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Does anyone have the RX7 Spirit-R Brochure, need proof rx7\'s came with 17" wheels as standard on some models.

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Anyone have the RX7 Spirit-R Brochure, need proof rx7 came with 17" wheels.
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 12:47:34 PM »
Are you planning to race??
 
The Rz came with 17" wheels
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Anyone have the RX7 Spirit-R Brochure, need proof rx7 came with 17" wheels.
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009, 02:13:01 PM »
IIRC there were two different styles of 17" wheels on stock Rexes, the BBS mesh ones and the late-model five spokes. Can\'t offhand remember which editions came with which, though

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Anyone have the RX7 Spirit-R Brochure, need proof rx7 came with 17" wheels.
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 03:24:36 PM »
Not sure what you mean by proof, but yes, some FD\'s came with 17" as standard.

This is the text from the Mazda press release announcing the Spirit-R back in 2002:

March 25, 2002

Last Limited-Production Model of Mazda RX-7 \'Spirit R\' Unleashed
- It boasts the best driving performance in its history featuring enhanced braking system and lightweight bucket seats -


Mazda Motor Corporation today announces the launch of three models in the RX-7 "Spirit R," a limited-production series of the RX-7 rotary engine sports car. As the final limited-production series of the RX-7, the Sprit R series goes on sale on April 22 at Mazda Anfini and selected Mazda dealerships throughout Japan.

The third-generation RX-7, first launched in 1991, has a particularly distinctive exterior design. Its lightweight, compact and high-output rotary engine enables the driver to feel superb driving pleasure. Epitomizing Mazda\'s spirit of sports car, the RX-7 has won popularity among the customers since its 1978 launch. Mazda envisions the production of the current RX-7 model (FD-3S) to come to an end in August 2002.

The Spirit R series is available in three models: the Type A, a two-seater with a five-speed manual transmission; the Type-B, a four-seater with a five-speed manual transmission; and the Type-C, a four-seater with a four-speed automatic transmission. All three models are equipped with common interior and exterior features, such as BBS-manufactured 17-inch wheels, red brake calipers, and interior panels with a special soft coating, while each model shows off its own equipment to make a difference from the other.

The Type-A Spirit R is a two-seater model fitted with the Recaro-made exclusive red full bucket seats. These lightweight seats reduce the overall chassis weight of the vehicle by approximately 10 kg. Braking performance is enhanced through the use of large drilled type ventilated disk brakes for all four wheels and high rigid stainless mesh brake hoses. The Type-A Spirit R model is the ultimate RX-7, boasting the most outstanding driving performance in its history.

Applicable to any model of the Spirit R, five outer panel colors including Titanium Gray Metallic are available.

1,500 units of the RX-7 \'Spirit R\' series are sold only in Japan.

The RX-7 line-up is available with the Spirit R series and the special edition model "Type R Bathurst" that was launched last December.


Product Outline of Limited-Production Model \'Spirit R\'
Features common to all three series models
- Interior panels with soft coating (meter panel, center panel, center console, power window switch panels)
- Steering wheel and knob with red stitching (Nardi-made leather steering wheel, leather shift knob, leather parking brake lever, and shift boot for manual transmission model)
- Red brake calipers and front strut tower bars
- 17-inch aluminum wheels manufactured by BBS (gun metallic color for Type-A, and silver for Type-B and Type-C)
- Spirit R exclusive ornament
- Spirit R exclusive meters

Exclusive features - Large drilled type bench rated disk brakes for all four wheels (Type-A and Type-B)
- High rigid stainless mesh brake hoses (Type-A and Type-B)
- Exclusive dampers manufactured by Bilstein (Type-A and Type-B)
- Recaro lightweight full bucket seats (Type-A)
- Authentic leather red bucket seats (Type-B and Type-C)

Body Colors
Titanium Gray Metallic (exclusive color for Spirit R series), Innocent Blue Mica, Pure White, Brilliant Black, and Vintage Red

Manufacturer\'s Suggested Retail Prices (Excluding Tax) (Unit: 1,000 yen)
Engine Model/Seat/Transmission/Maximum Output/Retail Price
13B - REW Spirit R Type-A / 2 / 5MT/206kW (280PS) / 3,998
Type-B / 4 / 5MT 206kW (280PS) / 3,998
Type-C / 4 / 4AT 188kW (255PS) / 3,398

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Anyone have the RX7 Spirit-R Brochure, need proof rx7 came with 17" wheels.
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 05:24:57 PM »
I assume this is for insurance ? i.e. prove that 17\'s are standard, therefore don\'t penalise me for covering them.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 09:11:03 PM »
yup for the track. Certain restrictions in place on some of the competitions i want to compete in but dont fancy changing my oem 17\'s for 16\'s.

Cheers aceman and andrew for the info. Thing is they need it concrete like a brochure or something from mazda. I might call up there headoffice monday see what they say and what they can possible provide me with.

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Anyone have the RX7 Spirit-R Brochure, need proof rx7 came with 17" wheels.
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 09:13:03 PM »
My 97 RSR has 17 Mazda wheels.

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Anyone have the RX7 Spirit-R Brochure, need proof rx7 came with 17" wheels.
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2009, 11:35:17 AM »
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yup for the track. Certain restrictions in place on some of the competitions i want to compete in but dont fancy changing my oem 17\'s for 16\'s.
 
Cheers aceman and andrew for the info. Thing is they need it concrete like a brochure or something from mazda. I might call up there headoffice monday see what they say and what they can possible provide me with.

The championship I race in also has the same restictions...but as yet no one has ever questioned my wheels!
 
Which championship are you intending to race in?
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 11:36:39 AM »
Has anyone got an Rz and could take a photo of the tyre sizes on the plate on the inside of the drivers door?  That might help??
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2009, 04:33:31 PM »
It looks like I can help.
 
I just flicked through the owners manual from my 2001 RB-S and it mentions the tyre & wheel sizes (in Japanese) on one of the pages. Surely that is enough proof ?
 
Let me know if you need the original or a scan.
 
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2009, 05:25:47 PM »
Quote from: davyv;642560
My 97 RSR has 17 Mazda wheels.


My \'97 RS has  5 spoke stock 17s.

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009, 07:02:49 PM »
Quote from: craigr;642677
It looks like I can help.
 
I just flicked through the owners manual from my 2001 RB-S and it mentions the tyre & wheel sizes (in Japanese) on one of the pages. Surely that is enough proof ?
 
Let me know if you need the original or a scan.
 
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That\'s perfect mate, a copy should do. If u could email it over to me amirs@hotmail.co.uk I\'d be extremely grateful.

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Anyone have the RX7 Spirit-R Brochure, need proof rx7 came with 17" wheels.
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2009, 07:54:43 PM »
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My \'97 RS has  5 spoke stock 17s.

Martin H



Yeah second that

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2009, 10:27:04 AM »
If it is any help, attached is the relevant page from the RZ brochure - you can see the wheel sizes refer to 17".

Andrew