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Old 11-29-18, 05:00 PM
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RX3 build

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So Iíve had this rx3 for 10 years. Lots of cars have come and gone in that time but itís finally time for this ol girl. Long story short, the plan is maybe a little unconventional and may not be everyoneís cup of tea but Iím building this to be a real all purpose car. Can go on a nice cruise one day and hit up the track the next.

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I want the car to not look too modified from the outside. Not stock but not overdone. Undecided on the motor. Itís a toss up between a pport 12a and a mild N/A 20b. But the real fun part is what Iím doing with the suspension. The car is getting Miata suspension both front and rear. Yes. You read that right. Itís something Iíd been thinking about for years and now itís getting done. The track width is a bit wider but with some minor flaring and the right offset wheels it shouldnít be too bad. Iíll try to update any progress here but most pictures will be on my Instagram account. Itís the same as my username here. Feel free to take a look and follow. Otherwise Iíll try to be diligent is my posts here as well. Should be quite a build and looking forward to any advice I can get from you guys.

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this should be an interesting build looking forward on seeing how it turns out , good luck with it
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Thanks Rotary Addict. Iím excited about it. Long road ahead though. But another small update. New metal in the front after finding quite a bit of rust. Also a section of front frame rails has been cut out to make room for the Miata front subframe.





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Sorry. Canít get all the pictures on one post. FWIW hereís where itís at now.



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So this happened. Anybody want to tell me how well they managed to fit a TII trans behind a 20b in an rx3?

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Find a rx8 6 speed as your sticking to none turbo.

Either or will work .

20b - T2 aftermarket flywheel 8-11 lbs- T2 clutch - counterweight - T2 PP - FC T2 transmission - custom driveshaft

or via Rx8

20b - rx8/T2 flywheel 8 -11 lbs - counter weight -rx8 clutch - rx8 pp - rx8 tranmission - custom driveshaft.

( same flywheel for both setups and counterweight )

Ottawa custom drive shaft has gotten really good and making custom driveshafts.
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Link to Ottawa drive shaft : Ottawa Driveshaft & Steering - 1455 Michael Street, Ottawa

Touch base with them, See when they are slow to make you a nice aluminum Driveshaft.
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Sweet project! I have a reason to check the forums again.
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Originally Posted by RX2fan View Post
Sweet project! I have a reason to check the forums again.
Happy to bring you back. Haha. Itís going to be a long term project but Iím excited itís finally getting going.

And thanks for the info RX7(613). Now I need to see if anyone has info on fitting either combo in an rx3. I want to keep the shifter location within the stock hole so I can keep a full interior.
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Hereís where itís at right now too. A little rust repair on the floors before it goes much further but itís moving along.



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So lots got done this week. Itís a rolling chassis again!! Sean at Better Motorsports pit in some serious time on the build and the front and rear subframes are in! He made the suggestion to go with QA1 coilovers for a couple reasons. Valving and springs being easy to change being one and it also being an easier install/fab job to go with that vs building a whole new shock tower. Anyways, things are rolling and wanted to show those who are interested where Iím at with it.








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