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Just picked this up a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I have always driven older cars to save money, but decided I had finally earned a new one. I got the metallic blue Fsport, with a bunch of other options as well. Anyone know if I can turbocharge this thing to get a bit more horsepower?
 

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Just picked this up a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I have always driven older cars to save money, but decided I had finally earned a new one. I got the metallic blue Fsport, with a bunch of other options as well. Anyone know if I can turbocharge this thing to get a bit more horsepower?
CONGRATS ON YOUR PURCHASE!!!!

yeah you can always turbo or supercharged but that will void ur warranty...
 

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What older cars?

Ive had older Buick's, BMWs, Pontiac, Chrysler. Nothing comes close to the ride this new Lexus provides and Im a bit of a gadget freak so all the tech features are awesome! This forum has been a great resource on the tech side as well feels like I learn something new about the car every day.
 

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Congrats!

I would wait till your warranty expired to do any power modifications. Just try an exhaust for now

Love the metallic blue :)
 

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Welcome to the RC club, and you'll have a blast in the new ride.

Along with turbo or supercharged you'll need a special tune and no one yet for either option, and yes you'll void your warranty.

You could put on a CAI. I got mine from aFE Power and it was a Takeda. The have two model types one with chrome pipe TR-2015-1D or one with Black crinkle pipe TR-2015B-1R. Prices vary depending on who you get it from.
 

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hey welcome to the boards and a big congrats. one of the easiest things to explore is ECU tuning. These things have a realy conservative tune in terms of timing and AFM to keep them emission compliant. A pro tweaking those will make it feel like a totally different car...
 

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Congrats on the purchase. Great car to have as your first brand new one.

Glad you are enjoying the forum and I look forward to seeing you around the other threads.

Welcome!
 

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Ive had older Buick's, BMWs, Pontiac, Chrysler. Nothing comes close to the ride this new Lexus provides and Im a bit of a gadget freak so all the tech features are awesome! This forum has been a great resource on the tech side as well feels like I learn something new about the car every day.
Not bad, at least you come from an automotive background that creates a good foundation for judging the RC and in that really appreciating it and even finding flaws and ways it can be improved.
 

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Learning new things

So far forum, manual, tinkering with every button and knob I can find (which are numerous). Certainly looking to learn more about what is possible with these cars. Thanks
 

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Congrats! I've already checked with my Lexus dealer about the turbo. It will definitely void your factory warranty. Their advice... wait until the warranty expires or buy the F.
 

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Thanks for the reply from the dealership, I almost bought the F, but to be honest I have enough trouble keeping the rc 350 under 85 on the highway or 50 on surface streets. I just wanted to see if I could get 50 HP more without going full bore with a 500 HP engine (I can afford the car not the tickets), just enough to bring that 0-60 time down into the low-mid 5 second range.
 

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Thanks for the reply from the dealership, I almost bought the F, but to be honest I have enough trouble keeping the rc 350 under 85 on the highway or 50 on surface streets. I just wanted to see if I could get 50 HP more without going full bore with a 500 HP engine (I can afford the car not the tickets), just enough to bring that 0-60 time down into the low-mid 5 second range.
Looking to keep up with 435i owners maybe? :D
 
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