Chris Tran T04z MB build by RotaryNationFD

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Chris Tran T04z MB build



Compliments of RotaryNationFD @ www.rx7club.com



11-19-2013

It all started almost 6 years ago now. I found This MB base for sale for 7k as an automatic with 155k on it. 

ever since then Ive been absolutely addicted to rotaries.


The motor was purchased, rebuilt and ported through Banzai-Racing since my motor was too trashed to recover. I also got the oil pan brace, fly wheel resurfaced and their poly- urethane mounts. The port is a large street port as well. 


when the motor arrived to Banzai 



After Banzai was done 



When I got the motor home It was absolutely spotless and me and my buddy wasted no time getting to work. The Turbo kit i went with was a garrett t04z ball bearing kit from rx7store.com.. It is an ok kit it didn't come with an oil return fitting for the motor though. but to my surprise good quality for the money. The kit was 2499. which to me isn't bad. 




Before I went single turbo I was hard pressed on v mount intercooler set up. For multiple reasons. I like the fact that you can't see the core by just looking at the car and newbs won't know think its boosted. LOL but more so for the better boost response and cooler temperatures. I decided to go with the Rotary Extreme Track V Mount kit. Unfortunately for the price (2400) i wasn't as satisfied as i wanted to be. First off it took just about 4 and a half months to get to me and it needed some adjustment for a proper fit. However i have no complaints other then that. Oh and the fact it came in a giant blue tub i thought that was strange but everything was sorted and labeled nicely.



It also came with this cool PS cooler. but its just sitting since i don't have power steering.. so if u want it 100bucks plus shipping and take it




It took a few hours to get it all installed and fitted proper but it looked damn good once it was said and done





you can see in this pic where the cold pipe and elbow were off by a bit



Finished Product




11-19-2013


If you were wondering what my entire parts list was for the motor here you go. Im also pretty **** about parts and everything listed was bought brand new.

[B]-Aggressive street ported 13b motor

-2mm super apex seals

-Banzai Racing block off plate kit

-Banzai Racing OMP block off plate

-Banzai Racing oil pan brace

-Banzai Racing polyurethane motor mounts

-Underdrive pulley kit

-Resurfaced flywheel

-Garrett T04z BB turbo

-Custom manifold

-Custom down pipe

-Custom Mid pipe

-Tail 44mm waste gate

-Greddy elbow

-Custom V-Mount intercooler/radiator set up

-Greddy oil catch can

-Pettit AST

-Greddy full titanium exhaust

-Walbro 255 fuel pump

-Modified OEM primary fuel rail

-550 primary injectors

-KG Parts secondary fuel rails and adapters

-Bosch 1680cc secondary injectors

-Aeromotive FPR and gauge

-HKS high power ignition system

-Apex’i ECU with commander

-Greddy boost controller

-Greddy turbo timer

-Prosport Wideband kit

-Prosport boost gauge

-Batter relocation kit

-Spec stage 3 clutch/B] 


Smokin my *** out after the first start up haha



And a few accent shots my girl took just because








Phase 1

when i first started doing exterior mods i wanted to keep it clean and conservative. I love the stock lines of the FD as they are timeless and IMO the best looking sports car from the 90s to come out of Japan


It took me months to figure out what wheels i wanted but I got these bad boys for a great deal new so i had to jump on it


18x9.5 +22 and 18x10.5 +22 with 225 40 18 and 255 35 18 Hankook V12 Evo tires




I decided to go with some shine auto side steps and street diffuser to go with my 99 lip 



It didn't take me long to get bored of Phase1 so I added some more aggressive touches like the shine auto pro diffuser re-amemiya taillight cover which i got for 100 bucks somehow and Hotwater labs lights







This photo in particular is one of my all time favorites of my car to date



Shortly after I installed all those exterior parts I felt my interior was in need of some changing too now that my car looked a bit more aggressive from outside so i went ahead and got the classic nardi deep corn 330mm with an nag short hub and 2.5 series quick release since the works bell was out of stock :/ I also threw on a fortune auto titanium shift **** and OEM rx7 floor mats





Eventually Ill get a set of red spirit r recaros, Spirit r cluster, cage and convert to black interior


Phase 3 began with my thought of stance being dumb and tracking being cool. So with that in mind I sold the te37's and bought some regas from a friend for a relatively good price.


The regas were originally 2 white and 2 gold but I spray painted them all white. they came out surprisingly well i must admit! curb age was expected since they are old wheels but since the plan was to track i didn't care really. The specs are 17x9 +38 and +18 (running 10mm spacer in front) with 255 40 17 dunlop zII direzza tires which are AMAZING unless your in rain then you feel like your going to die.







Here is my entire parts list 

[B]Performance

-Aggressive street ported 13b motor

-2mm super apex seals

-Banzai Racing block off plate kit

-Banzai Racing OMP block off plate

-Banzai Racing oil pan brace

-Banzai Racing polyurethane motor mounts

-Underdrive pulley kit

-Resurfaced flywheel

-Garrett T04z BB turbo

-Custom manifold

-Custom down pipe

-Custom Mid pipe

-Tail 44mm waste gate

-Greddy elbow

-Custom V-Mount intercooler/radiator set up

-Greddy oil catch can

-Pettit AST

-Greddy full titanium exhaust

-Walbro 255 fuel pump

-Modified OEM primary fuel rail

-550 primary injectors

-KG Parts secondary fuel rails and adapters

-Bosch 1680cc secondary injectors

-Aeromotive FPR and gauge

-HKS high power ignition system

-Apex’i ECU with commander

-Greddy boost controller

-Greddy turbo timer

-Prosport Wideband kit

-Prosport boost gauge

-Batter relocation kit

-Spec stage 3 clutch

-Kaaz 1.5 way diff


Suspension

-Fortune Auto 500 series coilovers

-Swift spring upgrade

-Slotted drilled rotors

-Hawk HPS pads

-Super Now Bushing Kit


Styling

-OEM 99 spec front lip

-Shine Auto side steps

-Shine Auto Pro diffuser

-HotWater Labs custom headlight kit with HIDs

-Smoked turn lamps

-99 spec tail lights

-RE-Amemiya tail light cover


Wheels and Tires

-Volk TE37SL 18×9.5 and 18×10.5

-Hankook Ventus V12 Evo tires 225 40 18 / 255 35 18 

-Desmond Regamaster Marquise Promada 17x9 +38/18

-Dunlop Direzza ZII tires 255 40 17


Interior

-NRG hub adapter

-NRG 2.5 gen quick release

-Nardi 330mm leather deep cone wheel

-Fortune Auto titanium shift ****

-OEM RX7 floor mats/B]




11-20-2013


To answer all the questions about the headlights. They have better visibility then stock i really like mine a lot. i have no issues in rain since they don't have lenses nor have i had any issue with bugs at all yet so i can't really give you an answer to that question sorry  maybe my buddies at hot water labs can help you with that ,…... they are easy to install took me about 30 minutes everything is plug and play.


I am sponsored by fortune auto so if you want coilovers i can get u 200 off list price. my spring rates are 12k 12k may go up to 14k 14k though but with the 12s its an amazingly smooth ride with the meaty tires not so much with the 18s [/B]




11-22-2013


Phase 4 is going underway as I am slowly collecting parts and figuring out what i want the car to look like next.. It is set in my mind already that the feed over fenders will be put on. I think the cut outs of the fenders along with the rivets give the FD's sleek natural curves that in your face aggressive look. I also picked up a feed bumper (shine auto) local for a good deal i just need to go get it. Feed's bumper isn't exactly the greatest FD bumper imo but it'll do until i get a first gen re-a n-1 bumper with the standard canards. as for wheels the regas will be replaced. Ive looked at a few options but I have rarely seen gunmetal advan tcIII on rx7's and i think they suit the car well so that will most likely be my next set in a 18x10 +35 (w/25mm spacer) and 18x11 +15 with 255 35 and 295 30 adman ad08r tires to match my advan wheels. 




here is what they look like on feed's 30th anniversary FD 









2-22-2014


Surprise FEED Aero! 










2-28-2014


Phase 5


So I finally managed to get the rear quarters cut and welded and rivet on the Shine feed rears. I am VERY impressed with fitment. With all aftermarket aero there are always some flaws but overall nothing that wasnt a simple fix. Never have I been less then pleased with Ken's products. 




4-2-2014

Coming Along.

Finally I got to get some real time in and do some work on the FD... After about 8 hours total I managed to finish stripping the hood (which had 27.3 mills of paint) roof and trunk.. due to deep cracks in the old paint. All that's left is the rock guard on the doors. I now have a new respect for stripping paint....wow.. along with that I picked up some APR mirrors and started some repair work on my diffuser.




4-4-2014


MAN OH MAN!!! montego blue paint never looked so good... I finally got around to painting my bumper and I am so glad I decided to stay with MB instead of yellow or white. Pics do NO justice but u can see how the chemicals in Waterborne paint make it look pretty crazy before it dries.




4-14-2014


Well The last piece of Phase 5 was purchased of the weekend! here it is! I took a road trip up to Jersey to hang out with my buddies from Bubble Tech and pick up this bad boy, Authentic RE-Amemiya GTII CF wing. Since the clear coat is faded pretty bad im going to just paint it the same color my taillight cover used to be along with my diffuser sides canards and all that good stuff.. Which is toyota metallic black. You will notice the wood wing stands dont worry they're just mock ups of the real thing Bubble Tech is making for me 




4-21-2014


Phase 5 is almost complete I managed to get the car taped up and primed in 50 minutes today. Surprisingly it took about 90oz to do the whole car I underestimated that. However its nice to see the car one color again. hopefully I can have it painted by Friday DDD




5-20-2014


I finally get to see my wheels! should be here soon 18x10 +22 and 11.5 +24




also test fit the bumper and drilled holes for canards




5-21-2014


Got the splitterr Mocked up  RACEKOR!!!




6-3-2014


Finally Things are starting to come together and Hopefully the car its self will be painted this week! For now, only the aero peices were painted but they turned out great! My new clear gun is awesome. I also thought since my RE wing is carbon and I want to somehow embrace that even though I was going to paint it to slap on an old school Re Amemiya sticker before spraying and peeled if off before clearing. The result is amazing i'm so glad I decided to do so.




6-19-2014


So its almost completely done now. little more buffing this weekend wheels and alignment and its ready to roll!! here are the newest pics! 








Please mind the peeley look on the wing plate it doesnt look nearly as bad in person LOL 






6-25-2014


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6-30-2014


Shes all done!!! photoshoop already took place so im not posting too many pics u ntil those go live until then here you go! from cars and coffee richmond 





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