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Old 08-18-03, 03:31 PM
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best motor for willow

i just spent 31K on an rx8 and i am looking to sell it to get a FD. i already have a mazda 6 so i want a pure autocross machine.

were is a good place to start looking for a good FD? and what can i expect to pay? also, what would be the ideal powerplant for autox. 13b w/ twins, or a single. im even open to 20b or a custom quad-rotor engine. i dont want to go over 50k though so im not sure if a 3 or 4 rotor engine is realistic. i also hear that the extra rotors also cause the weight and balance of the car to change thus messing up handling.

i will be racing it maily at willow springs so i want the fastest setup for a fairly technical track. im guessing 450-525whp will be ideal.
of course, i plan on racing and learning the stock FD first. ill upgrade as i get better.
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Old 08-18-03, 07:13 PM
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Theres a VERY fast red 3rd gen with a 13b peripheral port and Weber 56 IDA by Gene Berg. Leeson crash box. Penske shocks. Races SCCA ITE and sometimes NASA SU. He's pulled 1:29's at Big Willow before.

N/A is more reliable, cheaper and less fuss than turbos.

http://images.realride.com/cgi-bin/i...ect=Mazda_RX7_(Evan_Gardner)
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Races SCCA ITE and sometimes NASA SU. He's pulled 1:29's at Big Willow before.
this car has been upgraded recently and is now a carbon bodied GT2 car. a turbo FD is not technically legal to run in any SCCA class(cal club will allow anything in ITE presently). for the money you would be better off with the second gen non turbo in either ITS or E-production if you are looking at a national class. otherwise all you have is an open track/time trial type street car, not a race car.
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ic... thank you two very much for the info.

man... TIMS.... you just shot down my dreams of owning an FD.

but i guess that saying that i want a pure autox car isnt entirly accurate. i dont plan on racing in any sanctioned races. its just to have fun i guess. an "open track/ time trial type street car" is exactly what i want. my cousin races there in his WRX sometimes. i dint think they are official races. the honest truth is i just want to have bragging rights.

i thought the rx8 would be fast but so far, i have been VERY dissappointed. its almost impossible to make the renesis produce the power that the 13b does. there is a guy on the east coast that is fitting a 20b on the 8. if im gonna spend that kind of money. it might as well be in a lighter car.

were is a good place to start loking for an FD?
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if you're looking for a fast, well sorted open track car for sale, try here:

https://www.rx7club.com/forum/showth...hreadid=211166

this car could also run in SCCA SP or NASA SU (run what you brung categories)

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RX7 for sale

look at this one run 31 at willow.
http://www.realride.com/4sale.html
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Another excellent car other than Foko's is Brad Barber's car from Texas.

https://www.rx7club.com/forum/showth...hreadid=157152

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