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Old 02-17-03, 12:12 AM
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Pics of Foko's ride

Sorry Jeremy, not sure what car # your RX-7 was, PM me and I'll upload a few of you too




Courtesy, Head-On Photos (c) 2003

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Old 02-17-03, 01:16 AM
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so nice.....

Dont you have to buy the CDs to get the pics?
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Old 02-17-03, 05:10 AM
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Todd Serota's TracQuest! I'm one of Todd's east coast instructors at Mid Ohio. Damn I need to make it to a west coast event BTW, love the yellow FD. Looks similar to Brad Barber's yellow track-only beast
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foko, which tires did you end up with, and how did you like them on track?
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Old 02-17-03, 01:34 PM
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Cossie,

Yep, you have to buy a CD if you want full size pics, but hey, I'm an RX-7 driver, and I don't mind sharing once in a while Just don't tell Norm or Steve

Did we shoot an event you were at? I can dig up a few if you want..

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hmmm

Were you at the NASA event in Vegas last year? in the summer where we had the night track day? I was there in my Audi

I was at LS in Dec with Greenflag, then SearsPoint with Speed ventures...

I wont tell....promise on my rotary soul....
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Old 02-17-03, 06:25 PM
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We were supposed to do the GFR event in December, but some other photo guy got the gig.

we did do the NASA LVMS event back in the summer, what car # were you then?

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I think I was #171

I had a black Audi S4 with BBS LMs


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Old 02-18-03, 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by SleepR1
foko, which tires did you end up with, and how did you like them on track?
hey silkworm....thanks for posting those pics

i'm running khumo v700's 285/30-18. it was my first day out on that tire/wheel combo so i spent most of the days with the pyrometer adjusting pressures and working out camber settings. i bought the tires heat cycled from tire rack, but no shaved, so there was quite a bit of tread.

at the end of the day, the inside of my tranny "rearranged" itself......so no more set up until march 1-2 at laguna seca.

my initial impression was that the setup was oversteering dramatically....however, once tire pressures were optimized, that improved very quickly . turn-in is SPECTACULAR.

i'm changing camber settings a bit before the next track day, based on my pyrometer data, and i'll be starting with good pressure data. more of a report to follow.

maybe you could get todd to set you up as a guest instructor and fly you and your car out on a transport plane hehe....actually todd really enjoys rx7's though he's gone over to that german marque now.....something that starts with a "p" i think....

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Old 02-19-03, 05:45 AM
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What do you mean rearranged tranny ?? That sounds bad, fabian!! Glad you liked the Ecsta V700s. They might be worth trying out. Too bad the sizes are limited in 17-inch. I need 255/40-17s... I've dreamed of doing Laguna and Sears Point. I guess I could "rent" a BMW 3-series to thrash around...or perhaps there are race car rentals available near the tracks...or YOU could rent your FD to me, (hee hee)
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yeah, turns out the primary and secondary shaft 3rd gear cogs lost about 1/3rd of their teeth......very strange failure.....

anyhow i'm up and running again so all is well.

i know for certain you can rent spec miata's out here. don't know about other cars.

you can rent my fd if you want, just bring "some" cash as a deposit

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I just ordered 17x9.5"(275-40-17 v700s) forgelines all around for my FC, Fabian, are you running the 285s all around? look forward to seeing you at the track. Best regards, Carl Byck
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Originally posted by Carl Byck
I just ordered 17x9.5"(275-40-17 v700s) forgelines all around for my FC, Fabian, are you running the 285s all around? look forward to seeing you at the track. Best regards, Carl Byck
yup....285/30-18 all around....affectionately known as the "cooper" fitment for the FD.

i'll be at laguna on march 1-2 and then buttonwillow march 15-16.....maybe we'll run across each other.

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nice car! Foko, what mods do you have and how are you setting up your car for the track?
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all around... dang
i love mazdaspeed gtc bumper
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Old 02-20-03, 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by 1FooknTiteFD
nice car! Foko, what mods do you have and how are you setting up your car for the track?
i use the car only for the track, so it's setup is specifically for that. not sure i understand the question otherwise....there's a LOT of details on the setup.

briefly the highlights: streetport,powerfc, avc-r,1300cc secondaries, apexi rx6, petit large ic etc....dyno about [email protected] (my usual boost) and 370ish on 15 psi. racing beat/act clutch, mazdacomp catback + borla midpipe (+turnaway for laguna seca)

JIC FLTA2 coilovers with 14kg/12kg springs, racingbeat sway bars, cwc sway mounts,kinesis 18X10 all around, khumo V700 285/30 all around, porsche/moveit 996 front brakeset, 99 jspec rear brakes, 929 mastercylinder

mazdaspeed front end and rear wing, re amemiya sleek lights. sparco 5 point harnesses, kirk roll bar, defi gauges, momo wheel....

that's the basics....i can answer any specific questions you might have, feel free to pm me.

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oops...mistake....the front brakes are porsche/moveit 993....model year 96.

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how much of an increase in stopping power comes with the porsche brakes? Are they heavy? I know some people looking into doing that conversion
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Old 02-23-03, 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by 1FooknTiteFD
how much of an increase in stopping power comes with the porsche brakes? Are they heavy? I know some people looking into doing that conversion
Those brakes are brakes from Movit/Ultimate Garage. I had purchased that very kit but never installed them. I sold the kit to the previous owner of Foko's car.

The brake kit is quite heavy, mostly because of the rotors but the calipers are heavy as well.

Although I never installed them on my car, I did weigh the components :

Rotor 21.5 lbs
Caliper 8 lbs
bracket 1.5 lbs
brake pads X 2 1.5 lbs
Total: 32.5 lbs per side

I don't remember the weights of the stock or the M2 AP racing kit(which I currently have), but the Porsche kit is much, much heavier. However, although heavy unsprung weight is bad, there is an advantage in having heavy rotors. These Porsche brake kits are supposed to be phenomenal.

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Originally posted by Mr. Stock
Those brakes are brakes from Movit/Ultimate Garage. I had purchased that very kit but never installed them. I sold the kit to the previous owner of Foko's car.

The brake kit is quite heavy, mostly because of the rotors but the calipers are heavy as well.

Although I never installed them on my car, I did weigh the components :

Rotor 21.5 lbs
Caliper 8 lbs
bracket 1.5 lbs
brake pads X 2 1.5 lbs
Total: 32.5 lbs per side

I don't remember the weights of the stock or the M2 AP racing kit(which I currently have), but the Porsche kit is much, much heavier. However, although heavy unsprung weight is bad, there is an advantage in having heavy rotors. These Porsche brake kits are supposed to be phenomenal.
mr. stock is correct about the weight issue, these brakes definitely have some heft to them. you can save a little by using aluminum hats vs. the steel ones which come with the kit. having said that, the stopping power is phenomenal and i have yet to have any significant fade issues, even at laguna seca.

while i haven't been able to compare them to other kits, until they have to be replaced for some reason, i have no reason to switch.

additionally, i'll add that the OEM Porsche rotors are about $100 dollars each.....i doubt you'd find a much better price on rotors for any of the other kits.

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man thats the same fronty bumper and color my fd gonna be
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Hey what about getting the Porsche 996 to go with the Porsche brakes
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Hey Foko, can you post your alignment specs? What kind of suspension mods are you running?
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Originally posted by 1FooknTiteFD
Hey Foko, can you post your alignment specs? What kind of suspension mods are you running?
JIC coilovers with 14kg/mm front and 12kg/mm rear springs rates

racing beat sway bars, m2 links, cwc sway mounts, 18X10 wheels all around with khumo victoracer 285/30-18.

alignment specs:
front: 0 toe, 6 caster, -2.0 camber
rear: 0 toe, -0.5 camber

ride height nearly stock (1/2in lower)

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Old 03-03-03, 11:37 PM
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those are kinesis? i thought those were CCW rims
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