An Inspired Soarer // Justin’s 95 Sc400

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Justin Barber, from Goldsboro, NC, has always been a big Toyota fan. He has owned multiple Toyota vehicles, to include heavily modified MkIII Supras, Multiple AE86 corollas(to include 2 SR20det powered ones), an MkII Supra, and even a jacked up pre-runner style Tacoma. He purchased a Lexus SC400 after graduating basic training for the United States Air Force. The original plans for his SC were to make it look and sound just a little bit better, this was until his first deployment. Rather then follow others on their SC400 builds and swap the 1UZ-fe out for a 1JZ or 2JZ, he decided to keep the original Lexus V8. The only downfall of this was the 1UZ-fe was only offered as an automatic transmission. But then as he was doing more research he found Bullet Cars Australia. They offered a 1UZ-W58 5 speed manual conversion kit. Continue reading

Project Soarer


After doing doing so much research he came up with a theme for it, the project “SOARER” which came out very well. He knew all along what he wanted, was to have a nice rear offset with a deep lip. The only wheel he pretty much saw that no one was using on the forums that was still quite new were the XXR 526s. Continue reading