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26 / M / Philadelphia
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Posted 10/25/08

87fc wrote:

When you see people driving around a self-tuned rotary car (not just bought off the lot), you can automatically assume that these people are ROTARDS... knowing full well the extent of grievances they will face.
Ive always gone single turbo with no NA tuning so haven't had the fun of figuring out the NA's capabilities, but
pre20b for me, i swapped a cosmos 13b-RE and hybrid turbo... playing around with it to reach a borderline dangerous max of 489 whp @15psi on pump fuel....
A reply to Yangss14: well, yeah I set off to limit power to a limit....at first... but when is it ever really enough?
I've visited the drifting scene, but was hospitalized for 2 months when I rolled my s2k off the Sea to Sky highway by Whistler, BC. And when my 13b finally blew (was trying to hold and maintain 800+ which required a mod to 10k rpm) after about a year, I decided to try something different. And I'm sorry, I was mistaken, I remembered my first low boost being set to 9psi, but the new set low was 13psi giving the 549 (pre race week last autumn). As for my turbo... naishyo da!~want a hint? part of it started as a gt55r..... kind of a experimental hybrid~ hehehe
Keep your car in good tune though for sure~ Running microtech lt12 purchased through my tuner, but tuning on dyno is free as long as I make some sort of upgrade or change~ hehe
I'm not really a piston hater per se.... i do have an 08 m3... but boost is crack and I am a rotard


You seem like you know your stuff so im not going to be knocking on you...Just yet. But why a pick a turbo that big only to me making that power level? 35R will make that power easily and spool lightyears faster. What is your turbine wheel size and hotside a/r.

You got any graphs you can put up?
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24 / M / Toronto, Ontario
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Posted 10/25/08
i say there cool and all
i also love how they look

but they dont float my boat, hehe ^__^
just not that interested in them :T
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26 / M
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Posted 10/25/08
I wanted an rx7, but i decided on an mr2 turbo instead. Besides, what also stopped me from getting an rx7 is that i heard their engines are more easily prone to explode if pushed too much.
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26 / M / Huntington Beach,...
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Posted 10/27/08 , edited 10/27/08
Heres my car guys~ 1993 vintage red Rx-7 only mod is super sequential bov.

made it small but heres the full http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3765/img0984smallerjz8.jpg
There are many things you guys really arn't mentioning, like about how the 13b engine has to be swapped out every 60k miles or so. Lol. All in all its a great car if you leave it stock *or close enough* Its a really fun daily drive where you can just cruise comfortably but that twin turbo is there just in case that guy next to you is taunting you heh heh.
It does get REALLY HOT lol, and it is legendary for not being able to pass smog xD. I still love my car though and i wouldn't trade it for anything thats around the same price haha. Rotary really feels different then pistons imo its more fun lol.
Oh and PS: When it rains... yeah I've spun out a few times ahaha
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Posted 10/27/08
takes too much petrol, annoying to fix, crappy interior
but really nice if 2nd turbo doesnt break down... like mine did on me.....haha
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Posted 10/27/08

lasthope05 wrote:


You seem like you know your stuff so im not going to be knocking on you...Just yet. But why a pick a turbo that big only to me making that power level? 35R will make that power easily and spool lightyears faster. What is your turbine wheel size and hotside a/r.

You got any graphs you can put up?


The turbo was not originally for my car, it was actually supposed to go to a *cough* "little cressida" project, lol. We happened to have a manifold in shop that seemed easy enough to adapt for our purposes, so we gave it a whirl and tried out a few things. And don't be mistaken, I wanted to start this car off easy, this does not mean this is all the power we'll be seeing yet.... moderate street as of yet, but j's or full bridges are not out of consideration. I'm off to the airport right now, goin to Japan for 3 weeks, so i'll try to find the specs for ya when I return~
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26 / M / Huntington Beach,...
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Posted 10/27/08
interior isnt that bad -_- although if you leave it in the sun too long that stuff definitely gets sunbaked lol. Yeah my turbos are pretty much dead too <_<;;
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25 / M / California - Bay...
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Posted 10/27/08
I think they're very nice, but I heard it takes a lot of maintenance to keep them in tip-top shape. That, plus the engine isn't too reliable (i.e swapping the engine out after a couple X0,000 milage). Ehh..
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25 / M / Oklahoma
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Posted 10/27/08

phail4lyfe wrote:

I think they're very nice, but I heard it takes a lot of maintenance to keep them in tip-top shape. That, plus the engine isn't too reliable (i.e swapping the engine out after a couple X0,000 milage). Ehh..


It's only the turbo models that have maintenance problem. The NA rotaries are quite reliable as long as you keep up with regular scheduled maintenance like all other cars.
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74 / waiha
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Posted 10/28/08
But even the NA rotaries can consume oil and drink gas almost as bad as their turbo brethren...
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26 / M / SOCAL
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Posted 10/29/08
My friend's rebuilt t2 13b lasted longer than his rebuilt n/a 13b.

That's considering if you track both motors. So the turbo can take more of a beating than the n/a.

But both motors will last pretty long, so long as you always warm up before driving, and always do early maintenance on the car. I've seen both motors go over 200k miles and still run strong as daily beaters.
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24 / M / little kid in a b...
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Posted 10/29/08
I had an FC turboed before my Miata and well. maintaining the cars engine was everything you didn't want at all.

Well that is considering how many times you'd want to rebuild the 13b engine.

But just to be honest I really would've kept the car, but money wise I just couldn't.

PS - I still love all RX-7's from all generations lovely cars indeed.
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24 / M / Philadelphia, PA
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Posted 10/29/08
FC3S all the way. i plan on buying one. one of the most distinctive traits is the sweet sound of the rotary. true breed race car.
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27 / M / california
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Posted 10/29/08

Pico_741 wrote:

FC3S all the way. i plan on buying one. one of the most distinctive traits is the sweet sound of the rotary. true breed race car.




pshhhh the RB and the LS sound better than rotary.. pfttt hahaha

but now the mazdas 787b...wow that thing sounds like a beast (it is a beast)
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24 / M / Philadelphia, PA
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Posted 10/29/08
that race car was amazing. my jaw dropped the second i heard to top out revs. thats why it broke so many records lol.
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