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Old 05-16-2014, 01:31 AM   #1
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Hello, my name is Eric. I only own a Rallyx Rx7 currently but want to change that by the end of the year. I am a fan of all cars and Mustangs are no exception I am partial to New Edge but like most anything. I hope to learn a lot on here and talk to great people

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welcome! good luck on finding your perfect stang!
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Thanks guys! Most people look at me like I am nuts when I say I like imports and domestics.
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Thanks guys! Most people look at me like I am nuts when I say I like imports and domestics.

Well you like the best of both worlds. And if your a true car enthusiast then you dont know what an import or domestic car is because you give credit to where credit is due when a car is properly set up
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Will do tomorrow when I have access to my computer. When I get the Mustang I want one I can daily yet still not be worried about. Small bolt ons at first then if I get an Rx8 to daily I will get serious. Anyone think I should do something differently?
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:20 PM   #7
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Sounds like a good plan. Welcome aboard.
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Will do tomorrow when I have access to my computer. When I get the Mustang I want one I can daily yet still not be worried about. Small bolt ons at first then if I get an Rx8 to daily I will get serious. Anyone think I should do something differently?
An RX8 to daily, really?

So you want an unreliable car that is slow and gets terrible gas mileage.

Not to mention the upkeep is horrible for any car that was built after 1940. Oil changes at least every 3,000 miles with an oil top up every other fuel fill up (typically a half to a full quart a month), replacing the plugs every 25,000 miles, the fact that they flood without being completely warmed up to operating temperatures and the fact that if you are really planning on running the car, they recommend you mix in a little 2 stroke oil ..

I can see why this car would make a great daily driver. Not to mention the free engine replacement of 8 years / 100,000 miles, assuming a Mazda dealership has done all of the maintenance to the car.

They are neat cars but other than being a novelty they belong either in the junkyard or with an LSx stuffed between the front fenders.

I did have a short obsession with RX7's about 10 years ago, they are fun cars but junk. There was an 88 Turbo II all stock, another 87 Turbo II with a GT40 turbo, it put down around 350whp, a 93 FD that put down 370rwhp, then an 89 GTUs that was bridgeported with full exhaust (corksport or racingbeat), I swear it was the loudest car on earth, my friend who lived 12 miles away could hear it clearly when I floored it. It was insanely loud. Then I got into the goodness of stuffing an LSx into the FC's and making very, very fast cars that looked kinda slow. Ultimately it ended with a friend building an FC that had a 393CI LSx putting down a little over 500whp NA and hitting it with a 200 shot. A car that weighs 2800lbs and has 700whp .. is very, very fast, life changing fast.

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Just gotta ask. Do you relate EVERYTHING back to the LSx? I mean, it's a great motor, but it's not the end-all to the world of engines.
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LS Rx7's and Rx8's annoy me. I have experience with the rotary and have found 2 things about the issue, 90% of people who hate the Rx8 have never owned one. Also I know people who get them to 150k miles without needing a rebuild. After that Goopy seals and it will last. I prefer rotary. I can understand why you would think that but I know the cars and enjoy them. I am anti LS though
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Just gotta ask. Do you relate EVERYTHING back to the LSx? I mean, it's a great motor, but it's not the end-all to the world of engines.
It is the end-all to the world of gasoline engines (basically the 2nd best engine ever). When God drives a car, it has an LSx. What does the POTUS get driven around in? A Cadillac that happens to have an LSx. What is at the center of the earths core? An LSx. What moves the earth and planets around the sun? LSx. What did God do on the 8th day? Listen to a cammed LSx and drank beer.

Besides, everyone knows the best engine in the world is a .. well it starts with a V...

- It can be started with one finger.
- It is self-lubricating.
- It takes any size piston.
- And it changes its own oil every four weeks.

It is only a pity that the management system is so temperamental.


I honestly didn't mean to get this on an LSx tangent. I just know too many people that have issues with rotarys and the best way to fix a rotary is by having the rotor sitting in your garage as a conversation piece and not by putting one in a car.

The LS engines happen to fit where the rotarys normally do and weigh about the same amount with trans as a 13b with trans. So it's a natural thing really, it also generally improves the weight balance of the car and is magnitudes more reliable.
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To each their own I guess I just support my engine, yes it has flaws but it is my favorite
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No worries, I used to be a rotard too. I would love to see Mazda or anyone nail the Wankel. Truth is, it's a very delicate design.

I actually had a 3 rotor (Cosmo 20B) for a few months to swap into one of the Turbo II's, after really considering what all would be needed and the costs of everything, I knew there was no way I could pull it off. So I sold it off for a nice profit.
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Indeed that and the 7 is my first car so you know first car love
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Interesting reads lol but welcome Eric, hope you find your happy medium
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