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RX7's???
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Posted 1/18/13
ahh i see so many misconceptions about rotary engines and rx7s but do any of you own or worked on a rx7 and if you did was it even an fd? iv'e personally built 2 engine blocks ground up, yes it's a great road race car and can be very fast in a drag race, and stock with 255bhp a 50/50 distribution of weight and 2800lbs its a great track car off the lot, with a boost controller dumped exhaust., intercooler and some modified injectors you can run a easy 50%boost increase and a 80%increase for shorter periiods which is enough for a high 10sec 1/4mile.... no more nonsense without experience please we can all say ooh this or that but if you haven't even rode in one i can't see commentary on the subject
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Posted 1/18/13
I didn't know what it was till everyone posted...Im lame lol.
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Mugen417 wrote:

The Rx7, GTR, and NSX are the greatest JDM sports cars ever built


No love for the supras and silvias?
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Silvias are better drift cars than they are track cars and aren't capable of competing against those three unless they are tuned properly. As for the Supra, they are way too heavy to be considered great JDMs. it weighs almost the same as the GTR and the GTR is 4WD which is suppose to be heavier. The same goes for the 300zx and VR4... Amazing cars but not the greatest JDMs simply due to weight
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I wish I had an RX7. I found an awesome one for sale when I was in college but I didnt have the money for it and with gas being the way it is, I don't think it makes sense to buy and restore a car like that anymore. It was an '85 RX7 the same color as the one in Initial D man I wish I had that car...
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Posted 2/18/13
UHm, I Have one?
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23 / M / SF Bay Area, CA (...
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Posted 2/18/13
Sometimes I wish I would be a wankel rotary fanboy. Though the engine rebuild intervals are about half that of most piston engines, the fact that it's more simplified than a piston engine makes it seem so attractive for a do-it-yourselfer.... No camshafts or any of those mechanical timing things that need to be perfectly calibrated.

As for any kind of successor, Mazda is more likely to make an RX-8 successor than an RX-7 successor.
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Posted 4/17/13

AWDfreak wrote:

Sometimes I wish I would be a wankel rotary fanboy. Though the engine rebuild intervals are about half that of most piston engines, the fact that it's more simplified than a piston engine makes it seem so attractive for a do-it-yourselfer.... No camshafts or any of those mechanical timing things that need to be perfectly calibrated.

As for any kind of successor, Mazda is more likely to make an RX-8 successor than an RX-7 successor.


I now has one, and I'd actually much prefer a piston engine for the sake of torque. I don't go anywhere unless the turbo spools up and that's at 3,500 RPMs. The 7 could come back but the problem is to me is that, with sports car revivals, they usually end up pretty bad. The NSX is a colossal failure. The Supra doesn't sound that bad, it has much more of a performance reason being a hybrid as opposed to the NSX. The BRZ is an amazingly well designed car. I've technically given up on most modern day sports cars. At one point in the last few years, we had shit for choices on new sports cars. There are few I like, some are just the 12 year old in me that wants one, some on the enthusiast level.
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Posted 4/21/13

revolutionofone wrote:


AWDfreak wrote:

Sometimes I wish I would be a wankel rotary fanboy. Though the engine rebuild intervals are about half that of most piston engines, the fact that it's more simplified than a piston engine makes it seem so attractive for a do-it-yourselfer.... No camshafts or any of those mechanical timing things that need to be perfectly calibrated.

As for any kind of successor, Mazda is more likely to make an RX-8 successor than an RX-7 successor.


I now has one, and I'd actually much prefer a piston engine for the sake of torque. I don't go anywhere unless the turbo spools up and that's at 3,500 RPMs. The 7 could come back but the problem is to me is that, with sports car revivals, they usually end up pretty bad. The NSX is a colossal failure. The Supra doesn't sound that bad, it has much more of a performance reason being a hybrid as opposed to the NSX. The BRZ is an amazingly well designed car. I've technically given up on most modern day sports cars. At one point in the last few years, we had shit for choices on new sports cars. There are few I like, some are just the 12 year old in me that wants one, some on the enthusiast level.


Hmmm, I forgot about the torque issue, but that's expected with small displacement and relatively short "stroke".

With the way safety standards and technology are going, most likely up and coming sports cars will be less and less driver-involved...
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Posted 5/25/13
i raced one once
blew his doors off with my old cutlass with a 350 rocket
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Closed due to inactivity. Its been over 6 months and no new posts. Locked.
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