RX7 LS1: The Reveal

IllMike RX7 LS1 is just clean! We didn’t get an official shoot together even though i’ve been dying to use the new lenses I got for Christmas but I couldn’t wait to post these. LS1 power in an RX7 I have to say I am definitely a fan. I’ve had friends with FD’s and the headaches they had in just keeping the rotary up , running and healthy is just a pain and this swap is a definitely more and more common now a days. The 99 spec is also a plus with his build, aero, Stoptech, and the LE37’s come together brilliantly. Check out the details of work that went into the car.

Here are the Stats:

IllMike: 1993 Mazda RX-7 R2

*Jet Black Paint Job
*APR Carbon Fiber Side Mirrors
*JDM 99spec Front Bumper
*JDM 99spec Front Lip Spoiler
*JDM 99spec Turn Signals
*JDM 99spec Rayberg Fog Lights
*JDM 99spec Tail Lights
*Aluminum Exterior Door Handles(Powder coated: Flat black)
*Custom C-West HID Headlight setup (Bixenon Projector, 4300k Blubs)
*FEED Carbon Fiber(Ghost) Side Skirts
*RE-Amemiya Carbon Fiber(Ghost) Street Diffuser
*SHINE Carbon Fiber Lip Spoiler
*Viper 2-way Alarm system w.remote start
*JDM 99spec Steering wheel
*Alpine Head unit
*Infinity Perfect Speakers
*Custom Built Speedhut gauges.
– Revolution GPS Speedometer
– Does 0-60 time
– 1/4 mile times
– Top speed
– Elevation
– Clock
– High beam indicator
– Blinker indicator
– “LSX RX7” text in the center
*Speedhut Water Temp. Gauge
*Speedhut Oil Pressure
*Speedhut Fuel Gauge
*Speedhut Tach
*3m Color-Stable Tint installed. including Front Windsheild
*2000 model Ls1 / 4l60e Transmission
*Custom built cradle for LS1 Engine
*Custom built transmission brace
*Patriot Performance GM Ls6 style stage II heads (2.02″/1.57″/ 59cc)
*Patriot cam, Gm LS series 225/229 .580″ /.590″ 114LSA
*Gen III LS1 / LS6 Series JP Performance Billet Timing Gear set W-single row Chain
*Gm LS Series head gaskets .041″ compressed
*HD torque to yield bolts
*5/16″ x 7.400″ Hardened .080 wall pushrods
*Ported OEM throttle body.
*Cut, bored and ported OEM MAF sensor
*Lokar Aluminum throttle cable bracket
*EGR deleted, shaved hole on the intake manifold.
*ARP oil pan bolts, ARP starter bolts, ARP Torque converter bolts.
*3.5″ Cold Air Intake, Custom built and tig welded / K&N filter.
*Protective thermal boots for sprakplugs.
*BDR torque converter, 2500-2800 stall
*HD trans cooler mounted up front on the radiator.
*Mishimoto LS swap radiator mounted in stock location with added lower support bar for protection.
*Mishimoto Ls swap black silicone hoses
*Mishimoto LS swap aluminum fan shroud and dual fans
*Howe expansion tank setup used to fill the engine with coolant.
*HD custom built Drive Shaft.
*Shorty style built headers
*Mandrel bent piping w.dual MagnaFlow Mufflers (2.5″ to 3″)
*Braille light weight racing battery
*Braille aluminum mounting base.
*HD bump steer kit
*Walbro 255hp intake pump, Dual -6 black fuel line
*Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator.
*STANCE XR w/SWIFT Springs (Custom spring rates)
*Delrin bushings
*Rear Live axle swap (Straight axle)
– Ford 8.8 Lsd, 3.73 geared rear end, 31 spline axles.
*Triangulated 4 link Rear end setup.
– Uni body sub-frame was completely reinforced using laser cut 3/16″ steel plate, fully welded together.
*VOLK LE37T (Gunmetal) 18×8.5 / 18×9.5
*Dunlop SP Tires
*Tuner Lug Nuts
*STOPTECH 4Pot Big Brake Kit
– 2 Piece Floating Hat & Rotor (Slotted)
– 4-Piston Stoptech Calipers
– Caliper Adapter Mounting Brackets
– Stanless Steel Brake Hoses
– Performance Street Brake Pads


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