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    That is rad, what class does the van compete in?

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    CSCC runs 6 classes based solely on drivetrain and tires, so it runs RWD studded.

    Jeff

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    I've spent the last month or so dealing with various electrical issues, some to deal with differences between the ECU and the car and so on. It was a bit more specific than I was expecting in some cases, but as of last night I finally figured everything out and hope to get the car completely functional in the next couple of weeks, just waiting for a few parts to arrive from Japan and the USA. Also need to send another ECU for reprogramming as the first one didn't work properly with the rest of the car.

    That said, during my testing and troubleshooting I managed to put approximately 1,000km on the car. It's even more fun than I thought it would be. I've driven a few cars with the 2GR-FSE including the IS, GS and RC and mine is by far the most fun. Love the manual transmission and the extra rev-ability that the 2GR has over the 4GR almost (almost) makes you forget it's got a dual mass flywheel.

    It's really fun to drive, really. Though I drove for the first couple of weeks without ABS, VSC or TRAC and then a few weeks without some other stuff including cruise, but it's all coming together now.

    RIP: My tires.


    Sorry it's so dirty!

    Jeff
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    2005 NCP13 Toyota Yaris RS 5MT Hatchback
    1993 TCR10 Team Mondor Toyota Previa GT-S RM 5MT Studded Ice Race Van
    1986 AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S 5MT Supercharged

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    Congrats! I'm glad its doing everything you wanted.

    VSC and TRAC.. meh
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    It's not so much that I want VSC and TRAC (and EBD and so on), it's that it's supposed to have them, so they need to work, haha.

    Everything must work!



    Jeff

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    2005 NCP13 Toyota Yaris RS 5MT Hatchback
    1993 TCR10 Team Mondor Toyota Previa GT-S RM 5MT Studded Ice Race Van
    1986 AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S 5MT Supercharged

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    I appreciate a true perfectionist. "As it should have came from the factory"
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    I appreciate your 1UZ AE101, haha. Good stuff.

    Should have the ECU back in about a week I hope, I've got a few other parts arriving in the next day or three (one new computer, 2 sensors and a plastic cover). Once I swap out and add those items along with a relay I've got lying around I think it should be fully functional save for the clutch pedal cruise control cancel function. I've got that figured out, but I'm trying to think of a better idea than the one I have, lol.

    I want my daily driver back. As awesome as the Previa has been for the last few months.

    Jeff

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    2005 NCP13 Toyota Yaris RS 5MT Hatchback
    1993 TCR10 Team Mondor Toyota Previa GT-S RM 5MT Studded Ice Race Van
    1986 AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S 5MT Supercharged

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    Finally got the last of the parts (aside from the ECU) today. Will need to add the wiring for these new sensors and I swapped out one of the MPX ECU's in the dash earlier this week. Not sure the best way to get the new wires into the engine ECU box, but probably de-looming the body harness. Not sure yet. :\

    In some ways it is nice that the engine ECU is in the engine bay. It's accessible and so on, however you always need to be careful not to disturb the seal around the box so moisture can get in (the connectors inside are all non-waterproof type).

    All that's left is wiring in these sensors, a single relay and then tidying everything up and installing the ECU once I get it!




    This project ended up taking me a couple of months longer than I expected, which I guess in the world of cars is actually to be expected, so I shouldn't complain, haha. Some electronics in the car are more flexible while others seem to be very strict about what they want. Sometimes it's not always possible to know which way things will go.

    Jeff

    2011 GSE20 Lexus IS350 6MT F-Sport with LSD
    2005 NCP13 Toyota Yaris RS 5MT Hatchback
    1993 TCR10 Team Mondor Toyota Previa GT-S RM 5MT Studded Ice Race Van
    1986 AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S 5MT Supercharged

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    So the computer showed up last week and I got that installed, added a relay, and assembled a junction connector.






    After a couple of hours of test driving the night I installed the ECU, I headed out for the weekend on a 2,500km (1,550 mile) trip through the mountains to properly test everything and give the car a good shakedown. Beyond a couple of minor issues (the IS350 traction control is much more sensitive to tire size variations than the IS250, and I'm not running stock tires), I declare the swap completed. I might make a couple of enhancements to a few things over the next few months, but nothing too major. I'm happy with the feel of the clutch and flywheel, but I may look into a custom flywheel at some point if I have any issues with the dual mass springs holding up to the increased torque.

    Now I can finally present the world's first (to my knowledge), LHD IS350 6MT:





    fin.

    Jeff

    2011 GSE20 Lexus IS350 6MT F-Sport with LSD
    2005 NCP13 Toyota Yaris RS 5MT Hatchback
    1993 TCR10 Team Mondor Toyota Previa GT-S RM 5MT Studded Ice Race Van
    1986 AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S 5MT Supercharged

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    The highway from Kaslo to New Denver is awesome.

    Time for a supercharger.
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    Yes it is, it really is. Good eye, haha. I was supposed to head to Penticton to pick up a car for my friend, but as that was cancelled, I decided to just go anyway with the Lexus instead. It was pretty fantastic.

    I ate a Berserker X burger at Red Robin in Vernon (probably the best Red Robin that exists) and a Fudgsicle on the ferry from Balfour. Victory! I mean other stuff happened too, but mostly it was about driving and eating. Haha.




    Jeff

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    2005 NCP13 Toyota Yaris RS 5MT Hatchback
    1993 TCR10 Team Mondor Toyota Previa GT-S RM 5MT Studded Ice Race Van
    1986 AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S 5MT Supercharged

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    I recall in earlier times people thinking that engines like the 1UZ would never be viable, simple swaps because the ECU would lose its mind and be a nightmare to get running well on anything but standalone. Now, 1UZ's are everywhere and all that concern disappeared. Do you think swaps like this - which by all accounts seem difficult to do today - will become simple and straightforward in the future?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SliP View Post
    I recall in earlier times people thinking that engines like the 1UZ would never be viable, simple swaps because the ECU would lose its mind and be a nightmare to get running well on anything but standalone. Now, 1UZ's are everywhere and all that concern disappeared. Do you think swaps like this - which by all accounts seem difficult to do today - will become simple and straightforward in the future?
    It's all just wires, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pitobread View Post
    It's all just wires, man.
    Until someone gets hit by the Canbus.
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    I don't know how common it will be to see this swap done with a stock ECU into something else, though I suspect it would probably not be too bad. It's the rest of the car that really wants to see the right thing from the engine computer. The engine computer cares a bit less about the rest of the car, provided it gets what it wants from the immobilizer system.

    Who knows. It's an exciting new world.

    Just put the wires to the right places!

    Jeff

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    2005 NCP13 Toyota Yaris RS 5MT Hatchback
    1993 TCR10 Team Mondor Toyota Previa GT-S RM 5MT Studded Ice Race Van
    1986 AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S 5MT Supercharged

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    Awesome build! Tip of the hat to you sir!

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    Awesome Jeff! I'll msg you if I'm ever in town again. I'd love to grab some wings and get a ride along in this car.

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    So the ecu doesn't care at all that the automatic is no longer present?

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    Jeff,

    Whats scary is how OE your AE86 modifications are.
    Whats more scary, is how you just essentially made one of the only manual IS350 from an OE style of design.

    You should have been on the Toyota Engineering team. Nice work.

    Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by visean View Post
    Awesome Jeff! I'll msg you if I'm ever in town again. I'd love to grab some wings and get a ride along in this car.
    For sure! If I'm ever out your way we'll make something happen too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderbread View Post
    So the ecu doesn't care at all that the automatic is no longer present?
    If you actually go in with a scanner, you'll find that the automatic transmission processor is still functional and there are codes for the missing components, but it doesn't affect the car. I wish there was a way to make that not be the case, but alas. It's as OE as I could get it to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drifting86 View Post
    You should have been on the Toyota Engineering team. Nice work.

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    One day...... haha, thanks Ray.

    Jeff

    2011 GSE20 Lexus IS350 6MT F-Sport with LSD
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    1993 TCR10 Team Mondor Toyota Previa GT-S RM 5MT Studded Ice Race Van
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