You might have seen videos of my 2JZ swapped FD3S... But this will be the first time you will see it since I did the GR700 transmission kit swap.
I have heard people saying these magnums shift clunky, and that the T56 cannot handle RPM. I made this video specifically for those people. I shift my RX7 at around 8k with no issues, and I shift my white Supra at north of 10,000RPM. So anyone that says these cannot handle RPM does not know what they are talking about. With a properly setup clutch these transmissions shift flawlessly. Also, as you can see in this video the transmission shifts super smooth, with very short throws. I think my RX7 shifts better now than it ever did with the V160! The throw is 1/3 the length, and it engages very easily even at high rpm.
The GR700 for the FD3s is a new product I created and is available to anyone with a 2JZ swapped FD3S Rx7, specifically setup for the tech2 subframe. I can also work with other subframes if you can provide dimensions.
About my car:
I am using a Tech2 subframe to mount the 2JZ, and the motor itself is a mild build. I am running a "budget" motor which is shelf Eagle rods and JE pistons, stock crank, and an unported head with HKS 272 cams. The rear is a Samberg 8.8 IRS with 4.30 gearing.
The car makes around 650whp on pump gas at 18psi, and about 740whp on E85 at 26psi. I have always ran a V160 in this car, but with parts becoming scarce I wanted to sell it before I had any sort of issue with it. The logical choice was to swap it to one of my GR700 T56 Magnum kits. These trans have tons of aftermarket support, a super strong gearset, and can handle RPM well.
The car has gone 9.6 in the quarter mile and trapped a best of 153. It is a fun all around street car. No cage, no rollbar. I am excited to take it back to the track and see what it will do with the GR700 in the car.
Here is the video of my car running around the streets with GR700 Magnum.Continue reading