The ES don't get the supercharger, does to room and ECU, so unless you can break Toyotas and TRD code its basically a no gochronoti said:what year lexus? 97+ you have the trd supercharger
also you can use the edit button to apend stuff you missed
oh and i say go for it!
Yes they share the same engine, but so does the Avalon, but do you see anywhere on TRD site or in any Toyota brochures that there is a S/C available for the ES or Avalon?.... nope... want to know why?joshthorsc said:The trd s/c should fit on the es. They share the same engine as the camry and don't see a reason why it wouldn't fit. Wickedlex, go for it!! If I had a es300, my s/c will come first, then the sound system. Hehehe!!!
Nicely said. I learned something new here today. Wickedlex, just go w/ NOS!!Sportivo Concepts said:Yes they share the same engine, but so does the Avalon, but do you see anywhere on TRD site or in any Toyota brochures that there is a S/C available for the ES or Avalon?.... nope... want to know why?
Well I'm telling ya anyways... its becasue the engine is crammed in there already.... and they way the engine sits creates clearance problems.... not to mention that the ECU for the Avie and the ES are the same, but different from the Sienna, Camry and Solara.
Also the ES and Avie are both VVT-i which the Camry was not, not to mention both are 5spd auto which the Cam is not
After lots of time and money he can get the TRD S/C to fit and work, but it wont be pretty, he gonna have to reprogram the ECU, which Toyota nor TRD will not give up to just anybody, not even alot of their race teams is previe to this info.
Their new Tundra for NASCAR, there is a reason why Toyota is building everything and then sell the whole truck to the teams and then go and sell them a second engine and so forth.
I will back him all the way if he decides to try to work the TRD S/C into his lex, and will give mad props when and if he does... but I'm not gonna put him down and say oh your crazy thats not gonna work... just that yes they are the same engine, but thats it... all the coding is different and the engine bay is different so its gonna be tough.
Anyways back on the subject at hand... good luck with your project no matter which way you go with it.
Umm my info is coming from TRD themselves, as well as test fitting it on my ES as well as the previous generation ES... I never said it could not be done just very difficult.skperformance said:in response to a few wrong things
first , wicked who has a supercharger on an ES?
second , the only issue is with the vvti on a 97 and up to S/C that cannot be worked around easily.
the rest of your comments sportivo are hearsay and not from actual people doing it but the usual it won't work crew of idiology and guess work racing .