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Old 08-25-18, 02:18 AM
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Love the 99 Spec look on white FD
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Have you considered PPF - I'd hate to see a rock chip after that beautiful paint job.

After the PPF then you can ceramic coat it
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Car looks great. What's next?
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Love the 99 Spec look on white FD
Me too! Might have to get a steering wheel to match some of the interior at some point.

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Have you considered PPF - I'd hate to see a rock chip after that beautiful paint job.

After the PPF then you can ceramic coat it
Yes, have considered that, for the front bumper PPF and ceramic pro 9H over that. Ceramic pro 9H everywhere else. I did get a rock chip on my wing, anyone else experience that?

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Car looks great. What's next?
Likely Spirit R brakes if possible to source and locate. I've been reading threads and searching the internet to see what that entails. I have been looking at part numbers and trying to figure things out. Most threads that I have read discuss the difference between 99 spec brakes (part numbers will be listed) and the Spirit Rs but don't go into detail on part numbers for the Spirit Rs.

For front brakes, is there a difference between right and left? and do I need other front brake parts?
Caliper F1Z6-33-98Z
Rotor F176-33-25XA

For the rear Caliper/Rotors I can't seem to find part numbers yet. RHD Japan lists this part (F175-26-281A) but I wasn't sure what was needed to do the Spirit R setup.

I have not yet been able to find rear calipers/rotors and don't know the part numbers for either. This isn't a function of not using the search function as I have been trying to find out this information, but if anyone could provide guidance, would appreciate it. Still trying to read as much as I can when I have time.

I've been feeling more and more like the direction this is going is mostly just Spirit R type parts when I can find them. Shift boot/e-brake/plastic console will probably happen in the somewhat close future as well. After brakes/Spirit R seats/Spirit R other interior parts I'm not sure what else I would want to do at this point. I'm pretty happy where things are now.

Here's a pic of my 1990 FC vert that I had for a long time.



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So I couldn't bring myself to sand down my brand new BBS caps, so when I took my car in to get ceramic coated, I had the shop see if they could do a black wrap on the cap and then put the mazda emblem on with double sided tape, here is the test run. I still think that I will eventually do a 3-d printed black housing that a OEM black center cap can fit in. What do you guys think?
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I actually have the whole "spirit r" brake set up. I am pretty happy with the set up as my goal was to keep my car as OEM as possible.

The front calipers are same as the 99 spec RZ brakes except painted red. rotors and pads I sourced through RHDjapan. You will also need longer pad pins.
Rear caliper is same on all FD RX7. The bracket for rear caliper is different for the spirit r and rz brakes to accommodate larger roters.
You will need new hard brake lines for front and rear if I remember correctly. If you want to be thorough you will also need the dust shields from the RZ model.

I can give you a list of the parts to make it work on your car. Might take some time as I have to look through my computer for the part numbers and what not.
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I actually have the whole "spirit r" brake set up. I am pretty happy with the set up as my goal was to keep my car as OEM as possible.

The front calipers are same as the 99 spec RZ brakes except painted red. rotors and pads I sourced through RHDjapan. You will also need longer pad pins.
Rear caliper is same on all FD RX7. The bracket for rear caliper is different for the spirit r and rz brakes to accommodate larger roters.
You will need new hard brake lines for front and rear if I remember correctly. If you want to be thorough you will also need the dust shields from the RZ model.

I can give you a list of the parts to make it work on your car. Might take some time as I have to look through my computer for the part numbers and what not.
Yes, if you have the parts list then yes would love that and very much appreciate that. The whole painted red thing I like as well as the drilled rotors. I know the "red paint" does cost a whole lot more, but I think it pops against the darker wheels, and really like that it still says "MAZDA" on it. I think we are both kind of going for the same thing, I'm just a bit behind, happy to have you lead the way.


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Why not just BBK instead of Spirit R parts?
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Did some digging in my computer. Here is the list of the parts needed for Spirit R/RZ brake conversion. You can use your stock rear caliper and pads since they are the same. I believe the USDM front brake pads fit the Spirit R/RZ front brake calipers as well. The part numbers below include calipers for spirit R which are pretty damn expensive. Another option is to source a set of used RZ front brake calipers and just have them painted to match the Spirit R look for a much cheaper cost. For rotors I ordered aftermarket ones from RHDjapan.

1 F1Z4-33-23Z Kit, Brake Pads Front 99
4 F124-33-696 Pin, Pad Retainer 99
1 F1Z6-33-98Z Kit, Caliper Front Right Diff Bore 33.9mm/38.1mm spirit R
1 F1Z6-33-99Z Kit, Caliper Front Left Diff Bore 33.9mm/38.1mm spirit R
1 F124-43-710 Line, Brake Caliper Front Right 99
1 F124-43-720 Line, Brake Caliper Front Left 99
1 F138-33-261A Plate, Rotor Backing Front Right 99
1 F138-33-271A Plate, Rotor Backing Front Left 99

2 F124-26-281 Rear Brake Support Mounting
2 F124-26-261 Plate, Rotor Backing Rear

I am also in the process of installing a late model 99 spec JDM brake booster to my car to increase the brake pedal effort for improved braking feel. Hopefully I can get the RHD brake booster to fit my LHD FD.
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Originally Posted by hadokenny View Post
Did some digging in my computer. Here is the list of the parts needed for Spirit R/RZ brake conversion. You can use your stock rear caliper and pads since they are the same. I believe the USDM front brake pads fit the Spirit R/RZ front brake calipers as well. The part numbers below include calipers for spirit R which are pretty damn expensive. Another option is to source a set of used RZ front brake calipers and just have them painted to match the Spirit R look for a much cheaper cost. For rotors I ordered aftermarket ones from RHDjapan.

1 F1Z4-33-23Z Kit, Brake Pads Front 99
4 F124-33-696 Pin, Pad Retainer 99
1 F1Z6-33-98Z Kit, Caliper Front Right Diff Bore 33.9mm/38.1mm spirit R
1 F1Z6-33-99Z Kit, Caliper Front Left Diff Bore 33.9mm/38.1mm spirit R
1 F124-43-710 Line, Brake Caliper Front Right 99
1 F124-43-720 Line, Brake Caliper Front Left 99
1 F138-33-261A Plate, Rotor Backing Front Right 99
1 F138-33-271A Plate, Rotor Backing Front Left 99

2 F124-26-281 Rear Brake Support Mounting
2 F124-26-261 Plate, Rotor Backing Rear

I am also in the process of installing a late model 99 spec JDM brake booster to my car to increase the brake pedal effort for improved braking feel. Hopefully I can get the RHD brake booster to fit my LHD FD.
Thanks for the parts list. Most people switch to a 1" master cylinder to get a firmer pedal. You can switch out the stock banjo fitting and lines or machine the 929 cylinder to work with the banjo.
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Why not just BBK instead of Spirit R parts?
Trying to just stay with original Mazda parts as much as possible, part of my build theme

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Did some digging in my computer. Here is the list of the parts needed for Spirit R/RZ brake conversion. You can use your stock rear caliper and pads since they are the same. I believe the USDM front brake pads fit the Spirit R/RZ front brake calipers as well. The part numbers below include calipers for spirit R which are pretty damn expensive. Another option is to source a set of used RZ front brake calipers and just have them painted to match the Spirit R look for a much cheaper cost. For rotors I ordered aftermarket ones from RHDjapan.

1 F1Z4-33-23Z Kit, Brake Pads Front 99
4 F124-33-696 Pin, Pad Retainer 99
1 F1Z6-33-98Z Kit, Caliper Front Right Diff Bore 33.9mm/38.1mm spirit R
1 F1Z6-33-99Z Kit, Caliper Front Left Diff Bore 33.9mm/38.1mm spirit R
1 F124-43-710 Line, Brake Caliper Front Right 99
1 F124-43-720 Line, Brake Caliper Front Left 99
1 F138-33-261A Plate, Rotor Backing Front Right 99
1 F138-33-271A Plate, Rotor Backing Front Left 99

2 F124-26-281 Rear Brake Support Mounting
2 F124-26-261 Plate, Rotor Backing Rear

I am also in the process of installing a late model 99 spec JDM brake booster to my car to increase the brake pedal effort for improved braking feel. Hopefully I can get the RHD brake booster to fit my LHD FD.
Thank you for taking the time to share.
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Some new updates:

Ceramic Pro 9H, completed, also a partial front PPF
BBS center caps covered in black wrap with mazda logos placed onto that.
Excuse the dust on the car, but we've been having some fires here in Northern CA







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Awesome car! Good to see FDs like this with the OEM+ build.
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Absolutely stunning! Keep up the great work! I will be up and running in the next 6 months (hopefully sooner). I look forward to seeing you on the trail.
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Car look great!

What's next?
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Awesome car! Good to see FDs like this with the OEM+ build.
Thanks, I'm having fun with it.

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Absolutely stunning! Keep up the great work! I will be up and running in the next 6 months (hopefully sooner). I look forward to seeing you on the trail.
Hope to see other FDs out on the road as well!

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Car look great!

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Still waiting on Sake Bomb HID kit ordered at the beginning of May, have been told that it should be coming soon, will install that whenever that happens. May have something else in the works as well, not finalized yet... this is a teaser.

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I love the OEM+ build! White is so beautiful on FD's. Are there some Recaro RZ's or Spirit R seats in the mail??

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I'd run some spacers to make those wheels a little less sunken in. But its your preference
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This thing is beautiful. I’m still envious of CW FDs.
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I love the OEM+ build! White is so beautiful on FD's. Are there some Recaro RZ's or Spirit R seats in the mail??

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I'd run some spacers to make those wheels a little less sunken in. But its your preference
They would look better with the back wheels spaced out to fill in the well better, but I'm good with the way they are, I like that it's a closer offset to the Spirit R

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This thing is beautiful. Iím still envious of CW FDs.
I think the FD is beautiful as well, love the lines, especially on the 99 spec body style
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Change out that USDM steering wheel
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Change out that USDM steering wheel
Yeah, I need to, feels out of place with the seats and shift ****, just a matter of time. An updated Mazda logo with red stitching would be nice. I've been spending way too much on the car this year haha, I probably should just stay off the classifieds.

I did take advantage of some Cyber Monday deals and picked up a pressure washer/foam cannon and leaf blower. Tested it out today, was pretty cool.



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Your car is absolutely clean and beautiful.
I love the OEM + route you are going.
I do feel it NEEDS the spacers, the look is too far off on the offset and it really detracts from the look. Hence the OEM "PLUS"
A little lower, a little wider, a little faster.
I say a 10mm up front and a 20mm in the rear and 1/4"lower and you are in dream territory.
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Some new updates:

Ceramic Pro 9H, completed, also a partial front PPF
BBS center caps covered in black wrap with mazda logos placed onto that.
Excuse the dust on the car, but we've been having some fires here in Northern CA
Where is this dust that you speak of? Your build is actually pretty much what I was trying to accomplish a few years ago. Now my plans have changed some what. It's beautiful to live vicariously through someone elses build though! Great job thus far. Keep it up.
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i have a 99 spec Flyin M Steering Wheel. Let me know. im pretty local.

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