Helloooo. last year I picked up a cleanish MX73 with a MKIII W58 already installed. The 5M is on it's way out, and I'm wanting to go the 1UZ route. (dat V8 noise)
Can anyone tell me the best-err cheapest way to mate the 1UZ and W58? I've seen a few adapters and kits out there but the pricing is all over the place. The lexus DIYs look like they're specifically for MK4/SC W58's, and the MX/JZX topics I can find about it are a hot mess.
At the moment I think Xcessive Manufacturing has the best deal on a conversion, here: http://www.xcessivemanufacturing.com/ONLINESTORE.html?cid=50&step=2
I'm assuming I'd buy:
Adapter plate ($240)
1UZ specific release bearing mount ($185)
Their flywheel modification service ($96)
1UZ bell housing ($???)
3SGTE flywheel and clutch kit ($???)
($521 + cost of flywheel, clutch, bell housing, and shipping)
Is this the status quo way to make it work? Does that cover it if I already have a W58 running in the car? Is the flywheel machine work something I should leave to them?
Thanks for any help.