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  1. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    Added a mid silencer as it was too loud: It's still loud but now I can drive in and out the neighbourhood without getting shot. There is a leak at the manifold, so I have to double check it's tightened correctly at the block. I swapped the plugs for FD BUR9Q ones, but it still doesn't rev correctly. I ended up taxing the car today, so we'll see how it goes driving it everyday.. Interestingly, the Check Engine Light doesn't show up, while I have no airpump nor second O2 sensor... Nico
  2. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    I’ve swapped the wheels for a spare set of r32 GTRs, but the fronts don’t clear the brakes
  3. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    For sounding unique, it sounds unique. Way too loud for being neighborhood-friendly, so I'll have to add a second silencer, although space is limited.. The other issue being that car is sluggish, so I'll have to swap the coils to see if it gets any better... EDIT: I've ordered the coils and leads recommended by @Chazz in his topic (I already had the adapter loom) Nico
  4. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    Thanks Aido! Not sure yet, as I'm still working on the exhaust. It's all tacked up, I just have to weld it entirely during the week. Nico
  5. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    Collected and installed a K&N induction kit
  6. Turbo REbuild

    Sorry to update an old topic, only seeing that now but it may help other FC owners. The FC turbocharger shares some parts with a Garrett T03. I've changed the seals in mine, ordering a T03 rebuild kit in the UK for £19. Easy enough to do, cleaning is the most time consuming part.. Nico
  7. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    Some progress made yesterday evening: Air pump before: After: Leftovers: I'm guessing I will need @littlefeck to disable all emission-related features from the ECU as I won't be putting it back, and won't be running a second O2 sensor either I removed the exhaust, after removing the exhaust shrouds from the rear bumper. Removing the exhaust manifold was tricky enough. I followed the instructions from Racing Beat, but I also had to remove the silent block part of the mount entirely to remove the aluminium mount: Now the plan: The new manifold is in place, now I have to make the rest of the exhaust.. I'm hoping running a single silencer won't be too loud. I have the same backbox in the FC but the turbo helps keeping the noise down.. Nico
  8. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    A little progress on this: Modified the OBX manifold I got from ebay a while back: Chopped off the flange Then extended it a little as I won't be running a cat, and welded a vband: I'll install it on the car and will make a full exhaust from there... Nico
  9. The Bard Find

    I've made a spec-list. Seems quite a lot for a fairly standard car! 1991 RX7 FC3S Turbo II, Serie 5. Exterior: ReAmemiya type I rear spoiler OEM front lip. Rear wiper delete. Stainless steel driver side door handle. JDM rear lights and square plate S5 USDM mirrors Interior: Recaro Speed seats in black leatherette. Bride rail on driver side, Modified FC OEM rail on passenger side. Momo 350mm steering wheel Trust Grex gearknob OEM mats, seats and parcel shelf. Clarion DUB278RMP Stereo. Engine: Stock port S5 turbo engine. Rebuilt OEM turbo, with ported wastegate runners. Apexi N1-style turbo-back exhaust, with custom backbox. Emission stuff deleted, including rats’ nest. Ported throttle body, secondary plates removed. R-Magic Pro Staff JDM remapped ECU. Walbro 450lph fuel pump. Aftermarket foam air filter. HKS SSQV dump valve. Alfa Romeo 2-stage Electric fan, Volvo 2-stage rely, and BMW e36 2-stage thermoswitch. Leading coil relocated next to trailing one BURQ9 plugs all round PTFE inlet manifold gasket Gilmer pulleys kit New water pump. Power steering pump lowered Aluminium power steering pulley Odyssey PC680 battery relocated in front of the rad. Transmission: XTD 240mm paddle clutch, OEM pressure plate. OEM S5 gearbox FD Torsen diff in FC casing. Wheels: R32 GTR 16x8 et30 Forged 205/55r16 Nankang NS2Rs 15mm spacers front. 20mm spacers rear. Brakes: Front: 4 port Brembo calipers and discs from Mitsubishi Evo 5-9. Carbotech front pads Rear: Rebuilt FC OEM calipers with oem-spec pads ABS deleted Subaru STI 17/16” master cylinder and dual diaphragm brake servo Tilton brake bias valve Suspension: GABsport adjustable dampening shocks Pi -35mm springs Front camber plates/top-hats S4 front lower arms/wishbones. Eibach camber bolts in struts ARB links replaced with rose-joints Driftworks adjustable rear camber arm individual camber links replaced with shorter rose joints. DTSS delete rear hubs bushes
  10. Just purchased my first Rx7!

    Lovely! Needs more pictures though!! Good to see another FC will be back on our roads Nico
  11. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    I had a "R3 spec" starter even before I had a rx8: And I also swapped the leading coils for spare ones, to see if the car would pull better, as I find it a little slow, although it doesn't cut/misfire noticeably. The ones in the car (on the right) look quite new and are C stamped, but may not be original Mazdas? I've also swapped the leads for Magnecor ones I got cheap: I took the car for a spin around the block: it starts very easily on the new starter, even when the car is warm. The car doesn't seem to pull better through the rev range though. At least now that it starts easily when hot, I can possibly drive it this winter... Nico
  12. Eunos Roadster Vspec turbo

    Here is my other daily. It's a Japanese import, it used to be owned by a friend of mine, and my GF offered it to me for my birthday about 4 years ago. It was completely stock. PZ black B6 1.6L 115hp Vspec trim, with the tan interior, and Nardi steering wheel and gearknob. I've done a few mods since: Wheels and suspension: -Rota BM8 15x8 ET0 wheels -Federal 595 RSR 195/50r15 at the front -Yokohama Parada Spec 2 195/50r15 at the rear -Gaz Shocks coilovers with 400lbs springs at the front, 275lbs rear -NB top hats extended 20mm -Steering rack risers 20mm Brakes: -1.8 discs and carriers all round -Mintex M1144 brake pads -MK2.5 15/16 master cylinder and booster Engine: -Megasquirt MSPNP Gen 1 (MS1) ECU -RX8 450cc/min yellow injectors -Toyota MR2 Coil On Plugs on custom loom -BMW E36 throttle position Sensor -PLX AFR + MAP with DM-6 single gauge -Holset HX25W turbo with Forge wastegate actuator -Boost control solenoid -home made "log" manifold, sch40 mild steel. -Toyosport Intercooler on home made stainless piping. -Forge 34mm dump valve -Home made stainless down-pipe with EGT and O2 -2.5" stainless exhaust. -Mazda 323 GTX cam cover -Removed useless stuff and moved other stuff around Transmission: -1.8 flywheel, lightened. -XTD 6+6 puck cerametallic disc with oem pressure plate -oem 5 speed box -Mk2 1.8 Torsen diff, 3.9cwp, PU diff mounts. Interior: -TRLane UK rollbar with harness bar -Vspec 93+ doorcards with stainless teardrop speaker covers -KGworks style rear view mirror -Foam removed from both seats -Short shifter with 2" extender, NB Nardi gearknob Exterior: -Mohair soft top with glass from a mk2 -Offset reg bracket -fixed antenna -Runabout v1 petrol cap It makes 230hp at 0.9b, and runs well like that.
  13. L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    Not much happening with this, just gave it a wash before bird shit settles.. Also, ripped out the sound deadening from the bay.. Nico
  14. The Bard Find

    700 miles in the week end, quite a few sessions on track and still going... Only issue we had was that I lost 2 out of 3 downpipe nuts, so it was a little noisy and smelly on the way back to Cork!
  15. The Bard Find