The Lexus IS range is renowned for its smooth drivability and better than average build quality. While the IS is a common luxury model, it isn’t really known for its performance. We took this tidy EX20 IS250 and shattered that misconception.
To get more out of this car, we installed an RD Technik Shift Plus engine and transmission tuning module and TPS throttle controller. The Shift Plus tuning module works through the OBD port and provides firmer, faster and smoother gear shifts. This unique tuning software method also releases more power and torque through the gearbox and engine.
How much more power you ask? With this car we gained 15hp (11kw) and 11% power and torque at the wheels on this dyno!
That’s not to mention the impressive gains in the more usable rev range. Power and torque not only come on earlier and harder but also smoother, making this a great modification. It will also adapt further over the next few hundred kilometres and will only get better.
Another great feature of the Shift Plus product is that it’s virtually undetectable when scanned by the dealer so you can install it once without losing any sleep come service or repair time. However, if you do suspect that your car has undergone a major software update, all is not lost! You can just reflash the Shift Plus unit back on again. It can also easily be reverted back to standard too.
Because these are a model specific universal item we get asked if the unit can be used on other cars of the same/similar model after the file is uploaded. The answer is no, as the unit is VIN locked to the first vehicle that it’s used on.
The feedback from the owner is that the Shift Plus coupled with the TPS adjustable accelerator module really brings this car alive, they couldn’t believe the difference!
If you’re looking to get more out of your Lexus, don’t wait! Get in contact with us!
Did you know? Since 2003, the 2.5L V6 (4GR-FSE) engine has been used in many Lexus/Toyota models!