Project V8 RX-7: Part 15 – Major Suspension Overhaul with KW Suspension, SuperPro and Improved Racing Components



The rebound damping adjuster is on the top of the shock shaft.  As mentioned above the V3’s do not come with top mounts so the stock top mounts will have to be used.  Unfortunately we lost those along with the stock dampers somewhere along the way.


We found a brand new set of stock top mounts at Mazdatrix in nearby Signal Hill and picked them up same day!  Even though they still really like rotary engines over there and frown on our abomination of a project they still gave us a better deal than a local dealer would have.  So we recommend them if you need any hard to find RX-7 stuff or inevitable maintenance on your wanker rotary!


Remember that guy Dallas from KW we told you about, well that’s him above.  Not only did he bring us the new suspension but he also installed it all for us because as a prototype he has to make sure it all goes in as planned!  No longer receiving any satisfaction from doing work ourselves around here we (I) welcome someone else turning the wrench for a change!


Technically this installation is for a V8 Mazda RX-7 as far as KW is concerned, so Dallas is measuring all sorts of things, weighing down the car with sandbags, etc and comparing them to the data he has for a rotary powered RX-7 to see if any adjustments need to be made to the application.  As the weight and balance are not the same they may offer a different damper/spring combination for a swapped car versus a rotary RX-7.  KW does not offer optional spring rates in their street applications so you get what they offer and that’s it!  The company puts a lot of effort into making sure you their setups are a perfect balance of performance and comfort–this is a great example of that!  Ahhh, Germans!

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