June 17, 2019, 09:53:55 PM

Author Topic: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1  (Read 13254 times)

Online MPbdy

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #165 on: January 02, 2019, 04:36:36 PM »
Those slicks and skinnies worked like a charm!  Is that a 1.65 sixty?  The slip is a little blurry.  On a dynojet I'd put you around 480whp.  Nicely done!

My best on street tires driving off the line is a 1.76 sixty and 11.19 and I'm at 465/450.

Offline wickedrx7

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #166 on: January 02, 2019, 04:43:21 PM »
That's fast, congrats!  I was trapping 127 with 475 RWHP.  My car is kinda a pig though.... needs to go on a diet. 

I should rent those slicks from you to see if i can get low 11's...


1993 Touring, 2012 L99, T-56, Ronnin 8.8, Ohlins, Speedhut, Samberg and lots of custom parts
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Offline JustJewIt

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2019, 01:33:05 PM »
Car looks great man. Mind sharing the specs on your Weld/Hoosier setup? Did you have to grind down brake calipers to get them to fit? I know many have had to do that due to clearance issues. If this is in the thread already, my bad.
ROTORLS

Offline sonicgroove

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2019, 03:39:50 PM »
Car looks great man. Mind sharing the specs on your Weld/Hoosier setup? Did you have to grind down brake calipers to get them to fit? I know many have had to do that due to clearance issues. If this is in the thread already, my bad.

Sorry about this random post in your thread, esser, but I had chime in regarding the previous users name, LOL! I love it and going to mention it to my jewish friend. She'll get a kick out of it.

-groovin
1987 MAZDA RX-7 LS1 T56 | 1995 MAZDA RX-7 ST PORT BOLT-ON'S ADAPTRONIC PNP | 1994 MAZDA RX-7 TSP 416 LS3 T56 MAGNUM E40 ECM

Offline Esser

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #169 on: January 16, 2019, 11:18:53 AM »
Car looks great man. Mind sharing the specs on your Weld/Hoosier setup? Did you have to grind down brake calipers to get them to fit? I know many have had to do that due to clearance issues. If this is in the thread already, my bad.

Thanks, I didnt have to grind any brake calipers, just had to use a socket cap screw on the trailing arm.

Specs are:
15x9.5 6.5bs"
15x4.5 2.5bs" (with 8mm spacer)

This is ideal fitment for rolled fenders

Tires are 25x5 fronts and 26x11.5 Hoosier QTP's. They grip amazingly on the strip, I would bog from a 5k clutch dump

Offline JustJewIt

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #170 on: January 21, 2019, 08:56:07 PM »
Car looks great man. Mind sharing the specs on your Weld/Hoosier setup? Did you have to grind down brake calipers to get them to fit? I know many have had to do that due to clearance issues. If this is in the thread already, my bad.

Thanks, I didnt have to grind any brake calipers, just had to use a socket cap screw on the trailing arm.

Specs are:
15x9.5 6.5bs"
15x4.5 2.5bs" (with 8mm spacer)

This is ideal fitment for rolled fenders

Tires are 25x5 fronts and 26x11.5 Hoosier QTP's. They grip amazingly on the strip, I would bog from a 5k clutch dump

Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the next updates.
ROTORLS

Offline Esser

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #171 on: March 05, 2019, 08:52:19 AM »
New season, new wheels. My CCW wheels arrived this week, along with my new tires. Specs are:

18x10.5 +50
285/30/18 RE71R

Can't wait to get these mounted up, they look great just sitting here!
Going to have to do a lot more front fender rolling to fit these up front.





Offline wickedrx7

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #172 on: March 05, 2019, 09:16:12 AM »
Love those wheels!!!! Going to look great.

1993 Touring, 2012 L99, T-56, Ronnin 8.8, Ohlins, Speedhut, Samberg and lots of custom parts
Build Thread - http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=19354.0
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Offline sonicgroove

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #173 on: March 06, 2019, 03:30:40 AM »
Finally! I've been waiting anxiously for those to show up and their not even mine, lol. I'm super excited for you and can't wait to see them mounted. Details and spam a bunch of pics please. God they look so good...

-groovin
1987 MAZDA RX-7 LS1 T56 | 1995 MAZDA RX-7 ST PORT BOLT-ON'S ADAPTRONIC PNP | 1994 MAZDA RX-7 TSP 416 LS3 T56 MAGNUM E40 ECM

Offline Exidous

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #174 on: March 10, 2019, 04:27:40 PM »
Be careful at full lock. Those specs will probably rub on the front LCA at full lock. Mine do occasionally at .5" narrower.
94 BB SBE LS1 Full Mamo top, MS3ProU with TC, RONIN 8.8 and another custom dual 2.5" stainless exhaust. Too loud, need bigger muffler....

Offline Esser

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #175 on: March 20, 2019, 11:04:28 AM »
Have been installing some new parts so far:

99 Spec front bumper
Shine auto 99 spec cf lip
Shine Feed style side skirts cf
and of course the new wheels and tires

I had to do a lot of fender rolling in the front to clear the 18x10.5 with the 285 bridgestones. Pulled them a little too. But they clear!

The real photo shoot is coming soon!!! photos downloading now









Also, drove the car down to the Southern Roots car show at NCM:



« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 11:11:09 AM by Esser »

Offline Esser

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #176 on: March 20, 2019, 12:33:29 PM »
Pics are here :)























« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 12:49:53 PM by Esser »

Offline wickedrx7

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #177 on: March 20, 2019, 02:26:32 PM »
Car looks great!!!! Awesome pictures.

1993 Touring, 2012 L99, T-56, Ronnin 8.8, Ohlins, Speedhut, Samberg and lots of custom parts
Build Thread - http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=19354.0
Pictures - www.flikr.com/wickedrx7

Offline sonicgroove

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #178 on: March 20, 2019, 02:27:31 PM »
Oh god... be careful your thread doesn't get flagged for posting up car p0rn... my car just dripped oil everywhere  :laugh: Very very tasteful mods.

Can we get more side profile pictures?
How is it at full lock?
How much camber did you need to get them tucked in?

-groovin
1987 MAZDA RX-7 LS1 T56 | 1995 MAZDA RX-7 ST PORT BOLT-ON'S ADAPTRONIC PNP | 1994 MAZDA RX-7 TSP 416 LS3 T56 MAGNUM E40 ECM

Offline Esser

Re: Esser's LS3 FD RX-7 R1
« Reply #179 on: March 20, 2019, 02:31:35 PM »
Oh god... be careful your thread doesn't get flagged for posting up car p0rn... my car just dripped oil everywhere  :laugh: Very very tasteful mods.

Can we get more side profile pictures?
How is it at full lock?
How much camber did you need to get them tucked in?

-groovin

Here were a couple more side shots:



At 95% of full lock it rubs, havent checked where tho. not too concerned about that.

I'm running -2.4 degrees front camber