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Chasing your dreams

Written by : Posted on September 16, 2012 : No Comments

Chris was 6 years old when he laid eyes for the first time on an RX7. Immediately, he was determined to owning one at some point later in his life. One day while surfing through Craigslist, he could not believe his eyes and within the next few days he became the proud owner of a beautifully kept FD for only $7000. Chris had no idea about rotary engines at the time, but he was happy to finally own his dream car after almost a decade.

Unfortunately, a few months later the motor blew a seal. However, Chris took the opportunity to throw in a fresh engine and a manual transmission. After several unforeseen situations, Chris was able to finally get it running smoothly and completed the build with an enormous amount of mods and a single turbo conversion. His car has come a long way after 4 years, but thanks to his perseverance and enthusiasm he has prevailed. Without a doubt one of the cleanest FD’s we have ever come across.

Modifications
Engine
Larger street port 2mm super seals
Braced oil pan
Banzai Racing block off plate kit
Banzai racing OMP elimination block off kit
Polyurethane motor mounts
Spec stage 3, 6 puck clutch
Resurfaced flywheel
Underdrive pulley kit
Garrett T04z dual ball bearing water and oil cooled turbo
T4 manifold
Custom downpipe and midpipe
Tial 44mm wastegate
All lines and fittings
Greddy RS BOV
Custom Vmount intercooler and radiator set up from Ben at www.rotaryextreme.com
Greddy elbow
Pettit AST Oil catch can
Greddy full titanium cat back
KGparts fuel rail
Bosch 1680cc secondary injectors
Modified OEM primary rails and OEM 550cc primary injectors
Aeromotive FPR walbro 255 fuel pump
HKS twin power w/harness
Apex’i Power FC
HKS fuel cut controller
Battery Relocation kit
Greddy boost controller
Greddy turbo timer
Prosport Premium EGT gauge
Prosport Boost gauge
Prosport Wideband Kit with 0-5 data log-it

Exterior
99 spec front lip
99 spec tail lights
Shine auto side steps
Shine auto street diffuser

Wheels and Tires
18×9.5 +22 and 18×10.5 +22 Volk Te37SL’s
Hankook vents v12 evos

Suspension
Fortune Auto 500 series coilovers

Interior
Minty OEM leather

Photography by Chris Sempek


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