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Old 04-03-04, 04:13 AM
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FC brake ducts any intrest?

anyone intrested in cf fc brake ducts?


is there any different between S4 and s5 brake ducts/mounting points?
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Old 04-03-04, 07:31 PM
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it all depends on the price!!!

I doubt they would be...but could they be used on the street? (rubbing/clearance issues in tight turns)
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there should be no rubbing/clearence issue as they turn with the wheel (although i have no idea about the hosing rubbing, i guess it will depend on how you run it). the price will be 150 dollars for a set of 2 (I think this is a good price considering regular steel plates cost $220+ alone!). I can buy hosing but the price will just be tacked on to the exhisting price as well as the shipping price. They will be very similar to my FD set if you saw pics of those.

if anyone is intrested in a set, let me know. ill be making 2 sets in anycase for my FC as well as Kell's FC

P.S. Stock FC brakes are good enuf so that you can easily lock them up so you dont really need to buy a big brake kit to make brake fade dissappear, you just need to keep them cool enuf if you want faster braking, get better tires because no matter how big of rotors or pads you get, it wont stop any faster then what your tires will allow for.
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So these will be the ducts at the wheel to attach a hose to, not just replacements of the stock brake duct in the bumper?
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Originally posted by JerryLH3
So these will be the ducts at the wheel to attach a hose to, not just replacements of the stock brake duct in the bumper?
give me your email and ill shoot you some pics. inanycase, they replace the stock sheilds
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very interested, if they're the same ones as the cf ducts i have seen for the fd (not sure of site, i can't find it now) i'll buy a set.
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Originally posted by skunks
give me your email and ill shoot you some pics. inanycase, they replace the stock sheilds
OK, they replace the stock dust shields, correct?

You can go ahead and send me pics if you like, [email protected]

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At that price, not for me.. Thanks for thinking of us though.

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pics for me as well:
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I'm interested send me some pics at: [email protected] Thanks
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Silkworm,

150$ isn't that expensive considering the time and materials spent.

It's also a 150$ that can pay for itself over time.
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It's a 150$ I don't need to speed, for 2 reasons. One, my brakes don't fade on track, and I punish them.. Cooling might help pad life, but that leads to #2, when I do ducts, I'll just duct air to the rotor and fab up something to get it there, slick CF is nice to have, and it looks to be a well made piece, but when I'm staring a 700$ tranny rebuild, 900$ cooling system, and a 1200 rear end in the face, I'll fab my own.

Thanks though

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its cool if Silkworm is not intrested in a pair, its totally up to him if he wants one or not and right now he is not intrested. actually he does not need them so it would not really serve his purposes

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I have an ambitious project for you to showcase your skills, how about a rear diffuser, and venturi tunnel for the FC? Carl
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Originally posted by in2twins
I have an ambitious project for you to showcase your skills, how about a rear diffuser, and venturi tunnel for the FC? Carl
like the re-amemiya rear diffuser pro? hehe i do have plans to make one but thats gonna be after i finish up the stands for my GT type spoiler i have already made as well as my seat (combo kirk racing with the extra wide side bolsters which run on the side of my ribs as well as the very tall side bolsters by my thighs). I have to also finish my cf/lexan rear hatch and full cf body as well perhaps one day ill get to the rear diffuser first i gotta get the money and time to finsih all my other little projects
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Yes(like the RE), I will probably end up fabbing one out of aluminum. Carl
BTW, the GT wing looks very nice on the FC, See my thread in the 2nd gen forum
https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...hreadid=292495

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Old 04-15-04, 04:43 PM
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you can't just make a venturi tunnel and expect it to work to optimum levels. You're going to need to do a LOT of on track testing as well as some well documented time in the wind tunnel. I've looked into making them for FC's but it is just not worth the time effort and money. I don't think it's possible to even break even on a 11-16 year old car.

It would definately be nice to have a full underbody aero system for the car. Venturi's are great but to get them perfect it takes a lot of time and money. If i decide to do one it will be when I'm working for someone else and it will be a 1 of piece. I don't plan to wind tunnel test it because i can get just as good if not better results with data acq...
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lets keep it on topic guys, we should start another thread for rear diffusers to get more intrested and info on that.

P.S. my rear diffuser will never really make a difference, i dont plan to go above 60mph in my fc, well sideways at least
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show some pics of the ducts. how are they coming along?
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Old 04-23-04, 03:29 AM
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ran out of cf and materials, plus my fd kinda died on me (replacing the stupid fpd right now) so I'm low on cash
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can you send pics? [email protected]
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here are some pics of the one from a fd, ill start on the fc ones once i get my fc (gotta get it reged and insured)
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http://community.webshots.com/album/138187230wYjAXY

some pics of the fd ones, ill start on the fc ones later after i actually get my fc home
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Why don't you take care of prior business first you thief.

https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...hreadid=299082

I wouldn't do business with people like this.


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