1st Gen RX7

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  1. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    Are the first Gen RX7 any good? I have been looking for a 2nd Gen with no luck... so I am considering the first Gens since I have seen a lot of them around my area.
     
  2. Injun_josh2

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    awesome platform to work with. super light, very good looking (if you like the classic japanese sports cars), loads of potential, and super fun to drive. i have owned 6 rx7s 2 of them 1st gen. here is a few pointers. racing beat exhaust is exspensive but totally worth it, sterling metal works can work miracles on your carb, and read up on getting rid of the rats nest, its totally worth it.
     
  3. dguy

    dguy She smells like angels ought to smell.

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    They're by no means fast, but they're very fun. If you want a fast rotary, go turbo.
     
  4. TheWeasel

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    Fixed.
     
  5. dguy

    dguy She smells like angels ought to smell.

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    There are quite a few folks running ~700whp on two rotors and meth.
     
  6. Mitchj

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    fixed
     
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    dguy She smells like angels ought to smell.

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    Thats some nice broken english.
     
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    fixed again. :)

    haha 12A engines i wouldn't count as the most reliable engines but that being said know how to maintain and keep a rotary and you'll be surprised how long it goes. There are ALOT of things to consider when you own a rotary.
     
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    dguy She smells like angels ought to smell.

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    What? 1st gens are bullet proof if you stick to stockish power levels.
     
  10. deuceforty

    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    i really want to get a 1st gen rx7 and put an rb20 or 1jz in it!
     
  11. 4W4K3

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    Out of interest of speed, I raced one this week in my 86' MKI MR2 (stock powered other than LWFW and 3" intake) and we were dead even. I'd pull him a few inches at the end of every shift, and he would gain it back in the middle.

    So yeah....they're slow. :mamoru:
     
  12. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    Sorry for being MIA so long, life just gets busy.

    So I ended up finding a 1988 RX7 (FC, 2nd Gen) in great shape. Engine, Clutch, Transmission are all strong. It just needs a little body work... has the dents and dings of a 21 year old car along with some minor interior cracks. So far everyone I take out for a spin loves the car...

    The 1st gen RX7 I was looking at had a near perfect body, but the interior needed to be completed redone, and the brakes, engine, transmission, etc...
     
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    N/A or the Turbo II model?
     
  14. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    N/A. I figured once I get the body and interior cleaned up I could look into installing a small Turbo.

    The Turbo RX7 I looked at had a good body, but needed pretty much everything else replaced (car sat for 10 years in a garage). The Seller still wanted ~$3,000 for it.
     
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    Go for the GSL-SE models made in 84-85..sunroof, leather interior and the
    13B engine
     

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