There’s something to be said about having the right amount of power. Then there’s something else to be said about loud V8s being put into cars they have no right being in. This is the story of the latter.
I’m sure some Jeep purists will weep for all that is Jeep holy on this one, but this is severely awesome. Now, when you hear the words “Lexus” and “V8” in the same sentence, one isn’t out of line for thinking about a relatively quiet, but reasonably quick car. I mean, for me, I’d never think of a screaming beast that sounds like it’s trying to tear the doors off the portal between hell and the human world. I thankfully stand corrected.
This guy swapped a 1UZ-FE V8 from a Lexus LS400 into a YJ Wrangler. Have a listen and try not wetting yourself.
And here it is at full tilt banging off the limiter.
Whatever mad scientist did this apparently has done it before with success too. Here’s another example of a Lexus V8 swapped into a Cherokee.
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