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Lexus V8 Conversions

Lexus V8 conversions in South Africa are the best of both worlds, utilising the incomparable Lexus V8 engine inside of a Sport Utility Vehicle or motorised vehicle of your choice. If you want power behind the wheel, the Lexus V8 engine has loads of it and a history of powerful performance. Even high performance race cars use Lexus V8 engines for their explosive potential in performance.


This Lexus V8 conversion engine originated in 1989. This engine has an alloy block and came stock in the Lexus LS 400 and Toyota Celsior. Throughout the years it was released in other vehicle models, as this is a popular engine. It is considered to be a reliable motor that features six bolt main bearings. The pistons are hypereutectic, meaning that the pistons are made of an aluminium alloy, which allows for tighter tolerances and are stronger than most cast pistons. Hypereutectic pistons are used in high performance vehicles because of their lighter weight and lower costs.


The 1UZ-FE VVT-i Lexus V8 conversion engine was designed in 1997. This engine introduced the Toyota Variable Valve Technology that resulted in an increased power to 195 kW, which gave the engine a much smoother and faster run. It also has a five speed automatic gearbox instead of a four speed, like the 1UZ-FE.


The 3UZ-FE Lexus V8 conversions engines are a 4,3 L V8. This engine features a fully alloy block, quad cams and 32 valves of power. This engine was originally designed with a five speed auto transmission, but was upgraded to a six speed automatic box in 2003. This motor is really fast, with a power of 216 to 224 kW, and the infamous Toyota Variable Valve Technology.

Lexus V8 conversions in South Africa are made with pre-tested, pre-wired engines to assure a smooth running vehicle. All engines have the original equipment manufactured parts from Lexus and are certified and inspected upon installation. There are several SUV models for sale, including Jeep, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Hyundai, and CAM Rhino. The Nissan Navara and the Ford F-250 are popular models for conversion that are for sale on the used Lexus V8 conversions in South Africa offerings.