There is nothing that beats the styling and presence of a Mazda RX-7 FD. It doesn’t matter what engine you have in there, it is a car you would keep for generations. Nearly 12 years since the FD was last in production, and it is still a dream car to many, while also a treat to see one tastefully modified. Such is the case with Joel Budano’s 1993 Silver Stone Metallic Mazda RX-7 FD.

FatlaceTV – Tailored FD RX7 from Shavi Wijegunaratne on Vimeo.

Filmed & Edited by Shavi Wijegunaratne

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Photography by Minh Nguyen

We first met Joel’s car last year in 2012 at Slammed Society Irwindale as the first place best slammed winner.
He looked a bit different an entire year ago on 5zigen FNO1RCs: Look Here
Now in 2013, Joel came back to Slammed Society Irwindale with an updated look, which in our opinion he out did himself from 2012. So, it was no surprise he won third place best slammed once again.
Joel decided to give his front end an updated with a 99 spec front bumper, lip, and turn signals.

Rocking a nice set of Work VS-SS. 17×9.5 -3 front and 17×11 +8 rear.
The little things make for a big impact on detail. Shine Auto carbon fiber fender vents.

To complete the lower end of the rear with a Shine Auto Spec-RE street diffuser.
Behind the scenes. Shavi’s Mazdaspeed3 looking pretty while shooting.
None but ourselves can free ours minds.
Behind the scenes. Shavi filming.

The Bakemono (Top Fuel) carbon fiber spoiler is such a nice piece, and adds a different spin to the usual FD rear end.
The setting sun against the beast’s skin.
Peeking through in the picture is the BN Sport hood. Another nice touch.
What a wonderful side profile.
The beast with a big butt and excellent fitment.

Modification List
13B-REW Streetported
Pettit Racing ECU
Blitz FMIC
Greddy Type-R BOV
Mishimoto 3-Row radiator
Dual Mocal Oil Coolers
Custom 3″ Downpipe / Midpipe
Greddy EVO 2 exhaust
Custom AST
Custom Pre-Mix reservoir
Rotary Aviation OMP adapter
Mazdatrix S/S OMP Lines
Magnecor spark plug wires
Supra TT Fuel pump
Greddy Pulleys
Garfinkle Torque Brace
ACT heavy duty 6 puck clutch
ACT Streetlite Flywheel
Mazdatrix S/S Clutch line

BuddyClub D1 spec coilovers
Mazdatrix S/S Brake lines
Cquence Slotted F&R rotors
Racing Beat F&R sway bars
Mazdatrix sway bar links
Custom Diff Brace
Custom Transmission Brace
TCSportline Front strut bar

Cyberdyne Gauges (oil temp, water temp, fuel pressure, volts)
Autometer Cobalt Boost gauge
Greddy turbo timer
Greddy Profec B Boost controller
Efini Steering wheel
“Jdm” flower shift knob
Re-Amemiya short shifter
Kenwood MP3 player
Rockford Fosgate sub and amp

99 Spec Front Bumper
99 Spec Turn Signals
99 Spec Front Lip
99 Spec Side Skirts
Shine Auto Spec-GT (FEED Style) side steps
Shine Auto Spec-RE Street Diffuser
Shine Auto Carbon Fiber Fender Vents
BN Sport Hood
Tein Hood Dampers
Bakemono (Top Fuel) Carbon Fiber Spoiler
Work VS-SS 17×9.5 -3 F & 17×11 +8 R

“A special shout-out to my Family, Darinette Hul, Ethan & Emily, JC Mercado, Jimbo Mesias and the rest of my friends and family back home on the beautiful island of GUAM. A shout-out to all the TAILORED Cali/Utah family. And to everyone else that follows and supports the TAILORED family on Facebook and on Instagram. Thank you all!”
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