A classy FC3S drift build - RX7Club.com - Mazda RX7 Forum

Drifting Discuss Drifting and drifting techniques here.

A classy FC3S drift build

Reply

 
 
Old 04-09-15, 04:03 PM
  #1
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A classy FC3S drift build

so now that i have some free time and i am graduating soon which means real progress, i figured why not make a build thread.


Just gonna get everything caught up until now.
check instagram for more updates!! @dan_doee

picked her up easter weekend of 2014, bone stock owned by an older lady with 93K on the dash
After a proper detail
Name:  IMG_0453.JPG_zps7jqvrzfz.jpeg
Views: 432
Size:  228.8 KB[/URL]

finished up the semester, and got right back into working. which meant time to start stockpiling parts:

Name:  IMG950116_zpsgvqropzy.jpg
Views: 375
Size:  119.4 KB

installed everything over one weekend and got her on the ground

Name:  IMG959209_zps5fejyhog.jpg
Views: 387
Size:  184.0 KB

then it was time to save for some wheels, which eventually led to this

Name:  IMG950843_zpsanekfkxd.jpg
Views: 382
Size:  137.0 KB

eventually picked up tires, got them mounted and threw them on with two weeks to spare before summer was over!!
Resulted in this, i was not very satisfied with the fitment but i had very little cash or free time to do anything about that

Name:  GOPR0138_zpsa49eec48.jpg
Views: 373
Size:  143.8 KB

Name:  GOPR0127_zpszfshse5x.jpg
Views: 371
Size:  604.6 KB

Name:  GOPR0202_zpsfec1cb79.jpg
Views: 374
Size:  57.8 KB



Also made this diffuser and mounted it on the car, this was version #2
Name:  61ed12f2-5a89-45a5-9338-b2f9f6828823_zpstc4ov3un.jpg
Views: 375
Size:  549.5 KB

car stayed that way until winter break, where i daily drive it the whole winter, and also i bought a real camera!!!

Name:  bec95caa-ccda-4259-8bac-364fe3261c43_zpsxvq1oq2o.jpg
Views: 385
Size:  464.6 KB

Over winter break i saved up some cash and made these skirt extensions

Name:  IMG_4483_zps0mqmpe9e.jpg
Views: 374
Size:  125.4 KB

Used my tax return to pick up some goodies which included G35 rear spats, spacers, a fender roller

Name:  DSC_0307_zpsd6rvy5fe.jpg
Views: 402
Size:  332.7 KB

Last edited by dandoe; 04-09-15 at 04:27 PM.
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-15, 04:25 PM
  #2
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Picked up a rocket bunny V2 splitter which i planned to eventually tie into some canards, but unfortunately a chunk of ice fell off a truck on my way to school, hit the splitter and exploded most of it. el oh el
one of 5 pics i took before it became shrapnal

Name:  DSC_0302_zps1w6py06v.jpg
Views: 342
Size:  311.5 KB

Threw on 15MM PBM spacers on the front and knew i wanted/needed more camber

Name:  DSC_0337_zpsm6hybhgb.jpg
Views: 339
Size:  229.2 KB

worked on the car all easter weekend(2015):
slotted upper hole for more camber

Name:  IMG_2055_zpszvnz4i2w.jpg
Views: 342
Size:  85.2 KB

removed rear lower locking ring and threw on 5MM's

Name:  DSC_0361_zpsjmrtwszk.jpg
Views: 335
Size:  197.6 KB

got everything back together, took the car for a test drive and decided i needed to clearance the frame rails in the front and slightly pull the rear

Name:  IMG_0617_zpsayq6jlcl.jpg
Views: 343
Size:  149.7 KB

finished the driver side, lowered car torqued 4 lugs, hit the fifth and bam!
split the PBM key

Name:  IMG_2957_zpshxvfxygb.jpg
Views: 334
Size:  66.1 KB

Called PBM on monday, and thanks to their great customer service, there is a new one on the way.
this is how she currently sits!!

Name:  DSC_0349_zpsso91squi.jpg
Views: 345
Size:  265.0 KB

Name:  DSC_0352_zps0mwcv8sq.jpg
Views: 343
Size:  168.0 KB

and this is the 3rd time i redid the diffuser, trimmed 1.5 inches

Name:  5e990203-1078-4efc-91a7-84a486c95eb0_zpshrfdbqtb.jpg
Views: 359
Size:  569.5 KB

and a random interior shot lol
Name:  GOPR0142_zps5nodcqcb.jpg
Views: 342
Size:  416.2 KB

Last edited by dandoe; 04-09-15 at 04:29 PM.
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-15, 06:42 PM
  #3
Senior Member
iTrader: (9)
 
RX7(613)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: ottawa
Posts: 708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Car is looking great.
RX7(613) is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-15, 09:07 PM
  #4
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by RX7(613) View Post
Car is looking great.
thanks a lot! it is slowly coming together, can't wait until its swap time
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-15, 09:41 AM
  #5
Rotary Enthusiast
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: bloomington, mn
Posts: 1,101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was going to slot my pbm pros as well, but I work next to a machine shope and actually taking the perch's over to them to put another set of mounting hols in it to get the strut to move directly horizontal instead. The goofy coils do: / - \ | - | and \ - /. I wan -- - --. Seems like it should work.

Depending how much you notched that upper hole you may want to consider tack welding a washer on the outside of hole to keep your adjustment from bumping out of place (It WILL happen)
archaphil is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-15, 02:46 PM
  #6
Senior Member
 
ComicArtist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 418
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
^this is true, my PBM's kept adjusting themselves in the slot that they come with, I ended up using lock washers and tons of red thread lock and a huge impact to keep them from moving
ComicArtist is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-15, 04:04 PM
  #7
Registered User
10 Year Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Schmitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lincoln Park, NJ
Posts: 936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That red interior tho...

diggin it.
Schmitty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-15, 07:18 PM
  #8
Rotary Enthusiast
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: bloomington, mn
Posts: 1,101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Schmitty View Post
That red interior tho...

diggin it.
Red is coming back man. Deal with it. Love mine
archaphil is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-15, 11:38 PM
  #9
Senior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Premiumriceonly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Moorpark ca
Posts: 437
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
are those the +38s out back?
Premiumriceonly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-15, 12:01 PM
  #10
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Premiumriceonly View Post
are those the +38s out back?
+18, currently +13 with spacers


got my new lug key and finished her up this weekend. went out on a long cruise yesterday which included some mountain carving

Name:  DSC_03962_zpsxso2ijjv.jpg
Views: 353
Size:  254.0 KB

Name:  DSC_0446_zps8xqlhzyv.jpg
Views: 334
Size:  266.0 KB

Name:  DSC_03992_zpsinruqbmg.jpg
Views: 336
Size:  199.4 KB

Name:  DSC_0397_01_zpsox0rzoyz.jpg
Views: 348
Size:  231.1 KB
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-15, 03:42 PM
  #11
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
freshmaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That is one clean s5! Looks great man
freshmaker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-15, 08:46 PM
  #12
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by freshmaker View Post
That is one clean s5! Looks great man
thank you!!
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-15, 01:34 PM
  #13
Drift Slut
5 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
paganizondadude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Posts: 735
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Clean car. This is the drifting section so, what are your plans for the engine? Love to see clean *** FCs. They are rare now days.
paganizondadude is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-15, 02:12 PM
  #14
Newbie
iTrader: (8)
 
Gregory Casimir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Miami , Florida
Posts: 1,310
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
nice build so far.
Gregory Casimir is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-15, 04:46 PM
  #15
Junior Member
 
Donald Hampton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: seattle
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What wheels are those? Also size and whatnot if you remember, Car is looking great! Love the fact that you're using parts you build too. Subscribed!
Donald Hampton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-15, 07:06 PM
  #16
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Gregory Casimir View Post
nice build so far.
thank you sir!

Originally Posted by Donald Hampton View Post
What wheels are those? Also size and whatnot if you remember, Car is looking great! Love the fact that you're using parts you build too. Subscribed!
work xd9, 18x9 -2 ,18x10 +18

Originally Posted by paganizondadude View Post
Clean car. This is the drifting section so, what are your plans for the engine? Love to see clean *** FCs. They are rare now days.
funny you should ask...

so i have been busy, moved to michigan in june and didnt drive my car up here until august, but she made the 11 hour drive flawlessly.

went to car & drivers cars and coffee


Name:  Car-and-Drivers-Cars-and-Coffee-2015-The-Biggest-Yet-157-876x535_zpsnei9dadb.jpg
Views: 346
Size:  135.3 KB

picked up a BN sports replica kit, which i will be adding some custom touches too soon. test fit
Name:  DSC_0729_zpsovpk8al7.jpg
Views: 334
Size:  275.5 KB

Name:  DSC_0724_zps0ncnu9qq.jpg
Views: 337
Size:  224.0 KB

and finally this showed up and the teardown shall begin in a few weeks. im going to try to daily her as much as possible in the meantime
Name:  IMG_3322_zpskd8uei9g.jpg
Views: 341
Size:  414.8 KB

Name:  IMG_3320_zpsaunqsoz4.jpg
Views: 343
Size:  375.8 KB

the plan right now is to obtain a CD009 (z33) transmission and run the collins adapter plate and clutch setup. also my complete s5 drivetrain minus the engine harness will be for sale in a few weeks if any one local wants dibs.
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-16, 06:42 AM
  #17
it go down in the dm
10 Year Member
iTrader: (10)
 
danegerous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Vegas
Posts: 1,386
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Red on Champagne is my fave FC combo ever. Good taste, mate.
danegerous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-16, 11:07 PM
  #18
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by danegerous View Post
Red on Champagne is my fave FC combo ever. Good taste, mate.
Thank you, and thanks for reminding me i have this thread lol

current status of the car.

Name:  DSC_1513%20copy_zpstcgaqgro.jpg
Views: 332
Size:  302.7 KB

Name:  DSC_1542_zpshxt9svy3.jpg
Views: 350
Size:  285.3 KB
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-16, 05:36 AM
  #19
it go down in the dm
10 Year Member
iTrader: (10)
 
danegerous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Vegas
Posts: 1,386
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
danegerous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-16, 12:53 PM
  #20
what money?
 
labuffness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Posts: 90
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by dandoe View Post
Thank you, and thanks for reminding me i have this thread lol

current status of the car.



Damn I would really like to see a little more detailed writeup of the engine work. I wanna go 1j so bad. Looks amazing dude.
labuffness is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-16, 05:36 PM
  #21
Full Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tustin, CA
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Do all PBM coilovers have camber plates like that? Set for caster and camber adjustment?
MoNkEy_MaGiCx is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-16, 05:56 PM
  #22
it go down in the dm
10 Year Member
iTrader: (10)
 
danegerous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Vegas
Posts: 1,386
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MoNkEy_MaGiCx View Post
Do all PBM coilovers have camber plates like that? Set for caster and camber adjustment?
Yes
danegerous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-16, 07:45 PM
  #23
it go down in the dm
10 Year Member
iTrader: (10)
 
danegerous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Vegas
Posts: 1,386
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by danegerous View Post
Yes

Correction - PSM FC3S Coilovers do.
danegerous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-16, 05:48 PM
  #24
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by labuffness View Post
Damn I would really like to see a little more detailed writeup of the engine work. I wanna go 1j so bad. Looks amazing dude.
Ask and you shall receive, time for an update anyway....

got the engine pulled out at the end of november


found a great deal on a CD009 from an 07 G35. comparo to the 13B NA trans
Name:  DSC_1077_zps00uznwkq.jpg
Views: 381
Size:  276.1 KB

Checking if it is possible.. seems legit


youll need a rear sump JZ pan also. scored this on the 2JZ facebook group
Name:  DSC_1030_zpse6wjb6oa.jpg
Views: 339
Size:  297.3 KB

upper pan sealed up
Name:  DSC_1039_zpsclupfpet.jpg
Views: 336
Size:  285.5 KB

pulled the dash
Name:  DSC_1059_zpslv6oxqqa.jpg
Views: 334
Size:  278.6 KB

getting ready for the first test fit. engine stripped of twin turbo setup and block cleaned and painted Name:  DSC_1087_zpsmbmldywr.jpg
Views: 329
Size:  281.0 KB

removed the old trans mounts which is the only way that chubby transmission will fit Name:  DSC_1101_zpsnl1y43s4.jpg
Views: 333
Size:  222.4 KB

Name:  DSC_1091_zpsdwuo8csa.jpg
Views: 348
Size:  313.9 KB

$5 harbor freight spot weld drill but FTW
Name:  DSC_1097_zpsielodf5i.jpg
Views: 337
Size:  151.5 KB

excessive manufacturing mounts which are very high quality Name:  DSC_1108_zpsxqsfjmwg.jpg
Views: 340
Size:  269.6 KB

mount fitment, other side very similar.
Name:  DSC_1114_zpsq4x7zrde.jpg
Views: 338
Size:  167.5 KB
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-16, 05:54 PM
  #25
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
first test fit of engine only, notice how far forward it sat in the beginning Name:  DSC_1131_zpsudrybfvr.jpg
Views: 329
Size:  193.4 KB

plenty of oil pan clearance
Name:  DSC_1135_zpsmoyyckq0.jpg
Views: 332
Size:  233.1 KB

picked up some aero too and got started on some canards Name:  DSC_1190_zpsjjtesko1.jpg
Views: 356
Size:  311.3 KB

Collins adapter plate bolted up
Name:  DSC_1213_zpscwyftgdk.jpg
Views: 337
Size:  143.1 KB

Name:  DSC_1217_zpsd97gp15n.jpg
Views: 339
Size:  170.8 KB

and the adapter flywheel which will be mated to an ACT HD 6 puck Name:  DSC_1208_zpsuflnvldc.jpg
Views: 336
Size:  110.7 KB

Name:  DSC_1207_zps5xa1qfvn.jpg
Views: 336
Size:  112.5 KB

Engine/trans all mated for the first time
Name:  DSC_1219_zpshvkk5udx.jpg
Views: 340
Size:  198.2 KB

And then sliding in the FCs DMs
Name:  DSC_1220_zpsc9mu3lku.jpg
Views: 349
Size:  188.9 KB

first fit was pretty promising but obvi it needs to fit as far back as possible so no one can cry about ruining my weight distribution

Name:  DSC_1240_zpsgmhnttl6.jpg
Views: 334
Size:  193.3 KB

Name:  DSC_1232_zpsyp7pzqfa.jpg
Views: 338
Size:  204.3 KB
dandoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
gab.re
3rd Generation RX-7 (1993-2002) Vehicles
1
10-06-15 10:02 AM
cooldude
West RX-7 Forum
5
10-03-15 10:17 PM
RxglassJAw
NE RX-7 Forum
0
09-10-15 08:35 PM
doritoloco
Introduce yourself
4
09-08-15 08:58 PM
nbjeff
2nd Generation RX-7 (1986-1992) Parts
0
09-07-15 06:30 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 PM.


All content Copyright © 2007 by Internet Brands, Inc. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.