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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by EXtremeAccord, Dec 18, 2004.

Should Mazda use the Rotary Engine in more applications than just a sports car?

  1. Rotary Hatch yo!

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  2. Full ine of rotary-powered vehicles.

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  3. Rotary-powered frotn wheel drive car similar to the CRX.

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  4. -F- Mazda.

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  5. Stick to the Are-Exes y0&#

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  1. EXtremeAccord

    EXtremeAccord Senior Member

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    I just saw that 4-rotor post in the multimedia area and thought I'd spice up the Member's Lounge a bit. But this is a serious question. Wouldn't you like to rock a 193+ HP sedan/coupe/hatch?
     
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    dveit Well-Known Member VIP

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    Just slap a RENESIS in a smaller version of those Mazda3 hatchbacks. That'd be some tight shit.

    Or just come out with a next generation RX-7 TT. :)

    edit: The 13B is already a very solid motor, just needs to be beefed up a little. Just use a little technology to make some minor adjustments, like add 3+ mm apex seals to the bad boys instead of normal 1mm. It's just little things like that...
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Rotaries are still way too uncommon from a mechanic's standpoint.
     
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    Guy Senior Member

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    hmmm, id like them to have the renesis as an option in the miata
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    id rather have a k20a or f20c over a renesis. :shrug:
     
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    But I've heard that they are easy to work on?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i wouldnt mind a stock TT FC.
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    I wouldn't mind a Mazda rotary hatch... but I don't buy new cars.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    If you know how to work on them, they are easy as hell. My freind has rebuilt several, and now can take one out and rebuild one in less then a day.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    they are only hard to work on because most people know absolutly dick about them .... once you learn your way around a rotary engine they are retardedly easy .... i mean come on theres only 4 moving parts.... the only hard thing is all the springs and seals .... but as long as you dont go ripping through it like a fat bitch tearing into a bucket of KFC you are good to go

    rotary engines are great

    fuel economy and noise are the 2 main reasons they never cought on wide spread for car use... the other is peoples fear of any thing different
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    Yeah dude, they should be a piece of cake to work on. They run a rotor in a elliptical path. The rotor is triangular with three seals. No valves. Just a couple of ports. Add in a slice, and you have a bigger engine.

    They used to make rotary pickups, and yes, rotary wagons.

    That was 20-30 years ago.
     
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    I am a big fan of rotary vehichles, but I do not think Mazda needs to make any more FWD cars. I also would like to see the miata keep the piston motor, as gasmilage is nice with the miata, and a large selling point. I think that Mazda should do as they are hinting to in recent issues of Autoweek. They are debating bringing back the RX-7, it will be a two seater, lighter than the RX-8, and probably have a simlar motor.
    Also don't forget guys that the Mazdaspeed RX-8 is going to be coming out soon. It is coming with about 30 extra horses coming from a supercharger. It will be pushing about 6psi (I wil have to look up the exact numbers at home), but I am sure that can all be upgraded. I am looking forward to test driving one, I would love to buy one, but it is hard enough to scrounge up cash for the civic. :(
     
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    out of all those choices, i choose (after sitting there for like 5 minutes because someone thinks its funny or cool spell things out which actually in the end is pretty gay) stick to the rx's. Sure it would be cool to have a rotary hatch but im not a hatch guy. all rotaries? how bout no considering 90% of mechanics cant help you. rotary powered fwd, never.
     
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    Having worked at Mazda... the MazdaSpeed RX-8 is going to have not 30 more horsepower as previously stated... it's going to have 115-ish more horses. They're twin-turboing it... Where did you get supercharge? Americans supercharge factory vehicles... JDM = Turbo.

    MazdaSpeed RX-8 Concept HP - 346 || Approx. 315 to the wheels.

    The turbos will be pushing a minimum of 8psi each, as they did with the factory MS Miata.

    And I want to get my hands on a rotary wagon... I would rock that like a caveman.
     
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    Pick up the new issue of Road & Track's Speed Magazine. They have pics of the engine bay and everything. It is blown, with about 30 more ponies.
    Here is a tiny pic of what it will look like:
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    Edit:
    here is the link to R&T speed magazine:
    http://roadandtrack.com/article.asp?sectio...article_id=1627

    and here is Rotary New's article:
    http://rotarynews.com/?q=node/view/466
     
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    EXtremeAccord Senior Member

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    Hmm... perhaps I was fed nothing but bullshit at work... I wouldn't doubt it.
     
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    substitue bullshit with paint chips and i think you;ve got a winner :lol:
     
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