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RX7 or a perfect civic

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by HelixB18C1, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. HelixB18C1

    HelixB18C1 Member

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    Hey everyone i love hondas BUt i still love the feeling of my first car (mazda rx7 turbo 87) next check i should have enough to either swap my single cam for a b18c1 ($1500) or buy a 87 rubo rx7 that needs minor work ($1400).

    help choose wisley:confused: :confused:
     
  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    don't buy an rx7 unless you know how to completely rebuild a rotary. end of story.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i will always love RX7s
    you have a daily driver... im guessing its reliable
    the RX7 is a hell of a fun toy
     
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    HelixB18C1 Member

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    thanx i think ur right
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    the 87 Turbo II is RARE. Get it. One of the finest made (I prefer Mark 1s in any generation of car, like I prefer the Mk1 3rd and 2nd gen Supras)

    A rotary is EASY, but you have to change your way of thinking, totally, to "get it".

    Civic = smart
    RX7 = fun.


    When you feel the handling of a properly setup RX7 you'll forget about the Civic. The Rx7 can keep up with a Lotus Esprit in the twisties (As I've done in the seat) And that was only a GXL.

    Chances are the RX7 is coming to you with leaky apex seals though. This means the whole engine comes apart. Imagine doing piston rings.
     
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    jp_p5 MicWhop

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    rx7 good for about 100k if your nice to it. if you beet the shit out of it good for about 55-60k
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Fallacy. Wankels are good for well over 200k miles.

    Again, you have to change your entire way of thinking about them. There are only (basically) 3 moving parts. What can be so unreliable about that ?
     
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    jp_p5 MicWhop

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    beside the shitty ass carb.Rx7 Buyer's Guide read this and you will know what to look for when buying an rx7.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    jp_p5 MicWhop

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    my bad he said 87 efi.:imfucktard::imstupid::search:
     
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    thanks everyone youve made my choice a lil easier ill post pics soon and but that means 2 months till i even think about buying a gsr complete swap
     
  12. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    F the gsr swap
    keep the civic basically stock
    or do simply enjoyability things like brakes and suspension and shit


    take the RX7 and mod that out

    mod the toy not the DD
     
  13. Celerity

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    yeah, RX7s have been fuel injected since 1982. The 12A motor does suck, and the 86.5 should be avoided. The 4 lug RX7 standards should be avoided as well. 1987 got the chassis right, and the 13B right.
     
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    ive always been a fan of the RX-7...but like its already been said...i dont know if it would be a good DD...so make sure you keep your DD
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    The biggest problem of using an RX7 as a daily is in stop and go, it'll get like 18 mpg.

    IT's meant to stay on the highway at 120 mph. It gets like 35 mpg then.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    still better than a subaru :D
     
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    yeah man, I talked to an owner of a Legecy Outback today (She wants a Yaris) and she gets 18 mpg.
     
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    Rx-7 handsdowns.

    Just make sure you know what you're doing, or else it will be a nightmare.
     
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    Ok thanks guys, that Subaru comment is hilarious man two of my best friends have fully moded wrx’s im talking about the works axis port (or how ever u spell it)and all. They are begging me to just go out and get one.
    The ironic part is before one of them had a 2001 gsr and the other had 2000 red si
     
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    dbone_vtec HONDA 4 LIFE

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    YOUR ON HONDASWAP.COM

    HONDA:thumbsup:

    MAZDA:thumbsdown:

    NEED I SAY MORE
     
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