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Old 10-22-2007, 04:07 PM
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Yep - that's an SE alright.



Swapping the brakes is actually optional depending on your goals. Even after my conversion and years of dealing with 5 lug FC friends knocking on the 4 lug, I've have found plenty of resources. You can get 8 piston big brake kits for the 4 lug pattern. The biggest issue (and one of the ONLY reasons I would switch) is it does limit your wheel selection. You can fit the standard "ricer" size, but to get some meat down on a 500HP + car you'll need to step up. I will probably at some point abandon the 4 lug system because of this.



Other things to note, you dont need to "cut out the firewall". If you look at the firewall, you can see where the steering column, etc passes through on the RHD. The RX7 was built in japan - they didnt just make a different firewall for the north american market, they simply "punched out" the necessary holes, etc.



That car also seems like it either had/was going to hav a v8 in it - so as long as you put a rotary back under the hood, I could care less what you do w/ it.



Being an SE though - you will want more than a JDM front clip - get the tranny, driveshaft, rear end, etc as well. Have DEEEP pockets too....
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by One320B' post='886051' date='Oct 22 2007, 12:07 PM
Yep - that's an SE alright.



Swapping the brakes is actually optional depending on your goals. Even after my conversion and years of dealing with 5 lug FC friends knocking on the 4 lug, I've have found plenty of resources. You can get 8 piston big brake kits for the 4 lug pattern. The biggest issue (and one of the ONLY reasons I would switch) is it does limit your wheel selection. You can fit the standard "ricer" size, but to get some meat down on a 500HP + car you'll need to step up. I will probably at some point abandon the 4 lug system because of this.



Other things to note, you dont need to "cut out the firewall". If you look at the firewall, you can see where the steering column, etc passes through on the RHD. The RX7 was built in japan - they didnt just make a different firewall for the north american market, they simply "punched out" the necessary holes, etc.



That car also seems like it either had/was going to hav a v8 in it - so as long as you put a rotary back under the hood, I could care less what you do w/ it.



Being an SE though - you will want more than a JDM front clip - get the tranny, driveshaft, rear end, etc as well. Have DEEEP pockets too....


it had a v8 in there. Guy blew it up I guess
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:37 PM
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why go 5 lug other than if you want wide wheels that are allso bling, go to www.aeroracewheel.com they have some 13's and 15's that go anywere from 7 to 10'' wide with any backspace you want.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:01 PM
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with a list like this:



1.Fully Strip

2.Start exterior bodywork

3.Repair any rust

4.Repair anything on interior

5.Repair anything wrong in the engine bay

6.Repair Jams

7.Cut firewall out,

8.Replace with JDM firewall

9.RHD Conversion

10.JDM Motor

11.Bodykit

12.Suspension

13.Seats and harnesses

14.repaint brand new color =]

15.Carbon Fiber hood? Maybe

16.Brakes

17.Rims





why would you NOT go 5 lug?

dash is only a small part of the interior, do you plan on dying the carpet and all the rest of the plastics inside the car, or

are you going for that stripped down look?
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:23 PM
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if someone can find me one with a decent body for 700 or so ill take it.. Ifits a bit more whatever
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:06 PM
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5 lug conversion isnt too hard, I traded my T-bird for a s4 with a 5 lug conversion on the front lol I've gotta do the back when I get it with the supplied parts from the previous owner.



Anyway, sounds like a good plan...I think shifting with your left hand would be weird as **** too lol and left turns will be a nightmare.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:32 PM
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I've driven RHD on a few occasions - the hardest thing for me was backing into a parking space, lol - I always ended WAY to close to the right hand side.



Everything else is pretty normal. At some point I'd love to have a RHD FD....
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