Originally Posted by eastcoastbumps
You ruined that R1 by installing Evo seats and an automatic. You saved it by installing a proper motor.
Evo seats were free and much better than the stock ones.
Trust me I do NOT like automatics, although this blows up a Tranzilla T56 in 2 hours so definitely not worth the $12,000 aggravation of swapping tranny's every couple of hours. The Turbo 400 is not bad, you have to manually shift it in every gear and has held up... but still not as fun as a clutch with 6 gears. Not like 3 gears even matter, I normally always just keep it in 3rd, hit the gas and in 1 second the tires are already at 130mph and shooting flames off rev limiter while the cars not really going anywhere when it's paving the asphalt with rubber and creating clouds.
If I were to do it all over again, I would definitely go with less power and a built T56. When I drove your LS1 RX7 I was surprised that it didn't spin tire, even in 1st gear (unless you dumped the clutch) so swapping a stock V8 into it was not my intensions, I wanted something more.