When it comes to Toyota performance, LC Engineering has it handled. The company has been around for many years, building, dyno-testing, tuning, and manufacturing some of the best Toyota performance parts on the market. LCE specializes in the 20R, 22R, and 22RE engines, so we decided it was about time to put the crew's expertise to work on our 'Yota project. After upgrading to LCE's beefy dual-row timing-chain setup, we took the next step and decided to pick up the EFI Power Package, which can add 25-30 hp to our stock 22RE motor.
The package includes the EFI Pro Camshaft, LCE's Street Header Kit, LCE's Big Bore Throttle Body, and a K&N Filter Charger. The EFI Power Package is a combination of products designed and tested to provide the most bolt-on power for a stock 22RE engine. Since we still have more mods in the works for Project Dragged Daily, which will really affect the exhaust system, including a body drop, we decided to wait on the header install until we can redo the rest of the exhaust system. With the rest of our goodies in hand, we headed over to see our buddy Guy "Cracky" Longley at Glendora Import Specialists. Guy also has a beefed-up little Toyota with a 22RE and knows all the tricks of the trade to get these motors purring.
Within a matter of a couple hours, Guy had our stock cam swapped out for LCE's pro version, ditched our old throttle body for the big-bore body, and installed the K&N filter in place of our old (not to mention ugly and bulky) airbox. After installing everything and running the engine for 30 minutes to break in the cam, it was time to put the upgrades to the test on the dyno. A stock 22RE engine puts out around 116 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. Check out the dyno spec box to see how our motor did. Keep in mind that we haven't installed the header or upgraded the exhaust system yet. Our numbers only show the gains from the Pro Camshaft, the big-bore throttle body, and the K&N filter. Without the header, we gained more than 20 hp. For more information, contact the companies listed in the source box.