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Old 02-05-16, 01:09 PM
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Ark's oem minty chaste white build

Havent had an rx7 for a while, especially a rotary one for a bit I decided I needed another one.

I've owned a few Turbo2 swapped convertible fc's and the last one being an ls1 swapped coupe.
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So I ended up picking up this Chaste White FD in Florida in November 2015.
Black interior, low mileage, 60k, fresh paint, no rust.

99 spec bumper and lights.
Koni Yellows and RB springs
Greddy Titanium catback
Some sort of intake.

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First bath
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In good company, keeping the red white and blue theme.
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Surrounded by ogres
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So far have been collecting parts and just doing the basics.

Re-amemiya short shifter and rmagic heavy ****
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Ohlins


Superpro bushings, J-auto arms, new oem pillowballs, steering rack bushings and ss clutch line


19inch Work Meisters , currently getting refinished and re-barelled.
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Fair set of Recaro's are getting reupholstered by ESH Upholstery in alcantra they will look like this
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Except in red alcantara
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Re-Amemiya CF door sills
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Jdm armrest
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Just finished the Ohlins install, next plan is to redo the rest of the suspension, finish interior and alarm. Mount the Work Meisters when they come in. I'm waiting on the seats to be redone and have the Greddy Vmount kit, Sakebomb HID's, door handle on order. Still need to order a carbon oem lip, feed style sideskirts,rear diffuser from shine and a 99 spec wing with the carbon fiber insert.

I like cars that have a bit of everything done, but are not over done so they are still enjoyable, that is the goal for this and hoping to have this car done by spring time funds and time permitting.
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very nice.
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Looks great, that TII looks really clean
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That's a pretty cool old-school SMIC setup. The intake is RE Amemiya. Good luck with the build.
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That's a pretty cool old-school SMIC setup. The intake is RE Amemiya. Good luck with the build.
Thanks and thanks for the info.
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Nice wheels good friend.
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Are those spirit r seats?
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Looks a lot like my old car with the LS3 swap.
Good luck with your build. I'm across the bridge in NJ
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Your collection of cars puts a smile on my face!
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not to detract from ur beautiful fd, but can u post more pics of the Subie?
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Are those spirit r seats?
They are the recaro rz's

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Your collection of cars puts a smile on my face!
Thank you. Latest addition just arrived too.
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not to detract from ur beautiful fd, but can u post more pics of the Subie?
Sure, the subaru is the favorite anyway lol.
Ark's rsti bilstein, cusco, whiteline, all of it. - Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
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Got all the suspension stuff on.

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Picked up the seats from ESH and received the rails recently.

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Redid the sound system with new Alpine speakers
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Added insulation to the doors and also rear speakers which the car did not come with along with putting 6.5s in the front doors.

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The Meisters came back from getting relipped.

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They fit perfect

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Looks a lot like my old build
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This build is awesome! I have always wanted a white FD with Red Recaros! That Porsche and M3 look awesome!
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Car's coming along awesome

Those seats just look stunning. I saw them in person last time I was at ESH and they inspired me to go searching for my own Spirit R seats to have some Edwards Bros loving' worked on them

If you're on the hunt for some different (non-chrome) combo lights for the front bumper let me know, I have a few pair squirreled away in my collection
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Very nice, the wheels look amazing on the car! When you say you had them re-barrelled, were they made wider or what changed? Who did the work?

I have 3-piece wheels on my car that need another round of refurbishment .

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Nice build quality parts. But why you wearing those clean 95's whilst working on the car? Lol
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Car's coming along awesome

Those seats just look stunning. I saw them in person last time I was at ESH and they inspired me to go searching for my own Spirit R seats to have some Edwards Bros loving' worked on them

If you're on the hunt for some different (non-chrome) combo lights for the front bumper let me know, I have a few pair squirreled away in my collection
Sounds good, thanks, I'll be in touch.


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Very nice, the wheels look amazing on the car! When you say you had them re-barrelled, were they made wider or what changed? Who did the work?

I have 3-piece wheels on my car that need another round of refurbishment .

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I had them made smaller, because these came off a widebody car. The work was done by VR Wheels WebStore, Presented By VR Motoring . New forged lips were about $200 a lip plus shipping there and back.




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Nice build quality parts. But why you wearing those clean 95's whilst working on the car? Lol
Lol, that was a friend.
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Car is out the body shop and getting final alignment done. Had the front lip painted too, dont know if I like it yet or not.

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Received the sakebomb hid kit last month and the greddy vmount kit is finally coming today, install all that, have powerfc tuned by john renna. Also the recaros and the upgraded interior door handle.
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Very nice. I would go back to black plastic lip. Once you scrape that lip, the white paint will come off and will look like crap.
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The white ones look so good because of the black accents.
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In my personal opinion the painted lip only works if you have the OEM side skirts to keep the lines going. The front lip looks a bit out of place to me.
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