I know alot of guys that simply say "F" the GS400, SC400 and many other 1UZFE powered Toyota/Lexus cars simply because they never were offered in a five speed manual. Well I have good news, you can easily turn that lazy fuel efficiant V8 auto into a torquey and very fun V8 five speed manual. If you have the coin you can even upgrade and get the Getreg six speed to fit as well(alot more money and headache though). I bought my 1995 SC400 almost a year ago and knew but didn't really care that it is considered the poor man's Supra and that it shared the same ability to have the 2JZ and be one hell of a car. I had different plans for it because I hate having a cookie cut car, one that everyone has done in Import Tuner or Super Street, so I did some research and found the bits I would need to make it happen. Now I will show you pretty much step by step how to perform the transformation on your own 400 series car. Enough chatter on to pics and tech talk.
Bullet Cars Custom Bellhousing!
New slave cylinder
1UZFE prepped W58
TRD short throw shifter on MKIV shift adapter.
Exedy Sports Tuff Clutch Kit.
SC300 shift bezel
How to install a clutch pedal......the right way.
This kit is essential, makes it so much cleaner and its easy to use.
First pre-drill holes for your two mounting brackets and one for your clutch linkage and boot.
install the punch with cookie cut bit inside the car and flat bit on the outside and tighten till it pulls through and looks like this.