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Old 08-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #61
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There's a black FD sitting in my shop.

It was purchased early last summer for cheap to be made into a drift car because it would be a "quick and easy build."

It hasn't moved more than the couple inches back and forth that i've pushed it to get it the **** out of my way since then.
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FD is over rated and Rotaries are stupid. I could completely explain and back my statement but anyone with common sense already understands why. If you really want an FD you can find them for less than 10k in running condition w/ good paint and interior. 5k for a bucket of parts and a roller doesn't sound all that appealing to me but then again i'm not living in lala land.
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it's stupid and you know it.

why dont you go crash your miata in a wall, sell it as a drift car, buy that POS FD and fail at life.
Is that what they call an upgrade path?
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it's stupid and you know it.

why dont you go crash your miata in a wall, sell it as a drift car, buy that POS FD and fail at life.
I love you too.
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Update: FD owner will trade for my other car, a 1994 acura integra + cash. how much cash? I have no idea yet.

Then I'll be relying on my turbo miata and motorcycle for a DD.. at least my miata is reliable.
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Update: FD owner will trade for my other car, a 1994 acura integra + cash. how much cash? I have no idea yet.

Then I'll be relying on my turbo miata and motorcycle for a DD.. at least my miata is reliable.
You dumbass ************.
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You dumbass ************.
lol, so you wouldn't even touch one of these by trading for a honduh worth 2K at the most, and maybe 1k cash. That is as much as I would put down.
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As long as the cash is coming from his end...
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for 3k I'd totally do it. esp since you have the miata and the bike ANDD work from home.
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for 3k I'd totally do it. esp since you have the miata and the bike ANDD work from home.
This is along the lines of what I'm thinking. I work from home, so even if a rotary blows up in 15k miles I'll get at least 3 years out of it.

I may not even go look at it though, knowing I'll want it. If i do pick it up it will be on the side and built slowly.
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im still hoping you realize the error of your ways and go v8
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Hey guys, while we are crushing my dreams let me ask you another question.

Would you buy a 323 gtx? AWD, turbo, BP/B6 engined awesomeness. It would be kept under 200whp and used as a daily/ski car. I've always wanted one, but never considered how expensive and rare parts might be for them (like an FD in that aspect). Transmissions I imagine would be a bitch to source and replace if needed.

And another one for concealer. What do you think of old mx6 turbos? I know you are a fan of the drivetrain, I've read your thread(s). What about the cars in general?

Just curious now that this thread has become an off topic circle jerk anyways.
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im still hoping you realize the error of your ways and go v8
Dude, there is no error in my ways. LSx fd is probably on my top 5 list of cars. That includes exotics. Seriously, I've never seen a more perfecting mating of engine and chassis. I'm just not that baller, which is why i'd pick up an FD chassis now and sit on it for the right price. Then when i come across a good LSX donor i could acquire that.. etc.

I'd sell all my cars and my bike for an LSX fd, and i still probably couldn't afford to buy one outright.
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After watching friends to fix someone elses work on a FD, don't do it. If you didn't take it a part yourself, walk away because you'll be there for years.
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I would scoop a 323 gtx so fast. I'm stilling waiting for gtir's to become legal and trying to find one in decent shape in Canadaland. I don't know about your turbo miata but mine is completely reliable. I mean seriously it won't die (not that I want it too). Actually today its been 3 years since I first drove it boosted.

All that said if you've got another car to trade why not? I love Integra's because of their reliability and being relatively fun to drive. However if you've got a reliable-ish turbo miata and can resist tinkering with it (which should be easy because you'll have the RX to tinker with) I say go for it.
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I would scoop a 323 gtx so fast. I'm stilling waiting for gtir's to become legal and trying to find one in decent shape in Canadaland. I don't know about your turbo miata but mine is completely reliable. I mean seriously it won't die (not that I want it too). Actually today its been 3 years since I first drove it boosted.

All that said if you've got another car to trade why not? I love Integra's because of their reliability and being relatively fun to drive. However if you've got a reliable-ish turbo miata and can resist tinkering with it (which should be easy because you'll have the RX to tinker with) I say go for it.
After seeing that FD wiring diagram, i don't know if i want to even go near one. My turbo maita has been SO reliable, even the b6 i pulled to drop in my BP would not ******* die and i THRASHED that thing. This is why I would want a 323 gtx, because BP glory.

Really though, I'm going to need some kind of car for the snow so I'll probably be keeping my trusty teg. It has 170k on it and has never let me down, love it.
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Update: FD owner will trade for my other car, a 1994 acura integra + cash. how much cash? I have no idea yet.

Then I'll be relying on my turbo miata and motorcycle for a DD.. at least my miata is reliable.

I predict you'll need between $4 and $8k just to get that FD running again as is. You'll probably need at least a grand in dyno time to get that BP motor running right, a grand or so for a clutch, new tires by the looks of it and then a couple grand on all the misc stuff he forgot about and then some more for random things you'll want to do while working on it.

Stock they aren't bad in the snow (not great either, but totally doable), however with a BP motor and its funky peaky power curve it will likely suck (or be lots of fun depending on how you look at it). Would not DD in winter.
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I predict you'll need between $4 and $8k just to get that FD running again as is. You'll probably need at least a grand in dyno time to get that BP motor running right, a grand or so for a clutch, new tires by the looks of it and then a couple grand on all the misc stuff he forgot about and then some more for random things you'll want to do while working on it.

Stock they aren't bad in the snow (not great either, but totally doable), however with a BP motor and its funky peaky power curve it will likely suck (or be lots of fun depending on how you look at it). Would not DD in winter.
It would be a HUGE drawback for me to not be able to tune the car myself, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I've pretty much decided no way in hell I'm touching that. I'd rather spend the money and build my miata into a 300+ whp glory machine. I really appreciate your insight, <3.
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An unmolested FD has always been a dream car for me. But I'll forever keep it a dream car. I know I'd be underwhelmed anyways. But ****, it's a beautiful car.
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