Over the past couple years we have seen turbo 1UZ build pop up utilising the readily available cast Holley EFI front facing plenum on custom built manifold adapters. These manifold adapters utilise the factory lower intake on the pre-VVTI 1UZ engines and, as the name suggests, adapts the lower to the mounting face of the Holley EFI plenum.

As more and more turbo builds appear to be popping up we saw an opportunity to produce an offering for those that wanted to go down the same route and either were unable to fabricate there own manifold or wanted a high quality billet machined unit to compliment their build. What we ended up doing was 3D scanning the Holley intake to ensure the best possible fit then we took our OG high mount supercharger manifold design and modify it to suit, the result is what you see below.

At this stage modeling is near on complete and fitment trials are well underway, ETA for the first production models is end of April 2020.

Due to clearance issue with the crossover water bridge the manifold height needs to be a minimum of 50mm from the top of the lower intake, this with the addition of 100mm for the Holley plenum results in a total stack height of no less than 150mm which is approx 40mm higher than the factory upper intake manifold, in summary this setup will not sit under the bonnet / hood in most installs.

After running into some clearance issues with our 1UZ to Z20 Soarer swap it became pretty apparent that we were going to be limited to using log style manifolds and figured others may be in the same boat. We have since decided to do a small run of some standard logs and some extra tight ‘block hugger’ style manifolds if you have absolutely minimal room to move.

The manifolds will be made from 3.6mm wall section SCH40 pipe and bends and painted with high temp paint to help prevent corrosion. No flange will be fitted as these can be either used as a base for a turbo setup or routed with additional bends to suit your install .

We are stoked to finally be able to say that our low mount non-VVTI 1UZ-FE SC manifolds are available to order through our online store. At this stage we are only offering a top plate to suit the Eaton SVT M112 and a blank plate which the end user can use to fit a range of aftermarket chargers provided the mounting face fits within the top plate dimensions.

Blow are a few pictures we wanted to share of a manifold we manufactured for Dave Cutler (@driftcutler) in a custom green anodised finish..

We have been working hard in the background on a number of new projects, some have been custom one off builds for customers and others either for ELATE or the ELATE Z20 SOARER build. This particular one we are super stoked about since we personally will be running an AR5 behind our 1UZ and know that there is a number of you wanting to do the same, with the current prices of W series or R series boxes its not hard to see why.

We have so far scanned both the AR5 and 1UZ bell housing, gathered all the reference points / features required and modelled up the first revision of the adaptor. Next phase will be to print a prototype to test fit the 2 units together…

Watch this space for more updates..

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to focus on the blog side of this site, 2018 has been a crazy year for us and would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers and supporters!

As we roll out of 2018 and into 2019 expect some content to start appearing a bit more frequently. This post ultimately marks the first in what will hopefully be a long line of post showing the build progress of the ELATE MFG Soarer which we are planning to have ready before the 2019 Geelong Revival . The car will showcase a number of ELATE’s capabilities ranging from our current offerings through to new products and reverse engineered / modified components.  The overall aim is develop and fit as many of our own products as possible, ambitious goal for sure but I’m confident we can make this work..

First off is this small mod to the factory auto surround. Steps involved scanning the origininal, working out the overall dimensions and details of the ‘manual’ insert in CAD, printing it out in carbon fibre filled PLA, cutting the profile out of the auto surround and carefully grafting in the insert using epoxies..

More development stuff happening over here at ELATE, we started off by 3D scanning the factory 1UZ fuel rail to use as a reference so we could ensure that whatever we came up with would offer an OEM install with all the perks of an aftermarket high performance fuel rail…

Things are still in the early stages so watch this space.

3D Scanned factory fuel rail

Winter is fast approaching and so are our winter soft-goods, most are now available through the online store and others are available for pre-order. Get involved!

Carl Johanson sent through this clip of his Charged 1UZ Hilux now running the SVT M112 charged on the ELATE manifold. Check his Youtube channel for other vids of this beast.. Click here….

New development stuff happening here at ELATE so thought I’d share…. One of the things some of our customers have had run ins with (and so have we) is belt tension once a charger is installed. Yes the 1UZ has an automatic tensioner installed but as we have found, along with others, is that sometimes this isn’t enough to stop belt slip once you start creeping up the rev range.

Now this tensioner concept isn’t new by any stretch but we figured we would develop out own bold variant. Construction is simple, full CNC machined body made from 6061 aluminium with a media blasted texture and an anodised finish. As with most things we do these will be low volume and at times made to order and will be available with or without DAYCO 60mm pulley.

Stoked to say I’ve been pretty busy working on a few interesting projects here at the moment, one of which is recreating the classic MZ21 / Z20 , GZ20 Toyota Soarer factory AERO kit which is becoming really hard to come by for alot of owners.

Why the Soarer you may ask? Well I’ve just purchased one which will be used showcase some of ELATE’s products and capabilities and its lacking a kit so thanks to the help of another Soarer enthusiast we should be able to help other owners in need in the not too distant future.

Stage one is nearing completion with the scans near complete… Below are a few renders of where things are at.

If you’re interested in getting your hands on these when they are complete then drop me a line through the website / Instagram / Facebook..