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Posted 11/20/08
That's pretty cool. What's your goal in being a mechanic? Do you want to own a shop or something?
Posted 11/20/08

BattleDMG wrote:

I seriously hate rotary motors..



Unless it's in a Corolla like this guy I met on the track!



Shit is fucking ridiculous.


Haha. Looks weird. He probably wanted the High RPM. It's not the best engine for the Corolla, but it'll do.
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29 / M / Suisun City Ca
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Posted 11/26/08
I love my Turbo II. I would never get rid of it.
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20 / M / Washington... Not...
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Posted 11/27/08 , edited 11/27/08
The RX-7 is Rotary AWESOMENESS!!!!
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Posted 11/27/08
i own a series 6 n a series 8 . time to buy a series 7 . n i can forget about buyin other cars for the rest of my life . so simply say , i have an FD soul
Posted 11/29/08
the rx-7 especially the FD models were plain and simple the most sexiest cars that ever made it to the us from japan...as far as how it felt when it handled it has its ups and downs ^^....i would love to have a FD and just cruise in it god its smexy xD
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Posted 11/30/08 , edited 11/30/08
yea i do because i had one until i got into an accident on my town's local drag strip.... now i have a 07' mazda 6 and a 92' celica but their both good cars.
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Posted 12/1/08
RX-7s are excellent chassis, with fundamentally flawed motors. Rotaries (With the exception of the RX-8's RENESIS) are simply not up the task of long-term everyday use. They're much like racing motors, in that they excell at flat-out high performance, and do beautifully on the track, but they have a lot of trouble with frequent stops and starts.

After being a "crew chief" for eight FC track cars, and having worked on many more, I have no desire to own one myself... although the LS-swapped FDs are great, and I'd love to own one of those.
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Posted 12/1/08

Max_Archer wrote:

RX-7s are excellent chassis, with fundamentally flawed motors. Rotaries (With the exception of the RX-8's RENESIS) are simply not up the task of long-term everyday use. They're much like racing motors, in that they excell at flat-out high performance, and do beautifully on the track, but they have a lot of trouble with frequent stops and starts.

After being a "crew chief" for eight FC track cars, and having worked on many more, I have no desire to own one myself... although the LS-swapped FDs are great, and I'd love to own one of those.


So you would go from excellent balance of power and handling to a lot more power and no handling.
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Posted 12/1/08 , edited 12/1/08

veyron1001 wrote:

So you would go from excellent balance of power and handling to a lot more power and no handling.


People that say that don't know anything about a LS1 motor and slight weight change.

Fully dressed LS1 only weighs about 50 lbs more than a fully dressed rotary motor. 50lbs? I could cut that else where in the car, no big deal.

You want to argue that the weight has been shifted? Perhaps, the rotary motor usually sits behind the subframe, where as the LSx motor will sit over it. What does that mean? Nothing, the only difference is the tiny bit more nose heavy during heavy braking and a slower turn in. Is it to the point of disadvantage? Not at all. Why? Suspension Tuning, tires, driving technique. It can fix the difference, with the instant torque it will recover just as fast. A piston swapped rx7 has more advantages over disadvantages, you should research it more before you blurt out such opinionated decisions. Does that mean that I'm going to throw my rotary out the door for the piston. Nope.

I'm just saying, everybody saids that it is bad is just saying that because they are blinded by the facts that a LSx motor is truly superior to the rotary in all aspects.
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Posted 12/2/08

cyborgryu wrote:


veyron1001 wrote:

So you would go from excellent balance of power and handling to a lot more power and no handling.


People that say that don't know anything about a LS1 motor and slight weight change.

Fully dressed LS1 only weighs about 50 lbs more than a fully dressed rotary motor. 50lbs? I could cut that else where in the car, no big deal.

You want to argue that the weight has been shifted? Perhaps, the rotary motor usually sits behind the subframe, where as the LSx motor will sit over it. What does that mean? Nothing, the only difference is the tiny bit more nose heavy during heavy braking and a slower turn in. Is it to the point of disadvantage? Not at all. Why? Suspension Tuning, tires, driving technique. It can fix the difference, with the instant torque it will recover just as fast. A piston swapped rx7 has more advantages over disadvantages, you should research it more before you blurt out such opinionated decisions. Does that mean that I'm going to throw my rotary out the door for the piston. Nope.

I'm just saying, everybody saids that it is bad is just saying that because they are blinded by the facts that a LSx motor is truly superior to the rotary in all aspects.


Actually, it's even beyond that. When comparing the two whole systems (Modified Twin Turbo 13B-REW with all accessories, cooling, etc, VS. a similarly-powered LS1/LS2.), the LS swap actually is slightly lighter. This is largely due to the extra weight of the beefier turbo system, much greater cooling requirements due to the hot-running rotary's need for a large radiator and intercooler system, and all the plumbing involved. I've seen cars go on scales with LS swaps where the balance is slightly BETTER than with the original motor.

The only "downside", if it can be seen as one, is the extra torque that's a result of the swap. With an inexperienced/crappy driver, the car will be quite oversteery, but given a legitimate racing driver with good skills, there's no downside at all, and the changes in handling can be used to improve performance. The slight forward shift in balance may also cancel some of the power-over tendencies, too, as the car will exhibit less of a "pendulum" effect when cornering.
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Posted 12/4/08
I want one! But why is it that some guys think girls should drive 'cute' and 'family' cars instead?
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25 / M / Oklahoma
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Posted 12/4/08

elove52 wrote:

I want one! But why is it that some guys think girls should drive 'cute' and 'family' cars instead?


Because guys are sometimes retarded. I would know, I am one.

I'm still amused that people believe the LSx is a heavy motor.
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26 / M / union city
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Posted 12/9/08
i love my buddys 1985 fb. full 6pt roll cage, pan hard bar, 13b swap..planning to web carb it and boost it. it handles pretty well on the track. better then any ae86 i ever drove.
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Posted 12/9/08
i have a 93 rx7 =) I bought it from a guy named Tao Cun
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