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EssentialsDrift Patrol: Daigo Saito's 2012 Lexus SC430

Vehicle: 2012 Lexus SC430
Driver: Daigo Saito
Team: Achilles Radial Bridges Racing Drift Team
Engine: 3.4L 2JZ V6
Horsepower: 1,200 hp
Torque: 1,000 lb-ft

Engine Modifications

Garrett GTX-4294R turbocharger
Brain Crower (valvetrain, VVT-i camshaft, cam gears, 94 mm stroker crank, Pro Series connecting rods, head gasket,)
HKS (GT50 wastegate, V-Pro stand alone ECU)
Greddy (RZ 40 mm blow off valve, oil cooler adaptor, Profec boost controller)
Racepak multiplexor
HPS silicone hoses
K&N Air Intake
Blitz stainless mesh air filter
Dual Bosch 044 fuel pumps
Infiniti Q45 throttle body
NGK Spark plugs
JE Pistons (87 mm pistons and piston rings)
V-Pro electronics
Koyo RAD (radiator and oil cooler)
Davies Craig water pump
Odyssey dry cell battery
AEM water injection pump

Exhaust

Custom exhaust system (4-inch exhaust, header, up pipe, down pipe, exhaust tips)
HKS manifold

Drivetrain

SPEC (twin-disc clutch and lightweight flywheel)
Holinger dog-type transmission
OS Giken LSD
Supra axles

Chassis / Suspension

DG 5 adjustable coil-overs with Swift Springs
Ikeya Formula (adjustable control arms and links)
Cusco non-adjustable front sway bar

Wheels / Tires / Brakes

Prodrive forged wheels - 18x10 (f/r)
Achilles Radial tires - 265/35 R18 ATR Sport 2 (f), 265/35 R18 123s (r)
Wilwood brakes (master cylinder, Dynapro six-piston calipers (f), Dynapro four-piston calipers (r), drift brake)
Solid sprint car rotors

Exterior

Seibon Carbon body kit (hood, front fascia, rear bumper, fenders, side skirts, trunk lid, doors)

Interior

Racepak (digital dash and data logger)
Prodrive steering wheel
Blitz boost controller
PLX Devices M-300 wide band a/f ratio gage
Safecraft fire system
Bride racing seats

Sponsors

Achilles Radial
Garrett Turbos
M7 Drive
Brian Crowe
Seibon
Driftpac



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