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Old 03-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #46
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I got the front suspension and brakes all assembled the other night and got the car back down on its wheels. My fear that it was going to be too low was then confirmed. It looks mean, but unfortunately I think it is going to have rubbing issues with the fenders when turning. I may have to make spacer plates to go between the camber plates and the strut towers to raise the front end back up a bit. I also stripped down the whole rear axle to get it ready to swap in and took measurements off of the rear axle to give to the guy that is building the leaf springs. Picture time!
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:06 PM   #47
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:31 PM   #48
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Looks perfect the way it is. maybe it won't rub
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #49
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For just normal street use it would probably be okay. I'm just worried about on the track when I throw it into corners hard that the car will lean and hit the fender on the tire. You can barely fit your fingers between the fender and the tire.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #50
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I put the car back up on jack stands on the weekend. The rear axle and leaf springs have been removed, and I'm taking the leaf springs to a local spring shop tomorrow. There they will get a re arch and probably and extra leaf added to stiffen them up. I'm going with just a 1" drop in the springs for the rear. I'm also getting 1/2" spacers made for the front to go between the shock tower and the camber plates. That should raise the suspension just right.
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1988 Rx-7 TII 320rwhp. DGRR 2012 3rd place
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #51
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After comparing the GSL-SE and Rx-4 rear axle I realized the SE rear axle is actually 2 3/8" longer than the Rx-4 rear axle. I'm in the process now of shortening the axle. I've also been told that my leaf springs should be ready in the next day or two. Should be able to have this car back on the road in early May!
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #52
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This is one sexy RX-4! i thought the RX4s only had the "pointy nose" front. Different front up there in canada? Many of theese left up there?
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #53
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Beautiful.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:47 AM   #54
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Love it!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:17 AM   #55
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The '76 and up Rx-4's had a different front end. Originally though it had huge bumpers and bumperettes with lots of ugly rubber trim molding on it. I scratched the entire stock front bumper and made my own. Also removed all the trim and crap from the rear bumper and welded it smooth. I tried to clean the look of the car up as much as possible. As far as how many are left here in Canada, there are a few but not many. My car actually came from Ohio.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:40 PM   #56
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I found an actual PDF of my dyno results from back in 2010. Still love the torque and hp curves.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #57
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What are you using for the "screen" on you velocity stacks? Do you feel they're doing a sufficient filtering job? I'm trying to find a filtering solution for my 55 mm IDA-style throttle body on my FC.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #58
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I'm using 2 layers of just plain steel window screen and then a layer of really fine screen I got from a buddy. I forget what micron that screen is but it is really fine. I just wrapped the velocity stacks and then clamped it down with a hose clamp. I think it does a good enough job. My old filter setup let in just as much dirt if not more than this does.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:52 AM   #59
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this is really cool
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:16 AM   #60
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Man this is beautiful!
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