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I want a RX-7 #356944 Dec 22, 8:06pm Dec 22, 8:06pm
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I want a RX-7
I love my celica, and im sure I will love it even more once this turbo is done. But Ive always wanted a 93/94 mazda RX-7TT. And if the oppertunity arose, I would trade my celica for one if it was in decent shape.

Anybody know anyone with a RX-7 that they are trying to get rid of? And if you were me and had a turbo'd celica would you want to trade it for another car?


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Aerowilson182] #356945 Dec 22, 8:11pm Dec 22, 8:11pm
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I would maybe think about trading a stock celica, but not your celica and not with a turbo.


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: ASheva10] #356946 Dec 22, 8:21pm Dec 22, 8:21pm
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goodluck with maintenance and emission test grin

Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Pnoy] #356947 Dec 22, 8:29pm Dec 22, 8:29pm
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Well, i live in Al for 8 months and KY for 4 and neither one of those states have emisions testing, I think their only enforced standard is having a dual chambered resonator in your exhaust system, unless your a good ole boy with a Chevy truck or mustang in which case you can have strait pipes with no problems from the police

And Zen motorsports (shop doing my turbo) has a lot of experience with RX-7s, so I would trust them with one, I would probubly get a street ported motor and set it up to run on a single turbo or non sequential twin turbo


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Aerowilson182] #356948 Dec 22, 8:36pm Dec 22, 8:36pm
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yeah, running a twin turbo on an RX-7 kills the awesome durability of the rotary. at this point, i'd give up my celica for an rx-7.


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: combatc87] #356949 Dec 22, 9:10pm Dec 22, 9:10pm
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alright im gonna post on clubrx7 about wanting to trade a celica for a RX7 and see how many of them laugh at me


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Aerowilson182] #356950 Dec 23, 5:27am Dec 23, 5:27am
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damn..i would seroiusly kill to have a FC twin turbo

Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Virgilson] #356951 Dec 23, 8:20am Dec 23, 8:20am
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i know people refer to RX-7's as FC. anyone care to tell me what it stands for?? confused


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Lasherccl] #356952 Dec 23, 9:50am Dec 23, 9:50am

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Originally Posted by Lasherccl
i know people refer to RX-7's as FC. anyone care to tell me what it stands for?? confused


FC = 2nd generation rx-7
FD = 3rd generation rx-7

FC's did not come with TT

All FD's come with TT.

FD is a great car but is high matianence.
Early FD's have some minor problems.
FD's motor doesnt last too long. It needs to be replaced around 80k-100k miles and even earlier if boosted with a single turbo.

Advantages are it has supurb handling and quick turbo spool. Turbo's spool 3 times faster than other cars such as supras.

Re: I want a RX-7 #356953 Dec 23, 12:32pm Dec 23, 12:32pm
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WERD! RX-7 (FD) are not the most reliable cars around. their stock temp gauges are extremely inaccurate, the early models have a radiator that is way to small and their apex seals heat up and crack. If you have the money to restore one from the inside out then do it. they're nice cars that can tear up the track but be ready for some headaches and to spend some serious $$$.


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Aerowilson182] #356954 Dec 23, 12:33pm Dec 23, 12:33pm
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i know someone thats selling a red RX7

Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: rem] #356955 Dec 23, 12:41pm Dec 23, 12:41pm
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i would get an FD shell and a dead motor and build upon that. I think PhatMaxRX7 is working on his FD.

Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #356956 Dec 23, 1:27pm Dec 23, 1:27pm
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
i would get an FD shell and a dead motor and build upon that. I think PhatMaxRX7 is working on his FD.


PhatMaxRX7's 7 is so fucking sweet. cant wait to see it finished thumbsup

where is he anyways? spineyes


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Aerowilson182] #356957 Dec 23, 2:29pm Dec 23, 2:29pm
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Why would you trade your celica for an RX-7?...Come on dude
your going to have a lot of engine prob's just do the math dude
you'll see what i'm getting at!...Alway's stay CELICA! thumbsup


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: cegonaxman] #356958 Dec 23, 3:39pm Dec 23, 3:39pm
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if the rx7 is just a weekend car and not your daily driver i say go for it. there fun cars and hella fast. now if your rx7 will be your daily driver... just walk away from it.


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: RedSunCelica] #356959 Dec 23, 6:36pm Dec 23, 6:36pm
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Originally Posted by RedSunCelica
if the rx7 is just a weekend car and not your daily driver i say go for it. there fun cars and hella fast. now if your rx7 will be your daily driver... just walk away from it.


or lean back rofl frown grin


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Zero] #356960 Dec 23, 7:42pm Dec 23, 7:42pm
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RX7s look hella sexy in (what is it?) championship white or super black. thumbsup


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Zero] #356961 Dec 24, 6:04pm Dec 24, 6:04pm
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I've been looking for an RX7 for a few months now. Good luck finding one in nice shape. frown

Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Zero] #356962 Dec 24, 8:08pm Dec 24, 8:08pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
RX7s look hella sexy in (what is it?) championship white or super black. thumbsup


rofl rofl rofl

Re: I want a RX-7 #356963 Dec 26, 1:55pm Dec 26, 1:55pm
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Originally Posted by tuppuguy
Originally Posted by Lasherccl
i know people refer to RX-7's as FC. anyone care to tell me what it stands for?? confused


FC = 2nd generation rx-7
FD = 3rd generation rx-7

FC's did not come with TT

All FD's come with TT.

FD is a great car but is high matianence.
Early FD's have some minor problems.
FD's motor doesnt last too long. It needs to be replaced around 80k-100k miles and even earlier if boosted with a single turbo.

Advantages are it has supurb handling and quick turbo spool. Turbo's spool 3 times faster than other cars such as supras.



WTF?? are you talking about both FC and FD RX-7 had a turbo version. And not all FD's are turbo. It is the SA22 that did not come with a turbo.


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: calidrifter] #356964 Dec 26, 8:56pm Dec 26, 8:56pm

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all 3rd generation rx-7's have twin turbo's. Atleast in america they are.

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hehe my friend got one for $3k

Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: g96818] #356966 Dec 27, 12:35pm Dec 27, 12:35pm
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i was gonna buy one until i learned of their problems and that you gotta have a lot of money to upkeep one-at my local track there was one racing and it was having so many problems i dont think it even won one of the races it was in-civics were beating it bad


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: celicadragon] #356967 Dec 27, 12:59pm Dec 27, 12:59pm

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if your gonna go for a cheap/fast sports car, consider a 300xz. You can find one for like 10-11g's. It wont break down on you and is an excellent car. Get some sport500's and necessities, and you'll be pumpin 450-500rwhp.

Re: I want a RX-7 #356968 Dec 29, 1:04am Dec 29, 1:04am
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well dude, My friend told me there was a reason for Mazda to stop making the RX-7. well, there where two reasons, it was

1. Very Expensive
2. Overheating Problems

Mazda fully reconstructed the the RX-8 engine so it would not overheat.
That is just what I know, you might want to ask an RX-7 owner before you really consider buying one.

I dunno, my dream car was an RX-7 FD for the longest time until I heard about the problems the the engine had. Its true that last a long time but half the time, your gonna be pushing the engine (@ least thats what I would do . . . gotta love the rotary sound. smile)

My suggestion to you would get a RX-8 and get it modified because they can be very promising. @ least you wont have to deal with engine failure.

Much Luck on your search.


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Zero] #356969 Dec 29, 9:47pm Dec 29, 9:47pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
i would get an FD shell and a dead motor and build upon that. I think PhatMaxRX7 is working on his FD.


PhatMaxRX7's 7 is so fucking sweet. cant wait to see it finished thumbsup

where is he anyways? spineyes


haha phat's the homie- smile
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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: jadoreGTS] #356970 Dec 30, 9:51am Dec 30, 9:51am
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^^^and why not? he doesnt have a celica anymore? (wait did he even have a celica?) spineyes


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: Zero] #356971 Dec 30, 11:43am Dec 30, 11:43am
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All I have to say is my brother had a Silver 94 non turbo Rx-7 and when he was rebuilding it started on fire and he collected 5x what he paid for it because they couldnt find one that was around its what its worth. So what he does right after he loses that one he buys a 94 black 7 with over 400 wph and a single turbo.
All i have to say about that car is its the sweetest car ive ever been in. I dont know the size of the turbo for sure but when i saw it i almost pissed my pants the turbo was huge. After having it running good for about 6 months it breaks down.
Because Rx-7's are known for having overheating problems. They run super hot. Then he had to get rid of the turbo cause it was causing him ideling problems. So now i think he is trying to get rid of it. It works fine now. It has all new rims and tires. It has a sweet sound system. Racing seat basically the car is show car material and racing material. Its has super dark tinted windows with nice chrome rims. He wants to get rid of it and maybe get a lexus is300 or something like that. But ill let you know for sure if hes going to sell it.

By the way my brother spent more time working on it then driving it. There really hard to take care of.

Another thing is people will wont to race you every to feet. Just drivin in my small town for about 10 minutes with my brother a supra a peice of shit oldsmobile and a bunch of other cars tried to race us. But my brother couldn't even go 100% on it cause he had just finished fixing the car.

But it is the coolest car ive ever seen.


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: AudiousCelica] #356972 Dec 30, 11:53am Dec 30, 11:53am
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I am previous owner of the FC. I had a Turbo II. I blew the engine twice and fried 2 turbos, but that's because I raced it often. It was very expensive a car for me. But from hanging around FD owners, I learned a cold hard fact, that these cars are very high maintenance. They are prone to problems, and it will take a heavy wallet to own and drive one on a daily basis. Don't forget that your going to be owning a car that's 10-8 years old already. Just bone stock FDs have problems with vacuum lines blowing off, turbos frying and transmission issues. They can be money pits, so be real careful about this considering of yours.

Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: GTS_Rosh] #356973 Dec 30, 12:11pm Dec 30, 12:11pm
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i couldnt even own one as a weekend car let alone a daily driver


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Re: I want a RX-7 [Re: celicadragon] #356974 Dec 30, 12:22pm Dec 30, 12:22pm
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i say buy an RX-7 shell and drop a RENESIS into it thumbsup


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