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Old 10-10-18, 03:32 PM
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Now the question now is: are people still interested in us pushing this project along?
Yes! Count me in
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Old 10-10-18, 03:58 PM
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If it's off the shelf, why can't we just buy it?
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Originally Posted by TwinCharged RX7 View Post
If it's off the shelf, why can't we just buy it?
Well. SPC doesn’t actually have an RX-7 part number - this is a combination of a few different pieces from different kits - we're basically buying one kit, keeping the bolts, throwing away the supplied washers... buying a different set of washers seeing if those fit, etc, etc. It's a bit hodge-podged right now until we figure everything out. We also don’t know if it fits yet, nor do we know if it performs how we expect.

We also know at least two of the bolts will have to be shortened. Plus we’d like to add indicators to the washers and possibly coat them all for a nice finished product.

Not to mention, it’s been almost two years since this discussion started. No one since has just ordered them. We figured if we did the legwork we could offer a nice product to the community.

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Old 10-12-18, 05:43 PM
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If it’s an “upgrade” from the OEM chamber bolts , count me in !
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Old 10-13-18, 09:16 AM
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Alpha Garage solution looks great.
Should retain the fine adjustment available stock (unlike the locks) and provide enough friction to keep the alignment.

I went with the updated Mazda pieces in 2013 and they still moved on me (295 Dot R up front).

I found just putting locktite behind the washers during/after alignment stopped them from moving. Alpha Garage solution is much more elegant!
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Any updates on this? I just took mine off and I can spin the washer round and round now.
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So this has been on the back burner for a while. But we did get the prototypes and went to install them in a subframe. All was going well until a little problem snuck up:





The washers from SPC were just 'off' and they didn't have any other options (we tried a TON). Our engineer contact at SPC basically said we were out of luck.

Sooooo, this sent us back to square one. Our next step was to contact a local shop we use for some other work and see if he can make them from scratch. He's a materials expert, so after explaining the issue, he came back with some solutions.

We are currently running a batch of washers / bolts which we are having cut from raw grade 10 carbon steel. I'm being told this stuff is about as hard as it gets and should address issues people are experiencing with rounded bolts, bored out washers and loss of alignment settings. The catch? It's NOT cheap... but it's tough.

I am hoping to have some in hand next week and already lined up a couple people to send them off to for testing.


I will keep you guys posted.
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Old 02-28-19, 10:51 PM
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Unfortunate about the set back but happy to hear you're still pushing forward to figure out a solution. Want these bad!
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