will just be CEL's from the missing
tranny... only vvti stuff I have worked with had a standalone computer with
it.... so this is just hearsay. mechanical speed to electrical adapter (i
think driftmotion has this).

Author CockYaLegS ( ago)
Hey, first saw your car on SM a while back and fell in love. I am looking
at picking up an sc4 soon and would like to do a 5 spd swap. My only
concerns are that I am going for 98+ car, and didnt know if the swap would
require anything extra due to the vvti, etc? Also, I currently have an R154
from an a70. Obviously the speedo is driven manually by gear where as the
sc is electronic. Any advice?

Author Redphoenix2k1 ( ago)
@zumiez82 Its cheaper and for a stock 1uz its fine. I do plan on upgrading
to the R154 since we just finished our R154 prototype adapter.

Author Kyler Jensen ( ago)
why did you go with the W58 over the R154

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