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Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: March 29th, 2015, 10:43 am
by mathd
Indycars wrote:
Cool !!! I like!

You could use some bigger/better tires for sure!!! :) :)


I think he need a locking front differential something like a limited slip.
Torque steer look bad :O
Once the little bugs fixed, its going to be alot of fun driving it.

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: March 29th, 2015, 11:04 am
by Indycars

Yeh that too !!!


Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: March 29th, 2015, 1:45 pm
by 87vette81big
philly wrote:Image

little backstory to this... two weeks ago when i got the car i immediately was called out by a friend of mine in his built b- series, ported head, skunk cams, intake, exhaust, naturally aspirated civic... the guy means well but he doesnt know what he doesnt know... so i obliged him at whatever mph roll he chose, and gave him half a car and the move, from 40 mph this was what happened... spun what was left of second, all of third, and backpedalling in fourth finally decided to come around him and walk away. yea it appears that i was plaing in oncoming traffic but i was in fact in a center turning lane for the majority of the shenanigans... click the thumbnail for video (chase car is a modified prelude)

i apologize in advance for the 480x480 resolution... i guess this guy shot the video on a potato

Not Too Bad Phil.
She is a pretty good runner I agree.

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: March 29th, 2015, 8:24 pm
by 87vette81big
Can You fit a 225/70 R15 tire on the rear Phil of the RX-7 ?
27.0" - 27.5" TALL Depending upon manufacturers.
Was a popular size on Muscle Pontiacs & C3 Gen Corvettes.

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 1st, 2015, 3:22 pm
by 87vette81big
You do anymore Racing with the Beast Phil ?
Paint it Rustoleum flat black.
Go street racing.
See what it can do.

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2015, 10:38 pm
by philly
havent picked up another race yet and thanks for the compliments... im still figuring out how to drive the thing.. the position of the shifter and its angle are unlike anything ive ever driven before and to say it takes a learning curve is understating it... as for tires, the wheels i have are 16's and i got some 255/50/16 mickey thompsons...

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mtt-3793r/overview/

mtt-3754r_w_xl.jpg



26x10.5 which should work great back there... ill probably mount them this weekend or monday depending on how my weekend goes.

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 3rd, 2015, 7:11 am
by Indycars
philly wrote:... ill probably mount them this weekend or monday depending on how my weekend goes.


PROBABLY MOUNT ...... I don't think I could wait that long! :P

Can you mount them yourself at work???


Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 3rd, 2015, 10:20 am
by 87vette81big
It may be time to plan and Fabricate Frame Rail connecctors Phil.
Biggest single improvement you can make to a Unibody car.
Weld them in MIG OR TIG.

See how long the RX-7 IRS Holds up.
Solid axle layout be best.

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 3rd, 2015, 11:32 am
by Strictly Attitude
those tires are gonna put the drive train to the test phil any weakness will show soon

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 5th, 2015, 12:35 am
by philly
Indycars wrote:
philly wrote:... ill probably mount them this weekend or monday depending on how my weekend goes.


PROBABLY MOUNT ...... I don't think I could wait that long! :P

Can you mount them yourself at work???



i can, and was going to do it if i went to work today, which i didnt, so ill do it at school monday i guess.

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 5th, 2015, 12:54 am
by 87vette81big
Subframe Conectors made from 1"x3" retangular tubing would work nice.
Diamond style configuration as 3rd & 4th gen F-body aftermarket frame connectors store bought.

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 11th, 2015, 5:29 pm
by philly
by the way, the mickey thompsons make this car a whole nother animal... this thing HOOKS now. slayed a buddies bolt on LS3 camaro today out of the hole, first gear roll, second gear roll, third gear roll, there was no place in any part of his powerband where it looked like he might have had a glimmer of hope... he pilots that car to 12.50-12.70 at the track pretty consistently. needless to say im excited for the future. :twisted:

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 11th, 2015, 5:49 pm
by 87vette81big
:mrgreen:

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 11th, 2015, 6:44 pm
by Indycars
philly wrote:by the way, the mickey thompsons make this car a whole nother animal... this thing HOOKS now. slayed a buddies bolt on LS3 camaro today out of the hole, first gear roll, second gear roll, third gear roll, there was no place in any part of his powerband where it looked like he might have had a glimmer of hope... he pilots that car to 12.50-12.70 at the track pretty consistently. needless to say im excited for the future. :twisted:


That even puts a grin on Bob's ugly face and mine to!!! :P

I love my MT tires, they look great and grip well, but not like yours I'm sure.
Those tires mean real business. Hard to call your tires DOT approved.


Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 12th, 2015, 9:12 am
by philly
just wait till i get the 280zx set up with the 275X PRO tire

Re: 1987 mazda rx7

PostPosted: April 13th, 2015, 10:46 pm
by philly
another kill, coworkers 2008 duramax 2500 with upgraded injectors, tuner, fuel pump, claimed 550hp on the dyno, raced from a dead stop i was a headlight ahead in first, shot out two or three cars in second, another couple cars in third, shot fourth and fifth to be a show off and let out in the middle of fifth... he caught up to me a mile from where we started to give me a thumbs up. im starting to get a feel for the car but it desperately needs anew shifter and a knob...